Google introduced Incognito Mode in its Chrome browser a long time ago. It pauses browsing history so any website you visit in that mode isn’t logged in the history. It also won’t link any of the data generated during the browsing session to your Google account. The company has been expanding Incognito Mode to more of its services and has confirmed today that it will soon be available in Google […]
It has already been possible to search for the location of electric vehicle chargers in Google Maps but there was no way to telling if the station would be free or in use when you eventually got there. It would have been better if this information was available within the Google Maps app itself. Now, it will be. Google Maps has started showing if an electric vehicle charger is free […]
Google owns both Google Maps and Waze, and it seems almost counterintuitive for the company to own two different navigation apps, however, there are some clear differences between the two. Waze focuses more on driving and also crowdsourced data, where users can submit reports such as traffic slowdowns, road blocks, accidents, and more.
Google Maps is useful when it comes to finding nearby bars, restaurants, and interesting places. Now it seems that users will soon be able to add public events that are happening in the area. According to a report from Android Police, it seems that Google has started to allow users to create public events.
One of the features of Waze is that a lot of the information you can see in the app is crowdsourced. For example Waze gives users the ability to report things like accidents (which other users can later confirm whether or not it is still there), speed traps, police road blocks, and more.
Google released a new feature for Maps in December last year which allowed users to locate Lime bikes and scooters within the app in 13 cities across the globe. It made it much easier to find a Lime vehicle and get going. The company has now announced that it’s expanding this integration. It will now be possible for Google Maps users to locate Lime bikes and scooters in more than […]
There are probably a good many of us who rely on Google Maps for information about a business, such as its location, opening hours, the type of business, phone number, and so on. More often than not, the information listed is usually pretty accurate, but sometimes the information can be wrong or outright fake.
Google Maps is pretty handy when it comes to users searching for restaurants, gas stations, hospitals, pharmacies, and so on. Now in a bid to help fight the opioid crisis, Google has announced that Google Maps and Search will start to list disposal sites where users will be able to safely dispose of their medication or drugs.
Not a fan of Google storing your location history while using Google Maps? That’s actually a feature that some are finding to be a bit invasive in terms of privacy, but the good news is that in an upcoming Google Maps update, Google will make it so that the app will automatically delete location history on a periodic basis.
Google revealed augmented reality-powered navigation in Maps last year and it has now got around to rolling out the feature. It’s doing that at a very limited rate, though. Google Maps AR navigation is currently being tested with Local Guides only, they’re the community reviewers that provide information about places and points of interest listed in Maps.
Speed traps are designed to catch drivers who are speeding when they are not supposed to. While we shouldn’t be speeding in the first place, sometimes being over by a little is enough to trigger these cameras which results in a fine that many probably would have liked to avoid in the first place.
Google Assistant has been slowly making its way into various Google apps and services, but yet one app that was obviously missing Google Assistant was Google Maps. The company did announce last year that its mapping application would be getting support from Google Assistant, but it seems to have taken a bit longer than expected.
#CES2019 – Samsung has tossed their hat into the digital assistant ring when they launched Bixby, although initial impressions of the software weren’t particularly positive as many felt it was still lacking. However at CES 2019, Samsung announced that they would be expanding Bixby’s capabilities thanks to partnerships with various tech companies such as Google.
Electric bikes and scooters are increasingly being adopted as cheaper means of urban transportation in cities across the United States. They can help you get someplace where it would take you 15 minutes to walk in half the time. You may have to wait for much longer to catch the next bus or get a ride-share, so to plug that last mile, Google Maps will show scooters and bikes from […]