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Cars

Google Maps now shows EV owners which charging stations are occupied

Google has just beefed up its Maps app with extra data to help EV owners find the nearest charging station. Drivers can also find out about the number and types of ports available, and whether they're occupied.
Mobile

Google Maps’ incident reporting adds slowdown option for traffic jams

Google Maps is expanding its report button to include slowdowns for when traffic is at a crawl or has ground to a halt. Incident reports for accidents and speed traps landed on Google Maps at the start of this year.
Outdoors

Google Maps adds Lime bike and scooter feature to more cities globally

Google Maps recently added a handy feature that helps you find Lime bikes and scooters more easily. Following a limited launch, Google has now rolled it out to more than 80 cities globally.
Mobile

Find your way around Google Maps with these handy tips and tricks

How good are your navigation skills? We've got a delectable menu of Google Maps tips and tricks for you right here, to take the pain out of your trips. Go from newbie to mapping master and learn how to use Google Maps.
Computing

Got jokes? These Google Easter eggs will give them a run for their money

Google is known for playing pranks every year in April, but the fun doesn't stop there. The company's search engine is riddled with Easter eggs, and if you know where to look, they're not hard to find. Here are our favorites.
Computing

Google Earth spills the beans, reveals Taiwan’s secret military bases

Google Earth 3D Maps has spilled the beans on Taiwan's deepest secrets. The locations available in full three-dimensional detail include a facility which houses Patriot missiles and the country's National Security Bureau.
Android

Google Maps AR mode previewed, now in testing with small group of users

Google Maps AR mode is expected to launch to the public soon, as it has been rolled out to a small group of users for testing. The Wall Street Journal previewed the augmented reality feature.
Mobile

Google Maps will now help drivers stay within speed limits, avoid speed traps

Google Maps will now start showing speed limits and speed camera locations, so that drivers will not be flagged for speeding tickets. The new features arrive to the app years after they were introduced in Waze.
Android

Popular Android navigation apps are just Google Maps with ads, researcher says

A malware researcher found that 19 free Android navigation apps on the Google Play Store were nothing more than Google Maps, but with ads. One of the apps asked for a payment to remove the ads, while some of them presented security risks.
Outdoors

Google’s new Street View backpack offers better imagery in a lighter package

Higher-quality imagery is coming to Street View thanks to a new design for Google's Trekker backpack. The kit, which enables Street View to capture imagery from more places, has improved camera sensors and is lighter than before.
Outdoors

Google Maps makes it easier than ever to find a Lime bike or scooter

Google Maps has added a new feature that helps you find a Lime bike or scooter in just a few taps. The feature currently works in 11 U.S. cities served by Lime, with more coming next year.
Mobile

Google Maps makes reviews more useful with hashtag support

In its latest grab from the world of social media, Google Maps now supports hashtags in reviews for businesses. The feature currently works for Android only, though the hashtags can be added to old reviews as well as new ones.
Mobile

You can now message businesses straight through Google Maps

Google has been updating Maps with a ton of new features over the past few months, and now it's back with another one -- the ability for users to message businesses directly through the Maps app.
Mobile

Google Maps tests feature that will help drivers avoid crashes, speed traps

Google Maps is testing a feature that lets drivers report crashes and speed traps so the app can plan efficient routes for others in the area, or warn of upcoming hazards. Waze, which Google owns, already offers such a feature.
Mobile

Google Maps will now tell you about special offers from your favorite places

Google Maps for Android now lets you follow your favorite store, restaurant, or other business so you can hear about special offers, events, or other updates that it thinks you might like to hear about.
Mobile

Google Maps brings its real-time journey-tracking feature to iPhone

It's been available on Android for a while now, and now Google Maps has brought its real-time journey-tracking feature to iOS. It lets you choose who to share a journey with, and tracking ends automatically when you arrive.
Mobile

No matter your destination, these seven navigation apps will show you the way

Getting lost is a thing of the past -- your smartphone is the best navigator you'll ever have. Always find your way and stay informed of traffic with the best navigation apps for Android and iOS.
Mobile

Google Maps adds new features to help make your commute less dreadful

Google Maps is attempting to make your commute easier with new features to help navigate disruptions to your route. Whether it's tracking public transit in real time to built-in music controls, the update brings a few useful tools.