Posts tagged as: Maps

Apple Adding COVID-19 Test Sites To Its Maps App

Apple is collecting information on COVID-19 testing locations to add to its Maps app. Apple is collecting information such as testing hours, whether a referral or appointment is required, and location type, such as drive-through.

Google Maps Update Makes Finding Delivery And Takeout Easier

Google has updated its Maps app with prominent filter options for restaurants offering Delivery and Takeout, to help people find and support local businesses during the pandemic. The feature is available in the Maps app for both Android and iOS

Apple Releases Redesigned Maps In The United States

Apple today announced that it has completed the US roll-out of revamped, more-detailed map data for its Maps app. Apple claims the new map data offers “faster and more accurate navigation and comprehensive views of roads, buildings, parks, airports, malls and more”. Apple also today added real-time transit information for Miami. The new map data will begin […]

Google Maps Adds Travel Feature Of Speaking Aloud Places In Local Language

Google has updated its Maps app with the ability to speak aloud the name and/or address of your destination in the local language when traveling abroad. The feature is designed to be used using a taxi or asking a local for directions. The feature appears automatically when in a country where the local language doesn’t match your […]

Google Plans To Let Users To Set Expiration Dates For Location And Search Data

Google is rolling out a new account option that lets users specify how long to keep location history and web/app activity data. On top existing options to opt out or delete data manually, users can choose to keep data for three months or 18 months, after which it will be permanently deleted. The data in […]

Google Has Now Made It Easier To Delete Your Search History

Google today rolled out new tools meant to give people more control over their personal data. Starting with Google Search, people will have direct access to their activity. Before today, Google directed people to their Google Account to manage activity. Now these controls are embedded directly in Google services. In Google Search, for example, people can […]

Google Maps Adds EV Charging Stations On iOS And Android

Google has shared that people can now search for and locate electric vehicle  charging stations in Google Maps. In addition to displaying the closest stations, Maps will provide information about the business where the charger is located, the types of ports that are available, how many ports there are, and charging speeds. Google says it offers […]

Google Maps Now Supported On Apple CarPlay

Google today said iPhone users can opt for Google’s Maps instead of Apple Maps when using their CarPlay-equipped automobile. Apple added support for third-party apps to CarPlay in the recently-released iOS 12 platform. Google has updated its navigation app in order to make it compatible with iOS 12 and Apple’s CarPlay system. Google says Maps via CarPlay […]

Google Maps Adds Fast-Food Landmarks

Google has updated its Maps app to include easily-recognizable landmarks in its driving and walking directions. Currently, the landmarks seem to be exclusively fast-food restaurants, presumably because they usually have large signs, and logos that most people can recognize at a glance. Google says the feature is in testing.

Snap Map Explore Feature Adds Moments to Maps

Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Snap Map Explore. The goalis to make it easier for people to see where friends are, such as landmarks, festivals, or parks, or see what else is going on nearby. People will be able to reach out to friends they see are traveling on the map. “With one tap, […]

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