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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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Google Maps now shows how crowded and delayed your bus will be

Google Maps now shows how crowded and delayed your bus will be

Google has updated Google Maps with new features that make life easier for users who rely on public transportation. The transportation and navigation app already provides details on trains and bus schedules, but the company acknowledges that these transit options aren't always running on time. To help with this, Google Maps now shows real-time traffic delays and predictions about how crowded the vehicles will be.

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Google Maps will start showing users welcome offers from stores

Google Maps will start showing users welcome offers from stores

Google has introduced an update to its 'Google My Business' tools, adding multiple improvements that help business owners attract users and, as a result, enhance the experience for Google Maps users looking for new destinations. The update increases Google Maps' competition with Facebook Pages, improving the user experience and adding welcome offers for new business followers.

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Google Maps will soon show natural disasters like it does traffic

Google Maps will soon show natural disasters like it does traffic

Google is doing some good for the world with a system called "SOS alerts" - in Google Maps and Google Search, primarily. With this system, they're making an effort to warn drivers about potential hazards on the road and nearby - in real time. This system will be live in Google Maps quite soon - and redirection will be here later this summer.

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Google Maps on-screen speedometer will warn you if you’re speeding

Google Maps on-screen speedometer will warn you if you’re speeding

Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world but, for some, Waze was the one that changed the way we drive around. Of course, Google owns Waze so it's no surprise that some driving-related features have eventually come to the main Maps app. The latest is the inclusion of a speedometer right at the corner of Google Maps screen which could help drivers, or their passengers, notice how fast they might be going.

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Google Maps uses AI to highlight most popular restaurant meals

Google Maps uses AI to highlight most popular restaurant meals

Weeks after the category first started appearing for some users, Google has officially unveiled a new Google Maps feature: popular dishes. The app now shows a restaurant's most popular menu items, making it easier for prospective customers to get an idea of what the location offers. The feature is powered by machine learning and involves existing user reviews.

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Google Search, Maps, and Assistant now all help you find food delivery

Google Search, Maps, and Assistant now all help you find food delivery

Finding something to eat is difficult enough without having to browse through the various services that would like to deliver it to you. There are a lot of them these days too, so Google is trying to streamline the food delivery process by surfacing new features in Search, Maps, and Assistant when you look for food, hopefully decreasing the time between that initial search and when it shows up at your door.

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