Google Maps Android vs. Apple Easter Egg

Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way

By on April 24, 2015 at 9:25 AM.

Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way

It should be Apple’s day today, considering the company has just launched the Apple Watch – well, sort of “launched” – but we’ll divert our attention for a second towards a terribly inappropriate Google Maps Easter Egg. More →

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How To Blur Google Maps Images

Did Google Maps publish your image or personal info? Here’s what you can do about it

By on April 20, 2015 at 1:12 PM.

Did Google Maps publish your image or personal info? Here’s what you can do about it

It finally happened. You were decided to check out the Google Maps Street View of your home address or an area you frequent, and you were shocked to find a picture of your own face staring back at you. Oh, the horror! As disconcerting as it might be to learn that Google has published images of your face, the license plate number on your car, or some other personal information on Google Maps, rest assured that correcting the issue really couldn’t be easier.

Here’s what you need to do: More →

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Google Maps Pac-Man

The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

By on April 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

The 15 best places to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

Tech companies tend to come up with the worst April Fools’ Day jokes on the planet, but every once in a while a gem shines through the muck. Google is often the company responsible for those gems, and on Wednesday we rounded up all of Google’s April Fools’ Day 2015 jokes into one nice, neat package.

One item was of particular interest — a funny new Google Maps feature that allows users to play a game of Pac-Man on real city streets in Google Maps. But where are the best places to play? More →

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Google Maps in Medicine

Key Google Maps tech finds an amazing new use

By on April 3, 2015 at 4:42 PM.

Key Google Maps tech finds an amazing new use

Technology similar to a popular Google Maps feature you probably use all the time is now helping scientists better study and understand how certain organs work on the molecular level, PopSci reports. Developed at the University of New South Wales in Australia, the new imaging tech uses Google Maps algorithms to crunch data, allowing doctors to zoom in and out of views of certain organs in order to monitor cellular activity while looking for secret clues that might help cure diseases.

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Waze Vs Google Maps

Waze for iPhone just got a brilliant new feature Google Maps can’t touch

By on April 2, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Waze for iPhone just got a brilliant new feature Google Maps can’t touch

Waze is a fantastic free navigation app that uses crowd-sourced data to process and deliver real-time information about the path you’re driving. It packs a wide range of nifty features into a playful interface, and it has a social element that no other widely used navigation app can match. But since Google acquired Waze and started using some of its data in its class-leading Google Maps app, the draw for Waze has been much less compelling.

Until now. More →

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Google Maps Pac-Man Trick

Brilliant new Google Maps trick turns your entire neighborhood into a game of Pac-Man

By on March 31, 2015 at 1:42 PM.

Brilliant new Google Maps trick turns your entire neighborhood into a game of Pac-Man

April Fools Day is coming Wednesday but Google has already gotten a head start on its planned pranks by adding an awesome new feature to Google Maps that will let you turn your entire neighborhood into a giant game of Pac-Man. More →

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Google Maps Directions

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

By on March 26, 2015 at 9:54 AM.

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone may never have true feature parity. This is due in part to the limitations Apple puts in place on third-party application developers, but Google also seems to reserve some features and design elements solely for users of its own mobile platform.

One such feature was just added to Google Maps on Wednesday evening, and iPhone users should definitely be jealous. More →

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Google Maps Android Download

Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

By on March 20, 2015 at 11:12 AM.

Google Maps for Android is getting updated – download it here before it’s released

Google just released Google Maps updates for both iOS and Android this past Wednesday. In the case of the iPhone app, there are some great new features that we took a closer look at in a recent post. Unfortunately, the update to the Android version of Google Maps wasn’t quite as exciting, with the only changes for Google Maps v9.5.1 listed as bug fixes and “tap the blue dot to get quick info on your current location.”

But don’t despair, Android users, because there’s already a newer version of Google Maps on the way that should be pushed out by Google soon — and you can already download it right now ahead of its official release. More →

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Google Maps iPhone Update

Google Maps for iPhone just got a big update – here are 4 new features to check out

By on March 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM.

Google Maps for iPhone just got a big update – here are 4 new features to check out

Google has been hard at work over the past few months improving the iOS version of its insanely popular Google Maps app, which is a universal build optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. We had a nice big update to enjoy back in January, and then Google came right back in early February with another update.

Now, the world’s best mobile mapping solution has been updated once again, and there are several nifty new features to enjoy as a result. More →

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Google Maps Street View Greenland

You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland

By on February 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

You owe it to yourself to check out Google’s amazing Street View images of Greenland

You probably wouldn’t want to visit Greenland this time of year, which is why Google is letting you explore this gorgeous and remote landmass virtually through Google Maps Street View. Google on Wednesday announced that it’s teamed up with  Visit Greenland and Asiaq to help create “immersive 360-degree imagery of the world’s largest island,” which bears a striking resemblance to the frozen lands seen in the hit video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. More →

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Google Maps Update Download

Google Maps app update has an awesome new feature – download it early right here

By on February 6, 2015 at 11:20 AM.

Google Maps app update has an awesome new feature – download it early right here

Google Maps is one of the most popular apps on the planet, and for good reason. Getting from point A to point B used to be a huge and annoying production until mobile mapping came about, and there’s no better mobile mapping solution than Google Maps. Of course, once you’re done with whatever you needed to do at point B, Google Maps also makes it remarkably easy to find all of the nifty places nearby. And best of all, it’s completely free — as long as you consider paying with your private data to be free.

Now, in a new update, Google Maps is better than ever thanks to a new feature. And while the update hasn’t yet rolled out to all devices, you can already download it right here. More →

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Google Maps Directions

Google Maps was just updated – here are 5 new features you have to check out

Google Maps was just updated – here are 5 new features you have to check out

By on January 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Google Maps is one of the most popular mobile apps on the planet. Millions upon millions of people around the world rely on the app to help them discover new places, and of course to guide them to those new places. As a result, each new Google Maps update released by Google instantly impacts millions of people — mostly for the better, but sometimes Google’s changes in Maps cause more aggravation than they’re worth.

On Wednesday evening, Google released new updates for its Google Maps apps on Android and on the iPhone. And thankfully, this is a case where all of the updates bring nifty new features and there are no big design changes that might cause people headaches. More →

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