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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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Watch Ghostbusters World gameplay via Google Maps at GDC

Watch Ghostbusters World gameplay via Google Maps at GDC

Ghostbusters World is one of several games launched in collaboration with Google Maps API. Much like Pokemon GO, gamers use their phone to navigate the real world, watching their in-game character traverse an alternate reality according to their real-world GPS location. Today we've got some real-deal gameplay in pre-alpha mode courtesy of the folks behind the game Ghostbusters World.

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Google Maps adds wheelchair accessible transit routes in big cities

Google Maps adds wheelchair accessible transit routes in big cities

Google has updated Google Maps to include wheelchair accessible routes in transit, helping individuals with mobility problems get around. The routes are available for certain big cities and they're based around public transit, which is typically easier to use for individuals with wheelchairs and other mobility devices. These routes are available for cities around the world.

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Google Maps APIs just changed gaming forever

Google Maps APIs just changed gaming forever

Google Maps APIs Gaming was just announced for game developers around the world. With these keys to Google Maps, developers have access to the most vital component of the most successful mobile game in history: Pokemon GO. Before now, the only games that really, truly took hold of an entire planet of GPS-mapped coordinates were Niantic's own. Now, Google's opened their doors to the future of mobile gaming.

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Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario is unquestionably the most recognizable video game character in the world. Because of this, we often see Mario make the jump to mainstream promotions that exist outside the world of gaming. Today we're learning about where we'll see the plumber next, thanks to a new team up between Nintendo and Google Maps in celebration of Mario day.

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Disney Parks Hit Google Maps Street View

Disney Parks Hit Google Maps Street View

If you ever wanted to go to a Disney theme park without having to stand in long lines to see the park, Google has your answer. Google has announced that Disney Parks have come to Google Maps Street View giving you a walking level view of the parks and attractions. Google has 11 Disney Parks in its catalog.

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