How to Use Google Maps Offline on iPhone

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Google Maps is a fantastic app to have on hand when you’re trying to find your way around in unfamiliar territory. However, if you don’t have a data connection strong enough for Google Maps to keep up with, you’re all of a sudden left with paperweight. Not all hope is lost, though. Google Maps for […]

Google Maps Update Delivers New Features, Apple Waits for iOS 8

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Google Maps for iOS and Android has been updated today with several new features and improvements that give a generous boost to the app’s turn-by-turn navigation capabilities. The biggest feature is perhaps the addition of lane guidance, which tells drivers what lane they need to be in when it comes to merging with traffic or […]

The Mobile Nomad: A Needed GPS Feature

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The next phase of living my life as a Mobile Nomad is about to begin as I head off to Rock Island, Illinois to direct a couple of plays for Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse. This comes after my wife and I have been on the road since December due to work, the holidays, family visits, […]

How to Save Google Maps for Offline Use

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These days many smartphone owners use Google Maps for navigation and directions almost daily, simply because it’s so easy and convenient. However if you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated by a lack of cell phone service or signal while traveling at some point. Thankfully Google Maps has a feature built-in where we can save maps […]

Google Maps Now Integrates Gmail for Reservations and More

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Up in Mountain View the app teams for Google have been busy. With updates this week for Google Search, Hangouts, Newsstand, Gmail, and even Google Drive, and this morning we’re seeing one more. Some neat little changes are coming to Google Maps. Google Maps version 7.5 is rolling out as of last night for Android […]

Google Brings Real Time Traffic from Waze to Google Maps

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Following the company’s buyout of the Waze, mapping service earlier this year, users had expected that Google would bring some of the real-time mapping solutions of Waze’s application to Google Maps. That day has come, As of right now, Google Maps for Android and iOS  users are able to get directions based on real-time traffic conditions. […]

3 Navigation Features That Google Maps Should Borrow From Nokia’s Here Drive+

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With all the leading smartphone platforms coming with their own voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for free, Google Maps is still the leading free navigation platform given the market share that Android has picked up. Yet, despite Google Maps being a common tool online and Google Maps with Navigation being a much sought after experience […]

Google Maps Arrives on iPad

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After having launched its third-party mapping and navigation application for the iPhone after Apple had shunned Google services for iOS’s Maps app on iOS 6, Google is now making Google Maps available for iPad owners. Hints at an iPad-specific version appeared about a week ago when Google updated the iPhone Google Maps version, and now […]

New Google Maps Brings Better Navigation and Discovery to Android

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The new version of Google Maps is now available for Android smartphones and tablets, bringing some of the new features for the desktop version to mobile devices. The new Google Maps for Android is now available as a free update in the Google Play Store for any user with an Android device. The update should […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone

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Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

Google Buys Waze Mapping Sevice

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It’s possible that real-time mapping capabilities are on their way to Google Maps applications through the purchase of Waze, instead of just an in-house update to Google Maps, following today’s purchase of Waze by Google. Apparently a maps application combined with Google’s mapping product won’t happen for some time, with Google saying in the statement […]

How To Get An Invite To The New Google Maps

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Today Google unveiled a new vision for Google Maps that will come to the desktop in the near future and mobile devices this summer, but users can sign up to try the new features very soon. The new Google Maps features a new design that gets rid of large sidebars, focusing more on the Maps […]

Google Adds Dynamic Routing to Google Maps

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Those who rely on Google Maps as their go-to solution for navigation will be able to make it to their final destination even easier with the new dynamic rerouting functionality announced today at Google I/O. The feature, which was demonstrated this morning during the company’s keynote, uses the latest traffic information to reroute users around […]

Google Redefines Mapping Experience

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Google is redefining the mapping experience for Android, iOS, tablets, and desktops with the new introduction of Google Maps at the Google I/O developer conference. Google says that it now provides over 15 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions and it’s working to improve that experience with additional imagery, photos, and user-submitted photo spheres captured with […]

Overhauled Google Maps Leaks Again Before Google I/O

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A new pre-Google I/O leak gives more details on a Google Maps overhaul that Google may introduce at Google I/O later today. The new leak looks very similar to the previous Google Maps overhaul leak with a bigger emphasis placed on the Maps themselves with floating UI elements instead of static sidebars. This leak, however, […]

Google May Launch New Maps Design at I/O Next Week

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Google may introduce a new UI for the desktop version of Google Maps at Google I/O next week that shows more maps with floating elements laid on top of it. Google Operating System obtained two leaked images of the new Maps UI which shows a fullscreen Maps with the sidebar and top search bar gone. […]

Apple Explores ‘Street View’ for iOS Maps in Latest Patent, Next Stop iCar?

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In the latest Apple-submitted patent filing to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it appears that the iPhone-maker may be exploring options to bring a Google ‘Street View‘-like feature to the Apple Maps application for iOS. With iOS 6, Apple had removed Google’s underlying code to power its Maps application on the iPhone, essentially shunning […]

Apple Hiring to Improve Maps By Hitting the Pavement

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According to a recent job posting at Apple, the mothership is looking for managers to help coordinate a team responsible for regional map quality. These “Maps Ground Truth Managers” will be responsible for things like testing the new map code, collecting known truth data about maps data, and utilizing local expertise to help improve map […]

Google Maps Adds Real-time Transit Data For New York City

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Today Google announced that its Google Maps app for Android and iOS will now display realtime transit information for users in New York City, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. Today Google Maps users can view arrival and departure times for a total of seven subway lines in the city. Those lines include the 1, […]