Posts tagged traffic

Dodge the jams with Google Maps. Photo: Google

Dodge the jams with Google Maps. Photo: Google

Google has rolled out a nifty new Maps update for mobile that brings better traffic alerts that will be issued while you drive, and the ability to find alternate routes. The update comes just in time for Memorial Day, which is one of the busiest driving days of the year.

Google Now is in for a makeover. Image: Google

Google Now is in for a makeover. Image: Google

Google Now, by far the best digital assistant on mobile, looks set to get much more colorful with Android L. A screenshot revealing its Material Design makeover was today inadvertently posted on Twitter by a Google employee. It was quickly deleted soon after, but not before the Internet had claimed it.

Waze-sold

Google has today confirmed that it has acquired social mapping service Waze as it looks to improve Google Maps. The company did not disclose how much it paid for the Israeli startup, but it has revealed that it plans to integrate some of its popular features into Google Maps.

nexus7vsipadmini

Thanks to affordable offerings like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7, Android tablets continue to increase their market share and claw away at the iPad’s lead. However, Apple’s tablet remains king of the web, accounting for a whopping 87% of tablet web traffic in North America.