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How to Switch Between Google Maps and Apple Maps in iOS How to Switch Between Google Maps and Apple Maps in iOS

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.

How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History

You may think you’ve turned Google’s location tracking history off, but according to a new Associated Press report released today, you might be wrong.

How to Disable Restaurant Recommendations in Google Maps How to Disable Restaurant Recommendations in Google Maps

In recent months Google Maps has gotten pretty persistent about letting me know where there are restaurants it thinks I should try or new places opening up in my neighborhood — and I hate it. As it turns out, I don’t really need the app to tell me what’s going on around me, and with each hot tip I get more and more…

How to Share Your Location (and See Friends' Remaining Battery Life) on Google Maps How to Share Your Location (and See Friends' Remaining Battery Life) on Google Maps

When you’re traveling with a larger group, you seem to always be receiving or sending a “Where are you guys?!” text, particularly this time of year when music festivals are in full swing.

How to Prevent Your Maps App from Rerouting You How to Prevent Your Maps App from Rerouting You

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.

How to Get Restaurant Recommendations on Google Maps With the Redesigned Explore Tab How to Get Restaurant Recommendations on Google Maps With the Redesigned Explore Tab

Google Maps gets you directions to where you’re going, but now it can also direct on your quest to try all the best tacos in town.

How to Avoid July 4th Traffic How to Avoid July 4th Traffic

Holiday traffic is rush hour on steroids. Holiday travelers often include masses of people who don’t typically drive, and they’re all inevitably driving on the roads you need to take to get to your destination.

How to Turn Your Google Maps Location Icon Into a Cartoon Car How to Turn Your Google Maps Location Icon Into a Cartoon Car

iOS: Earlier this year, Google teamed up with Nintendo to turn Google Maps into Mario Kart, replacing the app’s usual location icon with a fist-bumping plumber riding a red go-kart. The crossover didn’t last very long, but Google is now bringing back some of that magic with a new update to the Maps app on iOS.

How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View How to Make Your Own Virtual Reality Tours with Google Street View

Google’s done more than almost any other company to bring virtual reality to the masses, from making cheap Cardboard headsets to giving the public easy ways to create and share 360-degree photos. Now the company is giving VR fans another way to dive in with a new tool called Tour Creator.

Google Maps Is Giving Away Cheap Movie Tickets to Local Guides Google Maps Is Giving Away Cheap Movie Tickets to Local Guides

For the past three years, Google has been trading Maps reviews and content for small perks through its Local Guides program. Rate enough restaurants or upload enough photos from local hotspots and you can earn rewards ranging from discounted digital movie rentals to three free months of Google Play Music.

Use Google Maps to Find Waldo This Week Use Google Maps to Find Waldo This Week

Starting today, if you ask Google Assistant on your phone, Chromebook, or Google Home device “Where’s Waldo?” you’ll actually get an answer.

How to Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart

Back in 2014, Google teamed up with Nintendo to hide Pokémon across Maps and it was surprisingly fun—paving the way for Pokémon Go. Now, the two companies are working together again to transform your turn-by-turn driving directions into a little homage to Mario Kart.

Waze Still Provides the Fastest Driving Directions Waze Still Provides the Fastest Driving Directions

If you want to get to your destination fast, then you’re better off using Google Maps or Waze over Apple Maps—Waze if you truly want the “fastest” option.

How to Avoid Tolls and Highways on Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze How to Avoid Tolls and Highways on Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze

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.

The Google Maps Visual Update Makes Public Transportation Easier to Find The Google Maps Visual Update Makes Public Transportation Easier to Find

Google is rolling out an update to its Maps app, giving it a refreshed visual style, more easily recognizable markers, and context-aware information. If you’re prone to getting disoriented using public transit, or get frustrated searching for a gas station during a road trip, the update makes it easier to know where…

Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic by Checking Last Year's Travel Trends Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic by Checking Last Year's Travel Trends

In theory, Thanksgiving should be one of the chillest days of the year; all you do is stuff your face and watch tiny men run across a big green field on the TV. Sadly, that’s just the part of Thanksgiving we fantasize about while forgetting the reality of the bumper-to-bumper, family-tension-filled car ride to…

Google Maps Can Now Tell You the Wait Times at Popular Restaurants Google Maps Can Now Tell You the Wait Times at Popular Restaurants

My favorite casual dining restaurant in San Francisco is a Burmese place called Burma Love. I dream about this salad they make topped with fermented tea leaves, as do a lot of my neighbors, apparently. On most nights, the restaurant has at least a 45-minute wait, sometimes closer to an hour an a half. And they don’t…

Explore Space Using Google Maps   Explore Space Using Google Maps  

Google added over 500,000 images to Google Maps yesterday taken by spacecraft, many of which were taken by Cassini, which was launched in space 20 years ago.

Sweet Google Maps Trick Lets You Measure Distances 'As the Crow Flies' Sweet Google Maps Trick Lets You Measure Distances 'As the Crow Flies'

It’s easy to use Google Maps to see how far your office is from your favorite restaurant, or how long it’ll take to drive from Los Angeles to New York. Estimating the distance between two locations without relying on winding roads messing up your estimate, however, is a bit more complicated. Sure, you could try and…

Google Maps for Android Now Features Parking Support in 25 Cities Google Maps for Android Now Features Parking Support in 25 Cities

You (and everyone else) probably use Google Maps for getting around, hailing ride share services, and figuring out where to go for lunch. An update to the maps app for Android now adds the option to search for parking, making it even easier to get around certain cities.

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