Google Maps Just Got a Big AI Update
Google has been busy injecting AI-powered features into all of its services this year, and some of the most promising are in Google Maps. Well, this week those features – including the long-awaited Immersive View for Routes – are going to start rolling out on your Android or iOS phone, alongside some new tricks.
iOS 17.1 Arrives With Updates
Apple has officially released iOS 17.1, the latest version of its iPhone operating system. The update has been available in beta since late September, during which time its biggest new feature has arguably been the ability to continue AirDrop transfers over a cellular connection if the two connected devices move out of Wi-Fi range after the sending process has started.
Apple announced the feature back at its developer conference in June, but it didn’t arrive in time for the main iOS 17 release in September 2023.
Google to Disable Third-Party Cookies For 1% of Chrome Users
Google has announced it will begin phasing out support for third-party cookies in Chrome by disabling them for 1% of users starting in Q1 2024.
This initial deprecation comes ahead of a broader phase-out for all Chrome users by Q3 2024.
Third-Party Cookies Blocked For 1% Of Chrome Users Next Year
Beginning in early 2024, Google will turn off third-party cookie support in Chrome for 1% of users worldwide.
Google Introduces Structured Data For Car Dealership Inventory
Google has launched an improved method for car dealerships to display their inventory of vehicles for sale on Google Search and other Google platforms.
Newly supported structured data markup simplifies supplying vehicle inventory data to Google, making it more accessible to dealerships of all sizes.
Vehicle listing structured data lets car dealerships display their for-sale inventory on Google Search, Maps, and Business Profiles.