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This is Microsoft’s vision for the future of meetings – The Verge

Microsoft gets ready to blend remote and physical meetings

By Tom Warren@tomwarren, May 21, 2021, 9:00am EDT

Microsoft Teams: The Future of Meetings

Microsoft is outlining its vision for the future of meetings today.

After a year that’s seen more people dialing into the office remotely, the company is once again banging the drum for hybrid work: a model that combines remote access with in-person work.

While the company has been teasing new concepts for Microsoft Teams in recent months, it’s now starting to bring to life an updated interface for the communications software that will help blend remote colleagues into physical meeting rooms.

Source: This is Microsoft’s vision for the future of meetings – The Verge

Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

Featuring more than 30 controls to tidy up your videos

By Jon Porter@JonPorty, Apr 13, 2021, 7:50am EDT

Photo by Liza Summer on Pexels.com

Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones. The tools appear to have arrived with a server-side update, though you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they’re not yet live in your app.

As Google explained back in February, the new video editing tools include over 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters, and color grading options like adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.

Source: Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps – The Verge

Indoor AR directions, a new directions interface, and more

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

By Jay Peters@jaypeters, Mar 30, 2021, 6:00am EDT

Google is announcing a bunch of new features planned for Google Maps, including a new tool to help with indoor navigation and suggestions for eco-friendly driving routes.

The features announced today aren’t rolling out all at once, though; many aren’t available just yet, and it’s unclear when some will be available in some parts of the world.

One of the biggest announcements is that Google is bringing its Live View augmented reality directions to airports, transit stations, and malls. Live View directions let you hold your phone up, point your camera at the world around you, and see arrows and icons pointing you where you need to go, and previously, they only worked outdoors.

Source: Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps – The Verge