Google Maps

  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 August 25, 2014

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Google-owned...
  • Google Maps now available in Hindi July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: Search giant Google today launched its Google Maps in Hindi seeking to make its navigation service more useful for users locally. Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop and android mobile phone users, who will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads and routes...
  • Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indian landmarks as seen from space? June 23, 2014

    Some are historical monuments and heritage sites while others are prominent geographical landmarks. You've seen these famous Indian landmarks several times in photos. This is how they look from space. How many can you identify? ...
  • World Cup 2014: Travel through Brazil's 37 painted streets with Google Maps Street View June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After letting football fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home, Google now lets the fans travel through the painted streets of Brazil. Brazilians, every four years, come together to show their love of football by painting their streets. The free online mapping...
  • Do these Google Maps satellite images actually show a plane blown up to pieces at Karachi Airport? June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday was attacked by Taliban militants and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle. While the Pakistan authorities state that no planes were damaged during the attack, Google Maps satellite images show an airplane in the parking bay blown to...
  • Take a trip inside the Football World Cup venues with Google Maps Steet View June 6, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Maps on Thursday began letting soccer fans dive into World Cup venues in Brazil without having to leave home. The free online mapping service added "Street View" imagery of all 12 World Cup stadiums along with scenes captured on roads painted in festive tribute to the major global...
  • Is that the Loch Ness monster on Apple Maps? April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Is the shape that we can see in Apple Maps' satellite image of Loch Ness that of Nessie, the legendary monster that many believe inhabits the waterbody in the Scottish Highlands? The giant squid like shape was also previously spotted on Google Earth about five years ago. Andrew Dixon and...
  • Google looking for the world's best 'Pokemon Master'. Here's how to apply April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: It's April Fools' Day and Google is back with its pranks. In one of its pranks for the day, Google welcomes people to apply for a new job opening - Pokemon Master - at Google. It says to have prepared a rigorous test to find the world's best...
  • Google launches indoor maps in India; lets you locate locations inside malls, museums March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Technology giant Google has launched indoor maps in India that will help users browse through and locate specific locations inside venues like malls and museums. The service, available as part of Google Maps, is already available in countries like the US, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. ...
  • Desert Breath: Explore the spiral in the Egyptian desert on Google Maps February 28, 2014

    London: No, this is not a landscape for aliens to land their extraterrestrial aircraft or an ancient monument unearthed in the Egyptian desert. This amazing photograph is an environmental art installation and Google Map has taken an awesome image of this piece of artwork from above the sky. Billed as Desert Breath,...
  • This video of a virtual 3D tour of the Taj Mahal using Google maps is the most amazing thing you'll see all day February 22, 2014

    Haven't been to the Taj Mahal? Well, here's your chance to see it in 3D using Google maps. The viral video shows the Taj Mahal in all its glory. The music in the video will definitely make you want to pack your bags and leave right away. Spare three minutes...
  • Google apologises for 'Hitler' name on Google Maps January 11, 2014

    Berlin: Google apologised Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, after West Germany's first post-World War...
  • Tracking Santa Claus with Google, Microsoft and NORAD December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Santa Claus is a part of popular folklore, but tracking Father Christmas has been a high-tech affair for many years now with Google playing an active role. This year Google is tracking Santa Claus' journey across the globe, as he hops from one location to another delivering millions...
  • Google Tips: From Android to YouTube, Google's handy tutorials for its services December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Most of us straightaway get to the Google search engine and look for solutions whenever we encounter problems related to Google's services including Gmail, Maps, Chrome, and YouTube. We visit various websites and keep hunting them until we get the best solution to our problems. But to facilitate your...
  • Google adds new features to make search more personalised November 20, 2013

    Taipei: Internet major Google is adding new features to its popular services like search page, maps and youtube to provide more personalised information especially related to day to day lives of its users. Weather updates at the start of the day of or traffic movement during...
  • Google Maps shows body of 14-year-old boy; father wants it to be taken down November 19, 2013

    Richmond: A San Francisco Bay Area man wants Google Maps to remove an aerial image that shows the body of his 14-year-old son, who was shot and killed in 2009. Jose Barrera told KTVU-TV over the weekend that he became aware of the image of his son Kevin earlier in the...
  • Google Maps video shows how a man found his lost Indian family after 25 years October 16, 2013

    Google has now made a video promoting Google Maps out of Saroo Brierley's story of locating his long lost family in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh after 25 years with the help of Google Earth. Google has posted on its official blog detailing Brierley's story. Watch the incredible story of hope, determination...
  • Top 10 most used smartphone apps: Google Maps beats Facebook by a mile August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Of all the apps available today for different platforms, GlobalWebIndex has listed the top 10 apps most actively used by the 969.49 million strong global smartphone population. According to data released by GlobalWebIndex, Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, with over 54 per cent of the...
  • Google Latitude to go off the map to make space for Google Plus July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has announced that Google Latitude, its location sharing service, will no longer be a part of the Google Maps app and that it is retiring the service on August 9, 2013. Google is aggressively pushing its social networking service Google Plus and the Latitude retirement is also a...
  • Google Maps update starts rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Google is finally starting to roll out the much awaited Maps update it had promised back during Google I/O in May. The update brings along a whole revamped interface along with some great new features. The first thing you will notice with this update is that the user interface of...
  • Explore Harry Potter film set on Google Map's Street View July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Google has now come up with a way for Muggles and Wizards alike to visit Diagon Alley, without have to shell out a lot of Galleons to get to London. The search engine giant has added the well known alley on Google Map's Street View. While Street View mode...
  • Google Maps leads Chinese man abducted 23 years ago back home May 18, 2013

    Beijing: A Chinese man kidnapped 23 years ago at the age of five and sold to a family 1,500 km from his home, has been reunited with his family again, all thanks to Google Maps. 28-year-old Luo Gang from southwest China's Sichuan province, abducted and taken to Fujian province 23...
  • Google unveils music service; improves maps, photo, other tools May 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Google used its annual conference for software developers, Google I/O, to unveil several new products, services and features. They include enhancements for online games, maps, search, music and photos and are meant to help the company cement its role in people's technological lives. Here's a look at some...
  • CBI may probe Google's mapping contest 'Mapathon' April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Google Mapathon event case, in which the US internet giant allegedly violated Indian mapping laws, has been sent to the home ministry with the recommendation of a probe by the CBI cyber crime cell, said BJP MP Tarun Vijay. "Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has informed that the...
  • Book Google for violating India's mapping regulations: BJP MP March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The government should book Google for "violating" India's defence regulations on maps and force the company to surrender its "illegally stored" data to the Surveyor General of India, BJP MP Tarun Vijay says. "Getting every inch of India mapped by illegally inviting people to send the data for their...
  • Now explore the most famous mountains on Earth on Google Maps March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Google is bringing the group of peaks known as the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on each of the seven continents to your Web browser and the Google Maps mobile phone app. You can now explore some of the most famous mountains on Earth, including Aconcagua in...
  • Google launches indoor maps feature in Singapore February 19, 2013

    Singapore: Google launched its indoor maps feature in Singapore Tuesday, making the city state the second country in Asia to have it. Android phone users will be able to use the online mapping system to help themselves find their way inside shopping malls and large buildings, reported Xinhua citing Straits Times. Such...
  • Google announces India's first ever mapping competition 'Mapathon 2013' February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: With the view to further improve Google Maps for India, Google has announced India's first ever mapping competition - Mapathon 2013 - which starts on February 12 and culminates on March 25, 2013. It is an India-wide mapping contest, which is open to anybody who lives in India. "We're...
  • Google Maps shows North Korean gulags, streets January 30, 2013

    Seoul: Google Inc.'s map with more details of North Korea has gone live. Google Maps shows details of North Korea, including streets, parks, monuments and train stops in the capital of Pyongyang. Until Tuesday, North Korea was among the few places in Google Maps where scant information was available. The map...
  • Google Maps inaccessible on Windows Phone January 5, 2013

    The chasm between Google and Microsoft seems to have grown a little wider, and it seems Google has cut off Windows Phone users from Google Maps completely. Windows Phone users are complaining that trying to visit the web version of Google Maps redirected them instead to Google's homepage. While Google...