Posts Tagged ‘google’

Reviews on Google are untrustworthy, since they can be Deleted

Monday, December 5th, 2016
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It’s very common for owners of a business to delete and remove reviews on Google. So therefore reviews and ratings on Google Maps or Google search are not really valid. The owner of the place can flag any review and inappropriate and it might take sometime but Google will review it and most likely remove it.

Google Maps on Android Asks to Take Picture On Its Own

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Really? First off I didn’t even have Google Maps running the background on my Android smartphone. So Google Maps pays attention to where I am and is wasting my bandwidth (as small as it is) to locate me? And as I mentioned in a previous post I disabled Location permissions on the default Camera app. The Gallery app doesn’t ask for Location permissions. I was at Wal-Mart of all places and my the Google Maps app on my cellphone was asking me to take a picture. Really why? Is Google going to pay me? It was a notification of all things. So with that said I guess the next thing to disable notifications on Google Maps.

Android Camera now asks to post photos to Google Maps

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
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I took a picture on my android phone the other day and noticed it asked me if I wanted to post it on Google Maps? Really, why would I want to do that. Why does any photo I take need to be on Google maps. If you go into Settings > Apps then pick Camera, then go to Permissions and disable Location. That seemed to disable this nasty feature and message. Of course you have to have Android 6.x to disable permissions for apps on specific things.

The New Google Maps Sucks

Sunday, May 11th, 2014
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Seriously I can no longer make a map or pin items while searching for other areas. Searching for nearby places of a destination is no longer possible. I know I can’t be the only one that hates the new Google Maps.

Customer Support at Google Maps for Business are Rude

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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I had a customer representative from Google Maps Places for Business call me on the phone. I told them the owner was not available and they hung up instantly without me being able to explain and in mid-sentence. I guess that is Google efficiency at work, sterile, robotic and rude. But its all about the money and costs to them I suppose.