Google Maps for Android just received a major update, nothing earth shattering, but it brings new features that are both fun and useful at the same time. Today, Google announced in a blog post that Android users can now customize and label their favorite locations in Google Maps, such as their work and home addresses […]

Google Adds More Car Services Like Uber to its Maps App, Say Hello to Ola, 99Taxis, Hailo, myTaxi and Gett

March 16, 2016
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Finding the fastest route between two locations has gotten easier over the years thanks to online and mobile mapping services like Google Maps and MapQuest, however, getting around major cities is still quite a hassle, because most times you don’t even know if it’s better to take a taxi, find a car-sharing service, drive, or […]

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Visit South Africa and Enjoy The Mzansi Experience with Google Maps

March 10, 2016
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Google has just updated its Maps website and apps with an amazing collection of new street view images from around South Africa. So, starting today, you won’t have to worry about taking really long flights or boat rides across the ocean in order to visit the South African Nation anymore, because now you can simply […]

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Google Maps “Memories for the Future” Site Lets Explore Tōhoku Five Years After The Great Earthquake and Tsunami

March 7, 2016
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Google Maps launched a new site to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and Tsunami, which is by far the hardest hitting earthquake ever recorded in Japan’s history. The powerful earthquake was measured at magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale, and it absolutely destroyed coastal cities and areas, as well as […]

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Google Maps for iOS Update Adds Pit Stop Detours and 3D Touch Functionality

March 3, 2016
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On Monday, Google updated its Google Maps app for iOS to version 4.16.0, and as expected, the update brings several new features and bug fixes that you’ll surely appreciate. If you’re an iPhone owner who loves using Google Maps, then you should get your app updated to the latest version, because once you do, you’ll […]

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Google Makes Iconic Film Locations Map With My Maps

February 24, 2016
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Today, Google shared on its Local Guides Twitter account their new ‘Iconic Film Locations’ map, which features famous filming locations where some of your favorite movie scenes were shot. The map was created using Google My Maps and it includes popular places like: – Angel Falls in Gran Sabana, Venezuela, which served as the inspiration […]

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Google My Maps App for Android Gets Totally Redesigned

February 13, 2016
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Google My Maps has been “Rebuilt From the Ground Up”, as per the changelog for the Google My Maps app on Google Play. Now this is one app that most people had already probably forgotten about, in fact, I think most people thought it would soon be discontinued, at least I did. And why wouldn’t […]

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MapQuest and Google Maps Make it into Huffington Post’s “World’s 101 Best Travel Websites” List

February 1, 2016
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Last month, the Huffington Post released its popular list of the “World’s 101 Best Travel Websites: 2016 edition”. HuffPost writer William D. Chalmers, who is also the Event director of “The Global Scavenger Hunt” – an annual world travel championship spread out across ten countries – was the person in charge of putting up this […]

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MapQuest’s New ‘Compare’ Feature Lets You Compare Between Multiple Transport Options, Including Uber, Car2Go and Public Transit

December 24, 2015
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MapQuest’s new ‘Compare’ feature is quite useful, because it allows you to compare different modes of transportation such as driving, walking, Uber, Car2Go, and public transit all in one place to help you find the best available option to get from Point A to Point B. But, you may be asking yourself, how does the […]

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Google Maps for iOS Gets Updated With Popular Times, Offline Navigation and Gas Prices

December 16, 2015
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Earlier this week, Google Maps for iOS was updated with several useful features that have been available on Android for several months now. The most interesting new feature is perhaps the ability to get driving directions offline. However, the two other new features such as up to date gas prices and popular business hours arrive […]

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MapQuest Launches New Travel and Hotel Booking Site

December 15, 2015
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MapQuest and the Priceline Partner Network announced a partnership back in April 2013 which would allow users to make hotel and travel bookings directly on AOL’s mapping site. Later that same year the company announced in a blog post the launch of a new feature called In-Map Hotel Booking which allowed users to easily book […]

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MapQuest Map Helps You Flee or Be Donald Trump

December 8, 2015
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MapQuest has created a really unusual yet funny interactive map that you can use to either avoid Donald Trump entirely while he’s in your city, or live like Donald Trump for a day. When you go to MapQuest’s #AvoidTrump site you will see a large map like the one at the top of this page […]

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Bing Maps Traffic Cameras Let You Preview Current Road Conditions

November 26, 2015
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On Monday, Microsoft announced that it had just updated Bing Maps with a new feature that lets users view current road conditions in 11 countries around the world. Microsoft’s web mapping service will now let you access over 35,000 live traffic cameras in countries such as the United States, Canada, and even Spain so that […]

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Google Maps Launches Offline Navigation and Search in India

November 18, 2015
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Last week, Google released offline navigation and search in Google Maps, at the time of the announcement the company said that it would be slowly rolling out the ability to download areas of the map to let users get directions and make searches so that they could find accurate business information even without an internet […]

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Google Maps Directions, Search, and Business Information Now Available Offline

November 12, 2015
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Google Maps is rolling out a major update that will allow users everywhere to get driving directions, make searches, and find useful business information offline. Although Google Maps already allowed users to cache Maps for offline use, it didn’t actually let them save routes or get step-by-step directions without an internet connection, the only option […]

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