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How to Calibrate Google Maps For Accurate Directions

Undoubtedly, Google Maps is the most sort after Android app for location services. With over 2.7 billion smartphone users, Google Maps has over 1.5 billion downloads, with other independent apps using its services for food delivery and harnessing product availability through location tracking.

Google Maps has the best resources when it comes to location services. Hence, if your Google map is not showing proper location, then one may have some problems using other apps which directly use location-based services. The wrong current location will cause issues with the general functioning of the app. If your phone is acting up and not giving the proper location, here is what you [...]

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How to fully disable Google location tracking on your smartphone

 

With a new data breach or tech scandal seemingly every other week, it’s easy to get disillusioned by the cavalier mishandling of user data by technology companies. At some point, it gets a little weird when a multi-billion dollar corporation knows more about your whereabouts than your significant other. And as data-collector-in-chief and Earth’s unofficial cartographer, Google knows the most about your location. Luckily, the process of thwarting location tracking on your devices is easier than you think, albeit clunky and unintuitive (perhaps the way Google intended). Read More

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Google Maps for Android adds dedicated Street View layer

In addition to being a fun way to explore landmarks, Street View is useful for getting a detailed sense of where you’re going. Google Maps on the web has long provided a more useful Street View experience, but the Android app was just updated to match.

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Waze Allows You to Pre-Book Parking Spots

After Google’s acquisition of Waze, it’s safe to say that Waze is becoming the centrepiece of everything related to the car’s journey. Earlier on in the year, Waze introduced the incident reporting feature – an efficient way of reducing the time spent when you’re stuck in traffic. Users will be able to flag car accidents and speed traps from the Google Maps app. We digress!

Being a crowd-sourced traffic information and navigation application company, Waze has formed a new partnership with one of North America’s leading off-street parking reservation service provider, SpotHero, with the aim of reducing travel time, minimizing driver distraction, [...]

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