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 Android Wear Support

Latest Google Maps update for Android moves the mapping off of your phone

By on May 20, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Latest Google Maps update for Android moves the mapping off of your phone

Google is about to update the Android version of one of its most popular mobile apps, hiding in Google Maps 9.9 for Android a not-so-secret feature that smartwatch users will love: support for Android Wear. 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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Google Maps Tricks: Google Now

New hidden Google Maps feature brings great Google Now functionality to Android

By on May 5, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

New hidden Google Maps feature brings great Google Now functionality to Android

Google last week rolled out a new Google Maps update for Android devices that includes a bunch of useful features related to photo uploads and bookings showing up in locations screens. As Android Police reports, Google Maps 9.8 for Android also includes a secret new feature that brings Google Now functionality right to the Maps application. More →

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Google Maps Lite vs. Full

Here’s another secret Google Maps trick you really have to check out

By on April 29, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

Here’s another secret Google Maps trick you really have to check out

Google Maps is by far one of the most useful apps you can install on your mobile device or load on a computer, and it’s available across all operating systems. The app offers quick access to maps and directions, and there are plenty of neat tricks to make everything even faster and more enjoyable. In fact, the unofficial Google Operating System blog has discovered a neat new feature that will improve the overall Maps experience on older computers. More →

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Google Maps Download

Google is about to release a new version of Google Maps – get it here before it’s released

By on April 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

Google is about to release a new version of Google Maps – get it here before it’s released

Google Maps is, without question, one of the most useful and widely used apps Google has ever created. The service helped change the way we travel, and then it put voice-guided navigation into everyone’s hands… for free. Of course, Google has never been known to rest on its laurels, and the company is constantly updating Maps just as it regularly updates all of its popular mobile apps.

While Google hasn’t yet released its most recent update to the Google Maps Android app, you can already download the company’s latest and greatest version of Google Maps right here. More →

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Google Maps Driving Directions

How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick?

By on April 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick?

Sometimes you come across a feature so terrific and so simple that you wonder how you ever lived without it. Such is the case with a simple little Google Maps trick that makes finding directions on your phone and navigating to your destination easier than ever. Of course, Google doesn’t publicize this nifty feature so it’s something of a secret. Or at least, it was something of a secret until now. More →

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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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