Cox TV Connect app update adds grid view, teething problems
The Cox TV Connect app (Free, App Store) has been recently updated with some interface changes to help with program browsing. The v1.1.0 update has a grid-style view and listings viewable for all channels, including those not streamable through the app. Reviews left on the iTunes App Store show that some users may be encountering an error code, with a call to Cox support suggesting the company is already looking into the problem.
Google Maps gets pseudo 8-bit mode for April Fools
While Electronista and MacNN intend to keep April Fools' reporting to a minimum, Google has offered a rarity by making one of the first gags for the year and also making it truly interactive and accessible. A one-off Quest mode in Google Maps turns the navigation tool into its "NES" version. Most features continue to work, but it now has a Legend of Zelda-style overhead map and renders Street View in an 8-bit color palette like the now 27-year-old Nintendo console.