If you have confirmation of your hotel booking in your Gmail, Google Search will now help you discover stuff in the area. Open Google Now and try out “directions to my hotel” or “restaurants near my hotel.”
Google is taking Maps exploration to a new level with a new contextually aware Explore button that provides info based on your location, time of day, the weather and more.
Google is continuing to build up the feature set of its Maps Android app, with the latest update bringing elevation information for cycling routes, voice commands in navigation mode, and other smaller changes.
Google Maps and Google Keep are now pushing out updates that add support for Android Wear, alongside some expected bug fixes.
According to a New York Times article, the US government is interested in passing regulation that could let it make changes to navigation apps it deems dangerous.
Google says it will use Skybox imagery to enhance the accuracy of Maps, which relies heavily on satellite imagery for Earth view and more.
Whether you’ll be on the ground in Brazil (you lucky bastard) or following the World Cup from home, Google Maps has some goodies in store for you.
There’s one feature in the new Maps 8.1 that totally makes it worth the update, if you frequently spend time outdoors, that is – yes, terrain view is back in Google Maps.
In this week’s Google Play Weekly, we talk about lots of things Google did, how root apps have some troubles ahead, and 5 more Android apps you can’t miss!
“Cycling is the new golf,” according to CNN Money. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to The Economist, a growing number of city cycling clubs and corporate-sponsored charity bike rides are bringing together like-minded professionals and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re cycling for fun, as a challenge, to go around the city, or to mingle with fellow cyclists, you might be using apps like Google Maps to track your route. But even if Maps offers…