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How to Use Google Maps’ New Detailed Walking Directions

Google has updated Google Maps with a new feature for walking directions that makes the app much more helpful for those getting around on foot. Google Maps’ new Detailed Voice Guidance, as it’s called, is primarily designed for users with sight impairments, though it can easily benefit anyone.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Find and Use Google’s Brand-New Privacy Tools

Google recently announced a few new features that give users more control over their data, including three new privacy options for Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Assistant, as well as a new tool for monitoring password security. Here’s a quick rundown of each of the new features, how to find them, and why you may…Read […]

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How to Report Fake Listings on Google Maps

Does your neighborhood have strange joke listings on Google Maps? Are you living next to a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fake Google Maps locations are surprisingly common, and these fictional locations and pop-cultural references can even come with highly detailed (false) information, such as…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…Read more… […]

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PSA: Your Phone Logs Everywhere You Go. Here’s How to Turn It Off

You probably know your Android phone or iPhone can pinpoint your location for GPS, local search, or the weather. Hopefully, you also know that means your phone keeps track of everywhere you go, all the time. Don’t be alarmed—it’s the trade-off you make for the features you get. If it makes you uncomfortable, here’s…Read more… […]

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Your Google Maps Is About to Get an AR-Directions Upgrade—Here’s What to Expect

GPS has done wonders for the directionally challenged, but there’s still a few quirks. Every time I emerge from the stinky depths of the New York City subway, for instance, my phone’s compass takes forever to figure out which direction I’m pointed in. Half the time I end up walking a few blocks in the […]

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Use Google Maps To Check Public Transportation Status

Plenty of us rely on public transportation, but there are times when your local transit system is anything but reliable. Those of us who use it to commute are used to being packed into buses and subway cars, but sometimes there are just too many passengers and you can’t board—or worse, your bus zooms past […]

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Approximately 100 Colorado Drivers Drove Into Mud Because Google Maps Told Them To

There is an over-reliance on technology, especially when it comes to navigating. I’m just as guilty as most of you when it comes to simply plugging my destination into my phone and blindly following the directions. Most of the time, it’s fine. Until it isn’t, and your navigation system directs you and almost 100 other…Read […]

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