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How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

How is Google Maps ‘traffic alerts’ better than current ‘traffic conditions’?

By 26 May 2015

Google Maps has been offering "traffic conditions" within its app for sometime now. While those different road colours showed traffic, like red for congested, the latest "traffic alerts" does even more. Previously it was possible to see if there was traffic... >>

Google Map Maker editing put on hold as the big G struggles to keep up

Google Map Maker editing put on hold as the big G struggles to keep up

By 12 May 2015

Google Map Maker, which lets the public edit Google Maps, has been disabled officially. Google has issued a statement making it clear that allowing the public to edit Google Maps is proving to be a problem. It claims this is a matter of resources since... >>

Everything Lego is awesome! Including Lego Google Street View

Everything Lego is awesome! Including Lego Google Street View

By 12 May 2015

Lego is awesome, this is true. Making real world things into Lego versions is awesome too, just look at Lego Star Wars or the Lego Simpsons house. And now we have a Lego version of Google Street View, Lego Brick View, that turns areas on a map into Lego,... >>

Android found taking a leak on Apple logo in Google Maps

Android found taking a leak on Apple logo in Google Maps

By 24 April 2015

The usually cute Android character has been spotted on Google Maps micturating on the Apple logo. The urinating Android was spotted by a friend of Team Android who pointed out this picture appears both in the desktop Google Maps as well as on mobile.... >>

Google joins the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster

Google joins the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster

By 21 April 2015

The most famous photograph purporting to show the Loch Ness Monster was published on 21 April 1934 in the Daily Mail. Known as Surgeon's Photograph (as reportedly the photographer Robert Kenneth Wilson was a gynaecologist), it showed the neck and head... >>

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

By 1 April 2015

Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google. The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning... >>

Find how delayed your train will be and another way home with Google Maps

Find how delayed your train will be and another way home with Google Maps

By 15 December 2014

Google has added a new feature to its Google Maps app that includes real time data from National Rail in the UK to inform passengers of any delays or cancellations to their trains. Searching for public transport directions in the Google Maps app for Android... >>

Google Maps for Android and iPhone has a new look and integration with OpenTable and Uber

Google Maps for Android and iPhone has a new look and integration with OpenTable and Uber

By 5 November 2014

Google has given Google Maps for Android and iPhone what it described as a "fresh new design", but really, it's just material design. Google revealed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, and the web last June. It actually involved a new look,... >>

Nokia Here to launch on Android as Samsung Galaxy exclusive, will power Gear S maps too

Nokia Here to launch on Android as Samsung Galaxy exclusive, will power Gear S maps too

By 29 August 2014

Nokia has announced that its Here mapping app will be available as an Anroid beta app just for Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This news follows an announcement from yesterday, when Nokia said it had partnered with Samsung to also bring the Here app to Tizen-powered... >>

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

Now you can listen to Google Maps, with Amplifon's Sounds of Street View

By 25 August 2014

Google Street View will let you do everything from virtual time travel to spot the The Stig on Top Gear's test track. But now you can experience the panoramic Google Maps feature in true 3D, thanks to a third-party company that has provided an extra layer... >>