If you’re a Google Maps user on Android you can set up customized 1x1 widgets on the home screen that will give you directions straight home from wherever you happen to be. The setup process also gives us an excuse to check out the new Maps app interface Google has rolled out over the last couple of days, so let’s…
Google’s on a drive to make the search box do much more than searching. Last week, it introduced an option to find your phone from the box; this time, it’s sending directions to your handset with about three clicks.
Apple Maps have always had turn-by-turn walking directions, provided you had your iPhone in your hand. Now Apple's new Watch will not only provide high-quality maps right there ON YOUR ARM, it will also give you an haptic nudge when you need to turn right.
Sometimes you want to get from A to B as quickly as possible—but what if you want to savor the journey? Well, Yahoo has been working on an algorithm that can plot the most beautiful route, for those days when time is less of a concern.
El Goog is rolling out a bunch of improvements to its Maps apps for Android and iOS. Some of them are small improvements, and some of them are friggin' awesome.
Who wouldn't want Kevin Hart yelling accurate but somehow disparaging directions at them while they're trying to drive? No one. So Waze made a deal with Universal Pictures to get celebrities talking at us while we're lost.
Ask Siri for directions, and by default she'll throw up an Apple Maps solution. Which means you'll get lost. But it's actually really easy to get her to give you directions using Google's maps—and it doesn't even require a hack.
Microsoft has just received a patent for a new way to give you walking directions that take into account the many hardships you encounter while using your feet to get from place to place.
I'll gladly drive out of my way to avoid the soul-crushing agony of bumper to bumper traffic, and that's just what a new beta for the Google Maps Navigation Android app will show me how to do. From now on, the first set of directions it spits out will be the fastest in current conditions, so if everyone's gawking at…
I once considered myself in possession of a pretty good natural compass. It was nice. But now I have Google Maps in my pocket, and have a hard time imagining how I'd function without it. Are you lost without GPS?
Robert Ziegler was doing what most people would do, driving his car and following the instructions of his GPS. The only problem? His GPS led him to a road where he couldn't get out.
I trust Google with a lot of things, but when in doubt I always fall back on good-old common sense. Lauren Rosenberg did not. She walked onto a highway because Google told her to and got hit by a car.
OK, I'll admit it: it's rare that I come across a do-it-yourself project that even for a moment makes me consider getting off my lazy ass to actually make something. But this compass-inlaid table points me in that direction.
iPhone 3GS only: The Nearest Tube iPhone app uses the iPhone 3GS's newly-adequate camera to show the direction of the nearest metro station by adding directional arrows to a real-time "video" you take of your surroundings. Seriously, check this out.
BlackBerry users can get loss slightly less frequently starting tomorrow as its first turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for their app store hits for an unspecified amount of dollars.
So here's the deal. You don't get copy/paste. You don't get image or videos over MMS. And you still can't type your emails or text messages in landscape mode. BUT! If you've been dreaming about Google Street View, or, uh, walking directions... well, you're in luck, because Apple is listening to you and nobody else.…
Call up "DIR-ECT-IONS" (clever) on your way to the car and tell the friendly robot who answers where you want to go, and you can have a route beamed to your Dash GPS over the web instantly. Dial Directions already works with a few other online and mobile services, but this Dash integration is a pretty great trick.…
The trusted name in changing a busted tire so you won't have to, AAA is releasing AAA Mobile, a software suite for mobile phones that allows turn-by-turn GPS directions on a pay-for-use basis. The cost will be $9.99 a month, and will work on the phones listed after the jump.