Google Maps Adds Mario Time for Navigation
Google today updated Google Maps for Android and iOS with a fun feature: Mario. Once users update to the latest version of Maps, they'll be able to turn on Mario Time for navigation. When activated, Mario will appear in place of the navigation arrow while driving, walking, or commuting. Google says the bonus feature is rolling out starting today and will be available for about a week.
Latest Version of Google Maps for iOS Lets You Customize Your Car
May 21, 2018
iPhone owners can now have some fun with Google Maps by selecting a new navigation icon. Maps historically relies on a blue navigation arrow to indicate the user's location and direction of travel.
Google Maps Replaces Directional Arrow with a Beam
Sep 20, 2016
Google today announced a minor change to Google Maps for Android that swaps out the direction arrow with a blue beam. Maps users will no longer see an arrow pointing in the direction of travel and will instead see a blue beam that indicates which way they are going.
Apple Scores Nintendo Game for iPhone
Sep 7, 2016
Nintendo today said its famed Mario character will come to the iPhone for the first time. Nintendo plans to bring a game called Super Mario Run to iOS devices.
Google Search Now Offers 'Fun Facts' for Entertainment Purposes
Feb 15, 2017
Google today made Google Search more entertaining to use with the addition of fun facts. The feature is starting small.
Driving Mode In Google Maps Predicts Your Destination
Jan 13, 2016
Google is adding a feature to Google Maps for Android today that guesses where drivers want to go and then helps them get there. Driving Mode factors in the user's home and work addresses, in addition to other destinations from previous searches.