Technology Google's Santa hub has you taking 'elfies' around the world

19:35  02 december  2017
19:35  02 december  2017 Source:   Engadget

Google Docs, Slides and Sheets now feature drag-and-drop on iPad

  Google Docs, Slides and Sheets now feature drag-and-drop on iPad It was nice to see Google integrate its Drive apps into iOS 11's document-consolidating Files, but it seems they're not done refining.Now, Google's Docs, Slides and Sheets apps extend to fill the iPhone X's full screen (except for the awkward camera tab, of course). The iPad update is far more useful: Now you can use the screen-splitting multi-app feature to drag-and-drop content into Google's apps. That means makes it much easier to add links from your browser or images from your camera roll to existing documents.

Fire up the Santa Tracker app on your Android phone and you can play Santa Snap, a game that has you flying around Google Maps to take "elfies" at famous landmarks around the world . Basically, it' s Amélie with Santa ' s helpers in place of gnomes.

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a bunch of different foods © Provided by Engadget Google has brought back Santa's Village for another year, and this time it's particularly trendy. Fire up the Santa Tracker app on your Android phone and you can play Santa Snap, a game that has you flying around Google Maps to take "elfies" at famous landmarks around the world. Basically, it's Amélie with Santa's helpers in place of gnomes. Other activities will pop up daily between now and December 24th, including a equally of-the-moment AI drawing game (a festive take on Quick, Draw), an elf dance coding game and a virtual snowball fight.

Naturally, Google is keeping up its tradition of launching a 'live' Santa tracker on the 24th (complete with a "where is Santa?" question in Google Assistant), and it'll help schools get into the spirit by offering lessons focused on the educational games. Although there's no guarantee that you'll keep coming back, Google is clearly going out of its way to keep things fresh.

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus .
Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey. The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, maybe most importantly, on your Android lock screen.To get started, you search for your transit directions in Google Maps as usual. So far, so good.

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