Measure distances and areas easily with Maps Measure [App of the Day]

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Google Maps is good at a lot of things, but measuring individual distances isn’t one of them. Actually, if you want to measure a certain area or distance, it’s almost like pulling teeth. Maps Measure aims to help with that. This is a very simple app. Place a series of checkpoints on ...

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Google Maps adds Waze incidents in 46 new countries & territories

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Google and Waze today announced that incident reporting has come to the Google Maps app for 46 new countries and territories. Now you’ll have a clearer idea as to where accidents, road hazards, police, and other incidents are along your route. It’s unclear which areas are seeing the ...

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Get to navigation faster with Google Maps for Android

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Skip a few steps and get navigating much quicker! Select a place, then tap and hold on the transportation icon. This will automatically open voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation and you’ll be ready to go! Google

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Google working to create more obvious offline maps in Google Maps

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No longer relegated to a little known "trick", the offline maps feature will again be very obvious.

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Offers app and new Google Maps app for Android make it even easier to save on purchases

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Google seems to be making it easier than ever to save money. Today on their commerce blog, they mentioned that they have expanded the way users can discover offers to include browsing the web with a Google device, using their popular Offers app, or even through Google Maps. No more clipping ...

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Updated Google Maps comes to Android phones and tablets

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New and improved features come to the app; older features are moved to Google+.

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Google and Waze officially begin a happy life together

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This morning, Google was happy to announce via their blog the official marriage acquisition of Waze. Together, Google and Waze hope to help drivers get to and from their points of interest in a more pleasant and quicker fashion. According to their post this morning, the current Waze development ...

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List of Google’s April Fools Day Jokes

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Yes, today is April 1st and that means you’re advised to be on alert. There are plenty of opportunities to fool you… or at least attempt to fool you.  Google, as is their wont, will often put together a number of April Fools Day blog posts, announcements, and “new ...

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Google releases new Maps API for Android developers

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Google today announced an update to the Google Maps API which gives developers a better, more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android apps.  It will be easier than ever to insert vector-based maps into applications, according to Google. Launching today as part of Google Play ...

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Apple drops Google maps, opts for an in-house alternative

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  It was only a matter of time, folks. Apple has officially announced that they’re dropping Google Maps on their iDevices and going for something cooked up within their own walled garden walls. Big loss? That stands for debate, as Google Maps has never really run terrifically on iOS. ...

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TomTom to launch Android application this summer – again

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If you are a big fan of GPS applications, then I am sure you are familiar with TomTom. TomTom is one of the leading applications and it’s been around for a long time – but it’s still not available for Android, yet is for iOS. Back in 2009, TomTom made it clear that they are... ...

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Google Maps offline announced, coming to Android

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The big Google Maps event has gotten underway and it has already left a little something called mobile offline maps in its wake.  Google has today announced that future versions of Google Maps will give users access to offline maps and navigation features, providing essential map functions even ...

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Google to debut “next dimension” of Google Maps on June 6

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Google is planning to introduce the “next dimension” of Google Maps on Wednesday, June 6, where presumably we will see an updated or new version of Google Maps. What’s interesting here is Apple’s WWDC event is also around the corner, and Apple is reportedly planning to ...

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Google+ Local goes live with free Zagat integration

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New feature offers full Zagat ratings and recommendations as well as reviews from your friends.

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Google Maps 6.5 enhanced for Android 4.0, high-res displays

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Google today released a new version of their Google Maps for Android application.  Available in the Google Play Store immediately, version 6.5 sees enhancements for both Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices as well as those with high-resolution displays.  Or, if the case of the Galaxy Nexus, ...

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