Google Maps: Location Sharingūüďć

Google Location Sharing2.gifNEW: Google Maps Location Sharing, available to those with and those without Google accounts, enables you broadcast your location to those you choose.

Used in connection with ¬†Maps’ Directions feature (aka, Drive mode) you can automatically send updated ETA information, so loved shared ones will know whether you’re stuck in traffic or have dropped into¬†the pub for a pint.

Share your location with other Google account users…

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Share location and then Add People Add people.
  3. Tap Select People.
  4. Choose who you want to share with and for how long.
  5. Tap Share.
..or with those that do not have a Google Account
  1. On phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Share location.
  3. Tap More More and then Copy to clipboard.
  4. Using preferred messaging or mail app, paste link and send to intended recipients.

To stop sharing your location

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Share location.
  3. Tap Remove next to shared person to Remove.

To share your ETA

After you start your drive, you can share your destination, estimated arrival time, and where you are on the route.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Set a driving destination.
  3. After you start navigation, tap More and then Share trip progress.
  4. Choose a person from the list.
  5. Tap Share.

Location Sharing will stop when you reach your destination or stop navigating. To stop sharing before you arrive, tap More  and then Stop sharing.

See where someone is

If someone shares their location with you, you can see them on the map.

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. Tap Menu Menu¬†and then ‚ÄčShare location. Location sharers will appear as icons.
  3. Select person; the map will adjust to display their location.

Stop seeing someone’s location

  1. Open the Google Maps app Google Maps.
  2. On the map, tap sharer’s icon.
  3. At the bottom, tap More Up arrow.
  4. To temporarily hide someone, tap Hide from map.

Cheers!

h…ĒuŠīČnb

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Dude, Where’s My Car? Parking with Google Maps

Although I’ve not had the cinematic¬†misfortune to see¬†Ashton Kutcher utter this titular question, I have, occasionally, misplaced my car.

But no more; with the latest update to Google Maps  you can record where you parked your car, and when.

Click image for video.

To Record Your Parking Spot

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Press the Blue dot . A menu will appear.
  3. Select Save your parking.

Notifications remind you when it’s time to feed the meter, and a map directs you back to your vehicle.

Cheers!

h…ĒuŠīČnb

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Use Google to Find Your Phone

Honey, have you seen my phone?

You don’t need a tracking device to locate your Android phone. Just log into your Google Play Store account and access the Android Manager.

You can have your phone send out a Here I am!¬†ring, or lock the device with an “If found, please return..” message;

…to reunite you with your lost loved one.

To Locate your Android Phone

  1. Go to https://play.google.com.
    Note: you will need to be logged into your Google account.
  2. Click the settings googlesettingsgearicon and select Android Device Manager.
    Your phone’s location¬†location-icon-png-14will appear highlighted.
  3. Select preferred option(s):
    a. Click Ring to have your phone ring.
    b. Enable and Select Lock to secure your phone.
    c. Click Erase to wipe your personal data.

Cheers!

h…ĒuŠīČnb

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Chrome: Recover Saved Website Passwords

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Your business travels force you to use another¬†PC’s browser, one different from your beloved browser, Google¬†Chromechrome-32. That’s when realize you no longer recall your password for¬†fantasyNFL.com.

Sure ¬†you can click ‘Forget My Password’ but do you really want to be tasked with inventing yet another password?

Here’s how you can uncover your own dirty little password secrets from Chrome.

To Display a Website’s Saved Password Using Chrome

  1. Open your Chrome Browser.
  2. Click Menu menu at upper right and select Settings. The Settings page will open in a new tab.
  3. In the search window (top right) type passwords. The page will filter to display password options.
  4. Click Manage passwords.
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  5. Click on a site, then click Show.
  6. Enter your Windows password and click OK to reveal that site’s password.

Note: you can access this information also on your mobile at passwords.google.com

Cheers!

 

Chrome Now Tops IE

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According to NetMarketShare¬†Chrome now accounts for 41.66% of the browser market, 0.31% more than Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge‚ÄĒMicrosoft‚Äôs replacement for Internet Explorer. NetMarketShare also tracks the market share of¬†search engines and mobile operating systems, both of which Google also dominates.

via Quartz. Click here to download market data

 

April Fools 2016

Today many of your favorite sites are April Fool‘n around.

For example, take Gmail’s MicDrop feature.¬†It promises to give you the last word on your outgoing message.¬†

MicDropI wish this feature did exist; it’d be a great way to silence those REPLY-TO-ALLers.

Update: Much like Orson Welles‘ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds this faux feature, was believed real. Citing a backlash of complaints, GMail quickly disabled this¬†Aprils Fool’s joke

Past Tom Foolery has included¬†Air BnB’s Bronze Era Rentals¬†(pictured) complete with Trojan Horse, and¬†Burger King’s left-handed sandwich wrapper.

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This Year H&M is onboard with a Mark Zuckerberg line of clothing http://markforhm.com/

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More faves and fails from 2016:

Found one you want to share? Drop me a comment and I’ll add it to this post.

 

Cheers!

Minatur Hamburg via Google Streets

Take a mini desktop vacation!

Visit the worlds largest miniature railroad set,  Miniatur Wunderland, courtesy of Google Straße

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Click and drag within the interactive frame, below, to explore 360 view street scene from Switzerland
or click this link to fully explore other miniature locales including Austria, America, & Germany.