Posts Tagged ‘Google Maps’

Have Apple CarPlay compatible in-dash system in your car? Want to use Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation while in CarPlay mode? Here’s a workaround of sorts to use Google Maps navigation with Apple CarPlay.

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Real-world test shows which popular iOS apps are guilty of unduly and negatively affecting iPhone battery life, and while some are quite obvious in hindsight, others are less glaring.

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Google has announced a major update to its Google Maps app for Android and iOS. The updated app adds full offline functionality not only for the maps, but also for navigation and business information lookup.

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Today sees the Google Maps app receive a new update, which adds some new features and fixes old ones but, most importantly, brings Google Maps to Apple Watch.

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Google Maps is one of those services offered by one of the world’s largest companies that we all take for granted. It’s been there for as long as we can remember and is always available. It has almost become a staple in our lives being so easily accessible via desktop and mobile devices through web access and Google’s own apps. Now in an effort to make Street View stand out from its parent app – Google Maps, the Mountain View based giant has released the feature as a standalone app. The app has been titled Street View on Google Maps for Google Play, with Google Street View being the title of choice for the App Store.

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Google has long had something of a P.R. problem as far as privacy is concerned, and while some of it can be labeled as people getting a little carried away with themselves, there is no doubt that the amount of information Google has about us makes it easy to be a little uncomfortable with it. With so much location data also being piped into Google via our smartphones, the company has a pretty good idea of where we are and what we are doing almost all of the time.

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If you happen to be an entirely addicted and overwhelmed Game of Thrones fan who has always wanted nothing more than to catapult yourself into the fictional world of Westeros then prepare to be overcome with absolute delight and sheer excitement. One diehard fan of the American fantasy drama, which of course, is set within the continents of Westeros and Essos, has taken the time to create a highly realistic-looking map of the continent of Westeros, based around an extremely familiar and aesthetically pleasing Google Maps style.

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Dubai is one of the most globalized cities of the world, and has already emerged as a top notch tourist destination. Housing some of the tallest buildings man can gaze upon, and today, you can glance at all that glory as the city has finally made its way to Google’s Street View.

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Only yesterday, we learned that Google Maps for iOS and Android would be the subject of a significant update, featuring, among other improvements, the all-new Material Design that the Big G is rolling out with Android 5.0 Lollipop. At the time of the announcement, Google stated that the new Maps would begin to trickle out within days, and as promptly as ever, the iOS portion of the update is now ready for download over at the App Store. So, if you want to enjoy a truly enhanced navigation experience, check out the details and download link after the break.

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Google’s Maps service is about as popular as its search engine these days, and as well as the Web service, the Big G has made a concerted effort to improve navigation for mobile users. Those rocking an Android nearly always get the better end of the updates as far is Google is concerned, but in recognizing that iOS users are still an important demographic as far as reach is taken into account, the Android maker has just announced a rather sizeable update for those on iPhone and iPad as well as users running its own mobile OS.

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Smartwatches and fitness bands are all the rage right now, with large companies like Fitbit, Nike and Motorola throwing their hats into the ring in an effort to be the device that sits on your wrist and monitors your movement or, in the case of the more adventurous devices, acts as an extension of your smartphone.

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Saving offline maps using Google’s famed Maps app has always been slightly tricky and tedious for those on iOS and Android, but thanks to a recent update, things just got a whole lot easier. Below, we’ll take you through each of the steps required for you to save offline maps using the freshly-bumped Google Maps 3.0 for iOS and 8.0 for Android.

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