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Demolition Company Tears Down Wrong House, Employee Blames Google Maps

Lindsay Diaz and Alan Cutter were the proud owners of two halves of a duplex in Rowlett, Texas. Sadly it had been damaged by tornadoes over Christmas, but it was ready to be repaired so things were looking up. Then a demolition company tore it down by accident.


Melbourne Is Getting Public Transport Information On Google Maps From Today

Commuters in Melbourne can now use Google Transit to make planning their journey around the city, thanks to a collaboration with Public Transport Victoria. Information about stops, routes and schedules for Melbourne buses, coaches, trams and trains will now be available on Google Maps.


Google's Apps Have A New Aussie Voice

Not only will the accent be familiar, but the Google app’s new voice has place-name pronunciation for Google Maps and local colloquialisms for reminders down pat. It will even reveal the mysterious history of the drop bear.


Google Maps's Next Trick: Working Out Your Destination Without Asking

Google Maps might know the local traffic better than me, but for short trips around town, I can’t be bothered to turn it on. But thanks to the latest update to Maps on Android, I don’t have to.


Send Maps From Your Desktop To Your Mobile Device

Many of us go through the process of looking up a route on a desktop or laptop and then switching to a phone for the actual journey. Apple and Google are wise to this process because sending directions from one platform to another is way easier than you think. Here’s how to do it.


Real-Time Traffic Cameras Could Make Me Actually Use Bing Maps

Yes, Bing Maps does still exist, and thanks to a brand-new update, you might even have a reason to use it again.


Use This Handy App To Find What's Open Around You

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to have just one more beer, you need a late-night store that sells cough syrup, or you want to do something productive in the early hours of the morning, Wotsopen can tell you which places are open for business near your location.


In Case You Want To Prowl Around Japan From The Point Of View Of A Cat 

We have the technology, and the time is now: We can roam alleyways from a cat’s POV.


Add A Widget Shortcut On Android To Get Home With Just One Tap

If you’re a Google Maps user on Android you can set up customised 1×1 widgets on the home screen that will give you directions straight home from wherever you happen to be. The setup process also gives us an excuse to check out the new Maps app interface Google has rolled out over the last couple of days, so let’s dive right in.


Leave Reviews On Google Maps For Better Advice On Where To Go Next

The last time you visited a restaurant, hotel, bar or kids’ fun park, did you bother to leave a review on Google Maps? Doing so is about more than just giving other visitors an idea of what to expect — it also lets Google give you more customised recommendations of where to visit next.


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