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You can report traffic snarls in Google Maps for iOS

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google You no longer need an Android phone to report collisions and other traffic trouble in Google Maps. Google has brought road incident reporting to iOS, letting you flag problems without turning to an app like Waze. Whichever platform you use, Google is also expanding the range of reportable incidents […]

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Google Maps is getting more detailed spoken walking directions

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google is rolling out a Maps update that adds more in-depth spoken walking directions, with the aim of helping vision-impaired people navigate with more ease. The detailed voice guidance feature will inform users when to turn and tell them when they’re approaching a large intersection, so they can exercise […]

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Decades-old missing person case solved with Google Earth photos

Engadget RSS Feed The body of a man who had been missing for nearly 22 years was found this week thanks to Google Maps, according to the Sun Sentinel. Remains of 40-year-old Wiliam Moldt turned up in a pond located behind a housing developing in Wellington, Florida af… Go to Source

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Google puts drug addiction recovery info front and center

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Moussa81 via Getty Images The opioid epidemic is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths per year. Google hopes to make it easier for the 23 million Americans in recovery to find a support group or find a pharmacy where they can purchase naloxone, the opioid-overdose reversal drug. The tech […]

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Ask Engadget: What are the best outdoor navigation apps?

Engadget RSS Feed The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we’ve known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community’s knowledge and insights are a reason why […]

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Navigation apps still lack railroad safety info the NTSB requested

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Kyryl Gorlov via Getty Images Your phone’s GPS app can alert you when you approach a speed trap or accident — but will remain silent if you come upon a dangerous railroad crossing. Politico reported that Google, Apple and Microsoft have yet to add information on US railroad crossings to […]

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Google Flights will refund the difference if prices drop unexpectedly

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Getty Images Just after shutting down its Trips travel-planning app, Google has announced a raft of travel-related features for other products, including a flight price guarantee. For a limited time, when it tells you prices won’t drop on a trip you book through Google Flights, it’ll refund the difference if […]

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Google shuts down its Trips travel planning app

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google is killing yet another app, although you might not mind quite as much with this one. The company is shutting down its Trips travel app as of August 5th (that’s today, if you’re reading in time) in favor of steering users to both its reworked travel search as […]

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Cruel Google Maps trick marked livestreamer’s mansion as a homeless shelter

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS While most pranks that originate from YouTube are terrible, a recent one targeted at homeless people in Los Angeles was particularly abhorrent and cruel. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, a group of online pranksters connected with popular YouTuber Paul Denino — better known by his online […]

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Google’s Android Auto update makes launching and using apps safer

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Until recently, infotainment systems were sort-of-useful at best or plagued with horrendous interfaces at their worst. The introduction of Android Auto and CarPlay got automakers to finally start thinking about how people use touchscreen devices. Google and Apple took what they knew about touchscreens, voice assistants and media, creating […]

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