Tag: google maps

Pacman on Google Maps

What is this? I recently read that our Ian posted an article about a Google Maps update now including the ability to share your location, so of course I went to try it. It’s something I’ve used in WhatsApp before, and in Google Latitude back when that was …

Voice Navigation “OK Google” coming to Google Maps 

  Are you an “OK Google” superuser? To be honest, I’m not. I keep forgetting that it’s there, but today Google has announced an update to the Google Maps app which I think that I will use and be an extremely useful addition. “OK Google” and voice commands …

Google Maps update brings WiFi only mode and save to SD card function.

I’ve been an Android user since my first T-Mobile G1 way back in 2008, and as such watched and used Google Maps through its iterations and updates: the introduction of free navigation, the ability to download certain area’s for offline use, etc etc, with each iteration making improvements …

Google Maps now introduces 3D Cardboard-friendly Street View

Remember my Cardboard Review? This low-cost VR headset is easy to construct and a proper fun gadget. Just drop your phone in the front, run the Google Cardboard app and off your go. You’re in a world of virtual reality and it’s not massively expensive, plus if you …

Google maps getting two slick updates

We gotta hand it to them Mountain View folk, and the way both the ecosystem and the apps keep evolving. Google Maps never used to be my go-to application for turn-by-turn directions (telmap M8 was my personal favourite), but the way they have been iterating has been phenomenal. …

Google buys Skybox

Remember those mini satellites we told you about? They’re about the size of a shoebox and whizz around space with fairly standard (compared to other satellites) technology inside. The company responsible for them is called SkyBox and Google were sniffing around them last time we covered the tech. …

Mini-satellites could bring live Google Maps views

Google Maps is something we’ve all used daily. The initial thrill of viewing our homes in the “satellite view” changed recently to the popular “street view”. However, actually getting those initial satellite views (many of which are actually supplemented with shots from planes) takes time. So step forward …

UK Transportation now comes to Google Maps

For some time now Google Maps has shown Transportation info for the USA. However, Google has now updated Great Britain too. You can now get directions for travel using public transportation. The app update is available now for iOS and Android, as well as on the web on …

Google I/O – Google Maps updated

Out with the old and in with the new. Of course Google should shed some love on their Maps application and its a rather interesting update indeed. They claim it’s “rebuilt from the ground up” with a lot of new features to give the locations you search some …

Coolsmartphone predicts……Google I/O

So the time is nearly upon us once again, Google is about to hold its annual developers conference, better known as Google I/O. This time last year at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, Google announced not only the Nexus 7 but also Android 4.2 (jellybean) and Google …

Google purposefully blocking Windows Phone users from Google Maps?

If you’ve got yourself a Windows Phone and try and browse onto Google Maps through your browser it just won’t work. Visiting the web version of Google Maps now redirects you to the main Google homepage. Google have explained this by saying that the mobile version of Google …

Google Maps for iOS – 10 million downloads in 48 hours!

Wowzers trousers. Google Maps has reportedly been downloaded for iOS more than 10 million times in 48 hours.That’s 5% of iOS 6 devices in under two days. Most impressive. Jamie and myself discussed the app briefly in this week’s podcast. In short, it’s great. It looks terrific and performs …

Google indoor maps now live for UK

If you’re a fan of Google Maps and use it for getting around, the great news is that Google have now turned on the new indoor mapping feature. There’s dozens of locations now indoor enabled here in the UK. The indoor mapping project is being updated all the …

Google Maps coming to iOS – now in alpha build?

  There has been much chagrin and consternation around the removal of Google maps from iOS. Reports of Apple’s new mapping app vary from excellent to useless and the outcry was enough to provoke a public apology from Apple and also contributed to the removal of Scott Forstall …

iOS gets StreetView in Google Maps Webapp

So… mapgate.  By now you’ll have read about the maps saga in iOS6. There have also been rumours of Google developing an iOS maps application for the app store, but that’s not here yet. To tide you over though, Google have enabled StreetView functionality to the Webapp, pictured …

Have Google already submitted an iOS6 Google Maps app?

After wide scale criticism of the iOS maps application, 9to5Mac is reporting that Google may have already submitted a Google Maps application to the app store. If true, the only question that remains is whether Apple will approve it. The ‘duplicating existing functionality’ clause really won’t wash anymore. There are …

UK Satellite images in iOS 6 – One word. Rubbish.

I, like a lot of you lovely intelligent people, live in the UK. Unfortunately, after watching TV ads showing cool new phone features, we can find that things don’t work quite so well here in Blighty. Mapping on the iPhone and iPad has changed in iOS 6. Most …

Google Maps, now taking you around the Underground too

Google Maps has just been updated and now includes public transport directions. Available for iOS, Blackberry and Anddoid it’ll even get you around the tube with Transit Navigation (Beta). Find your destination, choose “Directions” and you’re off. If you’ve tried it to get around London by bus or …

Google Maps for Android has a few new features.

You may have noticed that Google Maps for Android has been updated in the last day or so. Normally these updates do not add anything too exciting. This update however has added a couple of features that make this an essential app for travelling around. First of all …

Google Maps Updated – Track your movements

Google Maps has reeived another update. Version 5.0.3 introduces History for Latitude. Until now Latitude has helped you see where your friends and family are located but now you can see just how long you spend in certain areas. Other extras include the ability to add your own …