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Waze’s Incident Reports Rolling Out In Google Maps

07/01/2018, Google acquired the Waze navigation app some five years ago and it remains popular with users because of one core feature: incident reports. Users can report accidents, road closures, and other traffic problems in the app which then helps other users...

Google Maps Gets New Features To Explore Your City

06/26/2018, Google added some new features to Google Maps last month in order to make it easier for users to explore their city. The idea behind these features was to make Maps more assistive in personal to better help users figure out what they want to eat, drink,...

You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides Within Google Maps

06/18/2018, Last year Google announced that Uber would be integrated within Google Maps. This meant that while searching for location of places, users would also be able to hail an Uber within Google Maps itself. This meant less steps for users which could also help...


Apple CarPlay Will Now Let You Use Other Navigation Apps

06/05/2018, Given Apple’s penchant for creating a walled garden ecosystem, it’s not surprising that the company would choose to use Apple Maps in CarPlay. It makes a lot of sense and also encourages the adoption of the app. However the good news is that in an...

Google Maps For iOS & Android Now Lets Users Search Within Reviews

05/31/2018, One of the features of Google Maps is reviews, where users can post reviews about the location which can come in handy if you’re trying to find out more about it. However it looks like Google has made some changes where users will now be able to search...

Google Maps For iOS Lets Users Choose From New Vehicle Icons

05/21/2018, If you’ve used Google Maps on iOS for navigation, you might be familiar with the arrow icon that is used to depict the user on the map. However it looks like Google is changing things up by giving users more customization options in the form of vehicle...

Google Maps Now Asking Users To Name & Rate Their Food

05/20/2018, While Yelp might be seen as the de facto platform when it comes to restaurant reviews, Google has also implemented something similar into Google Maps where users can leave behind reviews and photos of the places that they have visited. Now it looks like...

Google Maps Wants To Offer More Than Just Directions

05/09/2018, Google Maps is probably known by many as a navigational app where users can use it when driving to find their way to their destination. It can also be used when walking about, and in some countries Google Maps can also be used to help find train/bus...

Google Maps Now Supports 39 New Languages

03/27/2018, Google Maps can be a lifesaver not only in your home city but particularly when you’re traveling and want to find out how to get from one place to another. It doesn’t just show the fastest route to take in the car but also provides transit...

Google Maps For iOS Can Now Show Restaurant Wait Times

03/21/2018, Google Maps for iOS has received a new update today which bumps up the app to version number 4.47 and brings it in line with its Android counterpart. A couple of new features are included in this release, such as more transit details as well as a very...

Google Maps Adds Wheelchair Accessible Routes In Transit Navigation

03/15/2018, Sometimes we take our legs for granted, where any road or path is pretty much accessible as long as we are willing to walk. However this is a completely different story for those who are in wheelchairs, where certain architectural choices might make it...

Nintendo & Google Partner Up To Bring Mario Kart To Google Maps

03/09/2018, Tomorrow will be the 10th of March, and for most people this will be just another day. However for fans of Nintendo’s Mario franchise, you might know that tomorrow is also known as Mario Day, or rather because the 10th of March can also be written as...

Google Maps Could Soon Let Users Share Their Battery Status

02/12/2018, Imagine you’re out and your phone is running low on battery and you don’t have a charger handy. You could send a message to your family or friends to let them know you might soon be unreachable, and you could also share your location in case they want...