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Pixel Buds Pro will be Google’s answer to the AirPods Pro

May 4th, 2022

Like many smartphone vendors, Google sells its own wireless earphones. The $99 Pixel Buds A-Series headphones compete directly against the pricier $129 AirPods. But the company will reportedly launch an even more capable version of the Pixel Buds in the coming months. The Pixel Buds Pro, as they are reportedly called, will be Google’s answer …

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7 amazing Google Maps tricks you had no idea existed

May 4th, 2022

Ever since Google released Google Maps in early 2005, the search giant hasn’t taken its foot off the gas. Over the last 17-plus years, Google has steadily added a plethora of new features to its ubiquitous search app. As a result, Google Maps today is brimming with a wide array of power-user features lurking right …

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This Google Maps update is perfect for anyone planning a summer getaway

April 6th, 2022

Google Maps has long been my mobile map application of choice, although Apple’s rival offering Apple Maps has certainly restored parity between the two services in recent years. For me, Google Maps is a combination Yelp-like service, maps app, and phone dialer, because nine times out of 10 the business I’m looking up through Google …

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Google Maps removed nearly 100 million fraudulent reviews last year

March 28th, 2022

Google explained how it polices reviews on its main navigation platform a few weeks ago. By combining advanced artificial intelligence (AI) features with humans who manually review fraudulent Google Maps reviews, Google tries to offer a safe, genuine experience inside the application. Google is now back with a new Google Maps report that details the …

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7 useful Google Maps features you might not know about

March 11th, 2022

Despite the strides we’ve seen from Apple Maps and even Bing Maps, there’s no denying that Google Maps remains the best mapping platform on the planet. If anything, Google Maps remain so far ahead of the competition that Apple Maps and Bing, even years later, are still trying to play catch-up. Say what you will …

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Google Maps live traffic data was disabled to protect Ukraine citizens

February 28th, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine last week, starting the war that many people feared. Since then, the Ukrainian resistance has been exemplary, with the country putting up a massive fight against the invading force. The entire world took notice, urging Russia to stop the attack and withdraw. Moreover, western countries imposed sanctions against Russia and sent weapons, …

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This Google Maps zoom trick changes everything

February 3rd, 2022

With more than 1 billion people using the app every month to navigate their surroundings, Google Maps is one of the most popular smartphone apps out there. Most of that Google Maps use happens on mobile devices while you’re outside of the home. But interacting with the app can be more complicated on a smaller …

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5 Google Maps tricks you’ll wonder how you lived without

January 10th, 2022

Because Google Maps boasts an extensive and growing list of features, making all of them visible at a glance within the app would be nothing short of a convoluted mess and UI nightmare. As a result, Google has wisely opted to hide some of Google Maps’ more interesting and advanced features. But not to fear, …