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Imagine a Miss Universe helping you navigate through the city
Thanks for the heads-up
Planning to rush over to Manila for a quick meeting with a client, despite inclement weather? Getting ready to push through with a Friday night out in Makati following a deluge? Yeah, you might want to reconsider.Waze has tagged Manila, Makati,
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
More functionality than ever
Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 13, was announced on June 3, 2019, at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. The second developer beta of this new software was released on the third week of June,
New look, more convenience
Did anyone here stay up for Apple's 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote? If you're a car owner who happened to watch the entire event, chances are the Cupertino-based tech company left you impressed with the changes it's
A solution to a problem a lot of us are having
There's been something going on lately with everyone's favorite navigation app. If you've noticed, Waze no longer gives you the quickest route to your destination by default. Instead, it gives you a route that sometimes makes your trip longer.
“Okay, Google.”
A recent study showed that Metro Manila residents spend over an hour a day on average stuck in traffic. That is time that could be better spent doing...well, anything else other than sitting in gridlock. Like catching up on answering e-
Times are a’ changin’
If you look at how far the smartphone industry has come, it's easy to say that the automotive sector has been lagging in terms of innovation. In the past few years, iPhones and Android devices have learned how to scan our
It’s a big help
A few weeks ago, Apple released a new iOS update and finally allowed its CarPlay automotive interface to access third-party navigation apps. This means we can now use Google Maps and Waze on our cars' infotainment screens, rather than on smartphones
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
Finally
If you're an Apple user with an Apple CarPlay-equipped car, then you haven't been able to enjoy having your phone's navigation app reflect on the infotainment screen. That is, unless you're one of
Old school vs. new school
So while browsing Reddit (to our bosses, if you're reading this, we promise it was purely for research purposes and not because we were goofing off), we chanced upon a thread on r/Cars titled "Underrated driving skill: Knowing your directions."
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
And she mentions street names
For Metro Manila motorists, Waze has been nothing short of a godsend in the past few years. Aside from helping us to navigate the city's confusing streets and detours, it has also proved useful in rerouting us from congested roads as
A solid phone mount
Scrolling through your phone while driving is a big no-no. In the age of connectivity though, navigation apps like Waze are useful (and sometimes necessary) for getting around. Enter phone mounts. Nowadays, there are hundreds you can choose from--from premium
Feel free to suggest more
If you regularly drive in the city and you own a smartphone, chances are you have and use the Waze app. Next to social-media apps, this is likely the most frequently used application on your phone.And why wouldn't it?
Hopefully, we'll also get it soon
Have you ever encountered a tricky intersection? You know the type: crossings with traffic lights that don't work, intersections that are always packed with vehicles, and low-visibility crossroads with blind spots all around. In fact, we're certain a combination
Android update now available
Using Waze is a funny thing. On the one hand, we want to tell everyone we know about how wonderful and useful the crowdsourced navigation app is, and how it has given us the most traffic-free (which isn't saying much
Who's on your wish list?
If you haven't heard already, Morgan Freeman is now available as a downloadable voice for Waze. Unfortunately for us, the deep, soothing sound of the veteran actor is only available for US-based users, which means we'll have to settle
In Brazil, wrong navigation proved fatal
Traffic in Metro Manila is like entering Dante's Inferno: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." No one who encounters traffic leaves unaffected. It is a tiring, soul-sucking and depressing occurrence that a motorist never gets used to.And because
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