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Google Maps Update

Google Maps just got an awesome new feature that reinvents addresses

May 28th, 2020

A new Google Maps update for Android will introduce a brand new feature that’s not available in other navigation apps. Google Maps users will be able to obtain a unique identifier for any place on Earth, and use these digital addresses for various purposes. These new Google Maps “Plus Code” addresses are based on longitude …

Google Maps Accessibility

Google Maps just got a feature every navigation app should steal

May 22nd, 2020

A new Google Maps accessibility feature called Accessible Places will be available to users in Australia, Japan, UK, and the US. The feature will display a wheelchair icon on the map to indicate that a place supports wheelchair access. Google Maps listings will also offer information about accessible seating, restrooms, and parking, with users and …

Google Maps Location Sharing

Google Maps just overhauled one of its most useful features

May 12th, 2020

A Google Maps update brings over a brand new user interface for the real-time location sharing feature of the app. The UI is cleaner and more intuitive than before but provides the same functionality. Location sharing should be even more comfortable, even to more inexperienced smartphone users. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. You may …

Waze vs. Google Maps

Waze is finally getting a navigation feature you’ve always wanted

April 29th, 2020

Waze is testing a navigation feature that users have wanted for years: Lane guidance. The app will now show visual guidance for exits and turns during navigation, both on highways and in cities. The feature will roll out in Israel first, followed by other markets. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. You’re probably not driving …

Waze vs. Google Maps

Waze has new features to help you navigate the coronavirus crisis

April 15th, 2020

Waze announced new features for its popular navigation app that could help users and authorities during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Google’s subsidiary plans to highlight stores that offer no-contact deliveries and display COVID-19 testing locations. Waze also analyzed anonymized driving stats for various regions, proving that social distancing measures have been respected. Visit BGR’s homepage …

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

This is one Apple Maps feature that Google Maps has to copy

April 13th, 2020

Apple Maps will soon start showing testing locations for the novel coronavirus. Apple has an online portal where healthcare providers and other businesses can register their COVID-19 testing locations. Google Maps has plenty of coronavirus-related features but doesn’t list COVID-19 testing sites in the app. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Apple has been upgrading …

Google Maps Restaurants

Google Maps has another new feature to help during coronavirus lockdown

April 6th, 2020

Google Maps now highlights nearby restaurants that deliver food or offer takeout on the map. The feature should make it even easier to find local places that are still open for business during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Google Maps also lets users order food directly from inside the app as long as restaurants support the …

Coronavirus NYC Update

Google’s creepiest Maps feature can help stop the coronavirus

April 3rd, 2020

Google released a new mapping resource that can help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The new Community Mobile Reports show anonymized location data that can help authorities understand whether social distancing measures are being taken. Google collects the data from phones just like it does for Google Maps, but it says it …