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Google Maps’ New Incognito Mode Keeps Your Location Private, Here’s How to Try it

When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps-like the places you search or get directions to won't be saved to your Google Account

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In this mode, users navigation history or searches will not be saved to the account and history will not reflect in the recommendations sections. Pixabay

The US based search engine giant Google has started rolling out incognito mode for Google Maps to Android devices.

The new mode was first announced four months ago at Google IO, and has now started to land on smartphones globally.

In this mode, users navigation history or searches will not be saved to the account and history will not reflect in the recommendations sections.

“When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps-like the places you search or get directions to won’t be saved to your Google Account,” Olivia T, Google Maps Community manager said in a statement recently.

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The new mode was first announced four months ago at Google IO, and has now started to land on smartphones globally. Pixabay

“Turning on Incognito mode in Maps does not affect how your activity is used or saved by internet providers, other apps, voice search, and other Google services,” she added.

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Users with updated Preview Maps version 10.26 or above can access the feature by heading into the app, tapping their profile picture, then selecting “Turn on Incognito mode.” (IANS)

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Tech Giant Huawei Partners With TomTom To Launch an Alternative of Google Maps

The US added Huawei to the Commerce Department's trade blacklist in 2019, making it difficult for the company to do business with its American suppliers

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Fortunately for Huawei, TomTom isn't just a new player in that field, having specialised in navigation services and devices for more than two decades now. Wikimedia Commons

Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps.

Fortunately for Huawei, TomTom isn’t just a new player in that field, having specialised in navigation services and devices for more than two decades now.

The arrangement had been struck a while back, according to TomTom’s Remco Meerstra, but hadn’t been revealed until now. The company declined to share more details, Engadget reported on Monday.

This partnership is almost providential just as the Dutch location technology firm decided to shift its focus away from hardware and into licensing software and selling services.

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Sending a messege to the US that it can do without Google Maps, Chinese telecom and handset giant Huawei has now struck a partnership with Dutch location technology provider TomTom, which will allow it to use the companys maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps. Pixabay

And even better, it isn’t affected by the US Entity List ban on Huawei, according to Slash Gear.

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The US added Huawei to the Commerce Department’s trade blacklist in 2019, making it difficult for the company to do business with its American suppliers. (IANS)