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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.

How to Set Up Hands-Free Controls and Other New Features on Waze How to Set Up Hands-Free Controls and Other New Features on Waze

Waze announced a huge new update on Wednesday, bringing three of its top-requested features to the app for Android and iOS. Starting now, you can control Waze with your voice, get motorcycle-specific directions, and factor carpool lanes into your commute.

How to Use Waze to Avoid Paying Tolls on Road Trips How to Use Waze to Avoid Paying Tolls on Road Trips

The weekend I moved to San Francisco, I decided to celebrate finally moving all my stuff with a last-minute drive up to Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa. The brewery makes one of my favorite IPAs, which is hard to find outside of the brewery, and so I wanted to go grab some provisions for my new home. It was a…

Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions in Your Own Voice Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions in Your Own Voice

Fascinated by the sound of your own voice? Wish you could hear your significant other whisper “turn left here” into your ear while on the road? Well, now you can with Waze on Android.

Waze Will Let You Control Spotify Without Ever Leaving the App Waze Will Let You Control Spotify Without Ever Leaving the App

If you’re an avid Waze user, there’s a reasonable chance that you tend to pop between Waze and an audio app while you’re driving. Well, if that audio app happens to be Spotify, you’re in luck, because Waze is integrating Spotify controls directly into the app and vice versa.

The Best and Worst Times to Travel the Week of Thanksgiving The Best and Worst Times to Travel the Week of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is next week, which means it’s time to pile into a car, munch on a bunch of road snacks, and travel halfway across America to eat a fat bird. That influx in traffic can add a few extra hours to your trip, but Google shared a bunch of traffic data that can help you avoid the worst of it.

Waze Will Soon Warn You About Sports Events, Marathons, and Other Closures Nearby Waze Will Soon Warn You About Sports Events, Marathons, and Other Closures Nearby

Waze announced a new feature today that’ll allow events planners to enter in upcoming roads closures for things like sporting events, marathons, and more.

Waze 4.0 Brings a New Interface, Smart Reminders, ETA Panel and More Waze 4.0 Brings a New Interface, Smart Reminders, ETA Panel and More

Android: Waze, one of our favorite mapping apps, released a new version version for Android today. Waze 4.0 comes with a brand new interface, smart reminders based on your calendar events, and a lot more.

Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps vs. Waze

You wouldn’t really think there could be that much difference between turn-by-turn navigation apps, but even just a glance at Google Maps and Waze shows how different they are. They might both be owned by the same company, but they work completely differently.

How to Turn Waze Into the Ultimate Navigation App How to Turn Waze Into the Ultimate Navigation App

Waze has long been one of our favorite navigation apps, and even though Google purchased Waze way back in 2013, both still exist side-by-side. Google Maps is great, but with the right tweaks, Waze can be awesome—especially in cities with lots of traffic.

Waze Graphics Show the Best and Worst Cities For Commuting Waze Graphics Show the Best and Worst Cities For Commuting

If you’re planning to move to a new city, you might want to know how bad your commute will be. Traffic app Waze has put together a collection of infographics to help you find out.

Waze Now Tells You How Long You’ll be Stuck in Traffic Waze Now Tells You How Long You’ll be Stuck in Traffic

Android/iOS: The popular traffic app Waze has been a lifesaver for many commuters. If its already long list of cool features wasn’t enough, the app will now tell you how long you can expect to be stuck in traffic.

Google's Android App Adds Google Now Cards for 30+ Other Services Google's Android App Adds Google Now Cards for 30+ Other Services

Android: Google Now has always been great for keeping you up to date on important stuff, and it just got a lot better. Google has teamed up with over 30 developers to add Google Now integration for tons of popular apps, like Pandora, Lyft, eBay, Kayak, and Mint.

Google Maps Adds Incident Reports from Waze, Waze Gets Better Search Google Maps Adds Incident Reports from Waze, Waze Gets Better Search

Google acquired the awesome navigation app Waze earlier this year, and today we get to see the first benefits of this joining. Google Maps now shows incident reports from Waze users, and Waze has Google Search and street view.

Most Popular Car GPS Unit: Your Smartphone Most Popular Car GPS Unit: Your Smartphone

If you're planning a road trip, there are plenty of things you want to take with you, and a good GPS should be one of them. Last week we asked you for the best, and then we looked at the five best car GPS units. We put them to a vote, and now we're back to highlight the winner.

Five Best Car GPS Units Five Best Car GPS Units

If you're hitting the road this summer, you probably want a solid GPS with you to make getting to your destination a little easier. Whether you just use your phone or you prefer a stand-alone unit, there are pros and cons to each, and this week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.

Google just announced that it has acquired Waze, the company that utilizes a large swath of crowd-sourced data to refine maps and traffic routes. Read more here.

Navigation app Waze can now connect to Facebook and direct you to Facebook Events you've joined, so you can get there without knowing the address. Learn more from the Waze blog. [via Read Write Web]

Waze Updates to Help You Easily Avoid Road Closures Waze Updates to Help You Easily Avoid Road Closures

Waze is one of our favorite turn-by-turn navigation apps thanks to its ridiculously long list of useful features. Today, it adds the ability to report road closures so you can warn others about inactive roads and avoid them yourself.

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