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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Google Maps iOS Update

New features make Google Maps on iOS an even better travel companion

By on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM.

New features make Google Maps on iOS an even better travel companion

For nearly two years, Apple has been dedicated to building the only mobile maps app you’ll ever need on your iOS device, but with every improvement to Google Maps, it becomes more and more difficult to convert. This past week, Google Maps was updated on iPhone and iPad to include search results with descriptions overlaid on the map, the ability to quickly switch between the map view and list view, reservations and events from Gmail labeled on the map and an improved Explore guide. Google Maps on iOS hasn’t quite caught up with its Android or desktop counterparts, but with every additional feature, Google gives iPhone owners another reason to slide that undeletable Maps app into a folder with Newsstand and Passbook.

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Google Maps Distance Measurement Feature

Awesome new Google Maps trick makes travel planning even easier

By on July 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Awesome new Google Maps trick makes travel planning even easier

Google unveiled a new Google Maps trick that should further help users who often find themselves planning trips and/or outdoor activities with the help of the company’s popular mapping application: The desktop version of Google Maps now lets users measure distances between various points. More →

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How To Fix Google Maps Listing

There’s one major downside to relying so much on Google Maps

By on July 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

There’s one major downside to relying so much on Google Maps

There’s a reason that people prefer using Google Maps over other mapping applications: It’s just a flat-out terrific service. That said, there is one downside to having Google Maps serve as the de facto online mapping service: It’s a major target for hackers who can use it to effectively ruin small businesses. More →

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