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URL shorteners may be exposing your private information

URL shorteners may be exposing your private information

URL shorteners have been around for a while, and can be rather useful. This is especially true when using services like Twitter, which limit the number of characters you can use. But there are hidden dangers to using a shortener that you might not even be aware of.

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Here’s how to add a speedometer to Google Maps on Android

Here’s how to add a speedometer to Google Maps on Android

A couple of weeks ago, Waze announced they would be adding a handy new feature to their popular app. Since speeding is a problem that we've all had at some point, the people at Waze decided it was high time to start tracking our speed. So they integrated a speedometer into the app, which would warn you if you went too far over that limit. Well Google Maps is finally getting that feature on Android. But it's not exactly what you're expecting.

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Let’s See Google Maps’ 2016 secret Android Pegman

Let’s See Google Maps’ 2016 secret Android Pegman

This morning an APK was explored by an intrepid developer making headway into the depths of Google Maps. There it was discovered. A new Pegman. Pegman, for those of you that do not recognize the name, is the little fellow who sits at the corner of your screen or on a map, showing you where you are in the world. Pegman is yellow, tiny, and has his own funky little arrow to show direction. Today the new Pegman has been discovered, and he, too, is funky.

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Go inside the Batman v Superman movie’s Batcave with Street View

Go inside the Batman v Superman movie’s Batcave with Street View

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally been unleashed on movie viewers around the globe, and, well, it sure isn't receiving the positive acclaim that Warner Bros. must've been hoping for. Despite the widely negative reviews for Zack Snyder's latest film, comic and super hero fans can at least admit it features a different take on Batman and his iconic gadgetry that what we saw in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. If you could at least look around the new Batcave and see what's there, wouldn't you take up the opportunity?

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Google Maps error leads to wrong home being demolished

Google Maps error leads to wrong home being demolished

Don't you just hate it when you're trying to get to someplace new, but Google Maps leads you astray? For the most part, the service is pretty accurate, but every now and then, you'll end up at your supposed destination, only to find yourself in the wrong place. This happened recently to one demolition crew, only they didn't notice their error until is was too late.

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Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Google Maps stickers released for Android, Timeline updated

Stickers for your home and stickers for your work are now available for Google Maps for Android devices. This means that, whenever you're viewing a map on your phone, you'll see that both your home and your work are marked by the digital sticker you've placed there. Your home can be a tee-pee, a farm house, an igloo, a shoe, or a pirate ship. You could also place a lighthouse or a couch or a dragon. All of these are reasonable.

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Google Maps is getting more cab options than Uber

Google Maps is getting more cab options than Uber

Summoning a ride is about to get even easier, with Google Maps extending its ridesharing integration to cover options other than Uber. The new version of the app will be rolling out to Android users over the next few days, though those with an iPhone will have to wait a little longer before they see it.

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Google Maps explores South Africa

Google Maps explores South Africa

It’s hard to think of Africa without thinking of giant herds of wild animals such as elephants, rhinoceroses, buffalo, and lions. Not everyone will get the opportunity to travel to South African and experience the majesty of Kruger National Park in person. Google Maps now has a virtual safari taking you through the park and showing you some of the animals and sights there to enjoy.

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Link takes over Google Maps for Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary

Link takes over Google Maps for Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary

Nintendo has been having a pretty big week. Just this past Saturday, they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the original Pokemon games. While their celebrations have been numerous for the pocket monster franchise, today marks the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD along with the 30th anniversary of the franchise, and they've teamed up with Google to celebrate.

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Google Maps for iOS gets detours, 3D touch features

Google Maps for iOS gets detours, 3D touch features

Apple Maps has been out for ages, and while I've heard that the bugs have been worked out, I still don't bother to use it. Google Maps just has too many good features that I'm used to. And speaking of new features, those iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus) owners out there, you'll find a little something special in the latest version of the app.

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Google Maps “explore around you” launches in five more locations

Google Maps “explore around you” launches in five more locations

In the US and the UK, Google Maps users have been able to use the "explore around you" feature to find good places to eat or get a drink in the area where they are. Google has now announced that the "explore around you" options is launching in five other countries including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Japan. To use the feature Google Maps users just need to choose the "Explore around you" option on maps for Android.

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Google Street View maps the world’s largest model railway

Google Street View maps the world’s largest model railway

Google has a come a long way since they started rolling out their Street Vew cars years ago. They started out with major highways and busy streets. Eventually they started documenting some of the paths less traveled, utilizing camels, snowmobiles, and other means of transportation to capture the most accurate views of the paths we take. But for their latest endeavor, they had to think smaller. Much smaller.

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