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Google Maps may finally show how much your tolls will cost

Google Maps may finally show how much your tolls will cost

Google constantly tweaks its Maps program to make it more useful for users (and, admittedly, all the businesses that pay to advertise in the app and on the web). According to a message sent to members of the Google Maps preview program, the next major feature to be added will be automatic display of prices for tolls on roads, bridges, and other potentially expensive additions to your navigation route.

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Waze's new pre-drive display shows all the crap you want to avoid on your morning commute

Waze's new pre-drive display shows all the crap you want to avoid on your morning commute

Whether you're headed out on a road trip or back into the office, knowing the best way to drive from one place to the next is essential to avoid headache-inducing obstacles. Waze is already one of the best alternatives to Google Maps, utilizing crowdsourced data to track speed traps and traffic jams. With a new update, the app wants to ensure drivers know what they'll face well before rubber hits the road.

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Waze is getting a pawesome new theme option

Waze is getting a pawesome new theme option

Raining cats and dogs? Try having cats and dogs drive for you. For a limited (but unspecified) time, Waze is letting its users turn on Cat & Dog themes with cat and dog navigation voices, cat and dog profile moods, and cat and dog icons. Now all we need is a CatDog theme.

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Android Auto's first 3rd-party navigation and map app is now available

Android Auto's first 3rd-party navigation and map app is now available

Until now, Google Maps and Waze (also owned by Google) were the only navigation apps to be fully supported on Android Auto — others were restricted to the phone interface. This is now changing as popular alternative Sygic becomes one of the first third-party navigation apps to have native support for Android Auto.

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Google Maps may soon help you avoid railroad crossings along your route

Google Maps may soon help you avoid railroad crossings along your route

Living in a small town crisscrossed by train tracks is a recipe frustration if you need to get anywhere in a hurry. Google knows this, and is starting to integrate railroad crossing info into Google Maps navigation. The feature isn't official yet, but it's showing up for a few users.

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Waze adds tons of Santa stuff for Christmas, just in time for you to not drive to Grandma's house this year

Waze adds tons of Santa stuff for Christmas, just in time for you to not drive to Grandma's house this year

Waze is picking up a little bit of Christmas fun to go with the upcoming holiday season. Until the end of the month, drivers can take advantage of a new holiday theme loaded with three fun features: Santa's voice for navigation, a "Santa Mood" you can share with other folks on the road, and you can even drive around maps as Santa's present-laden sleigh.

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Waze rolling out integration with Amazon Music

Waze rolling out integration with Amazon Music

Long road trips are some of the best times for trolling the vast depths of your music library, but it can be hard to stay focused when switching back and forth between streaming apps and navigation. Waze teamed up with Spotify to bring more accessible music controls to the road back in 2017. More partners signed on in the years following, and now Amazon has finally seen fit to connect its own Amazon Music app to the navigation platform.

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Waze introduces new features including lane guidance, traffic notifications, and trip suggestions

Waze introduces new features including lane guidance, traffic notifications, and trip suggestions

At the Waze On virtual event held yesterday, a few interesting new features for the Google-owned navigation app were announced. Lane guidance, something many users have long been calling for, has been in beta since April and is now graduating to the stable version of the app. Trip suggestions and traffic notifications are among the other additions.

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Waze routes can now be planned on your computer and sent to your phone

Waze routes can now be planned on your computer and sent to your phone

Despite Waze having fewer overall features and a less refined UI than Google Maps, I still find myself using Waze as often as possible for its police reporting system. Today, however, Waze is getting a feature that's been on Maps for a while: the ability to plan a route on your computer and send it to your phone.

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Get your Waze navigation courtesy of Kevin Conroy's Batman for a limited time

Get your Waze navigation courtesy of Kevin Conroy's Batman for a limited time

As part of a planned Batman Day celebration (is that a thing? I don't think that's a thing), DC Comics has announced that Waze is getting both Batman and Riddler themes through October 31st, replacing your car with more appropriate iconography, and letting you hear directions voiced by either Batman (Kevin Conroy) or The Riddler (Wally Wingert). An accompanying DC Comics Roadtrip playlist is also available through Spotify.

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