PT TECH By Yazdi Tantra: Google Maps

gmapsI’ve tried many apps for maps but always return to Google Maps – very accurate offering a host of features rarely matched by other apps. Apart from turn by turn navigation, now Google Maps also takes voice commands – once in the driving mode, you can ask questions like – ‘What’s my next turn?’ ‘What’s my ETA?’ ‘How’s the traffic ahead?’, etc. You have the option to explore alternative routes, avoid tolls and highways and also set your favourite routes.

And in case you are visiting your favourite restaurant, you can even browse the menu and place orders, before you reach there! Google Maps boasts of comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries, over 15,000 cities and detailed business information on over 100 million places. No wonder I keep coming back to Google Maps!

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Yazdi Tantra’s column is crafted for those of you who enjoy a bit of technology and love finding quirky things to do in this web and mobile savvy world. This entrepreneur celebrates his interest in the field of web based technologies with his columns and other websites like and Community centric Of course, his Parsi Times column is our favourite!

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