How to use your Google Maps offline

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Google Maps is one of the most popular and reliable mapping/navigation services, but it’s not without its faults. One of the main complaints is that it works best with a solid data connection, something we don’t always have outside the city. Thankfully, it’s possible to take Google Maps offline, but this great feature is rendered useless without some proactive procedures.

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New iOS 11 icons surface for Apple Maps, App Store and Clock; iOS 11 beta 6 is released

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A tweet from iCulture reveals some new icons discovered on the latest beta version of iOS 11, released today. The new Apple Maps icon has something of an inside joke to it as it shows an automobile heading past Apple Park. In the top right, part of the circular building can be seen on the icon. This replaces the current icon which shows a car driving on the I-280 overpass about to make a left turn.

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Top 5 Android Oreo features you should know

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After a lot of speculations and rumors, Google yesterday finally announced the name of the Android’s next iteration as “Oreo”. The successor of Android Nougat got some pretty cool features in its sleeves featuring different looks to under-the-hood improvements.

It has also released final system images for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL that can be downloaded from Android developer website and also started rolling out OTA update for those who have signed up for the beta program.

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Report: Google is paying Apple billions to be the default iOS search engine

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Google and Apple might be competitors in the technology sphere, but they’re also partners. In fact, a report published on CNBC yesterday suggests that Google is paying Apple to the tune of billions of dollars per year in just one deal.

Citing investment research firm Bernstein, CNBC says that Google will pay an estimated $3 billion to Apple this year to ensure it remains the default search engine on iOS devices, up from a reported $1 billion three years ago. This money would be almost entirely profit for Apple — it won’t take much in terms of resources for it to assign Google as the default search engine — which means that Google itself could be providing a huge boost to Apple’s overall income.

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