Getting from A to B has always been an everyday thing, from the front door of your home to school or work and sometimes it goes a little further, say across the country? For those times, and some shorter journeys too, people have used navigation software like that found on your sat nav’s and even on your smartphones. Google has been keen on making their navigation software both practical and useful by adding features such as alternative routes and traffic warnings, now you may find that a quick stop for lunch is even easier with an upcoming update to the Android app.
Available in an upcoming release for the American version of the android app, by selecting “search along route” people are able to track down gas, restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores, while the ability to also “search for more places” means that you are not limited to these choices and could soon find your favourite restaurant to stop for a quick bite while on that little drive.
With all these features and an added bonus of being able to see the closing times of gas stations, users could soon find their Google maps being a little more useful in the near future. Hopefully, their European version of this update will be released soon, giving us just another reason to take that long holiday we’ve been asking for.
Uber, the app that lets you hail a cab from your smartphone, has announced the addition of a new Business feature aimed at employees who are travelling on business trips a lot.
The app is said to now allow companies pay for their employees’ travel expenses by adding the option to pay with a company card, instead of having them pay for the trip and expense it on their own.
Employees whose company uses Uber are said to already have noticed a second payment option inside the app, allowing them to quickly switch between the personal and business payments on the fly. Uber is also said to be teaming up with Concur, the expensing service, to automatically file receipts for those who use the service.
The Uber for Business feature is said to work best for small companies, since the app requires each employee to be added to an account manually. However, Uber has stated that it will add a feature this summer which will help activate business expensing company-wide.
It is said that various analytic features are included in the app in order to help companies see how many trips are being taken and how much they are spending, as well as allowing companies view the information for each employee’s individual trip.
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Ubisoft apparently tends to take pre-release sales to a new level of marketing. The first sign was when pre-orders started for Watch Dogs, having the company releasing the title in numerous versions, all with their own bonus content. This time, Ubisoft is clearly taking interest in pre-order content “uniqueness”, having users who pre-order the Assassin’s Creed Unity title granted access to a weekly lottery in which they have the chance to win various prizes.
The company has stated that the lottery winners will be drawn and rewarded every Friday, having the prizes consisting of in-game DLC and all the way to paid holidays in France and Canada. It is said that every user will get a free try to spin the wheel, having them usually receiving in-game content and prompted to set up a Unity account in order to claim it. Customers who pre-ordered the game however are said to be granted 5 more spins every week, increasing their chances to receive more valuable prizes.
Taking up this bold move and already releasing pre-ordering for the game four months ahead of its launch date does tend to raise questions about the actual game itself. The video details only what can be won and the bonus content and prizes customers have a chance to win, and nothing about how good the title will be, having the company looking a bit desperate from a point of view.
Nevertheless, Ubisoft did retain its ‘tradition’ in its pre-order system, having customers who pre-order the game be rewarded with the Chemical Revolutions mission pack. In addition to the latter, retailers are also said to offer their own bonus material along with the pre-order and the included mission pack.
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