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Google Maps update adds filters for finding takeout and delivery food

Google Maps update adds filters for finding takeout and delivery food

Google has pushed out another Maps update that makes things easier for businesses and consumers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. With this update, Google Maps features two new search filters: Delivery and Takeout. Both are related to food, of course, helping users figure out which restaurants in their city are still taking food orders. The feature is live on mobile.

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Google Maps lets shops share info about COVID-19 changes

Google Maps lets shops share info about COVID-19 changes

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has impacted a number of companies, some of which have been forced to change their hours or certain business operations as a result. Communicating these changes to their customers can be tricky, but here to help is Google Maps. According to Google, businesses can add changes and other adjustments to their profiles.

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Google Maps gets a makeover for its 15th birthday

Google Maps gets a makeover for its 15th birthday

Google Maps is turning 15 years old today, and to celebrate, Google is rolling out an update for the app on iOS and Android. First and foremost, this update gives Google Maps something of a makeover by organizing "everything you need" into five different tabs that appear in a quick access bar at the bottom of the app. Those tabs are Explore, Community, Saved, Contribute, and Updates.

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Google Maps Hacks shows how 99 phones can change traffic flow

Google Maps Hacks shows how 99 phones can change traffic flow

Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world but its influence actually goes beyond just locating and navigating. A whole flood of new businesses, experiences, and mentalities have grown up around the ability to zoom and pan around more than just a digital version of a map. But, as the cliché goes, with great power comes great responsibility, and one "hack" showed just how easy it was to game Google's system and literally change the flow.

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Google Maps update brings new Timeline to iOS

Google Maps update brings new Timeline to iOS

Assuming you have Location Services and Location History turned on, you can access a Timeline of your activity in Google Maps on iOS. The company has pushed out an update to this feature, adding new tabs for things like "World" and "Places." With these, users can quickly access the places and cities they've visited, as well as pulling up a view with convenient cards for browsing all the countries they've traveled to.

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Huawei to replace Google Maps with TomTom

Huawei to replace Google Maps with TomTom

Although matters have been quieter on that front, Huawei remains barred from accessing many US products critical to its smartphone business. It hasn't stopped trying to look for key apps and services to replace its dependence on Google's popular software. The latest piece to be replaced is Google Maps which has now become the go-to service for location and navigation and the Chinese OEM has just closed a deal with Dutch mapping company TomTom exactly for that purpose.

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Google Maps can now search by plug when looking for EV charging stations

Google Maps can now search by plug when looking for EV charging stations

Can you imagine a world where each appliance company used its own proprietary plug? While plugs do differ between countries and regions, they are mostly standardized across all products. Sadly, that's not the case with electric cars which are still in their infancy stage. Fortunately, Google Maps continually makes it easier for EV owners to find charging stations, particular the ones that have sockets compatible with their brand.

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Google Maps gets Incognito mode on iOS and new bulk delete tool

Google Maps gets Incognito mode on iOS and new bulk delete tool

Google has announced the arrival of an important feature in Google Maps for iOS, mirroring the same feature already made available to Android users: Incognito mode. With this, Google Maps users can bar the app from remembering certain trips and searches, preventing them from being stored in the user's Google account. There is a potential downside to Incognito mode, however.

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Google Maps may soon offer walking routes that avoid shady paths

Google Maps may soon offer walking routes that avoid shady paths

A recent APK teardown reveals what may be the latest feature to launch in Google Maps, one that focuses on providing users with routes that include brightly lit paths. The navigation app is likely best known for its driving instructions, but the app also includes options for walking and cycling routes. These routes may include unfamiliar places, including ones with little or no lighting.

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Google Maps adding options to flatten 3D buildings, pay for EV charging

Google Maps adding options to flatten 3D buildings, pay for EV charging

Next to Search, Google Maps is one of those services that's easy to take for granted these days but has had a world-changing impact in how we get around. It's far from perfect, of course, but Google hasn't yet stopped making the experience as effortless and as pleasant as possible. In fact, a few major features have come or are still coming to Maps' Android app that's geared to make life easier, especially for drivers of electric cars.

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Google Maps test lets users follow top Local Guides around the world

Google Maps test lets users follow top Local Guides around the world

Google is making it easier for Google Maps users to find interesting places by allowing them to follow popular Local Guides, the company has announced. The new feature is described as a pilot that will take place in a number of major cities around the world, including Osaka, Mexico City, New York City, Bangkok, London, and more.

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Google Maps and Google Translate work together to make trips less stressful

Google Maps and Google Translate work together to make trips less stressful

Google gets a lot of flak when it comes to privacy and monopolistic practices but it remains unchallenged because of the almost indispensable services and products it provides. Google Maps has long changed the way we get around places, both locally and abroad, while Google Translate grows more accurate and helpful every year. Now Google is bringing these two products closer together to save you from the most harrowing travel experience: trying to get around a foreign country.

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