Google Search, Lens, and Maps get new features to make your pandemic life easier
Busyness information will now be shown directly on Google Maps without even searching for a place, and while on the move as well.
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Google Assistant and Search get new features to help voters
If performing a web search sounds like a hassle, a simple “Hey Google, where do I vote?” voice query will be enough to get you started.
Live View in Google Maps now tells you about nearby landmarks, improves location pinning
Live View can now be started from the transit tab too, while Location Sharing with Live View enabled is coming to non-Pixel devices as well.
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Google Maps adds a COVID layer feature to tell if an area is safe for traveling
Google Maps COVID layer will show a 7-day average of new COVID cases per 100,000 people in an area, and if the numbers are going up or down.
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Pocketnow Daily: Apple Already Working on a FOLDING iPhone? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new foldable phone from Apple, the design of the OnePlus Watch, and more.
You can now get Google Maps on your Apple Watch, Apple One confirmed
The Google Maps app is now available, once again for download in your Apple Watch, and a new Apple One bundle service may be on its way
Google Maps will now show real-time boundaries of a wildfire
Google Maps and Search will show users the real-time wildfire map, name and location of the affected area and resources from local emergency agencies.
Google Maps gets more colorful to better depict natural features of a region
Google Maps will soon show the accurate shape and width of a road to scale, the exact layout of sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian islands as well.
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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone Sales to FALL if WeChat is Banned? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about how a possible WeChat ban could affect iPhone sales, TikTok actions against Trump’s ban, and more.
Google Maps and Search listings now show a Black-owned business attribute
The attribute is identifiable by a round icon with three rust-toned lines running diagonally across it and a black heart in the middle.
Google Maps adds new features to prepare you for life in the pandemic era
In Google Maps, users can now see COVID-19 restrictions and resulting transport disruptions, guidelines for medical facilities, and a station’s crowdedness.
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Google Maps introduces Plus Codes to make location sharing easier
Plus Codes are six-digit codes derived from the latitude and longtitude coordinates of your current location, and act as a global digital address.
Google Maps makes it easier to find takeout and delivery restaurants nearby
Tapping on either tag will pull up a list of restaurants that let you order a takeout and joints that will deliver to your doorstep.
Pocketnow Daily: Apple’s ENTIRE 2020 Line-Up to go ALL OUT on Specs?!(video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new 5G enabled iPad Pros from Apple, the new Sony Xperia 1.1, Android 11 teasers and more
There’s a video of Google Maps working on the Microsoft Surface Duo
The Microsoft Surface Duo is supposed to arrive in this years holiday season, but we can already see how it will interact with Google Maps
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Google Maps to soon show you how brightly streets are lit
A recent teardown of Google Maps v10.31.0 beta reveals that the company is planning on adding another layer to the application, called “Lighting”.
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Google Maps updated with additional voice guidance for visually impaired
Google is celebrating World Sight Day by updating its Maps application and adding features aimed to help legally blind and vision impaired users.
Google Maps gets new features to help put during times of crisis
Google is continuing to improve its Google Maps offering by adding more and more features. The latest set aims to help out during times of crisis.
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Google Maps adds on-screen speedometer
If you are a Google Maps user, you should be able, in certain regions, to use the on-screen speedometer, if the one in your car is broken.
Google shows restaurants’ popular dishes in Google Maps for Android
Google Maps is getting another functionality making it even smarter by showing popular dishes in restaurants to make your order easier.
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Google Maps speed trap and speed limit alerts start rolling out
Google Maps users in several regions around the world could soon start seeing speed trap and speed limit warning on their apps.
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You can now order food using Google Search, Maps or Assistant
When you search for a restaurant using Google Search or Maps, for select partners, Google has added an Order Online button for food delivery.
Some Google Maps users on Android can create public events
A new feature has been spotted and it is rolling out to a handful of Android users where they can create Google Maps events.
Google Maps AR navigation soon rolling out to some users
The Google Lens-powered Google Maps AR navigation feature will soon roll out to a handful of users, according to the company.
Crash and speed trap reports coming to Google Maps?
A limited number of users are seeing a Report button in Google Maps which allows people to report incidents such as crashes.