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Google Datally data-saving app gets wifi map, guest mode and more

Google Datally data-saving app gets wifi map, guest mode and more

Late last year, Google released a data-saving app called Datally that helps users understand and manage where their mobile data is being used. The company has announced an update to the app today, one that brings in four new major features, including a WiFi map that helps users find available wireless networks near them.

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Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings [Updated]

Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings [Updated]

Google Maps users can no longer use the app to book a ride with Uber, with the option quietly disappearing from both the Android and iOS versions of the mapping app. The change means that, in the US at least, only Lyft is integrated as a route option when using Google Maps for directions.

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Google Maps quick access buttons appear for some users

Google Maps quick access buttons appear for some users

Google Maps is the navigation app of choice for many people, but it's not always the easiest to navigate. Given that Maps is used for driving, you need to be able to access your primary destinations quickly, and that's where quick access buttons come in. These buttons are overlaid directly onto the home screen and pull up directions with a single tap.

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iOS 12 CarPlay is getting Google Maps and Waze

iOS 12 CarPlay is getting Google Maps and Waze

If the iPhone's CarPlay had one infuriating limitation, it's been Apple's lock-down on third-party apps, but some of the most frequently-requested are finally making an appearance. Announced at the WWDC 2018 keynote today, the good news is that apps like Google Maps and Waze are coming to the dashboard.

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Jurassic World Alive APK download live (Pokemon GO for dinosaurs)

Jurassic World Alive APK download live (Pokemon GO for dinosaurs)

Today Jurassic World Alive went live - and it seems like it doesn't matter who you are, you can play. This game was made much in the same way the game Pokemon GO came about. It's based on Google Maps, using the smartphone of the user as an avatar to move around the world - and capture Dino DNA.

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Google Maps just gave iPhone users a fun UI treat

Google Maps just gave iPhone users a fun UI treat

Google Maps is adding a cute new interface tweak, though right now only those using the iOS version for iPhone and iPad will be able to play with it. The new Google Maps for iOS is getting a customizable navigation icon, for those bored of the traditional blue arrow that shows where you currently are on the map.

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Google Maps is about to get personal: all the new features coming soon

Google Maps is about to get personal: all the new features coming soon

Google Maps is about to be revamped with a more personal experience, Google has revealed, helping users figure out where to eat, where to stop for drinks, and more. The company aims to eliminate the current seemingly endless scrolling involved with "recommended restaurants," replacing it with faster, smarter suggestions. In coming months, users will see a new Explore tab and more.

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Pokemon GO Fest 2018 and a new Ditto tip

Pokemon GO Fest 2018 and a new Ditto tip

This morning we've come into possession of a new bit of knowledge on the current state of Pokemon GO. Apparently people are looking for Ditto - or are STILL looking for Ditto since the first appearance of this blob-like Pokemon. Not only do we know the current most likely Pokemon in which Ditto might appear, we've got word of a new Pokemon GO Fest 2018!

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Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo is baking Google Assistant, Maps and Android apps into its next cars

Volvo plans to bake Google Maps, the Google Assistant, and other services into its dashboards, offering the functionality regardless of the type of smartphone drivers might have. The new feature was announced on the eve of Google I/O 2018, the search giant's annual developer event.

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Google just gave free movie tickets to Local Guides

Google just gave free movie tickets to Local Guides

Free movie tickets, just in time for Avengers: Infinity War, just what the doctor ordered. That's what Google made real this week via Google Maps Local Guides. "Just in time for some of the season's biggest movies," said Google, "we've teamed up with Atom to get you a free movie ticket. Use the app to redeem your perk by June 3, 2018."

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Where’s Waldo? invades Googles Maps for April Fools’ Day

Where’s Waldo? invades Googles Maps for April Fools’ Day

Today is the day that most internet users know to be wary of what they see and read: the dreaded April Fools' Day. Fortunately Google is back again this year with another of its creative, harmless gags, this time centered on Google Maps. None other than Waldo of the classic Where's Waldo puzzle books has come to the mapping service, inviting users to play a mini game right in the mobile app or desktop browser.

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Google Play, Maps make it easier to find videos, places

Google Play, Maps make it easier to find videos, places

The problem with having a wealth of information at your fingertips is that, when it comes time to find a single piece of information, you have a needle in a haystack problem. Even more problematic when what you’re looking for isn’t even in English. In those cases, having a good search and retrieval system is just as important. Google, the king of search, is taking things one step further to save you time by suggesting when and where you can find things. In 39 languages even.

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