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Use this hidden Google Maps feature to avoid traffic tickets

January 2nd, 2022

Apple Maps has gotten undeniably better in recent years. But there’s still no denying that Google Maps remains the best mapping app available today. This, of course, shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given that Google Maps was released all the way back in February of 2005, a good seven years before Apple …

Google Maps-like navigation

Google Maps is testing an awesome new dock feature that we need ASAP

December 20th, 2021

You’re probably using Google Maps on your phone most of the time, but planning trips is much easier on a desktop. The additional screen real estate allows Google to display more information. It’s not just the map that’s bigger than on a smartphone, either. It’s the entire user interface (UI) that makes Google Maps easier …

Google Maps Routes

Google Maps eco-friendly routes are rolling out on Android and iPhone

October 19th, 2021

An awesome Google Maps navigation feature that we’ve been waiting for is finally rolling out on iPhone and Android. That’s the new eco-friendly routes that Google first unveiled in March when it also announced several other environment-related Maps initiatives. Google then re-announced the eco-friendly routes a few weeks ago, and it looks like it’s finally …

Google Maps Navigation

Google Maps navigation is about to get a huge update

October 6th, 2021

Google keeps updating Google Maps by adding novel features that aren’t always available on rival services. But the app’s main feature remains Google Maps navigation. The reason most people use Google Maps is to get around as efficiently as possible. That might involve driving a car, walking, or using public transportation to get to your …

Google Maps Wildfire

Google Maps has a new feature that might end up saving your life

September 30th, 2021

Google made several Google Maps announcements in its Search On event on Wednesday. They highlight some of Google’s navigation-related initiatives that might not have an immediate impact on the way most people use the application. Google Maps’ primary purpose remains to help people navigate their surroundings, whether they’re driving around or exploring nearby attractions on …

Google Maps Driving Mode

These awesome new Google Maps driving mode features are coming soon

September 29th, 2021

Google Maps users who rely on Google’s popular navigation app for most of their drives should be happy to hear that a massive software update is on the way. Better yet, the new updates are specifically for the drive experience. Google gave Maps a major redesign earlier this year, so the overall app experience isn’t …

Google Maps Ghost

The peculiar case of the Google Maps ghost

September 19th, 2021

People love ghosts, as evidenced by the endless number of ghost hunting shows on TV. But what about digital ghosts that many people can experience at the same time? That’s apparently what happened to Google Maps users who witnessed an unexpected change of voice during navigation. A man with a slight Indian accent seems to …

Google Maps Tolls

Google Maps is getting a great new feature from Waze

August 23rd, 2021

Google owns both Google Maps and Waze. These two popular navigation apps appeal to different categories of users. Google Maps is by far the most popular of the two. The app offers additional useful features on top of navigation and directions, allowing users to make the most of their surroundings. On the other hand, Waze …