Articles about Google Maps

Which navigation app do you prefer?
It's hard to believe Google Maps has been around since 2005. When the web-mapping service first made its debut on February 8, 2005, smartphones and apps were barely a thing. Now? Millions of people can't get around without Maps
It actually worked
Tired of unruly motorists rampaging through your neighborhood just to cut past heavy traffic? Here's a solution: create fake traffic jams to keep people away. Well, that's what artist Simon Weckert did, and he actually managed to 'hack' the system.
So you’ll know which routes will be safer to take
We here at Top Gear PH put a high value on road safety. Safer roads are what everyone wants, right? Luckily for us, the people in Google are putting their time and efforts into helping us achieve that.No, they haven't
These apps bring convenience (and happiness) to our lives
Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to mobile apps. The usefulness of an app determines how much people would actually want it. Fortunately, when it comes to car-related apps, there have been a number of developers in
It was quite the mess for some unfortunate drivers in Colorado
We all know a few drivers who think themselves better than any mobile app when it comes to navigating within the metro. You can't blame them, because there will always be flaws in modern-day technology.Case in point: this bizarre
It actually comes in quite handy
Meeting up with people isn't always easy, especially when at least one of you isn't familiar with the area. Good thing there's a 'live location sharing' feature on mobile apps for the promdi who easily gets lost in the
Courtesy of a viral Facebook post
Have you ever argued with friends who live in the far north or south of Metro Manila over what a reasonable halfway point is between the two areas? I live in Pasig, but I went to high school in the south, so
Never be busted for coding again
During the Google for Philippines event held today, February 13, it was announced that the Google Maps app will be rolling out a very helpful tool that all motorists living in Metro Manila will appreciate. The Number Coding option will be made
We've been waiting for this
Good news for all the Android-equipped motorists in the country: Google has just announced that its popular driving companion app, Android Auto, is now available for download in the Philippines.If you own a smartphone running at least Android 5.0,
We have yet to try Waze, however
Hard to believe for those of us accustomed to using Waze and/or Google Maps to navigate the metropolis, but there are drivers out there who refrain from using navigation apps when behind the wheel. From my conversations with Grab drivers, they
Excited?
Android fans rejoice! The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has just signed a multi-year deal with Google that'll have the global tech giant producing "intelligent infotainment systems" for the three car manufacturers starting in 2021.In a press release sent
Designed for bikers
The mobile revolution has changed the way we motorcyclists navigate on our bikes. Over the years, we have evolved from having to carry around paper maps and knowing how to use them, to spending for pricey dedicated GPS units and mounted smartphones.
Coming with the next iPhone software version
We all know September as the month when Apple releases its new iPhone models, triggering a cycle of desire, frantic reservations to telcos, and holiday purchases. But for true iSheep, June is the magic month because this is when Apple's Worldwide
Does this make sense?
If American conglomerate Alphabet had its way, buses would be a thing of the past. Sidewalk Labs, the urban innovation group under Alphabet's wing, proposes that US cities should ditch the city bus and replace it with Uber or a similar
360-degree views of PH now available
Meet the Pegman, the yellow statue beside the Google Street View car in the photo above. He's a Google Maps guide. Drag him somewhere in Manila on the search engine's map and he can give you a glimpse of how
Via new Your Timeline feature
To say that we live in a time that loves to document everything we do is a gross understatement. Social-media sites have now made it possible to record precious moments and share these very experiences with the rest of the world.
Initially available on 2015 Sonata
To say that many folks now lead a connected lifestyle is an understatement. We're so attached to our smartphones, tablets and Apple Watches that such devices have now become an integral part of our everyday lives. It's like we're
Helpful during coding days
As much as we love driving our cars, there are inevitably days when we have to commute. These instances may be when our car is in the shop, when another family member uses the car, or when our car's license plate
If you can't borrow the real thing, make one
When we learned that we were not allowed to drive the Google Street View car and tell the tale of the experience to our readers, disappointment enveloped us. Gone was the dream of driving it and marveling at the technology found inside
Because it's summer
The blistering heat of the sun is an indication that it's once again the perfect season for long road trips with family and friends. And rather than letting motorists throw caution to the wind, Google Philippines recently invited members of the
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