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How to Enable or Disable “Avoid Highways” in Maps for iPhone

Mar 5, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to avoid highways in Maps for iOS

The iOS Maps app has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, including a settings toggle that allows you to get directions to and from destinations while avoiding highways and freeways. This is particularly helpful for iPhone users that rely on the Maps app for directions and getting around, but it works on iPad as … Read More

How to Show a Map of All Geotagged Photos on Mac

Feb 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Show a map of geotagged pictures on Mac Photos app

Have you ever wished you could view all of your geotagged pictures on a map? With the Mac Photos app, you can do exactly that by accessing a handy map of all images containing geotagging and GPS data, each displayed on a nice navigable map, right within the Photos app of Mac OS.

How to Get Weather Info for Locations from Maps on iPhone

Aug 4, 2017 - 5 Comments
Get weather from Maps in iOS

Did you know you can get the weather in the Maps app of iOS? Obviously the Weather app on iPhone will tell you the temperature and forecast of locations, and with a little exploration you can also view detailed weather info too. That’s great, but it’s in the Weather app. What if you’re driving or … Read More

Access Maps from the Command Line Rendered in ASCII with Mapscii

Jun 23, 2017 - 5 Comments
Ascii maps command line

Have you ever wished you could access a mapping application from the command line? Now you can with Mapscii, which is sort of like Google Maps or Apple Maps but for the Terminal, with all of the mapping data rendered in ASCII text and characters.

How to Input Location with GPS Coordinates on iPhone Maps

Apr 13, 2017 - 4 Comments
Enter and search by GPS coordinates on iPhone Maps

Do you have GPS coordinates for a location that you’d like to enter on the iPhone? You can input and search maps by GPS coordinates on the iPhone easily by using the Apple Maps or Google Maps applications, as we’ll demonstrate in this walkthrough. You will be able to input, search for, find, locate, and … Read More

How to Avoid Toll Roads & Toll Bridges with Maps on iPhone

Mar 24, 2017 - 7 Comments
Avoid tolls in Maps directions on iPhone

Don’t like paying toll roads and toll bridges when you’re driving around? Now you can choose a setting in the Apple Maps app for iOS to avoid tolls when you get directions on Maps for iPhone or iPad.

How to Mark & Share a Maps Location from iPhone

Mar 4, 2017 - 7 Comments
How to share a location from Maps on iPhone

Have you ever found a location or an interesting spot on a map that you want to share with someone else? Using the iPhone Maps app, you can easily mark a location on a map and then share that marked pin with someone else, giving them the exact pinned location. This great feature has many … Read More

How to Show GPS Coordinates on iPhone

Feb 26, 2017 - 19 Comments
Get GPS Coordinates on iPhone

All iPhone models have a built-in GPS device which aids in navigation and allows for pin-point precision for location detection. While most users who interact with location and navigation features on their iPhone will be using the Maps applications, it can also be helpful to get exact GPS coordinates for latitude and longitude, perhaps for … Read More

How to Add Easy Stops for Gas, Food, Coffee to Maps Directions on iPhone

Feb 24, 2017 - 9 Comments

Have you ever been using Apple Maps for directions on a long car ride and wanted to know where you could easily stop for gas or for food along the route? The latest versions of Apple Maps for iPhone allow exactly that, offering a simple way to find gas stations, fast food, and coffee along … Read More

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Jan 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Show tab bar in Maps

Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either … Read More

Get Directions to Home or Work with iPhone and 3D Touch

Jun 4, 2016 - 15 Comments
Get directions home with 3D Touch iPhone

One of the more helpful features of the Maps apps for iPhone is the ability to get directions to your home or directions to your work, from your current location. This is a great feature for the directionally challenged in particular, but it’s also helpful if you’re exploring a new part of a city or … Read More

How to Get Transit Directions in Maps on iPhone

May 20, 2016 - 4 Comments

While iPhone users of Google Maps have been able to get directions around cities with transit options for quite some time, the feature has recently come to the bundled Apple Maps app as well. This means if you’re in a global city or metro area with a mass transit system, whether trains, subways, street cars, … Read More

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