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Google Maps’ New Time Travel Bars Make Planning Road Trips Easier Than Ever

There are quite a few different apps on the Play Store for turn-by-turn navigation and mapping services, but few are quite as feature-rich as Google Maps. Maps has seen a number of new additions here and there throughout its life, and it appears that Google has now added yet another toy for us to play...

Google Maps Updates its Local Guides Program With A New Points System And More Levels

Google's Local Guides program has over 30 million contributors. They upload numerous photos of shops or restaurants to earn points. You can find some of the shots and reviews in Google Maps, for example. Google is now updating the program with new levels and is now offering new ways to earn points so you can...

[Update: Real-time Location Sharing] Google Maps v9.49 beta Finally Remembers your ‘Avoid Tolls’ Preference and Saves your Parking Location

Google apps get minor point updates on a nearly daily basis, so most of the time when a new update is released on our devices we don't bat an eyelid. Hence, normally we generally don't what changes with minor updates to Google apps, because they happen so often that usually there's nothing really interesting to...

PSA: Starting Google Maps Navigation via Voice Can Randomly Start it Later Too

Lately, many people have been noticing a bug that happens when they start Google Maps' navigation mode via a voice command. Once they're done, they will press the home button, but then find the Google Maps application will randomly launch at a later point and attempt to resume the process. We're seeing reports about this issue...

Google Maps Starts Showing Parking Availability

According to Android Police, Google Maps seems to be rolling out a new feature that allows users to show parking information at a location. The extra feature seems to be part of the latest Google Maps v9.44 beta update to the application. The parking information shows up as small round "P" icon next to your destination,...

Using Google Maps in a Third World Country

https://youtu.be/Ui6RSejqX3Q Nothing is more annoying than when Google Maps gives you the wrong directions, lists incorrect business hours, or doesn't have updated street view photos. Of course, these are just everyday problems For Rawad who lives in Lebanon. Rawad took us for a drive to show us what it's like using Google Maps in a third world...

Google Maps v9.43.2 Update Integrates Ridesharing Service Uber

Whether it be to avail promotional discounts on whichever service is offering one currently, or it be to look for lower surge pricing, or simply for checking which provider has the nearest cab: a lot of us rely on information from multiple apps to get the best deal for our needs. Google Maps v9.43.2 brings...

Automatically Avoid Tolls in Google Maps with Tasker

I love getting around on my bicycle. Thanks to Google Maps, finding the destination and arriving there on time has never been an issue for me. There are a few caveats though if you are a cyclist: I’m a roadie. Me and bike paths are not friends. I stick to roads, I don’t feel comfortable...

XDA Friday 7/1/16

  Check out the links below to learn more about these top stories. Android N Officially Named Android Nougat Specifications Emerge of the Second HTC-built Nexus “Marlin” Keeping Earth up to date and looking great Amazon Discounts the Moto G4 for Amazon Prime Members… by Including Bloatware and Ads Subscribe to our YouTube channel for a recap of the news every...

Google Maps Will Soon Allow You to Share Your ETA, Add a Shortcut to Routine Destinations, and Create a Map of Your Location History

Although many of Google's first-party applications were given a nice update over the course of Google I/O, Google Maps was not one of them. There was a minor update that shipped with the new Android N developer preview which allowed you to see your contacts on Maps and to share your contributions, but apart from that...

Top 5 Google Maps Tips – XDA TV

When he's not destroying innocent phones, XDA TV Host Ronald spends his time exploring. Exploring the world can be a dangerous task. You shouldn't leave the house without knowing your way around Google Maps! With so many amazing features there will be a few that go unnoticed. In this video Ronald explores the top five...

Google Maps No Longer Requires Storage Permission

With the advent of permissions management in Android Marshmallow, more users will (hopefully) begin scrutinizing the permissions requested by the applications they use. Why in the world would a flashlight app require access to my text messages? Obviously it doesn't, but many users put their trust into Google curating the Play Store to prevent malicious apps...
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