Google Maps Can Now Tell You When To Get Off The Bus/Train

Google Maps is great for public transport directions, like in countries such as Japan where it can tell you which train to take, where to change trains, and so on to get to your destination. However sometimes when you’re in a foreign country or an area you’re unfamiliar, sometimes these directions aren’t enough.


Two-Wheeler Mode Introduced To Google Maps

Just last month, Waze introduced an update that brought about motorcycle mode that was aimed at motorcyclists. Given that Google owns Waze, we suppose it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Google will be bringing that feature over onto Google Maps, although it should be noted that the feature will be launched in India first.


Google Maps Updated With iPhone X Support

At a glance the iPhone X might seem physically smaller compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, and it is, don’t let its size fool you because it actually packs a larger display, and also a higher display resolution, which means that if you’re noticing how some apps might not look as crisp as you’d like, it’s probably because they haven’t been updated with support for the higher resolution yet.


Google Gives Google Maps A Fresh Coat Of Paint

Over the years we’ve seen how Google has improved upon Google Maps by introducing various new features to it, such as telling users when is the best time to drive to avoid traffic, reminders of where they parked their car, and so on. Now it looks like Google has brought about one of the biggest changes to Google Maps by giving it a brand new look.


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Google Maps Kills Off Calorie Counter Feature After Backlash

Gadgets like fitness trackers and smartwatches can help track our biometrics like the amount of calories burnt during the day or during a workout. So the question is, wouldn’t it be much more convenient if calorie tracking were built into an app instead of a gadget? That way anyone who owns the app would be able to know without the need for a separate device.


Google Maps Now Supports Video Reviews

As much as Google would love to be able to do everything themselves, it would be impossible, which is why for services like Google Maps, the company has typically relied on their community to help fix any errors and to provide additional information, such as photos and reviews about places.


Picture-In-Picture Mode For Google Maps Rolling Out Soon

One of the things about using apps like Google Maps is that they are full screen apps, meaning that if you were to minimize it or exit it, you would lose visual navigation, although if you enabled audio cues then you might still get audio alerts. This is where picture-in-picture mode comes in handy, and the good news is that Google Maps will be getting that feature soon.


Latest Google Maps Beta For Android Adds Q&A Section

Say you’re planning to go to a club, bar, or restaurant, and you’re wondering about the dress code, but for some reason the venue’s website doesn’t actually tell you. You could always call to check, do a search online, or in the case of Google Maps, it seems that you could pose a question and have others answer it for you.


Google Maps And Search Get SOS Alerts Feature

The thing about natural disasters is that sometimes you don’t know when they will happen. Of course how this impacts you varies, such as do you live nearby? Do you have loved ones in the area? Or are you just curious and concerned in general? Regardless of your reason, Google has launched a new feature for its Maps and Search services in the form of SOS Alerts.


Google Maps Now Tells You When’s The Best Time To Drive

If you’ve ever Googled the location of a place like a restaurant, Google will show you a graph in which it tells you at what times is the restaurant most popular. Last year Google introduced that feature to Google Maps, and now it looks like they’re introducing a similar feature to the driving portion of Google Maps where it tells you how much traffic there is.


Google Maps Now Showing Subway Station Layouts

Have you ever been to a subway station in a foreign country and you’re supposed to meet someone at a particular exit, or use a particular exit to head to where you’re going? While Google Maps might be a good way to get you to the station, exiting the station is a different story, but that’s changing.


Google Maps Uses Street View For Turn-By-Turn Navigation

For the most part, navigational apps such as Google Maps have been pretty good with providing directions, such as letting users know when to make a turn and so on. However sometimes these instructions might not be 100% clear due to there being multiple lanes, or small turnings that can be easily missed.


Google Maps For Apple Watch Will Return ‘In The Future’

Yesterday it was reported that it was noticed that a couple of major apps had dropped their support for the Apple Watch. It was unclear why that is and in case you missed the earlier report, the apps that dropped their support included Google Maps, Amazon, and eBay, or at least these are the only ones known at the moment.


Google’s CEO Hints That Ads Could Be Coming To Google Maps

Google Maps is one of Google’s more popular services and for good reason. Not only is Google Maps very detailed and useful with turn-by-turn navigation services, traffic updates, and more, but it is also free and free of ads. This means that users can use the service without worrying that ads might pop up and get in the way.