Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: May 21, 2015
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As good as the Google Maps app has become, there is still one area that it lacks in functionality a great deal: offline mapping.
Sure you can save specific maps for use offline, but that requires you to know exactly where you’re going to be, which often times isn’t practical.
There’s actually another mapping system that Windows Phone users are familiar with, that iPhone and Android users may find useful.
Nokia’s Here app provides all the standard features found in Google Maps, but is a much better choice for offline mapping.
Offline mapping isn’t just for when you don’t have an Internet connection, it can also save your battery on long treks, because you can put your phone in airplane mode and still get turn-by-turn instructions.
Here offers downloadable maps for over 100 countries and real-time traffic reports in over 40 countries.
It also has public transit maps, directions and information for more than 900 cities around the world.
The app is free and available in both major app stores.