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Google Maps narrows Waze gap with broader incident reporting

Google Maps narrows Waze gap with broader incident reporting

Google Maps keeps borrowing features from Waze, and latest to be bundling into the navigation software is an easy way to report road hazards and other events directly from the iPhone app. The new feature allows Google Maps users on iOS to report crashes they pass, along with speed traps and traffic slowdowns, straight from their phone.

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Google Maps rolls out voice guidance for walking trips in US and Japan

Google Maps rolls out voice guidance for walking trips in US and Japan

Google Maps is getting a new feature that helps blind and visually impaired individuals better navigate using voice guidance. The feature is offered for walking routes in Google Maps, offering detailed information about things like risky intersections, whether the user is still on the correct path, when they are re-routed down a different path, and more.

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Google rolls out Incognito Mode for Maps, password checkup tool

Google rolls out Incognito Mode for Maps, password checkup tool

Google today began rolling out a host of new features for various apps centered around security and privacy. One of the biggest launches is undoubtedly that of Incognito Mode in Google Maps. Incognito Mode for Google Maps was first revealed back in May, so users have been waiting on this particular feature for several months at this point.

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Google Maps incognito mode may finally be rolling out really soon now

Google Maps incognito mode may finally be rolling out really soon now

Google revealed many things at I/O 2019 last May but, as typical, not all of them have materialized just yet. Of course, those may still happen in due time, and it seems that Google is indeed taking its sweet time for others. It was still back in May when Google announced a privacy feature for Maps but it seems that it will still be quite a while before Google Maps' incognito mode rolls out to all.

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Pokemon GO Adventure Sync Nearby: How to catch them all

Pokemon GO Adventure Sync Nearby: How to catch them all

Today we're looking at the newest feature in Pokemon GO: Adventure Sync: Nearby. This system works with technology similar to that of Pokemon GO's always-on GPS tracking for Pokemon Eggs and Buddy Pokemon walking for Candy. The big difference comes in the Pokemon that send up flags for the user - it's not the same for each Pokemon trainer. Instead, this system flags Pokemon that you don't already have in your Pokedex!

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Google Maps adds ridesharing and bikes to transit directions

Google Maps adds ridesharing and bikes to transit directions

Google Maps and, later, Waze have changed the way we navigate through roads and streets but another revolution also changed the way we travel. While it's not unusual for many to take multiple modes of transportation on a single trip, nowadays some people prefer to cover that last mile with less conventional means, like two-wheeled bicycles and the even more recent ridesharing system. Fortunately, Google Maps is now adapting to the latest trends and will inform users of such options when trying to find their way to their destination.

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Google Maps magical Live View opens to iOS this week

Google Maps magical Live View opens to iOS this week

This week the folks at Google responsible for the newest magical features in Google Maps expand availability of Live View. This is an augmented reality feature that, until now, was only available for testing by Google insiders, Local Guides, and the Pixel community. Now they're pushing the feature to Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit.

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Google Maps just added your favorite lost Trips features

Google Maps just added your favorite lost Trips features

From the ashes of Google Trips rises a set of new features for Google Maps, it would appear. Of course, we knew that these features were on the way, as Google said that it would implement much of Trips' functionality in Maps and Search when it decided to sunset the app. Essentially, then, it seems that the decision to shut down Trips was made in part to consolidate functionality among Google's lineup of apps.

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Google Maps finally lets you view your lists just the way you like it

Google Maps finally lets you view your lists just the way you like it

Even though GPS navigation has been around for years, it was really Google Maps that changed the way we got around. It also changed the way we planned our trips, vacations, or even just a friends' night out. Still, there are a few things Google Maps could do better, especially in makings personal and shared lists more helpful. Fortunately, some of those are finally rolling out to the aap little by little.

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Pokemon GO new Appraisal System Chart and Guide, plus a glitch!

Pokemon GO new Appraisal System Chart and Guide, plus a glitch!

There's a new set of updates in the mix today for Pokemon GO, and we've got a full rundown here for you - including a chart for the new Appraisal System! The Appraisal System Update for July 2019 changes the way we use the game to gain deeper insight into each Pokemon. Since the beginning of Pokemon GO, there've been 3rd-party apps that've gone the extra mile in identifying IV numbers in Pokemon, thereby showing their literal range and spot in that range. Finally, three years later, Niantic just baked that functionality into the game.

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Google Maps brings bikesharing feature to 24 major cities

Google Maps brings bikesharing feature to 24 major cities

Bikesharing is more popular than ever thanks to the combination of low prices and wide availability. Google is making it easier to find these bikesharing options using Google Maps, which now supports showing bikesharing stations and availability in a total of 24 cities across 16 countries. The feature was previously available in New York City.

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Pokemon GO iOS hacks with Android tip

Pokemon GO iOS hacks with Android tip

So you've been playing Pokemon GO for a few days and you're already ready to start to take the easy route, right? What do you do in the year 2019? You act very, very carefully. Because here in the year 2019, Niantic is not only watching out for cheaters, they're banning them with no holds barred. They've gone nuclear, so to speak.

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