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Google Maps expands voice guidance for blind and partially sighted users

Maps will now offer more detailed voice guidance and verbal announcements to make navigation easier and more safe for people with limited vision.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Web, Accessibility, Google Maps, Blind, Visually Impaired, Voice Guidance

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Emissions-free cement, a women-only spacewalk, Soviet-era train stations, a very rare diamond and more from around the web Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will now update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Space, Music, Science, Design, News, Internet, Trains, Russia, Environment, Los Angeles, Tech, Nasa, Cities, Diamonds

How to Use Google Maps' New Detailed Walking Directions

Google has updated Google Maps with a new feature for walking directions that makes the app much more helpful for those getting around on foot. Google Maps’ new Detailed Voice Guidance, as it’s called, is primarily designed for users with sight impairments, though it can easily benefit anyone.Read more...
Tags: Google Maps, Google, Walking, Walking Directions, Accessibility

Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users

Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will now update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings page within the app and toggle through the navigation features and turn on detailed voice guidance under the walking options tab. A milestone in mobility tools for …
Tags: Tech, Apps, Cities, Google Maps, LinkAboutIt, Maps, Mobility, Technology, Transportation, Visually Impaired, Vocal Guidance, Voice Assistants

Google releases voice guidance in Maps for visually impaired people

Whenever you travel someplace new, chances are Google Maps got you there. The action of turning right down a street or crossing a road is something most people take for granted. But this same trip for a blind or visually impaired person could be a completely different journey, and even a dangerous one — this is why Google has introduced “Voice Guidance” in its Maps app.  This feature helps visually impaired people get to their destination when walking. It works by continually reminding users the...
Tags: Google, Startups, Tech, Google Maps, High Contrast

Verizon dumps another Oath property for peanuts: RIP, Mapquest

Mapquest was once the leading map site in the world; they were bought by AOL as part of AOL's decades' long spree of buying successful companies and running them into the ground -- finally, they were sold, and merged with Yahoo's mangled acquisitions, to Verizon, to form a new, doomed division called "Oath" (because thinking about it made people swear). Verizon has now dumped Mapquest to an ad-tech company called System1 for such a small sum it was "not material enough for Verizon to file ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Post, News, Yahoo, Wordpress, Reagan, Competition, Aol, Tumblr, Google Maps, Mapquest, Automattic, Cartography, OATH, Smugmug

Verizon dumps another Yahoo property for peanuts: RIP, Mapquest

Mapquest was once the leading map site in the world; they were bought by Yahoo as part of Yahoo's decades' long spree of buying successful companies and running them into the ground -- finally, they were sold, along with the rest of Yahoo's mangled acquisitions, to Verizon. Verizon has now dumped Mapquest to an ad-tech company called System1 for such a small sum it was "not material enough for Verizon to file paperwork." This is part of a string of lowball Verizon selloffs of their Yahoo ...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Post, News, Yahoo, Wordpress, Reagan, Competition, Tumblr, Google Maps, Mapquest, Automattic, Cartography, OATH, Smugmug, Verizon Verizon

Google offers tool for cities to measure emissions

Data from Google Maps could help cities plan to lower emissions.
Tags: Google, Business, Google Maps

How to update Google Maps on your iPhone or Android phone, to get the latest features and security updates

You should update Google Maps every once in a while to ensure you can use all of its latest features, like sharing your location.  It's also a good idea to update Google Maps so you can get the latest and most secure system available.  Here's how to update Google Maps on an iPhone or Android phone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're the type of person who often ignores update prompts on your various devices, it's probably a good idea to take things into your own han...
Tags: Google, Trends, Google Maps

I used one of Tesla's Supercharger stations for the first time, and it solved the biggest problem I had when driving the Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf (TSLA)

Finding a charging station was the biggest problem I experienced when driving the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Nissan Leaf last year. That changed when I tested a Tesla Model 3 in late September. Tesla's Supercharger network made charging faster and easier than I'd experienced before. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the biggest obstacles holding back the growth of electric-vehicle sales is the speed and availability of charging stations. While in most instances EV owners c...
Tags: Apple, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Manhattan, Google Maps, Nissan, Nissan Leaf, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Nissan Leaf TSLA

Find Spotify in Google Maps now to soundtrack your journey

There’s no better cause for a long stream of music than when you’re on a long journey, it’s also a good time to use Google Maps for directions. Google understand how important music is when you’re on a trip somewhere. But when you’re using Google Maps you’re not usually in a position to be switching across to your music player and back, especially if you’re driving! Google have integrated Spotify into Google Maps so that streaming and directing yourself at the same time can be seamless....
Tags: Google, Apps, Spotify, Music, Maps, Music Streaming, Drive, Driving, Journey, Google Maps, Navigation, Intégration, Digital Music News

Google My Business Photos Support GIFs On Mobile

Andy Simpson posted an example of a business listing in Google Maps that shows animated GIFs for some of its business photos. So I guess you can upload animated GIFs to your Google My Business profile and those on mobile looking at your local listing may see the GIFs.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Andy Simpson

Waymo is creating 3D maps of Los Angeles to better understand traffic congestion

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle company under Alphabet, has started creating 3D maps in some heavily trafficked sections of Los Angeles to better understand congestion there and determine if its self-driving vehicles would be a good fit in the city. For now, Waymo is bringing just three of its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans to Los Angeles to map downtown and a section of Wilshire Boulevard known as Miracle Mile. Waymo employees will initially drive the vehicles to create 3D maps of ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Florida, California, Washington, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, AV, X, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Chrysler, Mountain View, Michigan

14 incredibly useful Google Maps features everyone should know about (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Maps is filled with useful features that aren't always immediately obvious, such as adding a stop along your route or sharing your trip progress with a friend. Here's a look at some of the most useful Google Maps features you may not have heard of. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Maps has become so pervasive and useful since its launch in 2005 that it's almost impossible to remember how we got around without it. From seeing how long it takes to get from point...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Toronto, Trends, Chicago, Google Maps

You Can Now Edit Google Maps Business Listings When Unverified

Google announced that you can now make some edits to Google My Business listings as an unverified business owner within Google My Business. Google said "Business owners will be able to suggest edits to some core business information directly from their Google My Business account before verifying their business. This is like the 'Suggest an edit' experience, but for unverified business owners."
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Maps, Google My Business, Google My Business Google

Two People Hacked A Billboard And Played, Ahem, Adult Videos On It

Hahahahaha nice Long stretches of highways can make for a pretty boring drive, especially if it’s a highway that’s part of your daily commute or you’re driving through the night, and keeping yourself alert on the road is extremely important. Usually a good playlist or a funny podcast will do the trick, but sometimes all you need to make sure you’re wide awake are things that happen right outside your windshield. The town of Auburn Hills, Michigan, is home to approximately 22,000 people, ...
Tags: Google, Humor, Google Maps, Auburn Hills Michigan, Sloane Hughes, Auburn Hills Police Department

Google will now allow you to set your data history to self-destruct

Google has long allowed you to delete all the data it's stored on you, or to turn off collection, but turning off collection altogether made its services a lot less useful (for example, it made the auto-suggested locations in the Maps app of your phone worse, forcing you to do more typing on a tiny keyboard while on the go), and otherwise you had to remember to periodically open Google's privacy dashboard and delete your stored history. The latest iteration of Google's privacy dashboard sol...
Tags: Google, Android, Post, News, Privacy, Youtube, Surveillance, Hawaii, New York Times, Google Maps, Google News, Brian X Chen, Self-destruct

IT Admin Damages Files after being told Contract would end and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on Maine’s WGAN Saturday Show [10-5-19]

With the shortage of IT professionals you would think that an IT Admin would not be so dumb but alas…. For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Related Articles: Terminated Government Contractor Ends Up in Jail After Destroying IT System Resources  You have got to experience Apple Maps’ new iOS 13 update — Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig 0:08 Do you remember what a joke Apple Maps was? QG remember this, you’re listening to Craig Peterson here on WGAN. And ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Podcast, Maryland, Australia, Steve Jobs, Godaddy, Sem, Maine, Google Maps, Apple Maps, US Army, Memphis, Panama, Anthony

How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct

Google has now given us an option to set search and location data to automatically disappear after a certain time. We should all use it.
Tags: Google, Maps, News, Privacy, Search Engines, Google Maps, Google News, Google Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications,

Google Announces Maps Incognito Mode and More Privacy Controls

Google Today, Google is announcing a plethora of new privacy and security features: Incognito Mode for Google Maps, auto-deletion of your YouTube history, voice privacy controls in Google Assistant, and Password Checkup built into Google’s password manager. First up: Google Maps is getting Incognito Mode soon. Google says it will start rolling out on Android later this month, with support for iPhone and iPad coming soon. Just like using Incognito Mode in YouTube, you can search for locatio...
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Maximize Your Google My Business Listing with New Features in 2019

Google has rolled out multiple updates this year including Google My Business new features for local businesses. The latest updates for Google My Business were officially announced on June 20. According to Google, Google My Business has helped more than 150 million local businesses connect with potential customers and clients who are looking for their services online. And since its launch five years ago, GMB has vastly improved when it comes to interface and usability. With the new features, loc...
Tags: Google, Seo, Tips, Google Maps, GMB, Local Search, Local Seo, Facebook Page, Google My Business, Google Google My Business, Google My Business Welcome Offers, Google My Business Dashboard These Short Names, Conclusion Google My Business

13 Benefits of Claiming & Verifying your Google My Business Profile

What’s Google My Business profile? Google My Business is a user-friendly tool for businesses to manage their online presence across Google Search and Google Maps. By claiming, verifying and editing your business information, you can get prominence in Google search result pages and your customers can find you easily. Google My Business profiles appearing in Google Search / Google Map Results Why Should Businesses need to Claim and Verify their Google My Business profiles? Some...
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SEO 101 Episode 361: Google’s Indexing Issues Demystified, Toutiao, Lots of Local SEO News and Answers to Listener Questions

Summary of SEO 101 Episode 361 This episode is again guest co-hosted by Scott Van Achte, Senior SEO for StepForth. Ross and Scott discuss a wide variety of content from Google’s explanation of recent indexing issues, to Google My Business suspensions and changes to Hotel profiles. Finally, they address great questions from SEO 101 podcast listeners. Important Links from SEO 101 Episode 361 More from Google on its indexing issues – Search Engine Land 1. Google lost part of its index as a res...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Seo, John, Baidu, Google Maps, Google News, GMB, Ross, Chris, Local Search, Seo Podcast, Seo 101, Local Seo, Search Console

SEO 101 Episode 359: Google My Business Suspensions and Q&A Issues, Mueller Files, and Questions Answered

Summary of SEO 101 Episode 359 The hosts discuss the recent issues surrounding Google My Business which have caused a myriad of problems for business owners. They follow up with set-SEO-straight tips from John Mueller, and questions from SEO 101 listeners. Also, Ross announced the new SEO 101 Show Notes Newsletter. Important Links from SEO 101 Episode 359 SEO 101 Podcast Show Notes Now Available – You can now receive the show notes from the latest episode of the SEO 101 Podcast. Please ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Seo, Ppc, Rob, John, Google Maps, Google News, Ross, Seo Podcast, Local Seo, Ben, John Mueller, Facebook Group, Google My Business

3 tech execs who tried to create new smartphone and PC operating systems explain why Huawei’s plan to build an Android replacement will be almost impossible (AAPL, GOOGL, FB)

Huawei's effort to develop and establish its own smartphone operating system to replace Google's Android could be doomed from the start.  Building the operating system itself isn't a huge challenge, say executives who have experience with upstart platforms. The much more daunting task would be for it to replicate the apps and services that Google has created or can be found in the Google Play store, they say. Without such apps and services, they explain, its operating system has little chance ...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Mozilla, Google Maps, Huawei, Linus Torvalds, Trump, Andreas Gal

Love eating out? Google Maps offers a new way to find a menu’s popular dishes

Finding the most popular dishes at a restaurant has never been easier thanks to a new Google Maps feature that uses A.I. to find the best nosh. It needs customer participation though, so carry on snapping all those food photos. The post Love eating out? Google Maps offers a new way to find a menu’s popular dishes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Restaurants, Trends, Social Media, Google Maps, Eating Out, Dining Out

How to Check for Speed Traps, Speed Limits, and Traffic Accidents in Google Maps

Starting today, Google Maps is expanding its traffic features to more regions. The app will now display the speed limit for roads you’re currently on, as well as the location of various key pieces of traffic information—such as accidents, mobile speed trackers, and traffic cameras—in over 40 countries.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Traffic, Driving, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Driving Safety

Google Maps adds dish-covery to the menu

When you’re trying out a new restaurant, Google Maps already shows you how to get there, photos, reviews and ratings. But as you scan the menu, you’re probably wondering, “What’s good?” Now Google Maps is making it easy to “dish-cover” a restaurant’s most crowd-pleasing meals with a new popular dishes feature.Popular dishes from down the street and around the planetWhether you’re craving a tea cocktail in Brooklyn or sampling Pacific Rim cuisine in London, Google Maps now highlights a restaurant...
Tags: Android, Maps, London, Brooklyn, Pacific Rim, Google Maps, Google Maps Simply

Google Maps now uses machine learning to find restaurants’ best dishes, make suggestions

Google Maps want to help restaurant diners know what to order. The company today is rolling out an update to Google Maps on Android, with iOS to follow, which will highlight the restaurant’s most popular dishes. The feature itself is using machine learning to uncover these dish suggestions based on the restaurants’ reviews and photos. That is, if diners have praised an item in their review, Google Maps will use that information to determine what to suggest, while also matching the dish to the ph...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, Google Maps

Google Maps Is Going to Piss Off Cops Around the Globe With Its Latest Update

Folks, I’ve got some great news if you’re a driver and some bad news if you’re a cop: Google has confirmed it’s rolling out the ability to see speed and mobile cameras, as well as speed limits, in more than 40 countries in Maps.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Waze, Google Maps, Navigation, Speed Traps

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