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In Case You Want To Prowl Around Japan From The Point Of View Of A Cat 

We have the technology, and the time is now: We can roam alleyways from a cat’s POV.

Add A Widget Shortcut On Android To Get Home With Just One Tap

If you’re a Google Maps user on Android you can set up customised 1×1 widgets on the home screen that will give you directions straight home from wherever you happen to be. The setup process also gives us an excuse to check out the new Maps app interface Google has rolled out over the last couple of days, so let’s dive right in.

Leave Reviews On Google Maps For Better Advice On Where To Go Next

The last time you visited a restaurant, hotel, bar or kids’ fun park, did you bother to leave a review on Google Maps? Doing so is about more than just giving other visitors an idea of what to expect — it also lets Google give you more customised recommendations of where to visit next.

Don't Ask Google Maps 'Are We There Yet?'

The Google Maps lady might sound all friendly and helpful, but like any mum, she gets real sassy if you keep asking her if you’re there yet.

Create Custom Names For Your Favourite Places On Google Maps

The most recent version of Google Maps for Android lets you retrace your steps with a new timeline feature, but there’s more to explore when you dig deeper, like creating custom names for places on your maps. You can label your friends’ houses, use local nicknames rather than official labels, and so on.

LA Residents Try To Hide Hollywood Sign From Tourists, Except On Airbnb

Last year, a group of homeowners who live in the Hollywood Hills had directions to the Hollywood Sign changed on Google Maps to keep tourists away from their streets. All the tourists, that is, except for the ones who rent their properties on Airbnb. They want those tourists to know exactly where the Hollywood Sign is.

Google Maps, Chrome And YouTube Will Be Available Offline

There’s nothing more frustrating than cueing up a set of Google Maps directions to your destination only to lose service and have them evaporate while you’re in transit. Now Google Maps, websites, and even YouTube will work with no internet connection on your Android phone.

Now You Can Test Drive Android Auto

Starting today, you’ll be able to test the first wave of truly connected cars. Android Auto is now available on its first integrated vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. As you head to your local dealership to test drive it, you can practice talking to your car on the way: “OK, Google…”

Google Maps Update Brings Mapping To Android Wear

An update to Google Maps has brought with it an interesting added bonus for Android smartphone users: access to maps, right there on your wrist.

Check Flights, Reservations And Events In Google Maps For Android

Version 9.8 of Google Maps for Android didn’t exactly make the national news headlines earlier this month — and rightly so — but there are a couple of new features worth flagging up for you to make use of.

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