OK Google, Search: My Life

Google saved my life so many times last month, as I trudged through Europe alone. Without Maps, I would never have made it to my meetings, train connections, flights, meals, or anything. Google sent alerts to remind me when to leave; it translated my questions, so I could bleat them in a pathetic form of […] …

OK Google, Search: My Life

Google Maps helps you find open EV charging stations in real time

From now on, you just have to fire up Google Maps if you need to hunt for an open EV charging station. The latest versions of Google Maps for Android, iOS and the web now show real-time availability for charging ports in the US and UK, giving you a… …

How to Access the ‘Snake’ Easter Egg in Google Maps

Google Maps is celebrating April Fool’s Day this year with a limited-edition version of the classic arcade game Snake. The easter egg will be available starting today through the end of the week. With it, you’ll be able to play Snake on your desktop as well as with Google Maps’ smartphone app in a number of iconic…Read more……

How to Access the ‘Snake’ Easter Egg in Google Maps

Google Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries

With every few updates, Google Maps seems to walk closer and closer to a full-fledged refresh of its Material interface, helping it go along with the new direction Google is taking this year with its app design language. We’ve seen a new look for the main interface, an updated side menu, overhauled hotel listings, new fonts in many places throughout the app, a persistent Overview/Reviews/Photos bar on some place listings, and even an update to the look of the app on Android Auto. Read MoreGoogle Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries…

Google Maps tests directions screen with refreshed Material Design, rolls out For You tab to 130 countries

A smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant is now rolling out to Maps

After teasing a navigation-optimized Google Assistant for Maps at I/O 2018, Google is now rolling out the feature to Android users. The new version of Google Assistant in Maps is smaller, less distracting, and executes more commands in the background.
Previously, calling up Google Assistant in Maps during navigation would take over half the screen. Now when you call up Google Assistant (via hotword, squeeze, or tapping on the microphone button in the top right of the screen), the Assistant pop-up is confined to a small bar that overlays the bottom ETA section. Read MoreA smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant…

A smaller, less distracting version of Google Assistant is now rolling out to Maps

Google Maps reviews now support hashtags because those are hip and cool

Despite its best efforts, Google Maps isn’t quite as easy to use for restaurant hunting as Yelp. But the Mountain View tech giant isn’t about to give up anytime soon: it has quietly added support for the ultimate social media tool – the hashtag – so users can more easily find reviews that identify #datenight spots or places that are #wheelchairaccessible, for example.
Google confirmed the feature addition to TechCrunch, stating that it arrived just over a week ago on Android and has so far only been announced to members of Google Maps’ Local Guides program. Read MoreGoogle Maps reviews now support…

Google Maps reviews now support hashtags because those are hip and cool

The Best and Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving Weekend

If you’re planning to hit the road this Thanksgiving, there’s a right and a wrong time to get behind the wheel. Looking at historic Google Maps data, Google just released its suggestions for when the best and worst travel times will be during Thanksgiving week in 25 U.S. metros. This year the company also took things…Read more……

The Best and Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving Weekend