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10 Tricks To Make Yourself A Google Maps Master

Google Maps has been available for more than 10 years now, and since its launch, a huge swatch of features and functions have been added to the service. Are you sure you know all of them? Here are our favourite tips and tricks for getting more out of Google’s mapping service.


Meet The Guys Who Cracked Pokemon GO Wide Open

I’m in the back of a Gregory’s Coffee in New York’s midtown across from Dronpes and flanked by Moots7, who are careful to tell me as little about themselves as possible. From what I can gather Moots works in finance and comes from rural Colorado, while Dronpes is a developer at a tech company, hard-working with a cautious, controlling streak. Both are tall, stubbly white guys in their late 20s — the right age to have fond memories of the first generation Pokemon games. Six months ago they embarked on creating The Silph Road, a project that has become the Pokemon GO player’s bible.


Pokemon GO Is About To Overtake Snapchat And Google Maps

Pokemon GO has been taking over our lives for a week already, but there are no signs of mercy. First it beat Tinder, but the hookup app was just small fish. The game’s daily active users have already skyrocketed to 21 million and look likely to overtake Snapchat and Google Maps.


Google Maps Gets A High-Res Satellite Photo Update

Have you taken a look at the terrain view in Google Maps recently? It’s prettier than ever, with updated imagery from the USGS Landsat 8 satellite showing truer colours and more detail, with a new algorithm searching through a petabyte — 1000 terabytes, 1,000,000 gigabytes — of imaging data for cloud-free photos.


Google Maps Driving Mode Is Your Essential In-Car AI

You’re probably used to getting turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps, but there’s also a pretty-well-hidden Driving Mode just for… well, driving. It alerts you to traffic problems, directs you to nearby gas pumps and stores, and is useful for those times when you already know your route or don’t even have a destination in mind.


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.


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