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Google Maps now lets you mark and measure between locations

If you’re the kind of person who likes to know the exact distance between two points, and to see this distance visually, then you’ll be extremely happy with the new update to the Google Maps, desktop version. It now allows you to plot your trips between two places, draw a line between them by clicking and dragging, so you can see how short or long it can take you to go between them.

Gmail update attaches files directly from Google Drive

While your phone’s native email app may still be your go-to friend when it comes to ease of use, there are still some things it can’t do, especially if you’re a heavy Google user. The tech giant continues to improve its whole ecosystem of apps and functionalities with its latest update to their Gmail Android app. Now you can attach files directly from your Google Drive, which saves you from a few steps more than what you usually do.

Google Search now lets you correct misheard searches

It happens to the best of us. You’ve “OK Google’d” your smartphone (or smartwatch), you’ve asked the search app to look for the best wine places around your area, but it then gives you a list of the best wing places (we hope it meant chicken wings). Usually, you’d just start a new search and “Ok Google” yourself all over again. With the new app update, you don’t need to do that anymore and instead just tell your search app “No, I said wine” (adding doofus if you’re frustrated, but that would lead you to a whole different place though.)

Android Wear bug blocks paid apps due to encryption

If you already have your hands on one of the earliest Android Wear smartwatches and are itching to get a hold of some dedicated Android Wear apps, you might want to hold of cashing out on a new paid app for a while. At the moment, installing paid Android Wear apps are silently failing due to an encryption mechanism in Android that is used to prevent paid apps from being pirated.

Is your Android phone revealing your WiFi history?

There are plenty of times when sharing your location (on an Android device) is obvious. Naturally, we are referring to checkins, whether they be with Facebook or Foursquare or one of the many other services available. But according to a recent report coming from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -- your Android device may also be sharing your location without you really knowing.
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