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Google Maps Will Warn You If Your Destination Is Closed

06/15/2015, Say you’re on the way to a new restaurant that you’ve never been to before and you’re not familiar with the way, so you use Google Maps to help navigate yourself there, only to find that upon arrival they are closed because either it’s late or...

Real-time Transit Information On Google Maps For Selected Regions

06/03/2015, Google is on a spree to enhance the navigation experience for the users, the company is now going to add yet another big feature to Google Maps. The new feature is — real time transit information, although the ‘Public Transportation’ feature has...

Google Maps To Get Offline Navigation Mode

05/28/2015, While Google Maps works great if you have a working internet connection, using it offline is a different story. Offline mode for Google Maps will only offer up the basic map view which sometimes isn’t enough but that will have to do unless you have a...

Google Apologizes For Recent Google Maps Incidents

05/21/2015, Earlier this week Google Maps came under fire when it was discovered that typing in a racial slur in the search box would zoom into the White House in Washington D.C. and also yielded results for Nairobi, Kenya. This snafu came about a month after the...

Apple Maps Transit Directions Expected To Arrive With iOS 9

05/21/2015, Transit directions is a major feature that’s missing from Apple’s native mapping application on iOS devices. The company took a lot of heat for this when it decided to replace Google Maps as the native mapping service in favor of its homegrown...

Google Maps To Be Updated With Better Traffic Insight

05/21/2015, Google is planning to roll out an update for the forthcoming weekend, which means that it will be arriving at the correct time before the rush infused weekend of Memorial Day arrives on Monday. The update will make the app function rather actively and...

Google Maps Hit With Racial Slurs And Vandalism

05/20/2015, Back in April, Google Maps came under fire for an image of the Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. This was obviously not the work of Google themselves, but rather a user who took advantage of Google’s tools to add that to the maps....

Google Maps For Android Updated, Features Translucent Status Bar

05/19/2015, It is not wise for a company to rest on their laurels, especially in this day and age where the competitive spirit runs high. Well, it seems that Google Maps for Android has been updated, and with this particular update, there will be features such as a...

Google To Improve Spam Detection After Google Maps Prank

04/24/2015, Earlier today we reported that it was spotted on Google Maps the Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. It is unclear how it got there and it is speculated that it might be a user upload by the name of “nitricboy”, at least according to his...

Send Directions From Google From Your Computer To Your Phone

04/23/2015, Say you’re planning a trip overseas where you might not necessarily have access to data all the time, which means that navigating your way around might be a bit tricky without access to Google Maps. Now there are ways for you to start saving offline...