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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Google Maps Features

The fantastic new Google Maps feature we’ve been waiting for is finally here

By on July 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

The fantastic new Google Maps feature we’ve been waiting for is finally here

Earlier this week, we told you about a fantastic new feature coming to the Google Maps Mobile app that could potentially change the way you explore the areas around you. Well, Google on Wednesday afternoon announced that its terrific new Explore feature has now rolled out to its iOS and Android mobile apps. More →

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Google Maps

The latest new Google Maps feature might seem annoying, but it’s actually terrific

By on July 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

The latest new Google Maps feature might seem annoying, but it’s actually terrific

Advertisements can certainly be annoying, but they’re not always a bad thing. Problems arise most often when ads are intrusive or irrelevant, and when they do more to pester us than inform us. In the case of Google Maps, ads can actually be quite helpful in many scenarios, and Google just announced a few changes for the ads it serves in its Google Maps mobile app that might actually enhance users’ experiences. More →

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Google Maps Explore Nearby

Google is testing an awesome new Google Maps feature we can’t wait to get our hands on

By on July 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

Google is testing an awesome new Google Maps feature we can’t wait to get our hands on

Google Maps is an amazing tool that has quite literally changed our lives. Even the shortest trips to unknown locations used to be a production that involved searches and routing on Mapquest (or, heaven forbid, on an actual paper map) and then carrying printouts of one’s path to consult while driving. Now, we type a quick search in Google Maps on our phones and go.

Of course, Google is hardly one to rest on its laurels despite having released a product that has had such an impact. The company is constantly adding nifty new features to Maps, and now it’s working on one we cannot wait to get our hands on. More →

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Google Maps v8.2 for Android Update

Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

By on July 18, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

Google Maps for Android just got some awesome new features

Google Maps for Android is getting a new update, Android Police reports, which will bring users some interesting features for their favorite maps applications. Google Maps v8.2 for Android will support conversational voice actions in navigation mode – users will be able to ask things like “how long until destination,” “what’s my next turn” or tell Google to “show traffic,” – although they’ll have to make sure they hit the proper phrasing precisely, in order to actually be able to trigger an appropriate response from Google Maps. More →

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Maps Apps Scenic Route

The coolest new maps feature we’ve seen in a long time isn’t from Google or Apple

By on July 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The coolest new maps feature we’ve seen in a long time isn’t from Google or Apple

The purpose of maps applications such as Google Maps or Apple Maps is to help users quickly find a point of interest and provide quick information, directions and navigating help to reach it. However, while maps apps always try to offer the quickest route to a destination, they don’t focus on also providing the most enjoyable experience possible, Wired reports. More →

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