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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
Looking up directions on Google Maps is a little clunky on the desktop. You have to select your starting location, your destination, and your method of transport. But if you’re on Chrome, you can build three shortcuts to get directions right from the address bar, without a single click.
Pride month is in full swing, and Google Maps is making it easier to discover your local Pride events, or navigate around them.
When you’re traveling through unfamiliar territory, sometimes turn-by-turn navigation just isn’t enough. A new design update on Google Maps is here to help you out.
iPhone: Google pushed out an update to Google Maps today that adds in a few handy new features, including a new lock screen widget, an iMessage app, and the creepy Your Timeline feature that’s been available elsewhere for a while.
You need a sunny roof to benefit from solar panels, but yours may be sunnier than you think. Google’s Project Sunroof gives building-by-building details, and now has data for (parts of) all 50 states.
One of the best little features in Waze is the ability to share your location and ETA with a contact. This way, you can answer the “when will you get here?” question before it’s even asked. Now, you can do that in Google Maps too.
Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it while driving, it’s easy to miss some of its features. Whether you’re new to Google Maps or a veteran, let’s take a look at the best ways to get the most out of it.
If you wanted to save a location in Google Maps, for years your only option was to add a little star icon. Google’s improving this process now by letting you add places to custom lists.
Android: Google’s making a minor tweak to Google Maps today that adds a new bottom navigation bar. Here, you can find restaurant recommendations, travel time home, and public transit info.
If you’re tired of driving downtown then spending half an hour to find parking, Google Maps’ new feature might be able to help you better prepare.
From overseas tourist destinations to your own neighborhood, there are beautiful spots to photograph all over the world. This interactive map shows you where people are taking pictures worldwide.