Google Maps Update Pokemon Go

Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

September 5th at 8:15 AM

Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

Pokemon Go is still the hottest mobile game in town, even though the massive initial excitement that surrounded this unexpected phenomenon seems to have faded. Niantic is working on some hot new features for Pokemon Go, but also some neat new tricks for players. The company may not be part of Google anymore, but Niantic and Google Maps partnered to offer players a handy new feature. More →

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Google Maps Parking Information

Google Maps will make it easier to find a parking spot

August 4th at 7:45 AM

Google Maps will make it easier to find a parking spot

Google Maps will not index all the available parking spots near your destination, or at least not yet. Such a feature would be a valuable addition to the popular mapping service, and we might see it roll out in the more distant future when parking availability for a location is updated in real-time. That said, Google Maps will make it easier for you to find a parking spot in an area you don’t know, by offering information about parking difficulty. More →

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Google Maps Himalayas Android App

Google’s ridiculous new Maps app lets you explore the Himalayas as a Yeti

August 3rd at 10:00 PM

Google’s ridiculous new Maps app lets you explore the Himalayas as a Yeti

With the popularity of Pokemon Go, smartphone users have never been more motivated to get out of their homes and go explore the real world. This is an impressive achievement, but going around the block isn’t quite the adventure that some of us were looking for, which is why Google’s new experiment is so intriguing.

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Google Maps Wi-Fi Only

Google Maps is getting the visual makeover you’ve been waiting for

July 26th at 10:59 AM

Google Maps is getting the visual makeover you’ve been waiting for

Google about to roll out a cleaner look for Google Maps across desktop, Android and iOS devices – that much Google has already confirmed. But what might be more exciting for Google Maps fans is a new Wi-Fi only mode feature that’s supposed to cut down the use of cellular data.

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Pokemon Go Trick Find Pokemon Google Maps

Pokemon Go: Google Maps hack makes it easier than ever to find Pokemon

July 20th at 10:31 AM

Pokemon Go: Google Maps hack makes it easier than ever to find Pokemon

The Pokemon Go craze is in full swing, with more than 30 million players hunting Pokemon around the world. However, it might be tough to find new Pokemon to add to your roster, and not everybody has time to walk around town hoping to encounter missing characters. Thankfully, there’s an app for that – install Poke Radar right now if you need help catching Pokemon. But if that’s not enough, then you should be aware of another cool trick that uses Google Maps to point you to Pokemon near you.

Yes, you can call it cheating. But it gets the job done, especially if the “Nearby” feature breaks down, which is the way to find Pokemon inside the game.

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Google Maps Multiple Destinations Android

Google Maps for Android is getting the desktop feature you’ve been waiting for

June 30th at 8:00 AM

Google Maps for Android is getting the desktop feature you’ve been waiting for

One of the coolest Google Maps tricks is being able to set multiple destinations. You no longer have to plan simple A-to-B trips, and then request new directions whenever a new destination comes along. With multiple stops, A-to-B-to-C-to-D routes are easy to set up. However, as useful as the feature is, it also used to be pretty annoying in one significant regard: it was only available on the desktop website, which is hardly convenient when most people rely on iPhone and Android for their navigating. Thankfully, that just changed, and you’re going to be able to use multiple destinations on mobile as well.

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Google Maps ETA Sharing, Destination Shortcuts

A big Google Maps update is bringing two new features you’ve been waiting for

May 31st at 12:07 PM

A big Google Maps update is bringing two new features you’ve been waiting for

While a whole bunch of Google services saw updates at Google I/O, Maps was almost entirely left out in the cold. But according to code inside the latest version of Google Maps for Android, some significant new features are on the way.

The folks at XDA Developers have dug through the latest APK for Android, and found some clues to upcoming features including two that we’ve been waiting for: live ETA sharing and destination shortcuts. There’s also a third new feature incoming, and it’s slightly creepy.

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Google Maps Ads

Google Maps will soon be flooded with ads

Google Maps will soon be flooded with ads

May 24th at 5:15 PM

Without question, Google Maps is one of the most widely used and highly regarded navigation apps in the industry, but an upcoming change might be enough to convince some users to give other apps a try.

In a blog post on Tuesday, Google revealed that it will begin experimenting with local search ads on Google Maps. Ads for nearby businesses will appear on both the desktop and mobile version of Google Maps, giving advertisers the ability to show off their stores when users search for goods or services they carry. More →

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Police Spy Car Google Maps

Police can’t explain why their spy SUV was disguised as a Google truck

May 13th at 10:36 AM

Police can’t explain why their spy SUV was disguised as a Google truck

An image emerged online earlier this week showing a parked SUV that looked nothing like a Google Streetview car, even though it had a Google Maps sticker on it. Discovered hiding in “the shadows” of the Philadelphia Convention Center, the car had two license plate readers on the front. Unsuspecting people who have never seen a Google Streetview car might confuse the spy SUV for an actual Google Maps car. But savvy internet users who can tell the difference knew better than that, realizing this was likely a law enforcement car disguised in a most unexpected way.

Soon enough, police confirmed the SUV belonged to its fleet. But authorities also denied any involvement in adorning the car with a Google Maps decal. That’s hilarious, stupid and scary, all at the same time. More →

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Google Maps Mistake

The wrong home was accidentally demolished based on a Google Maps error

March 24th at 11:27 AM

The wrong home was accidentally demolished based on a Google Maps error

Alan Cutter and Lindsay Diaz each owned one half of a duplex at 7601 and 7603 Calypso Drive in Rowlett, a town right outside of Dallas, Texas. The house had been hit by tornadoes over the holidays, but rather than completely rebuild her half, Diaz had planned on simply repairing it. Unfortunately, that’s never going to happen. More →

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