Articles about Google Maps

Perfect for trips abroad
Google Maps is rolling out an update to its Live View feature that makes it more intuitive to use and more reliable as a means of street-level navigation. This is perfect for your next trip abroad-whenever that may be.The
The feature is already available in other countries
Businesses are continuing to open, services are resuming operations, and more and more people are beginning to head out during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can't be the only ones still feeling paranoid about driving out right now, can we?If
The list continues to grow
When it comes to fighting COVID-19, getting information out (the proper kind of information, at least) is just as vital to beating the pandemic as what goes on inside hospitals, laboratories, and government offices.Knowing what to do to avoid catching
A much-appreciated update
Yes, not being able to drive out as you please during the enhanced quarantine period is a hassle. But having to head out without a personal vehicle during this crisis is a much, much bigger concern-and it's something many frontline
No choice but to play it safe this year
Holy Week is shaping up to be pretty different this year. For 2020, instead of road trips, beaches, and the annual Visita Iglesia, we're all going to be home because of COVID-19 and the enhanced quarantine period.It's definitely
The service is celebrating its 15th anniversary
If you've turned to Google Maps for your navigation needs at one point or another, chances are you're familiar with the app's Street View-something that allows you to see what exactly a certain location looks like provided a
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.
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