Google Maps shows you where Batman hangs his cape

Google Maps Batcave
Ummm ... spoilers? Thanks a lot, guys.
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Google Maps has rolled out something special for the premiere of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend: You can take a stroll around the film versions of Bruce Wayne’s house and Batman’s lair through Street View.

The tour contains a lot of surprises for long-time Batfans who have been keeping cold on the new film. For one thing, did you know that Batman is secretly Bruce Wayne? It’s crazy. Even stranger than that is the fact that while the film places Gotham City somewhere in New Jersey, Google Maps puts it on the border of a dog park in southern Michigan.

Google Maps’ iOS app just got Uber useful

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Google Maps has some nice new tricks on iOS.
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Google has finally updated its iOS app to include the Uber connectivity that Android users have had for like a week now.

It’s not just Uber, but that’s definitely the biggest ride-sharing company to get support in the new version. Users in Brazil, India, the UK, Spain, and Germany can also use their local call-a-car service of choice.

Google Maps finally lets iPhone users make pit stops

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Get it together, U-Stop.
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Android owners have been able to insert detours into their Google Maps routes since October, but now the company is letting iPhone users in on the cool feature.

Starting today, Google is rolling out “pit stop” functionality to the iOS version of its navigation app. The company says it will work in the over 100 countries in which it offers driving directions.

How to save offline maps with Google Maps for iPhone

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Need offline maps for times when they're no cellular or Wi-Fi data available? Google Maps gives them to you for free.
Need offline maps for times when they're no cellular or Wi-Fi data available? Google Maps gives them to you for free.
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Best iPhone and iPad apps for frequent travelers

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Seven must-have iOS apps for the frequent traveler.
Seven must-have iOS apps for the frequent traveler.
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