Radar alerts and speed limits arrive at Google Maps; Spark and Excel are updated

Recently some apps for iOS and macOS have been updated with some news and improvements. Let's go to them?

Google Maps

Google Maps app icon - Traffic & Food

Finally Google's own navigation app is gaining some features previously available only on Waze (which also from the mountain view giant).

From now on, users of Google Maps In over 40 countries (Brazil is in) you can be alerted about speed cameras (including mobile), speed limits and other hazards on the route.

Google started releasing the feature about two weeks ago, according to the TechCrunch; however, since the end of last year there are reports of users who have been able to view radar alerts and speed limits.

According to the company, the news can be accessed on both iOS and Android, but only users of the Google operating system can report fixed and mobile radars, accidents and interdictions on iOS can only view these types of alerts.

Google Maps Alerts

In addition to Brazil, the novelty is available in the following countries: South Africa, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Qatar, Croatia, Slovakia, Spain, Estonia, USA, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Hungary , India, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Nambia, Norway, Om, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Tunisia and Zimbbue.


Spark app icon - Readdle Email App

Spark app icon - Readdle Email App

The popular email client for iOS and macOS Spark has received some improvements in its latest update, including improved fonts for both Ma systems, as the 9to5Mac.

Choose from source in Spark Email Composer

According to the app developer Readdle, it is now possible to choose the font type from the various options available directly in the email composer. Of course, the user can also set a font type / size for all their messages; when setting it up, Spark will default to all emails on that device.

In addition, the app received additional corrections and a new control to define the best font in numbered or bulleted lists to highlight them (on iOS and macOS).


Microsoft Excel app icon

Microsoft is bringing the technology of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for even more platforms from its extensive app catalog. In addition to OneDrive, the latest Excel update for iOS has also given spreadsheets the option to scan documents and insert them into a project. The information is from Cult of Mac.

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For Excel, the feature lets you easily import spreadsheets from a photo; The captured image is then recognized and transformed into an editable spreadsheet at almost the same instant. Microsoft calls this feature “Insert data from an image,” which has been around on Android since March, but only now has landed on iOS.

According to Microsoft, the feature combines optical character recognition technology, layout understanding techniques, and machine learning to convert paper-based information into digital data. Starting today, this same function also supports 21 languages ​​on iOS and Android.