Google Maps turns 15, with new logo; Sundar Pichai thanks app for sourcing 'veggie burrito'!
What started as Google Earth in 2005, is now the most commonly used navigation app.
Fake traffic jam, vandalised Android logo: Every time pranksters tricked Google Maps before its anniversary
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'StrokeSOS' app to help stroke patients
StrokeSOS contains information of hospitals across India with capability to administer this treatment. If a person with symptoms of a stroke activates this app, then the location of the user would automatically be relayed to the nearest hospital on the list. Since the app is linked with Google Maps, the patient will be navigated to the nearest facility.The hospital will be ready by the time the patient reaches as it will be notified at the same time.
Google Maps marks Kashmir's outlines as 'disputed' when seen from outside India
According to the Washington Post, "the borders on Google's online maps display Kashmir as fully under Indian control. Elsewhere, users see the region's snaking outlines as a dotted line, acknowledging the dispute". From Pakistan, Kashmir appears disputed while from India, it appears as a part of India, the Post report said.
Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine
An analysis of domestic travel patterns using map location data from Chinese tech giant Baidu shows that in the two weeks before Wuhan's lockdown, nearly 70% of trips out of the central Chinese city were within Hubei province. Baidu has a map app that is similar to Google Maps, which is blocked in China.
Beware! Google Chrome's zero-day vulnerability may put your system credentials at risk
This latest vulnerability, code-named CVE-2019-13720, was brought to the notice of Google.
Google Maps announces new update to assist the visually-impaired, will now offer detailed voice guidance
It can be accessed from the app settings under the Navigation section.
Going incognito: Hide footsteps on Google Maps, auto-delete YouTube history, erase audio from Assistant interactions
On America's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the tech giant wants to help users understand privacy better.
Go incognito: Google rolls out new mode for Maps on Adroid
In this mode, users navigation history or searches will not be saved to the account and history will not reflect in the recommendations sections.
Google Maps now lets users edit their public profile easily
Users, until now, could essentially select their "your contributions" option in the app's side bar to pull up their Local Guide information, assuming they participated and then chose a "view public profile" option from the triple-dot menu.
After Android, now Google will let iOS users report accidents, traffic on Maps
The tech giant said this was one of the most popular feature on its app on Android.
Google One wants to give you a break from backing up photos & videos, will now do the task automatically
Users can also manage backups directly from the Google One app.
Slack cares about your eyes, rolls out Dark Mode for desktop
The dedicated dark mode themes are now available on Slack's Mac, Windows, and Linux desktop clients.
Google Docs gets a much-needed update, will now display word count as you type
The feature is being gradually rolled out starting this week.
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