Google pretty much wants Search to be pretty much the one place you get all your Internet-related and sometimes even app-related needs. Want to search for a restaurant? Search. Want to reserve a car? Search. Want to ask what’s in stock at Walmart? In the past, you’d have to call the store or at the very least strike up a conversation in Google Maps. Well, now you can do that right from Google Search, too, at least on Android, that is.
It’s been almost two years since Google introduced Business Messages in Google Maps, allowing users to contact a business after searching for them on Google Maps. Although initially made fun of, it was apparently quite a hit that Google is expanding its reach in more ways than one.
The biggest is, of course, being able to send a message to a business from Google Search. This removes the need to switch between apps since, most of the time, you’re probably Googling for a store or a restaurant first rather than looking for them on a map. Unfortunately for iOS users, they’ll have to stick with doing so from Google Maps for now.
The set of features have also been expanded, now allowing businesses to integrate their own customer service platform with Business Messages. Visual product carousels can also be embedded in chats and customers will now have Smart Reply options. The new system also promises to be smooth in handing over questions from an automated reply to a live customer service representative.
Google’s expanded Business Messages has already been employed by Woolworths in Australia, Walmart in the US, and MyGov in India. It’s currently available only in English, though, and, as always, is an opt-in feature that partners will have to sign up for before they can offer that convenience to web searchers and surfers.
Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System
This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.
Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.
Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.
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Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place.
Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.
You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.
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