Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties
Good news for Google Maps users: You never have to wonder about your friends' whereabouts again. Now, you can share your real-time location with any person you choose, and for however long you choose. The post Google Maps now lets you share your location with your besties appeared first on Digital Trends.
Google Maps can now remember where you parked your car
Although often used in comical situations, getting lost in a crowded parking lot or, worse, forgetting exactly where you parked your ride is no joking matter. It is both grave and yet common enough that smartphones and even smartwatches have features and apps that address that problem. If you have an Android device, however, you might not need to install … Continue reading...
This stunning hyperlapse was made entirely with screenshots from Google Maps
Hyperlapses can be fun, but did you know you don't actually have to go anywhere to make them. For example, this impressive bit of work by Italian student Matteo Archondis uses screenshots from Google Maps and nothing else. The post This stunning hyperlapse was made entirely with screenshots from Google Maps appeared first on Digital Trends....
Google Maps update puts real-time commute info a tap away
Google Maps is a pretty handy app, but if you already know the way to your destination, its usefulness is diminished. Google is looking to change that by rolling out a new update today. There are a few things this update does, but one of the most noteworthy additions is real-time commute information that helps even when you already know … Continue reading...
Google Maps now warns you about parking nightmares
Google Maps is about to get a whole lot more useful, with an update to the navigation app not only showing where there’s parking at your destination, but how busy it’s likely to be. The update, which will initially only be offered in Google Maps for Android and operate in select locations, adds a “Parking Limited” warning to route guidance. … Continue reading...
Google Maps for iOS now offers real-time info on how crowded a place is
When you search for a particular cafe or restaurant on Google Maps for iOS, it'll now tell you how crowded it is in real-time so you can decide if it's worth going. The feature came to the web version of Maps last year and arrived for the iPhone this week. The post Google Maps for iOS now offers real-time info on how crowded a place is appeared first on Digital Trends....
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Can my phone be tracked?
Absolutely yes, your smartphone can be tracked – the question we should be asking is: what can we do about it? Today we’re going to run down several easy ways in which we can see our phone being tracked, first of all. Then we’re going to shut down this tracking in a few easy steps. It’s really not too big … Continue reading...
Google Maps now shows wheelchair accessibility info for locations
Google Maps is already a lifesaver for many of us, with the app spitting out locations with just a few taps and keeping us from getting lost with detailed directions. But now it can be even more vital for the millions of people in wheelchairs in the US. Now Google Maps will display wheelchair accessibility information for locations, right alongside … Continue reading...
Google Maps now shows wheelchair accessibility info for locations
Google Maps is already a lifesaver for many of us, with the app spitting out locations with just a few taps and keeping us from getting lost with detailed directions. But now it can be even more vital for the millions of people in wheelchairs in the US. Now Google Maps will display wheelchair accessibility information for locations, right alongside … Continue reading...
Need to know if a place is wheelchair accessible? Google Maps now tells you
Google is updating Maps with a new feature that could be very helpful for a lot of people --letting them know whether or not a location is wheelchair accessible. This could not only help the disabled, but also parents with strollers, and the elderly. The post Need to know if a place is wheelchair accessible? Google Maps now tells you appeared first on Digital Trends....
Trusted Contacts app from Google tracks friends with GPS
Google is launching a new app called Trusted Contacts today, and it’s aimed toward making sure you’re never truly alone – especially in dangerous situations. With the app, you can name a number trusted contacts who can see your location to ensure that your safe. The app also features some degree of offline functionality, so people will be able to … Continue reading...
Apple deploys drones to collect data and beat Google Maps
Unlike most of its other products, Apple had an infamous launch of its Maps, marred by faulty software that irked users, and it probably helped elevate the popularity of the Google Maps even further. It has been over four years, and Apple is now planning to deploy drones to beat Google when it comes to Maps. So, Apple plans to use drones along with some new indoor features to help improve its Maps service, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple has also a...
Apple deploys drones to collect data and beat Google Maps
Unlike most of its other products, Apple had an infamous launch of its Maps, marred by faulty software that irked users, and it probably helped elevate the popularity of the Google Maps even further. It has been over four years, and Apple is now planning to deploy drones to beat Google when it comes to Maps. So, Apple plans to use drones along with some new indoor features to help improve its Maps service, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple has also a...
Apple deploys drones to collect data and beat Google Maps
Unlike most of its other products, Apple had an infamous launch of its Maps, marred by faulty software that irked users, and it probably helped elevate the popularity of the Google Maps even further. It has been over four years, and Apple is now planning to deploy drones to beat Google when it comes to Maps. So, Apple plans to use drones along with some new indoor features to help improve its Maps service, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple has also a...
Trump Tower turns into ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps
Trump Tower in New York city turned into “Dump Tower” on Google Maps for a few hours, and its proper name was restored on the mapping service by early Sunday morning. The tower serves as President-elect Donald Trump’s home in Manhattan. Its central location on Fifth Avenue has posed security challenges for the Secret Service and local law enforcement, CNN reported. According to CNN, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle had also been renamed “Dump Int...
Trump Tower briefly identified as ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps
Google may have disabled Map Maker earlier this year to stop the public at large from trolling Google Maps, but apparently, where there's a will, there's a way. On Saturday, someone changed the name of Trump Tower to "Dump Tower" on Maps. The post Trump Tower briefly identified as ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps appeared first on Digital Trends....
Trump Tower turns into ‘Dump Tower’ on Google Maps
Trump Tower in New York city turned into “Dump Tower” on Google Maps for a few hours, and its proper name was restored on the mapping service by early Sunday morning. The tower serves as President-elect Donald Trump’s home in Manhattan. Its central location on Fifth Avenue has posed security challenges for the Secret Service and local law enforcement, CNN reported. According to CNN, the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle had also been renamed “Dump Int...