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Google Search results add topic filters as part of carousel redesign

In addition to continuous scrolling on desktop, Google is rolling out new topic filters for mobile Search. It starts with a redesign of the carousel underneath the Search bar that makes use of pill-shaped buttons that are accompanied by blue icons. Books, Finance, Flights, Images, Maps, News, Shopping, and Videos have matching icons, with Google tending to show one or two of those traditional…
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GPay and Google Assistant losing ‘pay for gas’ in the US; in-app parking also deprecated

While GPay is getting some Material You tweaks, the app is losing the ability to pay for parking and gas right from your phone in the US. Starting with gas, GPay users in recent days have been prompted about the upcoming removal of the feature on Monday, December 12. Google says it “originally offered this functionality to give people a simpler way to pay at the pump and to help our partners…
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Find My app in macOS 13.1 adds a missing feature from iPhone to find lost AirTags

The latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta makes a useful enhancement to the Find My app. With this update, you can now use the Find My app on your Mac to ping nearby accessories for the first time. This behavior was previously only available in the Find My apps on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. The ability to ping an accessory with a sound is available on AirTag and a handful of different third-party…
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Google details what apps will offer Spatial Audio on Pixel phones and Buds Pro

Spatial Audio on Pixel phones and Pixel Buds Pro is not launching until January, but Google today detailed how it will work and what Android apps will be supported. Movies are the intended use case of Spatial Audio on Pixel phones to offer an “immersive effect.” It will be supported on the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 7, and 7 Pro, but it’s not clear whether another update (January’s) is needed or if…
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