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You Can Now Use Google Maps To View Bike-Sharing Stations In Real-Time

You can now view bike-sharing locations right inside Google Maps, and the information is real-time. Google is rolling out the feature to 24 cities including New York.

Apps/Software

Google Lens Will Show You Reviews If You Point Your Camera At A Menu

A feature that helps you pick dishes from a restaurant’s menu is launching soon on Google Lens. Meanwhile, Google Maps for Android now shows you a place’s most popular dishes.

Apps/Software May 31, 2019

Google Search, Maps, And Assistant Can Now Take Your Food Delivery Orders

Google's new service lets users place food delivery orders using only Search, Maps, or Assistant. That way, they won't have to use an app or anything like it anymore.

Google May 24, 2019

Google Maps Now Shows You If An EV Charging Station Is Occupied

Electric vehicle owners can now open up Google Maps, look for EV charging stations, and know if someone’s already using it. The feature is now available in the United States and UK.

Apps/Software April 24, 2019

Google Maps Gets Another Useful Waze Feature With Traffic Slowdown Reporting

Traffic slowdown now appears as an option within the incident report feature on Google Maps for Android. No word yet on whether it’ll also arrive for iOS folks.

Apps/Software April 6, 2019

Google Maps Gets 'Snake' Easter Egg Game For April Fools' Day

Google is adding a 'Snake' Easter egg game to Google Maps for iOS and Android in celebration of April Fools' Day. It's rolling out worldwide, but it's going to be available for a limited time only.

Google March 31, 2019

Soon You Might Be Able To Add Public Events To Google Maps

The ability to create public events might be the latest feature coming to Google Maps. With it, users can submit their own public events and make it visible to other users around the area.

Apps/Software March 25, 2019

Waze’s Incident Reports Feature Is Now Rolling Out To Google Maps

Google Maps users can now submit incident reports if they see anomalies along their commute. Crashes and speed traps for now, though, but that could change eventually.

Apps/Software March 14, 2019

Google Maps Can Now Help People Find Nearest Drug Disposal Locations

Google Maps will combat the opioid crisis in the United States by showing users the location of the nearest drug disposals. The company partnered with government agencies and pharmacies to collect unused prescription medication and combat opioid abuse.

Medicine February 22, 2019

Google Maps AR Navigation Is Now Available To Some Users

For those who have a weak sense of direction, there’s now an AR-powered Google Map. Currently being tested by a select number of people, the new feature uses a phone’s camera to find a user’s exact location.

Google February 11, 2019

Google Maps Gets New Creepy Feature That Shares Your Phone Battery Status

Google Maps now shares your battery percentage data to other users. Keep in that mind before telling friends you didn’t respond because you were running out of battery, they’ll know if you’re lying.

Apps/Software August 3, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Google Maps Forecasts The Best — And Worst — Times To Travel On 4th Of July

Many people will be traveling on the road to celebrate Independence Day 2018. Google Maps released a platform that can guide drivers in cities about what times to avoid on the road.

Google June 28, 2018

You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides On Google Maps For Android: Why Was The Feature Taken Down?

Google Maps on Android users can no longer book Uber rides directly from within the app. Google quietly took down the feature and did not provide an official explanation regarding the decision.

Google June 19, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Update Adds New Car Icons To Replace The Boring Navigation Arrow

Google Maps's latest iOS update added new car icons that replace the arrow in the driving navigation mode. Users now have three icon options, which allow them to choose one to represent the car they are driving.

Apps/Software May 23, 2018

Google Maps To Help You Get To Your Destination With Augmented Reality Directions

During I/O 2018, Google showcased how augmented reality can improve Google Maps in helping users navigate around. The company also announced in a blog post that it's adding social and recommendation features to the app.

Apps/Software May 9, 2018

Future Volvo Cars To Have Google Assistant, Maps Even If You Don’t Use Android

A slew of Google services is coming to next-generation Volvo cars, including Assistant, Maps, and Play Store apps. The best part? No Android phone required.

Car Tech May 8, 2018

Play 'Where's Waldo' On Google Maps: Here's How To Launch The Mini-Game

Users can play 'Where's Waldo' on Google Maps for both desktop computers and mobile devices. Launching the mini-game is easy, and it will be available for the next few days.

Google April 1, 2018

Google Maps Now Supports 39 More Languages To Help More People Find Their Way

Google Maps just added support for 39 more languages, expanding its global reach. It's estimated to potentially impact the 1.25 billion speakers of the 39 languages.

Google March 29, 2018

Google Maps Is Now Wheelchair-Friendly: Here’s How To Find Wheelchair Accessible Routes

Google Maps now accommodates people with disabilities by adding the ability to see which routes are wheelchair accessible. It’s rolling out initially to several cities with busy transits and large city centers.

Apps/Software March 17, 2018

Google Opens Up Its Maps Platform So More Developers Can Make Real-World Games Like ‘Pokémon GO’

The next best location-based game after ‘Pokémon GO’ may finally be coming. Google has now opened up its Maps platform to developers and is launching a special software development kit for good measure.

Google March 15, 2018

It's Mario Time: Google Maps Adds Super Mario Kart To Navigation

Google and Nintendo joined forces for Mario Day on March 10 and Mario is now part of Google Maps. Mario Time will last for a week and will allow users to ride with Mario everywhere.

Apps/Software March 10, 2018

Google Maps For iOS Gets New Update With Real-Time Transit Info And More

A new update for the Google Maps iOS app adds new features including real-time transit information and more. This brings the iOS app on par with its Android counterpart, as Google Maps for Android got these features last year.

Apps/Software February 18, 2018

Google Maps Go Beta Now Open For All: What Does It Bring?

The Google Maps Go beta expanded its availability to more markets including the United States. The app is now available for download, so here's what it brings.

Apps/Software February 9, 2018

Google Refutes Claims Of China-Optimized Maps Version, Confirms App Not Available

A Nikkei report claimed that a Chinese-optimized Google Maps app launched on iOS, which Google refuted. According to Google, nothing has changed and no Maps app is available in China.

Google January 17, 2018

After 8-Year Absence, Google Maps Relaunches In China: Report

Google has entered China once again through its Google Maps app. The search company has released a modified version of the app specifically tailored to the Chinese market, marking yet another inroad toward the country.

Google January 16, 2018

Google Might Be Selling Off Yelp Competitor Zagat: Does It Even Ring A Bell?

Google is selling yet another one of its previous acquisitions. This time it’s Zagat, a restaurant listing and review service it purchased back in 2011.

Business Tech January 4, 2018

New Jersey Town Fines Drivers To Fight Google Maps And Waze Traffic

A town in New Jersey is fighting back against the influx of drivers due to Google Maps and Waze. Drivers from outside of the town will face a serious fine if they're caught driving in it.

Google December 28, 2017

Google Maps Will Nudge You If It’s Time To Get Off The Bus Or Train

Never miss your bus or train stop again with the help of Google Maps. You can daydream away as you commute, and Google Maps will tell you if you’ve reached your destination.

Apps/Software December 17, 2017

Google Maps Revamped With A New Color Coding System To Better Highlight Points Of Interest

Google Maps looks way nicer now, plus less confusing thanks to a much-needed visual revamp. A smattering of icons and color schemes are headed over the next few months to make traveling, driving, and transit better.

Apps/Software November 16, 2017

Google Will Help You Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic: Check Out The Mapping Thanksgiving Page

Google Maps and Google News Lab teamed up to create the Mapping Thanksgiving page, which includes a tool to help families avoid Thanksgiving traffic. The page also includes some interesting information on what users search for during the holiday.

Google November 15, 2017

Google Wants Its Upgraded Street View Cameras To Index The Whole World Using Machine Learning

Google has upgraded its Street View cameras to see the world better. It will feed such photos to its machine learning technology as a way to index the world and provide better, more nuanced location info.

Google September 6, 2017

Updated Google Maps App Now Helps You Find Parking Spots, But Only In A Handful Of Cities

Google Maps for Android has now been updated to include more cities in the parking difficulty feature. It can now also display all available parking spots in a given area.

Apps/Software August 30, 2017

Apple Taps Freelancers To Help Improve Accuracy Of Apple Maps: Can It Catch Up To Google Maps?

In France, Apple has turned to freelancers to help improve the accuracy of Apple Maps. Apple is looking to make the mapping service a better competitor to Google Maps, and now has both drones and humans working for the cause.

Apple June 3, 2017

Did Amazon, Google Maps Disappear From Your Apple Watch? You're Not Alone

Several apps have quietly removed support for the Apple Watch. Without any official announcements, no one knows if the disappearances are permanent or not.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2017

Google Map Maker Officially Shuts Down, Some Features Integrated Into Google Maps

Google shut down its Map Maker on March 31 and many key features are integrated into Google Maps. The company would strive to incorporate minor features of Google Map Maker into Google Maps in the near term.

Google April 3, 2017

Google Maps 'Save Your Parking' Beta Feature Removed After Testing, But Maybe It's Not Gone For Good

Google started testing a neat 'Save Your Parking' feature with a recent Google Maps beta, aiming to help users locate their car faster. After just 10 days of testing, however, the feature has been removed.

Apps/Software March 30, 2017

Google Maps Will Soon Allow Users To Temporarily Share Their Real-Time Location

Google Maps will soon receive a feature that will allow users to share their real-time location with others. The feature will be a very useful one due to its potential applications, but it also raises certain concerns on user privacy.

Google March 23, 2017

Latest Google Maps Beta Helps Remind You Where Your Car Is Parked And More

Google has released a beta version of Google Maps for Android, which adds parking and meter reminders. The features, however, look pale at present owing to the lack of any form of automation.

Apps/Software March 21, 2017

Google Maps Update: How To Make And Share Lists And Why You Should

Google Maps got a neat new update that now allows users to create lists and share them with friends and family. Here's a quick guide on how to create shareable lists in Google Maps, and how they could come in handy.

Google February 14, 2017

Google Maps Lets Users Create And Share Lists Of Places To Go

Google Maps add new list features that allows users to create a bucket list of places to visit, share lists to recommend places for friends and follow their friends lists.

Apps/Software February 13, 2017

Google Maps Makes It Easier To Navigate With 3 New Tabs: What Do The Places, Driving And Transit Tabs Bring?

Google has announced that it will be adding three new tabs to its navigation app. The new tabs are Places, Driving, and Transit, and will make it easier to get information from the app.

Apps/Software February 7, 2017

Google Maps Now Indicates 'Parking Difficulty' At Your Destination

Google announced that it will be adding a new feature to its Google Maps app that allows drivers to know if they will have difficulty finding a parking spot. The feature will be initially available to 25 cities in the US.

Apps/Software January 29, 2017

Google Maps For iOS Updated With Live 'Popular Times'

Google Maps for iOS has been updated with the Live Popular Times feature. The Live Popular Times assists in better navigation and is now available for iOS users of the Google Maps app.

Apps/Software January 26, 2017

How To Use Google Maps Offline Mode On iPhone And iPad

Google Maps can be accessed in the offline mode through your iPhone and iPad even without any Internet access. Here's a guide on how to use this handy feature.

Apple January 24, 2017

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