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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It Must Be April ūüėČ

Google Gnome

Google Maps – Ms Pac-man

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Coca-Cola Helium

All the taste of Coke, all the fun of inhaling a helium balloon and speaking with a squeaky voice.

Coke Helium

Virgin Train Ticket Tattoos

Well, now, says Virgin Trains, customers can get their train ticket permanently tattooed on their body, thanks to the magic of Tick-Ink.

 

Amazon Introduces Petlexia:

 

Burger King Toothpaste

To keep the tasty flavours lasting longer, BURGER KING¬ģ¬†has¬†created WHOPPER TOOTHPASTE¬†.

Subway Ice Sandwich Flavored Ice Cream

Oh our aching sides
Oh our aching sides CREDIT: SUBWAY

And Subway:¬†¬†“On 1 April 2017, the SUBWAY¬ģ brand is launching their first ever ice cream range‚Ķ inspired by the nation‚Äôs most love Subs. The savoury SUBZero range is available in these three delicious flavours for a limited time only:

  • Meatball Marinara
  • Chicken Tikka
  • Tuna

Groupon’s Gin-sauna

 

And for a look back at previous tomfoolery:

 

 

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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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.

Google Star Wars Easter Egg

Ramping up for the December opening of Star Wars – The Force Awakens, here’s a short and sweet Google Easter egg:

  1. Go to Google search page
  2. Type in ‚Äúa long time ago in a galaxy far far away‚ÄĚ

Self Driving Cars, the Volvo Way

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Volvo is developing a self-driving car. The car company aims to have their auto on the roads in two years (ahead of competitor, Google).

Will they? Who knows. Wait and see. But for a peek at what Volvo promises, watch this slick concept video.

And for more on their driverless agenda click this link to the QZ.com article

Additional reading…

Cheers!

h…ĒuŠīČnb