Popular Times for places and businesses is a new feature available through Google Search that allows you to quickly find out when is the best time to visit certain places and when is the best time to avoid them because they might be to crowded. The feature was initially only available to Android users via […]

Google Maps Street View Cars Are Using Aclima Sensors to Map Air Pollution

July 29, 2015
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Google wants to help improve the air the people breathe, that’s why the company has teamed up with Aclima to equip its street view cars with air quality sensors that will allow them to “collect data necessary to make urban areas easier on the lungs”, Davida Herzl told TechCrunch earlier today. In case you didn’t […]

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Ask Google Maps ‘Are We There Yet?’ While in Navigation Mode

July 24, 2015
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The latest version of Google Maps (v9.12) brought several enhancements and new features such as “Your Timeline” which allows you to see your location history in a convenient timeline view, and also the ability to rename places you love with custom names that are easier to remember and find. However, adding improved capabilities wasn’t what […]

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Google Maps for Android Now Lets Users Rename Places by Adding Custom Names

July 22, 2015
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The Google Maps team has finally introduced one of the most requested features of all time, and that is providing users with the ability to add custom names to their favorite places that are listed on the map. Obviously, places allowed for editing must appear on Google Maps, otherwise the editing feature won’t work, because […]

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Google Map Maker Will Reopen in August

July 16, 2015
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Map Maker was temporarily disabled for editing back in May due to a large number of attacks to spam Google Maps, most noticeably the undesirable image of the Android mascot urinating on the Apple logo. But worry no more, because apparently Google has finally found a solution to this ongoing problem. The tech giant recently […]

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MapQuest Launches the New Developer Network

July 10, 2015
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Yesterday, AOL subsidiary MapQuest announced the launch of the new developer network in a blog post on the company’s Dev Blog. According to one of the blog’s authors, Jonathan Harahush, the MapQuest team has been working hard on a significant number of infrastructure upgrades over the last couple of months, thus allowing them to finally […]

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MapQuest Gas Prices App Update

July 8, 2015
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MapQuest’s popular gas prices mobile app which is available for Android and iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch was recently updated, but only to take care of some minor bug fixes. Its core functionality remains the same, which means that you can still use it to easily find gas stations with low […]

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Google’s Waze Testing New Ride-Sharing App and Carpooling Service Called “Ridewith”

July 7, 2015
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Google’s crowdsourced navigation company Waze has just started testing a new ride-sharing app and carpooling service for Waze commuters in Gush Dan, Israel’s largest metropolitan area. Today, the company announced the launch of its new app RideWith that will use Waze’s navigation system, including mapping and traffic data to figure out the most frequently used […]

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Now you can access Google My Maps directly from Google Drive

July 3, 2015
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Google has just released a new feature that allows you to easily access My Maps directly from Google Drive via your Google Apps account. Although it’s a small update, or at least it seems that way, it is indeed quite useful, because from now on users such as yourself will be able to find, create, […]

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Google Maps Update Will Warn Drivers When They Are Approaching Railroad Crossings

June 29, 2015
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Due to a significant increase in the number of US rail crossing accidents last year, the Federal Railroad Administration has decided to form a partnership with Google that will allow the company to introduce new safety features into Google Maps that will alert drivers whenever they are approaching a railroad crossing. Since the number of […]

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Megabus and Google Maps Team Up to Provide an Enhanced Trip Planning Experience

June 26, 2015
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Megabus.com is a popular city-to-city, express bus company based in NJ that provides transportation services to more than 40 million customers annually in over 120 major cities in the United States, such as Boston, Baltimore, New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Buffalo, New Orleans, St. Louis, Orlando, Richmond, Atlanta, […]

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Google Maps New Vertical Street View Mode Lets You Climb to the Top of Yosemite’s El Capitan

June 24, 2015
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Now you can use Google Maps’ new vertical street view feature to virtually climb to the top of Yosemite’s El Capitan mountain. Google has already published millions of images and maps that allow users to explore incredible places from around the world such as the canals of Venice, the ocean underwater, forests, national parks, Japan’s […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is Now Giving Voice Driving Directions as The Terminator on Waze

June 17, 2015
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For a limited time only you can get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions directly from The Terminator himself on Waze. Yes, you heard it right, starting this week, drivers everywhere will be able to get navigation guidance voiced by Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Terminator Cyberdyne Systems Model 101. The actor and former California governor, partnered […]

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Google Maps Will Now Warn You Before You Start Driving to a Place That Will Be Closed at Time of Arrival

June 16, 2015
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Throughout the years, Google has effectively managed to gather and store accurate information about most places and businesses around the world, and now the company is planning on using all that data to make its Maps service even more useful. With its latest update, Google Maps will now provide a warning message when you’re about […]

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Send Directions from Your Desktop to Your iPhone With Google Maps

June 12, 2015
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Recently Google launched a super useful feature for the Google Maps iOS app that allows you to easily send directions and location searches from the desktop version of its mapping service to your iOS device (iPhone, iPad) with just one click. Once you’ve enabled the feature, you can instantly start sending locations from your desktop […]

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