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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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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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