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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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Google Maps users can now easily edit their public profiles

Google Maps users can now easily edit their public profiles

Google has pushed out a Google Maps update that enables users to edit their public profiles from the mobile app, offering more control over what other users see when they take a look at your page. The new management option gives users control over their profile picture and their bio, as well as offering a look at whether they're a Local Guide and how many points they have, among other things.

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What if Pokemon GO suddenly ended?

What if Pokemon GO suddenly ended?

What would you do if Niantic closed their doors tomorrow, and there was no more Pokemon GO? That's a question I had to ask a friend recently when they voiced concerns that Pokemon GO used to be fun, but more recently felt more like an obligation. This is the overarching issue with video games in general, but doubly so when the entirety of said game is played on servers at some remote location: After it's done, what's left?

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Google Maps is making it easier to find major landmarks on mobile

Google Maps is making it easier to find major landmarks on mobile

Google Maps is making it easier for users to find landmarks in the cities they're visiting via the addition of small bubbles featuring structure icons. The new landmark bubbles can be found for major destinations in cities around the world, such as for the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Users are seeing the new icons on both iOS and Android versions of the Google Maps app.

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Google Maps Incognito Mode is finally rolling out now on Android

Google Maps Incognito Mode is finally rolling out now on Android

Google Maps has become an almost indispensable tool in navigating the world and it has become the go-to solution when trying to locating unfamiliar places. More often than not, however, people probably don't like it if it happens the other way around, with Maps and, therefore, Google, being able to locate and track your activities. Just like in web browsers, Google promised at I/O 2019 back in May that it will be providing an Incognito Mode for Google Maps. Five months later, it's finally happening, at least for Android users.

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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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