What we're using: Google Maps while lost in Japan
The company's maps and directions keep getting better.
Google Maps may let you share your battery life status
Friends might not panic if your phone dies.
Google opens Maps Go beta to US-based testers
It has fewer features than the full Maps, but it can still help you get to where you want to go.
Google Maps will now tell you when to get off the bus or train
You'll get step-by-step directions while you ride, too.
Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus
The app will track your commute and show notifications on your Android lockscreen.
Google's Santa hub has you taking 'elfies' around the world
Santa's Village is especially trendy this year.
Google Maps' new look adapts to how you travel
It won't highlight gas stations when you're taking the subway.
Create and share Google Maps lists on the web from your desktop
They'll sync across all your devices, too.
Google Maps ditches misguided walking calorie counter
An online backlash prompted the change.