When you have to take four different freeways to go twelve miles, Google Maps becomes a very close and dear friend—especially in Los Angeles. Without my trusty Samsung Galaxy S3, I seriously don't know if I could make it back home half of the time. Of course, you'd probably get better directions using a Garmin, TomTom, or other GPS device, but when you already have a smartphone like the GS3, dedicated GPS units become nothing more than a luxury item.
Maps is great for getting turn-by-turn directions in unfamiliar territory, but how many times does your favorite song have to be rudely interrupted by that navigation voice telling you to turn left or right? Yes, you need those spoken directions to get to where you're going, but you also need to hear every part of your song, right?
A set of cool new Android-related Google Search functions made their debut this week, which will allow you to locate your phone, send directions to your mobile device, set alarms and reminders, and send notes from any web browser.
Unscheduled pit stops go hand in hand with road trips, no matter how well-planned they are. In the past, making a stop due to low fuel or an emergency bathroom break may have snowballed into massive delays when you went off course on your own, but thanks to a feature in Apple Maps, you can do this in the most efficient manner possible.
Before starting any drive where you're using Google Maps for directions, it's vital to make sure the app is functioning correctly, specifically, navigation prompts. After initiating turn-by-turn directions on your Android or iPhone, the last thing you want to worry about is Google Maps not audibly telling you where or when to turn, especially in an unfamiliar area.
Highways are among the most efficient routes of driving from one place to another. Unfortunately, however, they're also the most used route taken by everyone else resulting in migraine-inducing congestion, especially during rush hour. Thankfully, Apple Maps has a feature that will direct you along lesser known routes that could be faster and/or safer.
Listen up, fool! You can now get a (loud) nudge in the right direction by Mr. T, thanks to Waze. The navigation app has incorporated a few well-known voices over the past few years, but none have had us more excited than the addition of this beloved fixture of the 1980s. Waze made the announcement that Mr. T's voice would be joining the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Morgan Freeman via their company blog. That's the great news. The bad news is that Mr. T is only available for Waze users i...
Learn Arabic or, more specifically, Lebanese through these easy lessons. A few practical sentences translated from english to arabic (lebanese) which you could use around Lebanese people.
Navigation app Waze occasionally gives you the option to have a celebrity voice provide directions for your trip, like this famous European with a funny voice, or this decidedly less-famous European with a funny voice.
If you're trying to get somewhere fast, taking a toll road or two can definitely help you do that, but at a cost. When you're not in any rush, that would-be toll money will work much better in your gas tank, especially if it's only minutes that are being shaved from your trip. With this in mind, Apple Maps has a simple way of avoiding tolls to save you money while navigating on your iPhone.
Drivers the world over are painfully aware of the inherent danger of taking their eyes off the road even for a second. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, 27% of all car crashes result from distracted driving due to attempted cell phone use. Fortunately, Waze comes with a feature that can help keep you from being a part of this grim statistic.
This could happen when you trust a guy to hang out wet clothes. Ladies, beware, guys simplify housework simply because they don't care of it's a chore they just don't want. Watch and learn to be creative about the ways you spice your every day chores up. Most of all, laugh your head off.
It's no secret that most people who got an iPhone 5 (or upgraded their old iPhone to iOS 6) have been sorely disappointed with Apple Maps. We may all miss Google Maps, but the Google says they aren't even working on an app for iOS 6 yet. Even worse, Google exec Eric Schmidt says they're waiting on an invitation from Apple, and if we know Apple, that could be a while. Users who didn't get an iPhone 5 have had an even worse time of things—Apple disabled 3D maps and turn-by-turn directions on ol...
When it comes to traveling from one location to another with the aide of your iPhone, ensuring your navigation app works as it should keeps you one step ahead of potential hassles. One feature often overlooked is audio settings, and while having no voice prompts is easy enough to ignore while walking or commuting, having no sound to guide you while driving can spell disaster.
Have you ever looked down to your phone and said "This GPS app works well, but why isn't it cuter?" Well, you're in luck! Tokyo's Sunrise Aquarium has what might be the cutest way to navigate to their facility—just follow the penguins!
After a few unnecessary U-turns, I quickly realized that Apple Maps wasn't for me, which is why I hate that it opens as the default app any time I select a shared location or an address from Yelp. Copying and pasting the address to Google Maps isn't a huge deal, but it's certainly not as fluid of a process as I'd like.
When computers have vision but people don't, why not have the former help the latter? That's the gist behind the Cognitive Augmented Reality Assistant (CARA), a new HoloLens app developed by the California Institute of Technology.
We've all been there. You're driving along with Google Maps pointing the way when you get a call from your friend asking you how much longer it'll be until you show up. You try to offer some lame excuse about how something came up last-minute, but you're interrupted, quite rudely, by Maps's voice guidance. The voice butts in again, and again, and again, to the point that you consider having Maps navigate you to the nearest cliff so that you can drive off it.
No compass or map? No problem. Figure your way out of the wilderness just by looking around you. You will need a stick, two rocks, and the ability to find constellations. Learn how to tell directions when lost without a map or compass by watching this video nature safety tutorial.
Watch this video to learn directions in Japanese and their symbols. This video offers clever ways to remember the character for each direction.
This episode shows you how to ask and give directions in the English language. This video is great for advanced, intermediate, and beginner learning to speak the English as a second language (ESL).
As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid for most situations he may encounter. A First Class scout is prepared.
With the Nexus S by Google coming out soon, we're all waiting to see what Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) can do. One of the improved features in this Android update is Google Maps.
Customize your directions on Google Maps. Drag and drop the default directions to your preferred roads or highways, get walking or public transit directions, route around traffic, or add multiple stops on your way. Print directions with Street View, photos included.
In this clip, you'll learn how to add stops and customize directions when using the MapQuest Maps web app. Happily, those things are easy to do. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just two and a half minutes. Take a look.
Trapster is a cool website that works just like Google Maps or MapQuest, with a twist! In addition to turn by turn driving directions, you will also get the locations of police speed traps along your route. Stay safe and in control- and avoid a costly ticket - with this free web based service.
Having the ability to ask for directions and to direct a cab driver makes living in China a much easier experience.
Need some help figuring out how to sign into the latest version of MapQuest? It's easy. And this brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using the new, improved MapQuest yourself, take a look.
Benny from askbenny.cn teaches you some Mandarin Chinese words and phrases related to location such as how to say "here" "over here" and "over there."
Watch these Japanese language video and learn how to give directions. You will learn to use phrases the begin with "May I..." to politely ask people to do things. In addition the video also introduces Hiragana characters.
The iPhone is great. And so is Google Maps. And together, they define mobility. They go together perfectly. Like yin and yang. But how do you get the most out of Google Maps on the iPhone? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to use Google Maps on your Apple iPhone for directions.
Bill Myers shows you how to get directions using Google Earth. The cool features of this is you can see exactly what the road will look like and what it would look like through the windshield of your car!
Learn how to give directions (up, down, left, and right) in French.
Now you can use street view when getting driving directions on Google Maps. Check out this video to get tips on how to use this feature.
Getting around is essential when you're traveling, and the one thing you will always have to deal with is cab drivers. How do you tell them where you're going if you don't speak the local language? Well, don't worry… if you're visiting China soon, this video will help you negotiate your directions in the taxi using Mandarin Chinese. Many taxi drivers in Beijing and China do not speak much English, so learn how to grab a taxi and ask the taxi driver to take you to your hotel. You'll also get a...
If you have just purchased a new Ford Taurus, you may have noticed the new SYNC feature. SYNC is a GPS built right into your dashboard. If this is your first time using a global positioning system, you may need a few pointers. Check out this video and learn how to access step by step directions and get where you need to go.
Learn how to knit a yarn over knit stitch. These are common in knitting patterns as another way to increase and also used in making eyelets and decorative stitches.
Benny teaches you how to ask for directions in Mandarin Chinese when lost as well as some useful phrases for finding your way around.
As one of the most heavily utilized map applications out there, it's worth mentioning when Google Maps introduces changes big and small into its app. In the case of the most recent update, it's not so much of a change that they've made as much as it is an improvement.
This is an in-depth tutorial page that teaches flute making theory and shows how to make several different (they have freakin' tables of information and dimensions) flutes from ordinary PVC pipe.