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24th March, 2016

Google Maps for iOS Gets More Ridesharing Options

By Mariella Moon

Though they’re mostly services outside the US.

Google Maps has added new ridesharing options to its iOS app, a week after they first became available on Android. Uber was the sole choice for years — so long as you have the app on your phone, Maps can show how much you’d pay for a ride when you search for a destination. You can even launch the app from within Maps if you decide to make a booking. While the new new ridesharing partners are certainly welcome, there’s one caveat: they’re mostly services in other countries, though one offers rides in NYC.

These new options are: Gett for the UK, Israel, Russia and [...]

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22nd October, 2015

Travel back in time with Doc Brown and Google Maps!

Last year, Google Maps introduced a feature that lets you time travel in Street View to see how a place has changed over the years. And instead of the yellow faceless pegman as your map guide, Back to the Future‘s Doc Brown takes his place. Even though the feature has been around since April 2014, what better way to celebrate Back to the Future Day than to travel back in time?

Here’s how it works: Search for a location. Once you’ve entered a place, drag the pegman onto the map to activate Street View. In the map display on the bottom left of your window, you’ll see Doc Brown instead of the pegman.

IMAGE: MASHABLE [...]

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