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Google Maps Offline Mode Gets Navigation, Destination Search And More

Android: Google Maps is getting an update today that will add in a ton of information to downloaded offline maps. Beyond just being easier to download, you also get turn-by-turn navigation, location search, and more.

Waze Finally Looks Better, Is Less Of A Pain To Use

iOS: Waze just released a big design overhaul for its app that makes it a lot easier to use. It also ditches the intensely cluttered interface that always made it a bit of an eyesore.

Google Maps Now Shows Your Location History In A Timeline

Web/Android: Google Maps is rolling out a new feature for Android and desktop called Your Timeline that shows you location history in a handy timeline view. When you tap on the Your Timeline option in Google maps, you’ll see a map of where you spent your time on any given day, month or year.

Google Maps Can Now Send Directions From Your Desktop To Android

Android: A while back, Google added the ability to type “send directions” into Google to automatically forward directions to your phone. Then it added the much more useful ability to send directions from Google Maps to your iPhone. Now, the latter feature finally works for Android phones as well.

Type 'Send Directions' Into Google To Navigate On Your Phone

Headed somewhere? Instead of opening up your phone and searching for a location, you can now just type “Send Directions” into Google on your computer, and send those directions right to your Android device.

Gallipoli Is Now On Google Street View

Travelling to Gallipoli is a rite of passage for many Australians, especially around Anzac Day. But if you can’t make it there, Google Street View now has an extensive collection of pictures of historic sites at Gallipoli, including the ability to explore more than 80 key locations on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

This Map Shows How To Take An Epic Road Trip Across Europe

Forty-five European cities, 14 days of driving and several months of sightseeing: That’s the optimised plan created by an algorithm, a followup to the data-driven perfect US road trip we saw earlier this month. Randal Olson used the same drive-time-minimising algorithm to compute this road trip, but based the cities on Business Insider’s selection of 50 must-see places in Europe.

Visit The Top City Or Landmark In Every US State With These Maps

The perfect road trip across the US would take you to all the must-see landmarks and historical sites and minimise unnecessary driving, but figuring out the ideal path isn’t easy. CS graduate research assistant and data tinkerer Randal Olson created an algorithm to solve this problem and come up with an epic road trip.

Ask LH: How Can I Force Google Maps To Search A Specific Country?

Hey Lifehacker, Google Maps is making me grumpy! I often need to look up directions from Sydney to Newcastle in NSW, but for some reason Google always wants to tell me how to fly to Newcastle in England. Is there any way to force Google Maps by default to only search for locations within a specific country?

How To Hide Your House From Google Street View

Google Street View is useful, but it can also be an invasion to your privacy, depending on when and how they snap those photos. Thankfully, it’s also easy to blur out your house if you want.

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