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Google Maps is getting a new design and new tools to help you plan your summer getaway

March 28, 2024

Via: BGR

Google Maps’ main feature remains navigation and directions, but nobody would blame you if you were using it increasingly more to discover places around you. It’s very easy to do and a tool that can come in handy when traveling […]


Android, App Review, Applications, Operating System

16 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

March 27, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Who doesn’t love Google Maps? The Maps Android app helps those of us with oatmeal for brains find our way anywhere, without having to fire any neurons or exercise any synapses. It even helps us find places to pick up […]


App Review, Applications

Google Maps can show social media posts from your favorite places – here’s how

March 14, 2024

Via: BGR

Google Maps can do more than just help you reach your next destination. It can help you discover nearby attractions and more details about your favorite places. Common examples include business hours and contact information. You also have access to […]


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Waze updates how users report traffic conditions on its iOS and Android apps

February 8, 2024

Via: PhoneArena

Waze was purchased by Google in June 2013 and the crowdsourced navigation app continues to focus on the actual journey from point “A” to point “B.” Google Maps, on the other hand, not only gets users from point “A” to […]


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You can now use AI to search by vibes in Google Maps

February 1, 2024

Via: BGR

Artificial intelligence is an ever-evolving technology that finds new use cases on what feels like a daily basis. In my bingo card for AI, however, I never thought that I’d be writing about Google using its artificial intelligence tools to […]


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Google Maps can now display real-time battery information in your EV

January 9, 2024

Via: BGR

Google Maps is obviously the most popular mapping service in the world, but both Google and Apple have had an issue with electric vehicle makers like Tesla and Rivian. Both of those companies favor running their own in-house software to […]


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These 2 new Google Maps AI features will change the way I use the app

June 14, 2023

Via: BGR

Google continued its AI push on Wednesday, announcing several interesting features across various apps in its portfolio. Google Maps is one of the key Google apps that can benefit from smarter AI, and Google just announced three big feature additions. […]


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Google Cracks Down on Scams and Fake Content on Google Maps

March 31, 2023

Via: CNET

Google on Friday outlined steps it took to stop fake info from making its way onto Google Maps. Google Maps is a go-to for directions, a way to find public transportation info and even offers a peek into the past […]


App security, Applications

Google Maps security report shows us how Google stops sneaky scams

March 31, 2023

Via: BGR

Navigation is easily one of the most common ways smartphones are used, with Google Maps being a fan favorite. In addition to providing directions to most destinations, Google Maps lets you discover and explore your neighborhood or your next travel […]


App security, Applications

Google Is Recording You. How to Delete Your Voice History

November 3, 2022

Via: CNET

People were understandably freaked out when reports surfaced in 2019 that Google and Amazon were giving human contractors access to audio clips from customers’ Google Home (now Google Nest) and Echo devices. Google has since changed its policy, requiring you […]


iOS, Operating System

Google completes iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets rollout with Maps and Search

October 13, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Google is wrapping up the rollout of its iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets with Maps and Search for a total of six updated iPhone applications. Version 6.40 of Google Maps introduces a pair of iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets. “Search” […]


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Waze appears to be struggling with performance issues on Android Auto and CarPlay

August 5, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

Google’s other navigation app, Waze, is an incredibly helpful way to stay informed on your route, but lately, the app has been suffering from lag issues on Android Auto and CarPlay for some. A trending support thread on Google’s forums […]


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Google Maps now shows toll charges for your trips

June 14, 2022

Via: BGR

Google announced a handy Google Maps feature a few months ago, estimates for toll charges along the chosen trip. That feature is finally rolling out widely on iPhone and Android. Toll charges are an integral part of the driving experience. […]


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Google Maps Street View gets historical browsing on Android & iOS, Studio tool, compact camera

May 24, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

To mark the 15th anniversary of Street View, Google Maps is rolling out a slew of features including the ability to view historical data on Android and iOS, as well as a new camera system. Google Maps on the web […]


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Google Maps expands the grocery pickup feature to 2,000 stores in the US

November 16, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

The holiday season is knocking on our door, and normally during this time of the year, people buy gifts and shop around more than usual. Google knows this, and in order to help people with their holiday shopping, the company […]


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How to obtain eco-friendly directions on Google Maps and possibly save gas

October 20, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Back in May, Google announced that its popular Maps app would start delivering the most eco-friendly routes that will use the least amount of gas possible. Google does this by using the data related to road grades, traffic flow, distance, […]


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Google Maps widget gets homescreen navigation and Material You with update

October 15, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Google has been adding some new features to the Google Maps app recently, making it even more user-friendly and useful. Now, a new server-side update brings the Google Maps widget some handy features right to your home screen, reports Android […]


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Another useful Waze feature could be coming soon to Google Maps

August 23, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Google Maps continues to get its features pumped up as though it was on steroids. And ironically, many of the mapping and navigation app’s new capabilities are coming from stablemate Waze which also is owned by Google. According to AndroidPolice, […]


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Google Maps integrates new e-bike, scooter rentals

August 18, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

E-bikes and e-scooters only seem to be growing in popularity in plenty of urban areas around the world, and Google Maps is getting on the bandwagon when it comes to supporting the ability to display the location of more eco-friendly […]


App security, Applications

Google Maps’ Insights feature is rolling out in more countries

July 6, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Google continues to work hard on improving Google Maps. The app does so much more than just help take you quickly and safely from point “A” to point “B” as it gives you the names of places to visit, where […]