Google Maps GPS Navigation Dependency

How to Reduce Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around

By on June 23, 2015 at 11:46 AM.

How to Reduce Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around

Google Maps is one of the most useful apps you can install on your smartphone, as it’s ready to give you handy turn-by-turn navigation instructions as soon as you need them. The same goes for standalone GPS devices that don’t require an Internet connection as it’s the case with Google Maps, to get you to your next destination on time. But there are things you could do to reduce your GPS dependency and actually find your way around, even if you’re in a new city. More →

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Google Maps Arrive Time Navigation Trick

New Google Maps feature tells you if you won’t make it to your destination before it closes

By on June 16, 2015 at 10:14 AM.

New Google Maps feature tells you if you won’t make it to your destination before it closes

How many times did you hurry to make a last-minute purchase only to find out that a certain store had closed for the day while you were stuck in traffic? That kind of annoyance might soon be a thing of the past, as Google has found a way to fix it inside Google Maps. More →

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Google Maps iPhone App

New update brings the best Google Maps feature iOS has seen in months – here’s how to use it

New update brings the best Google Maps feature iOS has seen in months – here’s how to use it

By on June 9, 2015 at 10:56 AM.

Apple Maps is in the process of getting a huge update in iOS 9, as Apple revealed on stage during its big WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday. The new public transit features look terrific and there are plenty of other new features and refinements to be enjoyed, but the app still isn’t on par with Google Maps. In fact, in many ways, it may never be.

Google Maps for iOS just received a new update and there are a few nice feature additions to be found. Among them is one that is likely the best new feature the app has received in months, and we’re going to tell you all about it. More →

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Google Maps Real-Time Transit Information

Google Maps update brings huge improvements – but probably not for you

By on June 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Google Maps update brings huge improvements – but probably not for you

Yes, Google Maps is getting even better at assisting users with public transportation info. Unfortunately, most smartphone users who rely on Google’s industry-leading app for directions won’t have access to Google’s newest Maps feature. More →

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Android M: Google Maps Offline Navigation Support

The Google Maps feature you’ve been dreaming about is finally coming

By on May 28, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

The Google Maps feature you’ve been dreaming about is finally coming

Google on Thursday talked about its plans to bring Android to even more users in the coming year, by targeting more developing markets with Android One and Chromebook devices. In the process, the company also revealed how it’s optimizing its services and apps to run better on slower networks, revealing amazing new Google Maps features.

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Google Maps Racist Search Results

Google Maps is no longer directing racists to the White House

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Google Maps is no longer directing racists to the White House

Earlier this week, it was discovered that certain offensive search queries on Google Maps were pointing users in the direction of U.S. landmarks, including the White House. It was the latest of several incidents surrounding the service and highlighted an unfortunate side effect of the ranking system that Google had put in place. More →

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Google Maps Racist White House Searches

The latest Google Maps catastrophe is directing racists to the White House

By on May 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

The latest Google Maps catastrophe is directing racists to the White House

Google can’t win for losing. Just days after the search giant was forced to temporarily shut down its Map Maker tool in light of a rash of vandalism, The Washington Post discovered a far more disturbing trend. Specific search phrases on Google Maps containing the word “n****r” (yes, the heinous racial epithet) will redirect users to the White House, where president Barack Obama currently resides. More →

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Google Maps App

Android is about to get a new Google Maps update – download it here before it’s released

By on May 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Android is about to get a new Google Maps update – download it here before it’s released

If a survey asked smartphone users to identify the mobile apps they cannot live without, we have no doubt that Google Maps would find itself very close to the top of the list. As such, it’s always worth bringing the news to users’ attention when a new update is released — or is about to be released.

Google Maps 9.9 for Android devices is ready to roll out to devices around the world, but you don’t have to wait another minute to download it. More →

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Google Maps Map Maker

End of an era: You won’t see peeing Android mascots in Google Maps anymore

By on May 11, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

End of an era: You won’t see peeing Android mascots in Google Maps anymore

A few weeks ago, the Android robot that we’ve all come to know and love over the years was found in a very compromising position in a distant corner of Google Maps. Someone had taken advantage of the Map Maker feature of Google Maps to make a joke, but as you might have guessed, Google was not amused. More →

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Game of Thrones Westeros Map

This is what the world of Game of Thrones would look like on Google Maps

By on May 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

This is what the world of Game of Thrones would look like on Google Maps

There are plenty of great reasons to watch Game of Thrones, from the incredible fight choreography to the engrossing storylines to the brilliance of Peter Dinklage, but it’s the opening credits that drew us all in before we knew exactly what we were in for. More →

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