One of the things people love about Google Maps is that it has business listings. This means that in addition to being able to pin down the location of a store you want to visit, it can provide additional details like a link to its website, a phone number, operating hours, and of course, reviews about the store and its services.
When it comes to navigation applications, Apple Maps has typically played second or even third fiddle to other apps such as Google Maps. This is due to the various missteps that happened during the app’s launch several years ago, resulting in at least one Apple executive being let go, and with Apple’s CEO issuing an apology and even recommending iOS users use other apps while they sort it out.
Taxi drivers taking the long way to your destination in order to drive up the fare is one of the oldest scams in the book. Sure, you may be able to catch them in the act when you’re in your own city, but not when you’re visiting someplace you’ve never been before. So it’s always a good idea to have your route mapped out in Google Maps even when you’re […]
It’s actually kind of odd that Google has two completely separate navigation apps. The company has Google Maps and Waze, both of which share similar features and functions, but yet for years on end, both apps have existed separate of each other. However, it seems that Google could be close to bringing them together.
Imagine you have used Google Maps to search for a good restaurant. It has shown you the reviews for that place and also provided navigations for you to get there. Could it do a bit more for you or should it just leave you to decide what to order? Google feels it should be the former. That’s why the company has added a new feature to Google Maps which will […]
We should definitely be obeying the laws of the road all the time, but sometimes, we get it, it can’t be helped where an open road with no cars makes it very tempting to put pedal to the metal. Unfortunately, speed cameras are the bane of many a fast driver out there, but Google Maps has tried to solve this problem with speed camera alerts.
One of the things Google has been working on over the years is to make its products and services easy to use and indispensable. What we’ve seen Google do is try to make all kinds of information readily available right from the jump, thus saving users precious time when they are browsing the web.
Google introduced Incognito Mode in its Chrome browser a long time ago. It pauses browsing history so any website you visit in that mode isn’t logged in the history. It also won’t link any of the data generated during the browsing session to your Google account. The company has been expanding Incognito Mode to more of its services and has confirmed today that it will soon be available in Google […]
It has already been possible to search for the location of electric vehicle chargers in Google Maps but there was no way to telling if the station would be free or in use when you eventually got there. It would have been better if this information was available within the Google Maps app itself. Now, it will be. Google Maps has started showing if an electric vehicle charger is free […]
Google owns both Google Maps and Waze, and it seems almost counterintuitive for the company to own two different navigation apps, however, there are some clear differences between the two. Waze focuses more on driving and also crowdsourced data, where users can submit reports such as traffic slowdowns, road blocks, accidents, and more.
Google Maps is useful when it comes to finding nearby bars, restaurants, and interesting places. Now it seems that users will soon be able to add public events that are happening in the area. According to a report from Android Police, it seems that Google has started to allow users to create public events.
One of the features of Waze is that a lot of the information you can see in the app is crowdsourced. For example Waze gives users the ability to report things like accidents (which other users can later confirm whether or not it is still there), speed traps, police road blocks, and more.
Google released a new feature for Maps in December last year which allowed users to locate Lime bikes and scooters within the app in 13 cities across the globe. It made it much easier to find a Lime vehicle and get going. The company has now announced that it’s expanding this integration. It will now be possible for Google Maps users to locate Lime bikes and scooters in more than […]
There are probably a good many of us who rely on Google Maps for information about a business, such as its location, opening hours, the type of business, phone number, and so on. More often than not, the information listed is usually pretty accurate, but sometimes the information can be wrong or outright fake.