Google Adds EV Charging Station Info To Google Maps

Searching and locating a gas station on Google Maps is pretty easy. However as we’re seeing more car owners make the shift towards electric or plug-in hybrids, it means that instead of searching for gas stations, these drivers are now searching for EV charging stations instead, which at the moment aren’t quite as ubiquitous just yet.


Man Catches Wife Cheating On Him Via Google Street View

We’ve seen how Google Maps, especially its Street View feature, capture some pretty funny and sometimes disturbing images. It is also pretty fun when you browse Street View and you see yourself or someone that you know, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case for a husband in Peru where through Street View, he caught his wife cheating on him.


Google Maps Gets New Features For Commuting And Music

Google is rolling out a couple of new features today to help make your daily commute easier. This will enable users to plan ahead and prepare for the inevitable disruptions that can disrupt their daily commute and add to the stress levels. It’s also adding music controls to the app.


Group Planning Feature Now Rolling Out For Google Maps

The other day it was reported that Google’s Decide with Friends feature was rolling out for some users. For those who weren’t part of that initial wave, you’ll be pleased to learn that the feature is now rolling out for everyone, as announced by Google on their blog in which they detail the feature which basically lets users plan outings and events in a group.


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Google Maps ‘Decide With Friends’ Feature Rolling Out To Some Users

We’re sure many of us have organized outings and meetings with friends, but because everyone has different tastes and preferences, sometimes it can be hard to decide which bar to go to, which restaurant to eat at, and so on. Google is now making it easier by rolling out its “Decide with friends” feature.


Google Maps For CarPlay Is Finally Here

The iOS 12 update was released just yesterday and one of the features of the update that some have been anticipating, is support for third-party mapping interfaces for CarPlay. This means that if you’re using CarPlay and you’d rather not use Apple Maps, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can now use Google Maps as an alternative.


How To Avoid Toll Roads in Google Maps

If you live in a country with lots of toll roads, like yours truly, you probably already know how a road trip’s cost can become outrageously expensive. Thanks to Google Maps, toll can be avoided. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to avoid toll roads using Google Maps, both on desktop and mobile. 


Google Maps Could Be Getting Customizable Car Navigation Icons

Given that Google Maps and Android are under Google’s umbrella, it would actually make sense for Google to bring new features to the Android version of Google Maps first. However that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least not for some features because you might recall back in May, Google launched a new feature for Google Maps on iOS that introduced custom navigation icons.


Google Maps Location Sharing Now Shows Battery Level

Google Maps’ location sharing feature is pretty cool. It lets your contact know where you are at the moment so they know how far away you are and how long you might take to arrive. It can also help them point out if you are lost or provide directions. However given how much battery navigation apps can drain, this is obviously not a feature to enable 24/7.


Google Maps For iOS Updated With ‘Match’ Restaurant Recommendations

One of the features Google rolled out to its Android version of Google Maps in June was the “match” feature. Basically this let users set their preferences when it comes to their favorite food and drinks, and Google Maps will know what kind of restaurants or bars that it should recommend to users around them.


How To Disable Traffic Notifications (Android)

We are going to show you how to disable Google Maps traffic notifications. The process, as always, is fast and easy. If you are not much of a driver, the feature can be annoying.


Waze’s Incident Reports Rolling Out In Google Maps

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 decide whether or not they want to continue on their route if there’s a problem up ahead. According to a new report, a similar feature is now rolling out […]


Google Maps Gets New Features To Explore Your City

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, and do no matter where they are in the world. These features were initially released to a small number of users but Google […]


You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides Within Google Maps

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 drive the number Uber rides.