Tag Archive: Maps


New Call of Duty: Mobile details reveal maps, modes, and more

There’s a lot of variety.

What you need to know Activision just released new Call of Duty: Mobile details. New fan-favorite modes and maps were announced. You can play as iconic characters like Alex Mason. A beta will take place this summer in certain regions.

Since smartphones because incredibly all those years ago, there have been numerous Call of Duty clones that haven’t lived up to the hype. Fans of the franchise have been clamoring a proper  [Read More…]

AR navigation in Google Maps is rolling out to Pixel phones

AR navigation is rolling out for walking directions in Google Maps Previously saw this feature previewed at last year’s I/O keynote Feature will be available on Google Pixel phones starting today

Google wants to change the way you use Google Maps on a Pixel, by using the phone’s camera and augmented reality to overlay directions and other relevant travel information when you use walking directions. It was something they announced at last year’s Google I/O, and more recently  [Read More…]

How to use Google Maps offline

Let’s face it, we don’t have great cell service everywhere we go. Raise your hand if you’ve gotten lost someplace you’re unfamiliar with and had absolutely no signal. Thankfully, Google allows you to use its maps offline. And, with a little forethought you won’t end up stranded with no understanding of your surroundings.

What you should know about offline maps

The most important thing to know is that you will need to download the map before going to your location —  [Read More…]

Google Assistant picks up new Indic languages; Maps integration goes global

You can now talk to Google Assistant in eight Indic languages, and switch between languages on the fly.

Google announced Hindi support for Google Assistant at the start of last year, and since then the search giant has been steadily adding more Indic languages to the mix. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and  [Read More…]

Speed limit feature now showing up in Google Maps for some users

Yes yes, a thousand times yes.

Earlier in the week, some Google Maps users began seeing speed trap warnings pop up in the app to alert them of areas where speed cameras were being used to watch drivers going faster than they should. Now, just a couple days later, users are now reporting that Google Maps is getting a new speed limit feature.

Speed limits in Google Maps aren’t technically new seeing as how they kind  [Read More…]

Google Maps starts showing speed trap warnings for some users

Google Maps could soon tell you when to pump your brakes before you get popped for another speeding ticket.

Google Maps has gained many helpful features from Waze in the last few years, but this one may be one of the most useful to lead-footed drivers like myself. Last fall, Google Maps rolled out a way to report accidents and other situations drivers may want to avoid, but there was no way to display the speed traps that other  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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Google Maps’ For You feature expands to iOS, 130 new countries for Android

For You is available in over 40 countries for iOS.

When Google Maps got its big visual refresh back in June, one of the new features it introduced was something called “For You.” For You is a section in Maps that recommends new places to check out based on your preferences, lets you know about new restaurants that open, and events happening in your area.

Today, Google’s announcing that For You is now expanding to 130+ additional  [Read More…]

Google Maps update aims to make commuting less stressful

Ah, the dreaded morning commute! Whether it’s by train, car, or some other vehicle, there’s not anyone in existence who wouldn’t like a shorter commute.

Well, Google wants to help make commuting easier for you, so this week it has started rolling out some helpful new features in Maps for Android and iOS. These features will become available globally.

What are the new commuting features in Google Maps?

The first feature  [Read More…]

How to clear search and location history in Google Maps on the web

It takes some time, but you can completely control the location history Google collects from your devices.

We’ve already covered how to remove individual locations and history items from Google Maps on Android, but when you need to access and manage all of your location history, you need to hop onto the computer. As the old saying goes, “knowledge is power” — and we’re going to give you all of the tools necessary to know what information  [Read More…]