The world might feel like a mess right now, depending on your technological, financial, or political interests, but there’s one thing I think we can all get universally excited about. Google Maps has finally come to CarPlay.
People generally tend to pick one mapping app for their phones and stick with it, but there are times you might need to pull up another app on your iPhone—perhaps you need to CarPlay your directions instead of having the Google Assistant shout them out.
We all love the convenience of mapping apps, but many of us would prefer that the app stick with a route we know is golden, rather than rerouting us all over the place to save a few minutes in traffic.
Apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze have taken almost all of the guesswork out of driving (at least until self-driving cars become mainstream). Just plug in your destination and follow the turn-by-turn directions until you arrive—simple as that.
One of the neat new features in iOS 10 is the ability for third-party apps to integrate into Apple Maps. These extensions are not enabled by default, so you might totally miss them if you don’t bother digging into the Settings app.
If you’re listening to a podcast or audiobook on your iPhone while also getting directions through Apple Maps, you know how annoying it is when the navigation voiceover speaks on top of the other audio. Our friends over at How-To Geek point out you can actually pause that audio instead.
Apple announced all kinds of stuff today, including their new streaming music service, iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2. It was a long conference, so let us sum it up for you.
The Maps app packed into Mavericks isn't exactly the most amazing thing out there, but that doesn't mean it can't be useful. OS X Daily shows off that packed into it is a traffic indicator that you might have missed.
We're happily using Google Maps on our iPhones, but find it frustrating that using Siri to find a route with anything other than Apple's default app requires a bit of work. Software blog Addictive Tips found a clever workaround: you only need to say "via transit" after your request and Siri will offer other routing…