Google Street View has long been a staple of Google Maps, allowing you to explore an area as if you were there. It’s incredibly useful for looking for business, orienting yourself, getting a sense of parking in an area, or even just looking around for the heck of it. And now, Street View gets its ... Read More »
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Good news, friends! It’s now super easy to send location information, complete with directions, from Google Maps on your desktop to your phone or tablet. When you select a location on desktop Google Maps, a “Send to device” button will be available under the location and hours of the place that you’ve selected. You can ... Read More »
Railroad crossings in the United States have seen an increase in accidents recently, and so in an attempt to combat this issue, the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) is getting a bit of help from Google Maps.
Soon, Google Maps will gain location information on both public and private highway railroad crossings across the United States. ... Read More »
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It’s always exciting when Google pushes updates to its apps that include new features, and right now it’s Maps that’s on the receiving end of some new feature-y goodness.
Google Maps is probably the best means of navigation of all time (except maybe a rally co-driver), but it has a major downside that people have been complaining about for a long time. You need a data connection for navigation, and the offline mode is tough to use and only works with the basic map ... Read More »
Not long ago, an image was found in Google Maps of our favorite mascot urinating onto an Apple logo. This of course wasn’t an official Google Easter egg, but a joke put into Maps using Map Maker. It was a tool for users to help improve Google Maps, ... Read More »
In case your day got started on the wrong foot, here’s a bit of tech humor to lighten things up. A humorously odd Easter egg has been found in Google Maps, one that includes a picture of the Android logo relieving itself right onto Apple’s logo. The addition likely came from a rogue Googler, and ... Read More »
Remember that feature that Google introduced last week that let you locate your lost Android phone just by typing “find my phone” into a search box? Well now El Goog has added another Android-specific feature to its search bar.
If you navigate to Google and type “send directions” into the ... Read More »
Google has announced that Google Maps for Android now supports viewing and use of My Maps within Google Maps. My Maps is a Google creation that allows you to create, share and view custom maps that you or others have created. The feature has been extremely handy to ... Read More »
Heads up, Android developers, because Google just announced a new version of Google Play services with some spiffy updates for several Google apps.