Google Maps Tricks: Smart Search

Here’s an awesome new Google Maps trick everyone should know

By on November 19, 2014 at 1:01 PM.

Here’s an awesome new Google Maps trick everyone should know

Google Maps is one of the most popular mapping applications out there, whether it’s on desktop computers or mobile devices, and Google is constantly improving it. In addition to all the cool features the company has added over the years, especially following its major 2012 Google Maps overhaul, there’s one neat trick not many regular users may know about, and it can significantly improve your Google Maps experience. More →

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Google Maps Material Design Update

You can download the completely redesigned Google Maps for iOS right now

By on November 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM.

You can download the completely redesigned Google Maps for iOS right now

Android users aren’t the only ones to reap the benefits of Google’s gorgeous new Material Design. On Thursday, a fresh coat of paint was applied to Google Maps on iOS as well, giving iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users a taste of what Android 5.0 Lollipop is going to offer in the coming months. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users will be especially pleased with the iOS 8 optimization, shrinking the UI elements at the top of the screen to their appropriate size. More →

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Google Maps Material Design Update Announced

Google just announced a major new Google Maps redesign – here are the 3 best new features

By on November 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

Google just announced a major new Google Maps redesign – here are the 3 best new features

Now this is the key Google app that we’ve been waiting to get a Material Design upgrade. Google on Wednesday took the wraps off its latest update to Google Maps that will prominently feature Material Design, the gorgeous new design language used in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new update, which Google says will be rolling out over the next few days, doesn’t just look pretty — it also adds several key features that will make Google Maps more useful than ever. More →

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Google Maps Camel Street View

The best Google Maps trick yet involves a Street View camel

By on October 9, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

The best Google Maps trick yet involves a Street View camel

Used by millions of people around the world, Google Maps is certainly one of Google’s best products, and the company keeps figuring out ways to make it more interesting. Google often adds neat Easter Eggs to Google Maps, and the latest trick comes from Google Arabia, which put a Street View camera on the back of a camel in the desert, in order to allow users to virtually experience a camel ride in United Arab Emirates’ desert of Liwa. More →

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Destiny Planet View Google Maps

Explore Destiny’s incredible virtual worlds using a cool new Google Maps-style tool

By on September 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Explore Destiny’s incredible virtual worlds using a cool new Google Maps-style tool

There are several notable game releases this month, such as Disney Infinity 2.0 and Hyrule Warriors, but none have received more buzz than Bungie’s massively multiplayer first-person shooter, Destiny. Activision, the game’s publisher, has spared no expense when it comes to marketing Destiny — a stroll through Times Square might be the most prominent evidence of this. Now Destiny is taking a page from Google Maps for a unique experiment that will allow fans to explore the worlds of Destiny before it launches. More →

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Galaxy Smartphones Free Here Maps

Sorry, Google – Samsung’s Galaxy phones really need to see other maps

By on August 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Sorry, Google – Samsung’s Galaxy phones really need to see other maps

A new episode in the complex Google-Samsung love affair was written on Friday, as Nokia announced that its Here maps service will be available free of charge (via a licensing agreement) to Samsung Galaxy handset owners. Samsung inked this exclusive deal with Nokia even though Galaxy handset users already have access to one of the best mapping products in the world, Google’s own Google Maps. More →

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Google Maps Location Tracking

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

Google Maps tracks every single step you take – here’s how to stop it

By on August 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Google Maps has completely changed the way people navigate the world. Without having to pay a dime, users are able to find almost any location on the planet, learn about it, and even navigate to it. Of course, “free” always comes at a price with Google as we have discussed at length in the past, and sometimes Google collects far more data than most people are aware. Google’s various services always detail data collection in their terms and conditions, but we all know just about no one actually reads those lengthy jargon-filled disclaimers.

When it comes to Google Maps in particular, you might be shocked at how much private data the app collects — even while it’s not open. More →

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Best Google Maps Features TV Sets

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

By on August 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Google Maps just added a fantastic new feature that every TV fan will love

Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of Walter White’s meth lab or of Frank Underwood’s favorite ribs joint? Well now you can thanks to an awesome new Google Maps feature that will let you see famous locations where this year’s top Emmy nominees frequently filmed their most memorable scenes.  More →

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Sounds of Street View

Now you have an awesome way to make Google Street View come to life with location-specific sounds

By on August 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Now you have an awesome way to make Google Street View come to life with location-specific sounds

Google Street View is one of the best ways to take a virtual tour of a potential vacation destination, a place you want to know more about or even your own hometown, but it’s only part of the experience. With Sounds of Street View, the hearing solution professionals at Amplifon are bringing ambient noise to Google Maps. More →

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Apple Maps vs Google Maps

U.K. carrier says Apple Maps is crushing Google Maps in 4G and 3G traffic

By on August 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

U.K. carrier says Apple Maps is crushing Google Maps in 4G and 3G traffic

Despite the criticism and jokes it’s had to face, Apple Maps may be a hit product, U.K.’s main carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) has revealed in a recent press release detailing how its 4G LTE network is being used. More →

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Google Street View Driver

Google Street View driver crashes after having an Apple Maps moment

By on August 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Google Street View driver crashes after having an Apple Maps moment

Everyone seems to be fascinated by the idea of seeing a Google Street View car in person, but what if the car was hurtling straight toward you on a one-way street? According to The Smoking Gun, that’s exactly what happened in Little Rock, Arkansas. A Street View driver caused a T-bone collision when he realized he had turned in the wrong direction and made a U-turn going the wrong way on a one-way street. More →

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Google Maps Easter Egg Moon and Mars

Terrific new Google Maps feature lets you boldly go where few men have gone before

By on August 6, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Terrific new Google Maps feature lets you boldly go where few men have gone before

Looking to visit distant planets from your couch? Google Maps has you covered, with the help of a brand new Easter Egg that’s available to all desktop users of the latest Google Maps version. The company announced on Google+ that it now lets users explore both Mars and the Moon — at least virtually — from inside its popular mapping application. More →

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