Google Maps Features: Lane Guidance

Check out these awesome new Google Maps features

By on December 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Check out these awesome new Google Maps features

Google Maps has gotten even better, at least for European users who haven’t been able to use one of the new features Google brought to the U.S. earlier this year. The lane guidance feature enabled in a May update in America is now available in various European countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Ireland, to both iOS and Android Google Maps users. More →

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Google Maps Vs Apple Maps

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: The most comprehensive design comparison you’ll ever see

Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: The most comprehensive design comparison you’ll ever see

By on December 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

When Apple ousted Google Maps from iOS back in 2012, it wouldn’t have been such a big deal… but Apple’s own mapping solution that replaced it was an absolute disaster. The countless glitches and bugs were intolerable — though they did make some nice art — and Apple’s Maps app was so bad that police had to warn users that it might kill them.

Of course, Apple’s iOS Maps app has improved dramatically since the early days. While some users still avoid it because of the bad taste left in their mouths, it is now considered by many people to be a solid option to replace Google Maps on the iPhone and other iOS devices.

There are plenty of articles that compare the features of these two leading iOS mapping apps, but a new analysis published recently provides an astonishingly in-depth design comparison that you really need to check out. More →

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Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Find My iPhone

Apple just removed Google from a crucial iPhone online service

By on December 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

Apple just removed Google from a crucial iPhone online service

Apple appears to have removed Google from one crucial iPhone online service that many people have used to track down a lost or stolen iPhone, 9to5Mac reports. The Find My iPhone/iPad/Mac feature, if enabled, allows users to precisely locate a missing Apple device on a map and take appropriate action. More →

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Google Maps Features

These are the secret ingredients that make Google Maps so awesome

By on December 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

These are the secret ingredients that make Google Maps so awesome

Google Maps has grown over the years to become one of the most important mapping and navigation online services available to Internet users, whether on desktops or mobile… and Google isn’t done improving it. Wired has taken an extensive look behind the curtain, revealing some of the secrets that make Google Maps a must-have application on smartphones, tablets and computers. More →

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Google Maps 9.1 for Android Update

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

By on November 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Latest Google Maps update brings awesome new features to Android

Google has a new Google Maps version out, Android Police reports, which brings some neat new features to this popular Google service. Google Maps 9.1 for Android — available for immediate download by following the source link, in case it hasn’t been already rolled out to your device — will be even more useful when planning trips or when looking for certain locations. More →

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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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