Google Maps

Google Maps is a navigation app developed by Google. It provides functionality for getting directions, street-level viewing of locations, real-time location tracking, and satellite viewing.

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  • Artist fakes Google Maps traffic jam with 99 phones

    Google Maps changed GPS navigation forever, in part by making it accessible to everyone, in part by helping provide accurate traffic reports. Well, maybe not always accurate, if artist Simon Weckert has any say. Weckert managed to fool Google Maps into reporting non-existent traffic ...

  • Google Maps' new Incognito mode comes to iOS

    Google normally keeps a record of your rough location, which can be handy if you want to remember a place you've visited recently, or get restaurant recommendations, but kind of creepy at other times. The company recently introduced an Incognito Mode in Google Maps to assuage your ...

  • Google Maps will now 'speak' the name of a place in the local language

    Google Maps has been my hero and savior many times I traveled abroad – or even in India where I don't speak the local language. It's not always perfect, however. While the app might help me get near the place, I often have a hard time locating it, and I end up roaming around ...

  • How to turn on incognito mode in Google Maps

    Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. By default, Google Maps stores your location history so you can keep track of places you've visited. This is helpful when you want to remember ...

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