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Google Maps tricks to travels efficient & fast

5 Google Maps tricks to make your travels more efficient, fast, and fun – By Doug Aamothfastcompany.com

For many of us, Google Maps is an indispensable tool—but not one whose advanced features we spend that much time exploring. While it’s a solid choice for simply getting from point A to point B without much fuss, here are some helpful features and functionality that let you do a lot more than simply arrive safely.

Find your way around Google Maps

Find your way around Google Maps with these handy tips and tricks – By Simon Hilldigitaltrends.com19 min
One of the early signs that Google might expand beyond search in all sorts of interesting and unexpected directions was the Google Maps release in 2005. Borne out of a series of acquisitions, the Google Maps project has grown over the years to encompass satellite imagery, millions of points of interest, street views, turn-by-turn navigation, traffic conditions, public transportation, and a good deal more.

Google Maps gets an on-screen speedometer

Google Maps gets an on-screen speedometer while driving – By Hagop Kavafian, www.androidpolice.com

Just last week, we reported Google was finally rolling out essential Waze features to Maps, including speed limit indication and speed camera alerts. The company appears to be on an improvement spree, as some users are starting to see an option offering to display a speedometer while they drive.

How to Check for Speed Traps, Speed Limits, and Traffic Accidents in Google Maps

How to Check for Speed Traps, Speed Limits, and Traffic Accidents in Google Maps – By Brendan Hesse, lifehacker.com

Starting today, Google Maps is expanding its traffic features to more regions. The app will now display the speed limit for roads you’re currently on, as well as the location of various key pieces of traffic information—such as accidents, mobile speed trackers, and traffic cameras—in over 40 countries. 

Google Earth Releases New Feature

Google Earth Releases New Feature That Lets Travelers Virtually Tour National Parks Across the U.S. – By Evie Carrick, www.travelandleisure.com

With more national parks than states, most people will never have the time to visit every protected landscape in the U.S. These parks — which range from the geologically stunning Grand Canyon to breathtaking vistas of the Shenandoah Valley — are not usually located near a major airport and take some planning to access.

– How to Turn Any Android Smartphone into a Google Pixel

How to Turn Any Android Smartphone into a Google Pixel – By Brendan Hesse, lifehacker.com

Android’s flexibility means manufacturers can build their own versions of the OS to suit their hardware, but there’s an elegance to the stock Android experience found on Google’s devices—one that other Android smartphones can’t match.

Useful features in Google Maps

6 useful features in Google Maps you may not know By Josh Noriega, www.androidguys.com

I don’t have to sit here and stress the importance of Google Maps. Being that the mobile app has a billion+ users, chances are that you’ve already used it extensively and know how valuable it can be for everyday life. That said, such a long-standing and crucial app from Google has naturally gone through a multitude of development over the years. 

Google Account – Google Basics: Video

 

Google Account – Google Basics – Part 1 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Let’s go over the Google Basics! In this video, you’ll learn how to set up your Google account, what to expect from your Google account and what benefits you get from joining the Google ecosystem.


 

How to Use Gmail – Google Basics Part 2 By Dottotech, www.youtube.com Video

Discover how you can use Gmail like a pro. I’ll show you everything you need to do to set up your Gmail account and then share the most important Gmail features.


Google Basic Part 3: Google Calendar – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Calendar is one of the most valuable members of Google’s ecosystem. It can form the centre of your productivity system!


Google Drive – Google Basics Part 4 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Drive, serves not one but 2 masters: Online storage and file sharing Productivity and collaboration applications


Google Basics Part 5: Google Photos – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Photos has become the go-to photo storage and sharing app for many of us, for good reason!


Google Basics Part 6 – Google Chrome By Dottotech, www.youtube.com  VIDEO

Google Chrome is the glue that holds the whole Google Eco-System together.


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How to use Google Maps offline on Android

How to use Google Maps offline on Android By Justin Duino, 9to5google.com

Whether you’re going on vacation overseas or just want to be able to navigate around town without draining your data plan, you can download different areas within Google Maps to use while offline. Here’s how.


How to use your Google Maps offline By Contact, www.androidauthority.com

Google Maps is one of the most popular and reliable mapping/navigation services, but it’s not without its faults. One of the main complaints is that it works best with a solid data connection, something we don’t always have outside the city. Thankfully, it’s possible to take Google Maps offline, but this great feature is rendered useless without some proactive procedures.

– Google Maps speed limit feature goes live

Google Maps speed limit feature goes live for some across the United States – By Richard Gao, www.androidpolice.com

If you've never heard of speed limits popping up in Google Maps, we can't blame you. As of July 2017, Maps' speed limit feature was only confirmed to work in two areas: San Francisco, California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There's been little news since then, but tonight we received three tips from different parts of the US showing that speed limits were live in Maps.

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