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Google Maps Listings Now Have A ‘Temporarily Closed’ Option
Due to the fact that the spread of the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon, this means that many businesses that are deemed non-essential are being forced to change the way they operate. For some, this means temporarily suspending their operations for the time-being.

Google Maps Gains Lens Integration When Browsing Menus
Ever wanted to know what to order at a restaurant? If you are in a new country exploring new restaurants, then you might want to consider firing up Google Maps. This is because according to a report from 9to5Google, it has been revealed that the company has integrated Google Lens into Google Maps.

Google Maps Will Soon Show Political Borders Depending On Your Location
The maps that we see today more or less paints an accurate picture of the world we live in. However, there are some subtleties in the maps, where there are some regions that are currently being disputed, where several different countries might lay claim to a particular location.

IKEA Uses Google Maps To Give Discounts Based On How Far You’ve Had To Travel
Due to the fact that IKEA tends to combine their actual store with a warehouse, they need a lot of space. As such, most of the time if you wanted to go to an IKEA store, they might be located out of the city and sometimes far away. However, to encourage customers to make trips to their stores, IKEA has come up with a rather novel idea.

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Google Maps To Add New Features & A New Look For iPhone & Android
As Google Maps turns 15 today, they will be rolling out a new look along with a bunch of new features to iPhone and Android smartphones to celebrate the occasion.You can start noticing the new look if you’ve recently updated Google Maps today.If you haven’t yet, we insist you update the app as soon as possible to experience the fresh look.Along with a new look, the new update improves on […]

Google Maps ‘Hacked’ To Create A Fake Traffic Jam
Why Google Maps is much more effective as a driving navigational tool compared to others is because the information is updated constantly in real-time. This works by Google checking to see if there are other Google Maps users in the area to determine road congestion, but it seems that this system is flawed.

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?

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 […]