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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.


Flush Toilet Finder Quickly Locates A Public Toilet Wherever You Are

When you’re travelling or out running errands, sometimes you suddenly realise you have to take care of business. The Flush Toilet Finder app on iOS and Android makes it easier to find free public toilets and shows you how to get to them.


Alongways Mobile Finds Interesting Spots To Stop On Your Road Trip

Android/iOS: Alongways, the service that finds interesting and useful places to stop along your road trip route, just released new mobile apps for iOS and Android that will guide you to interesting sights, places to eat and historic landmarks while you’re already on the road — perfect if you’d like a little adventure.


Google Maps For iOS Adds Weather Info, Better Restaurant Search

iOS: Google has pushed out an update to Google Maps that adds a couple of handy new features, including a way to filter restaurant searches and a new weather information section for cities you search for.


Get Google's New Material Design Apps, Even If You Don't Have Lollipop

Android: If you thought you had to wait for Lollipop to roll out before you got your hands on Google’s new material design releases, you thought wrong. While they might not be available in the Google Play Store just yet, you can download the Maps, Calendar, and Gmail 5.0 APKs now.


Maplets Lets You Use Maps Offline

iOS/Android: The Maplets app allows you offline access to public transportation, city, park and other maps on your mobile device. The app costs $3.79, but you can use it to find downloadable maps for almost any trip location.


How To Toggle First-Person View In Google Maps Navigation

Many people don’t realise this, but Google Maps navigation has two views: a first-person view (where the arrow faces forward at all times) and a map view, which shows a more traditional map and rotates the arrow. If you’ve somehow gotten stuck on the second, here’s how to go back to regular navigation.


The Best Ways To Use Google's New My Maps Tool

Yesterday, Google updated its long-forgotten My Maps tool. The service has been masquerading as Maps Engine Lite, but with a new release, a shiny new Android app, and integration with Google Maps proper, it’s worth knowing just what all you can do with it.