Google Maps has long had a microphone button so you could give voice commands, but the “OK Google” hotword would trigger the standard Google overlay. Now Google has announced that the “OK Google” hotword triggers hands-free voice commands in Maps itself.
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The direction you’re facing is very important information, but your device might not be giving you an accurate reading if the compass isn’t calibrated well. This is why Google replaced the arrow with a beam in the latest version of Google Maps.
The new location icon has a flashlight-like beam pointing in the direction you’re ... Read More »
Google Maps has become more than a simple GPS navigation system. The service has evolved to become a one-stop shop for finding the best route from point-to-point. Whether that route is fast, toll-free, on bike, on foot, in the car or filled with stops on the way, Google Maps has you covered. A ... Read More »
Google has brought another update to Maps that adds new functionality. With the latest upgrade, Google Maps will work for those who might not have easy access to a wireless network, as well as give users the ability to only use the navigation tool while connected to Wi-Fi.
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Google Maps is one of the best navigation apps, and it’s definitely a favorite for us. The latest update to Maps makes it even better, adding a new feature and improving the swipe protection when driving, making navigation even easier to use.
The toggle is called “Keep map north up,” which will just keep the map ... Read More »
Google Maps may not be fundamentally changing, but the newly announced changes make a big improvement. Google has announced that the visual style of its maps will change, and it’s definitely for the better.
The changes include roads no longer having outlines, text being bigger with different text colors for different types of areas, and an ... Read More »
If you’re down for testing the latest and greatest apps, Google just gave the Maps app its own official beta version. You’ll have to sign up to test this new beta, and it might be buggy and dysfunctional, so this isn’t for everyone.
Google Maps Driving Mode, a feature that has been available to a limited amount of people, allows you to use navigation without actually having a destination. Do you like having your map open to check on traffic and location, but don’t necessarily have a destination in mind? This feature is for you.