Google Maps has always been an invaluable resource for reviews and information about an area. Now Maps includes "Local Guides", who are featured reviewers that can show you the ropes.
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Navman's SmartGPS is a 5-inch Android tablet — running quite an old version of Android — that syncs over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with your smartphone, giving you turn-by-turn driving directions and live traffic updates, as well as extra info like the cheapest petrol nearby and any cafes and restaurants in the area. But is it still worth buying a standalone GPS in 2014?
Amid news that nearly 20 per cent of Yelp reviews are "suspicious" (and Yelp's reponse that it automatically filters those ones out), it's easy to wonder how to write an actually useful review. The Consumerist shares a few tips to better craft your review.
We recently discovered Yelp's hidden "filtered" review section, and Lifehacker reader DragonPhyre lets us know of another good method for making an informed decision: take angry, negative reviews at half value.
If you're a beer fan, you know there's a wide world of craft brews that span styles, flavours and brands. While most of us have one or two go-to brews we enjoy whenever they're available, if you want to expand your horizons, Goodbrews is a service that makes it easy to tick off the beers you already like, and get recommendations and ratings for ones you might like.
When Google purchased US restaurant guide provider Zagat back in September 2011, I mentally filed it on the long list of Google services that we would never see in Australia. So Google's announcement that it is surveying Sydney residents ahead of launching a local Zagat presence caught me by surprise.