Articles about Google Maps

TomTom Will Be Huawei’s Alternative To Google Maps
As some of you know, Huawei is currently on the US government’s Entity List. As such, US companies such as Google have been banned from doing business with Huawei. It also prevents Huawei from accessing certain features and services that they relied on in the past, one of which is Google Maps.

Google Maps’ Satellite Images Covers More Than 98% Of The World’s Population
While there are many mapping applications around, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Google Maps has to be one of the most-used platforms around at the moment. So much so that even Apple had to concede that Google Maps did a better job than Apple Maps when it was launched, going as far as recommending that users use it while the company fixed its issues.

Google Maps Can Now List The Right EV Charging Stations For Your Car
One of the problems with electric cars is that they need to be charged, and unlike gas stations, EV charging stations still aren’t quite as ubiquitous just yet. To make matters worse, there still doesn’t seem to be a standard connector, meaning that depending on the car you drive, you may or may not be able to find an EV that supports it.

Upcoming Google Maps Feature Could Highlight Brightly Lit Streets
When it’s late at night and you’re walking home, it’s generally a good idea to keep to areas where it is brightly lit, as opposed to maybe trying to take a shortcut that might involve you walking down some dark and sketchy roads. However, what if you’re unfamiliar to the area? How do you know which roads to take?

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Google Pixel 4 Seemingly Blocks These Four Apps From Running At 90Hz
As some of you might have heard, Google’s Pixel 4 has come under fire recently for its 90Hz display, where despite being advertised as such, it was revealed that the display’s refresh rate changes depending on the brightness, where it can drop down to 60Hz. Now it seems that Google might have actually blocked certain apps from ever running at 90Hz.

Latest Google Maps Update Isn’t Sitting Well With Law Enforcement
Many of us are probably familiar with Google Maps, but in case you did not know, Google also owns Waze, another navigation app that more or less does the same thing. However, one of the main differences between both apps is that with Waze, it comes with crowd-sourced information, where users can report accidents, traffic jams, and even police checkpoints.

Apple’s Answer To Google’s Street View Is Now Live In New York City, Los Angeles
One of the defining features of Google Maps is Street View. This allows users to get a look at the area on a street level to try and locate shops and landmarks. However, it seems that Apple is ready to challenge Google with its own answer to Street View, also known as “Look Around”, a new feature in Apple Maps.

Google Maps To Get A Private Mode Soon
Google originally revealed that an incognito mode is in works for Maps at I/O 2019. However, there was no buzz about it later on, until now. Some of the members on the Google Maps preview test group confirmed that it is rolling out for testing, finally.So, not only can you hide your late-night burger exploration activities from Google, but you can also keep your rendezvous point safe – which is […]

Google Maps Solves Mystery Of A Man Gone Missing Over 20 Years Ago
There have been many instances in the past of people who have suddenly gone missing and disappeared seemingly without a trace. That was the case with Wiliam Earl Moldt, who back in November 1997, went missing. The initial reports revealed that Moldt had called his girlfriend at 9:30PM at night, letting her know he would be leaving the club soon and heading home.

How To Use Google Maps Offline
Google Maps is one of the more widely-used navigation apps around at the moment. It’s useful when you’re in another country trying to find your way about, and this guide on how to use Google Maps offline will no doubt come in handy if you find yourself without internet.

Google Maps Will Display Real-Time Bikesharing Information In 24 Cities
Bikesharing has become very popular in recent years as more people are preferring this mode of travel particularly when they don’t have to buy a bike because they only need it sparingly. There are more than 1,600 bikeshare systems and over 18 million shared bikes in major cities across the globe. Ever willing to make transport easier for users, Google Maps will now start listing real-time bikesharing information for 24 […]

How To Turn On The Google Map Speedometer
If you use Google Maps frequently while you’re driving, then the built-in speedometer feature could be useful, and here’s how you turn it on.

Google Maps Can Tell You How Crowded Your Train Might Be
Google Maps is a great resource for finding transit directions and it will also tell you how long it will take you to reach your destination. What it could tell you was just how crowded your train or bus ride was going to be. Google is rolling out a new feature today which will predict crowdedness for transit options.

Google Maps Suggests Detour, Leaves 100 Drivers Stuck In Empty Field
Google Maps works very well nine times out of ten. It can tell you how much time it will take to get from your point of origin to your destination, which route you should take to get there, and what the traffic is like on the way. Rare as they may be, it can make a mistake, as almost 100 drivers in Colorado found out when they took a detour […]