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Tech Giant Google Partners Dineout to Enable Restaurant Reservations

Dineout claimed to have processed over 40 million diners and $800 million transactions for its partner restaurants across its network of 40,000 restaurants in 17 cities, providing a collective savings of more than $100 million on restaurant bills annually

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

Dineout, Indias dining out and technology solutions platform, on Tuesday announced association with Google to elevate user experiences by adding more features to the popular navigation engine — Google Maps.

Consumers can now explore Google Maps to find more dining out options near them, choose from the available offers at restaurants and also reserve a table for themselves.

“Our association with Google Maps brings us one step closer to providing seamless dining out experience along with empowering restaurants to be tech-enabled in India,” Ankit Mehrotra, CEO and co-founder, Dineout, said.

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Some restaurants reportedly delisted themselves from “platforms such as Zomato Gold, EazyDiner, Dineout’s Gourmet Passport, Nearbuy, MagicPin among others. Pixabay

The service can be leveraged by Google Maps users across 15,000+ Dineout partner restaurants in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Indore, Lucknow, Kochi, Nagpur, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Goa.

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Dineout claimed to have processed over 40 million diners and $800 million transactions for its partner restaurants across its network of 40,000 restaurants in 17 cities, providing a collective savings of more than $100 million on restaurant bills annually. (IANS)

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Google Brings New Feature Called ‘Focus Mode’ For Android Devices

Focus mode is available on all devices that currently have Digital Wellbeing and parental controls settings, including new phones launching with Android 9 and Android 10

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Focus mode is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Google Android, now out of beta, that helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand. Pixabay

Google has introduced a new feature ‘Focus Mode’ for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone.

The feature allows users to turn off distractions – like social media updates or email notifications – for a period of time, so a user can get things done without interruption.

Focus mode was first announced at Google’s developer conference in the summer as part of Android Q/10.

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Google has introduced a new feature ‘Focus Mode’ for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone. Pixabay

“Focus mode is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Android, now out of beta, that helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand. You can select apps you currently find distracting (like social media or games) and if you try to open them, Focus mode will remind you that app is paused.

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“Focus mode will also silence those apps’ notifications until you are ready to switch out of the mode,” Dayson Pais Product Manager, Android said in a statement on Wednesday.

Focus mode is available on all devices that currently have Digital Wellbeing and parental controls settings, including new phones launching with Android 9 and Android 10. (IANS)