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Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

14 Apr 2020

Now, you can 'call' Google Assistant for food/night shelter locations

A few days back, Google had introduced the ability to use Maps, Google Assistant, or Search to look up the locations of food and night shelters across 33 Indian cities.

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

06 Apr 2020

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

In a bid to support the underprivileged during the nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Indian government, Google has started showing the location of food and night shelters on Maps.

Now, Google allows marking businesses as 'temporarily closed' on Maps

26 Mar 2020

Now, Google allows marking businesses as 'temporarily closed' on Maps

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak worldwide, Google Maps' listings have become a little unreliable.

Google testing more prominent 'Live View' AR directions for Maps

16 Mar 2020

Google testing more prominent 'Live View' AR directions for Maps

Over the last two years, Google has been developing and testing augmented reality-based 'Live View' directions to help walkers navigate easily using Maps.

New Google Maps: Handy things to try out right away

21 Feb 2020

New Google Maps: Handy things to try out right away

Recently, Google celebrated the 15th birthday of Maps by pushing a major update for the navigational service.

This man's epic marriage proposal showed up on Google Maps

13 Feb 2020

This man's epic marriage proposal showed up on Google Maps

From New Year to Christmas, Google keeps treating its users with interesting new surprises packed in Search and several other products.

Using 99 phones, he 'hacked' Maps to show fake traffic

03 Feb 2020

Using 99 phones, he 'hacked' Maps to show fake traffic

When it comes to exploring a city or looking up places, Google Maps serves as the one-stop shop to find routes/directions.

Now, Huawei's phones will feature TomTom's maps

20 Jan 2020

Now, Huawei's phones will feature TomTom's maps

Huawei has struck a deal with TomTom to use its maps and navigational services on its phones.

Google's latest acquisition will make local businesses discoverable online

15 Jan 2020

Google's latest acquisition will make local businesses discoverable online

With the growth of e-commerce and changing online shopping habits, more and more businesses are coming online, taking their products to the public.

Android Auto crosses 100 million downloads on Google Play Store

15 Jan 2020

Android Auto crosses 100 million downloads on Google Play Store

Android Auto, Google's dedicated client for offering Android experience within automobiles, has hit 100 million downloads on the Play Store.

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

16 Dec 2019

Now, Google Maps will show auto rickshaw stands in Delhi

Google has been introducing a number of capabilities to make Maps better for daily commuters, especially pedestrians.

Soon, Google Maps may show well-lit roads for pedestrians' safety

07 Dec 2019

Soon, Google Maps may show well-lit roads for pedestrians' safety

Over the last few months, Google has been improving Maps with features aimed at helping pedestrians find their way around.

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

05 Dec 2019

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

In a shocking case, a Bengaluru-based man has been duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering a pizza via Zomato.

Now, Google Maps can speak place's names in local language

15 Nov 2019

Now, Google Maps can speak place's names in local language

Among the wide range of products that Google offers, Maps is an essential one.

Now, Google Maps lets you manage public profile data, contributions

12 Nov 2019

Now, Google Maps lets you manage public profile data, contributions

Continuing the effort to give users full control over their data, Google has added a new 'profile management' feature into Maps.

Incognito mode launched for Google Maps: How to use it

02 Nov 2019

Incognito mode launched for Google Maps: How to use it

In a major move, Google is rolling out dedicated Incognito mode for Maps.

Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets

22 Oct 2019

Soon, Uber will let you book Delhi Metro tickets

In a major move, ride-hailing giant Uber has launched a new 'Public Transport' mode to help Indians plan their commute.

Reliance Jio Diwali Offer: Gift a JioPhone for Rs. 699

21 Oct 2019

Reliance Jio Diwali Offer: Gift a JioPhone for Rs. 699

If you are looking to gift someone a JioPhone, now might be the best time. As part of a limited-time Diwali festive offer, Reliance Jio is offering its popular 4G-enabled feature phone at a special price of Rs. 699.

Now, Google Maps will help visually-challenged people navigate: Here's how

12 Oct 2019

Now, Google Maps will help visually-challenged people navigate: Here's how

Just a day after upgrading Chrome with a handy visual accessibility tool, Google is doing something similar for Maps.

Is Google finally serious about users' privacy? We doubt

02 Oct 2019

Is Google finally serious about users' privacy? We doubt

On the eve of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Google announced new features for its three key products - YouTube, Assistant, and Maps.

Jio Phone available for Rs. 699 during festive season

01 Oct 2019

Jio Phone available for Rs. 699 during festive season

Jio Phone, the smart feature phone from Reliance Jio will become more affordable this festive season.

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

15 Sep 2019

Indian researcher discloses Uber bug, bags Rs. 4.6 lakh reward

An Indian security researcher has bagged a cash reward of $6,500 (approximately Rs. 4.6 lakh) from Uber Technologies Inc.

22-year-old mystery of missing man solved, thanks to Google Earth

14 Sep 2019

22-year-old mystery of missing man solved, thanks to Google Earth

Florida resident William Earl Moldt disappeared off the face of the Earth 22 years ago, after a night of drinking in November 1997.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How Google shows real-time traffic congestion in Maps

12 Sep 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: How Google shows real-time traffic congestion in Maps

For anyone using Google Maps, it's pretty easy to find the fastest, traffic-free route to a particular destination.

These are the five must-have apps for motorcycle riders

21 Aug 2019

These are the five must-have apps for motorcycle riders

Surely, no one wants to get bugged by notifications when they set out to enjoy the thrill of the ride and the brush of the wind.

Now, you can use simple gestures to switch Google accounts

19 Aug 2019

Now, you can use simple gestures to switch Google accounts

In a bid to make its services more convenient to use, Google is adding a handy new capability into its Android/iOS apps - the ability to switch accounts with gestures.

Apparently, Huawei is also building an alternative for Google Maps

15 Aug 2019

Apparently, Huawei is also building an alternative for Google Maps

Just a few days after revealing HarmonyOS, the official alternative for Android, Huawei is gearing up to take on Google Maps too.

Now, you can use augmented reality directions in Google Maps

09 Aug 2019

Now, you can use augmented reality directions in Google Maps

After keeping users hanging for months, Google is finally making AR-based navigation available in Maps for Android and iOS.

What are OTP frauds and how to avoid them

08 Aug 2019

What are OTP frauds and how to avoid them

PM Modi's Digital India push has prompted more and more Indians, even first-time internet users and senior citizens, to opt for digital payments.

Bengaluru: Google Maps-powered 'dynamic traffic signals' are now active

31 Jul 2019

Bengaluru: Google Maps-powered 'dynamic traffic signals' are now active

The worst thing about Bengaluru, as many of you may have already heard/noticed, is its traffic.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is KaiOS and why is it so popular

29 Jul 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is KaiOS and why is it so popular

From Maps to AI assistants, Android/iOS smartphones bring everything into the palm of our hands.

#TechBytes: How to turn on speedometer in Google Maps

04 Jul 2019

#TechBytes: How to turn on speedometer in Google Maps

Whether you are walking or driving, Google Maps offer plenty of features to complement the entire navigation experience.

Now, Google Maps can tell if next bus/train is crowded

29 Jun 2019

Now, Google Maps can tell if next bus/train is crowded

No matter where you are, Google Maps is the ideal partner for day-to-day travel.

What is Android Auto and why you should use it

24 Jun 2019

What is Android Auto and why you should use it

When it comes to navigation, there is no better solution than Google Maps.

Soon, Google apps will start showing more ads: Here's why

15 May 2019

Soon, Google apps will start showing more ads: Here's why

In a bid to boost its advertising revenue, Google has decided to place more ads in its mobile products.

Soon, Google Maps will have its own 'Incognito mode'

12 May 2019

Soon, Google Maps will have its own 'Incognito mode'

Google's I/O 2019 announcements, especially the Pixel 3a series, received widespread media attention.

Google I/O 2019: Everything to expect from the big event

06 May 2019

Google I/O 2019: Everything to expect from the big event

Google I/O kicks off tomorrow i.e. May 7 in Mountain View California, where Google will host a bunch of sessions centered around some new software, AI breakthroughs, and web technology.

Soon, Google Maps will highlight images of popular restaurant dishes

05 May 2019

Soon, Google Maps will highlight images of popular restaurant dishes

Google Maps have long been serving as a source of discovery, be it for shopping malls, ATMs, gas stations or restaurants.

Nokia 8110 4G 'Banana phone' gets Facebook, WhatsApp support globally

26 Apr 2019

Nokia 8110 4G 'Banana phone' gets Facebook, WhatsApp support globally

Nokia 8110 4G, which recently received WhatsApp support in India, is now getting support for both WhatsApp and Facebook globally.

Want to conceal your location from Google? Here's the way

12 Apr 2019

Want to conceal your location from Google? Here's the way

If you're using a smartphone, you may already know that Google uses location services on your device to keep a track of places you visit and serve traffic updates, local recommendations, and other useful stuff.