02/27/2014, It is pretty difficult to live in a politically correct environment these days, where everything that you say needs to be weighed extremely carefully so as not to offend any party out there. Well, tact and wisdom needs to be applied all the time, so it is rather surprising to see for ourselves that a block in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, has appeared on Google Maps as the “West 8th Street drug […]
02/27/2014, Driving while using Google Maps – right or wrong? While technically you aren’t texting or aren’t calling someone, safe to say that you are distracted especially if you were to pick up your phone and examined the maps closer. In fact it wasn’t too long ago that there were several states that proposed the ban of Google Glass while on the road. This is despite the fact that the device […]
02/19/2014, At Google I/O 2013, the company showed off a completely new Maps experience which it said was built from the ground up to bring together Street View and satellite imagery into a much more interactive setting. Since then only those who requested an invitation to the preview were able to get the new Google Maps, and during all this time the company has worked on adding more features and improving upon […]
02/04/2014, Traffic will be the death of all of us, at least that’s what most drivers think when they’re hopelessly gridlocked. Nobody likes being stuck in traffic, and thanks to modern technology, we now have a better chance of finding a less congested route home. Bringing its iOS app at par with the Android counterpart, Google Maps for iOS has received a new update today which will alert users when a […]
12/13/2013, Has the traveling and adventure bug bitten you yet this holiday season? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you might also want to make sure that you do not get lost – not to mention the rest of the folks who are depending on your leadership as much as your sense of direction. Fret not, you might be unable to fold a map to save your life, which […]
12/12/2013, Google has started rolling out the updated Google Maps app for iOS and Android, apart from the usual tweaks, bug fixes and performance improvements, the update also brings a number of new features. The biggest feature is Gmail integration, which means that users will be able to access their hotel, flight and restaurant reservations from within the Maps app. Even flight reservations will be displayed when users open up a relevant location […]
11/18/2013, Google has certainly done its fair bit to make the world a whole lot smaller, at least in terms of a virtual environment. In fact, we are now able to check out the canals of Venice using Google Street View, but when it comes to Google Maps, there are some images that simply should not be shown. One of them would be an image of an alleged murder investigation, and […]
11/14/2013, We’ve seen Google Street View bring us some amazing views that we probably wouldn’t be able to see unless we decide to travel around the world. Earlier this year, Google gave us unrestricted access to a number of NFL stadiums, and today, the search giant is taking us to the watery canals of Venice, Italy.
11/11/2013, Apple decided to replace Google Maps in iOS 6 with its own homegrown mapping service called Apple Maps. When iOS 6 was released in September 2012 and Apple Maps finally became available to users, it was chaos. The launch didn’t go smoothly at all, Apple Maps was plagued with issue from the start so much so that CEO Tim Cook had to issue a public apology. Moreover, it is believed […]
10/31/2013, We’re sure you’ve stumbled onto some interesting things while randomly browsing Google Maps right before your bed time, such as the Tardis Easter Egg. that was discovered just this past summer. But for a newly-constructed Christian Science church, Google Maps helped them discover what a jerk their architect probably was.
10/18/2013, Here we are with word that India, the second most populous country in the world, has a somewhat peculiar if not “impossible” case of a lost kid who had the help of Google Maps in getting home after being lost for a quarter of a century later. It is said that when he was just 5 years old, Saroo Munshi Khan fell asleep on a train in India with his […]
10/15/2013, While Google Maps has the ability to map a route out for you, whether you plan on walking or driving, it might not always be the best possible route one can take, but thanks to a recent update to its iOS app, users will be able to tell if said route will be a better one or not and decide for themselves if that’s the route they plan on taking. […]
10/09/2013, Back in May the internet search giant gave us a preview of the new Google Maps. With the feedback it has received since then, it has added more new features to make the user experience even better. Google says that one of the most requested features was directions for multiple destinations, the feature has started rolling out today. Users simply have to choose a starting point and then click ‘+’ […]
08/20/2013, Google acquired Waze just a few months ago, and since the acquisition, we haven’t heard a peep regarding the service from either Google or Waze. That is, until today as Google Maps users will finally be seeing the fruits of the acquisition for themselves. Google has rolled out realtime incident reports to its Google Maps application on both iOS and Android which alerts users to accidents, construction zones, road closures and […]