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Apple Drones Will Help Company Make Maps Better

12/01/2016, Apple is reportedly planning some major improvements for its Maps service to better compete against the behemoth that is Google Maps. According to a new report, Apple is going to rely on drones as well as new indoor navigation features to further improve...

Google Maps For iOS Gets ‘Nearby Traffic’ Widget

11/30/2016, If you’re the sort of person who likes to plan ahead and prepare various contingencies for traffic and whatnot, the latest update to Google Maps on iOS might be of interest to you. This is because in the update, Google is introducing a new widget in the...

Google Maps Will Now Show Toilet Locations In India

11/17/2016, Google and India’s Ministry of Urban Development have teamed up to create a toilet locator tool for Google Maps. The app is now going to show toilet locations to users in India. This partnership seeks to tackle the country’s infamous toilet...

Google Is Shutting Down Map Maker Tool For Google Maps

11/09/2016, For a few years, Google has offered a tool called Map Maker to users that wanted to edit Google Maps data. The tool enabled users to edit information and suggest changes in Google Maps. The company has now confirmed that it’s shutting down Map...

Google Maps For iOS Updated With Food Delivery Service Info

10/24/2016, While Google Maps might have started out as an app/service to help users find their way around a city or country, over the years Google has made improvements to the service where it do a lot more. For example it can provide users with times and routes for...

Google Maps Will Now Show You Calendar Events

10/02/2016, Do you have an event scheduled on Google Calendar? In the past if this meant that you had to go somewhere unfamiliar, you’d have to pull out Google Maps and find your way. However it seems that in the latest update to Google Maps, Google has decided to...

Google Maps Gets A Bunch Of New Voice Commands

09/29/2016, Google Maps is a great tool for navigating if you’re in a foreign country that you’re unfamiliar with. It’s great when you’re walking about, and great if you’re driving, although as you might have heard, a new California law makes it pretty much...

Google Maps Shows Speed Limits During Navigation

09/13/2016, Have you ever been pulled over for speeding and tried the old, “I did not realize I was over the speed limit” excuse? If you have, it seems that Google wants to make that excuse a little harder to pull off in the future, especially if you’re using...

Latest Google Maps Beta Shows Distance In Search

09/12/2016, If you’ve ever tried to search for a location on Google Maps, sometimes you’re returned with multiple results, especially if you’re trying to look for a particular shop that has multiple outlets, like a fast food chain, or a supermarket, and so on....

Google Maps Beta Has A New ‘Explore’ Interface

09/11/2016, Google Maps is a great tool if you’re trying to find your way around a city or a country. However it can also be a good way to discover nearby attractions that you might not have otherwise looked at thanks to its “Explore” tab. Now according to a...

Lyft and Gett Now Included In Google Maps Ride Service Options

09/08/2016, Google Maps provides users with ride-hailing service options so that they can easily book a car after they have searched for a route and now want to be on their way. Uber is already there, and today the company has added Lyft and Gett to the ride service...

Google Maps Has ‘Catching Pokemon’ Activity Option

09/04/2016, We’re not sure how many of you guys know this, but there’s a feature in Google Maps called the Timeline. As its name implies, this is basically a feature that shows you where you’ve been, what time you were there, and so on. If you’re trying to...

Google Maps Gets Wi-Fi Only Mode On Android

08/09/2016, Google started testing a new feature for Maps on Android last month which will enable users to activate a Wi-Fi only mode in the mapping application. This feature will prove to be very useful for those who have expensive mobile data plans and want to...

Upcoming Google Maps Update Could Show Parking Difficulty

08/04/2016, Have you ever gone somewhere only to realize that parking is a complete nightmare? We suppose sometimes you could anticipate the difficulty of parking, like for example a mall on the weekend will no doubt be packed, or maybe during lunch hour, or maybe...