While I verbally guided him on his way, it was the GPS function of his Android phone that made it easy for him to get from “A” to “B.”
Indeed, turn-by-turn navigation is one of the best features of modern smartphones.
I sometimes use the native “Maps” appthat came with my Apple iPhone, at other times I rely on the MapQuest app, but I also use the Google Maps app.
The Google Maps app was temporarily banished from the iPhone after Apple launched its own mapping app, but then like a child whose “sins” were forgiven by its “parent,” was invited to rejoin the family of Apple iOS apps, an event I wrote about in “Google Maps’ iPhone ‘Second Coming’” back in December of 2012.
If you use an app on a daily basis, you’ll likely know its features inside and out, and learn when changes are made to it.
But even then, it helps to take a “refresher course” now and again to make sure you’re getting the most out an app, and for me, that’s true with the Google Maps app.
So I was in luck today when David Pogue of Yahoo Tech posted this nifty video with his top tips (including one I’d never heard of) for using that app.