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Dark mode starts to (partially) show up in Google Maps

Dark mode has been slowly creeping up in most of Google’s apps. Sometimes we randomly get an update that adds dark mode, but sometimes we just see bits of the UI themed for dark elements without the full blown toggle happening. Google Maps looks like it’s next on the list, but it’s taking the latter […]

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‘Gears 5’ will add new modes and maps in its first six months

Now that Gears 5 is out the door, The Coalition and Microsoft are ready to preview what's next. They've outlined what you can expect in the first six months, and there shouldn't be a shortage of new material. The initial season ("Operation" in Gear…
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Google Maps on Android picks up a new feature from the desktop version

Google Maps has always had a pretty detailed, in-depth Street View layer when used on a desktop. Not only do you get more info out of it, but it’s simply easier to use. The Android version of the map still has Street View, but it’s always been a little tougher to see where it’s available […]

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Google Maps adds a city-themed ‘Snake’ game

Google has a habit of introducing goodies on April Fools that last long after the gags are over, and that isn't changing for 2019. The company has added a Snake game to Google Maps that lets you play the classic title themed around major cities. You'…
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Google Maps adds custom departure and arrival times to its Android app

By this point you’d think that every possible Google Maps feature would be integrated into the mobile app, but unfortunately there are still a few holdovers from the slightly more advanced desktop version of Google Maps. Google’s been working hard to close that gap, though, and another new feature is making its way to mobile, […]

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Candy Crush Friends Saga gains Santa Yeti, Christmas Maps, and other festive-themed content

If Candy Crush Friends Saga is the game you love to play, you’ll be happy to find out that there is a ton of festive-themed content dropping in the run-up to Christmas Day. The additional content includes customizable outfits for your favorite characters such as Yeti Santa or Misty Reindeer, Christmas maps, and the “Santa […]

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Google Maps’ location sharing now includes your battery life

When you share your location with a friend through Google Maps, they'll now be able to see how much battery life you have left exactly. Android Police first discovered hints of the new feature in a Google Maps beta for Android earlier this year, and…
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Material Design update for Google Maps is beginning a staged rollout

Google has been slowly redesigning most of their core apps with updated Material Design interfaces, and Google Maps is next up on the list. There have been a few Maps tweaks over the last few months hinting at this coming, and Google I/O more or less confirmed it, but it’s finally happening. The update is […]

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Google Maps will soon be your guide to food and entertainment around town

In the months ahead, Google Maps will be more than just turn-by-turn directions. It’ll be your one-stop virtual guide to the best places to eat and explore, anywhere in the world. Whether you’re meeting up with friends, hosting out-of-towners in your city or simply exploring someplace new, Google Maps will help you make quick decisions […]

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Google denies launching optimized version of Maps for China

Google's presence in China has increased marginally in recent times, but those excited about a rumoured optimized version of Maps for the country will be disappointed to learn the claims are untrue. Earlier this week Japan news site Nikkei reported t…
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Google Maps has an improved color scheme and new icons for easier navigation

Google Maps has a fresh coat of paint that makes navigation even easier. The driving, navigation, transit and explore maps now highlight relevant information in a clearer way. For example, gas stations will be better marked for navigation as will train stations for transit and so on. An updated color scheme and new icons will […]

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Florida Gov: Use Google Maps for real-time road closure updates

Google and Florida have teamed up to make Maps a much more useful resource for the state's evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Irma's arrival. Florida Governor Rick Scott has advised residents to use various apps and websites to help them n…
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Google Maps gets a ‘parking difficulty’ feature

Google is adding a new feature to Google Maps for Android to help users plan their hunt for a parking space when arriving at a destination. The new feature will provide information on parking difficulty at a destination in 25 metro areas in the U.S. The information will be provided via an icon to help […]

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Google shuts down Map Maker, to the chagrin of Google Maps trolls

Google has announced that it will shut down Map Maker, the tool that allowed any Google Maps user to contribute edits to the company’s Maps platform, in favor of its invite-only Local Guides program.

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Google’s new and improved Maps does away with the clutter to make finding places easier

Google’s rolling out an update to Maps that makes it easier to spot areas of interest and venues. Other new features include a Wi-Fi mode and public transit delay/cancellation notifications.

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Google Maps lets you change your home and work icons

The latest Google Maps update lets you change your home and work images into various different icons, from a dragon or a castle, to a windmill or a crane. The update should be available on Android now.

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Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it’s working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation — all without a data connection.

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