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Waze reveals a new logo, bright new colors, and icons

New logos are often controversial, but they can mark the start of the revitalization of a service and bring new attention to it. Waze is a service that has been around for a long time, 14 years to be exact, and it's getting its first major brand refresh in a long time. Along with a...

Waze is finally testing lane guidance for navigation

Google-owned navigation app Waze has improved leaps and bounds over the last few years. The app has received some major updates since its launch, with Google adding highly-requested features like Google Assistant support, a dedicated motorcycle mode, support for 7 new music streaming services, and more. However, despite constant requests from the community, Google has...

Waze’s new “Snow Warning” allows users to report unplowed roads

As beautiful as snow can be, it makes driving in the winter much more difficult (and dangerous). What makes it even more of a challenge is you don't really know how bad the road conditions are until you get out there. The roads could be cleared and totally fine or still piled high with snow....

[Update: YouTube Music] Waze adds 7 new streaming services to in-app player

Many, many people have long commutes to work. This mostly happens around metro cities where people wake up and start their drive 2 or even 3 hours before they need to be at work. Rush hour traffic can be incredibly stressful (both going to and coming from work) so listening to some music can help...

Waze now lists toll road prices in the US & Canada

Depending on your travel habits, toll roads can be something you deal with every day or an unfamiliar part of road trips. Around 40 states in the US have at least one toll road. Waze is known for providing valuable information to drivers and they're rolling out a new feature that will be very useful...

Google Assistant is now built into Waze

The integration of Google Assistant within Waze has been anticipated by many. If you need a refresher of mind, Waze is a navigation application which focuses on traffic reporting. It was acquired by Google in 2013 and has been gaining more data ever since. Google Maps has been getting Waze features, but the sharing hasn't...

Google Maps gets speed camera alerts, route previews in commute notifications

We've all been in that situation where the road is just too messy and full of vehicles to take your eyes off it - for even a small moment, and Google understands. Google Maps does a great job at making important information easy to see without diverting your eyes for too long. The app recently...

Google Assistant is coming to Waze and getting a new driving mode

Google I/O 2019 is running at top speed as announcements are coming in hot. The Google Assistant portion of the event just wrapped up and there were a number of very exciting features show off. One area that is getting some love is driving and Waze. Assistant is getting a new Driving Mode and integration...

Google Maps is testing Waze-like crash and speed trap reporting

Waze was founded as FreeMap Israel back in 2006 with the goal of creating a free map of Israel in Hebrew by crowdsourcing the information from the community. A couple of years later it evolved into the consumer product we know today and turned into a popular application thanks to a couple of rounds of funding. The...

Waze now works in the standalone Android Auto app

Waze for Android Auto was launched last year as many users requested. It was a great alternative to Google Maps. Today, you can download Waze's standalone Android Auto app on your Android device, too. The news was announced on the Google Product Forums. Unlike the previous release, this one is for drivers who don't own an Android...

Google Maps is starting to get Waze’s incident reporting

For those who aren't familiar with it, Waze is a live traffic reporting application that can notify other users of road events in the near vicinity. It can help re-route traffic in major cities such as Toronto. It's just, in general, a better alternative to Google Maps for some. Funnily enough, Google also owns Waze...

Always-listening Hotword Recognition without power drain may soon come to Android apps with TrulyHandsfree

Ever wonder how smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 9 respond to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant commands ("Alexa", "OK, Google") even when the screen is switched off and locked? It's thanks to a hardware component called a DSP, or digital signal processor, a dedicated audio chip that handles low-power, always-on phrase detection (and other...