How to to Send Google Map Directions from Desktop to Your iPhone


Google Maps Updated to Send Directions from Desktop to Your iPhone

If you tend to look for locations on your desktop more often than your phone, Google’s rolled out a handy feature for iOS that lets you send location searches from the desktop version of Google Maps to your iPhone in a click.

Once enabled, you can instantly send any location from your desktop computer to your iOS device as long as they’re signed into the same account by clicking on the “Send to Device” button on the desktop version after searching for a location. To use the feature, you’ll need to enable it on your iOS device first:

  1. Open up Google Maps on iOS and make sure you’re logged into your Google account
  2. Tap the Settings menu and open up Settings
  3. Tap Notifications
  4. Make sure the “Sent from desktop maps” option is enabled and notifications are enabled for Google Maps

With that, you should see the “Send to Device” option in Google Maps on your desktop. If not, try logging out and logging back in again. The same feature’s been in Android since April.

[Source: LifeHacker]

How to Download a Copy of Your Google Search History


Google now allows you to download a copy of your Google search history, and it only takes a minute.

While Google has always made it possible to easily see your search history online, this is different — Google’s new tool will send you a downloadable archive of your search history, which can be stored offline.

You can download all of your saved search history to see a list of the terms you’ve searched for. This gives you access to your data when and where you want.

  1. Visit your Web & App Activity page.
  2. In the top right corner of the page, click the Options icon  > Download.
  3. Click Create Archive.
  4. When the download is complete, you’ll get an email confirmation with a link to the data.

[Source: Business Insider]

Uber will pick you up with a Transformer

Uber’s PR machine knows no limits, having already delivered catsice cream trucksBoston Marathon heroesair conditionerscloset cleaners, and loads more promotional stunts, to varying degrees of buzz.

Now, the ride-share service’s newest stunt to promote the forthcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction will pick up a few lucky people in its biggest ride yet: Optimus Prime.

Uber users in select cities across the continental United States will be able to fire up their Uber app, browse through the menu, and possibly order a giant truck with flames painted on it shuttle to them to their destination.

Now the bad news: The Autobot rides are only happening in three major cities: Dallas (which already happened Monday), Phoenix (June 19), and Los Angeles (June 21). Rides are limited, but at least it’s worth a try. Clearly Lyft needs to enlist the Deceptacons and wage war through the streets of Los Angeles.

[Source: Fast Company]

Maker Faire 2014 Review – Bay Area


It was my first time at the Maker Faire… I was astonished by the amount of amazing stuff that you can find in this world-famous exhibition.

3D Printing & Scanning, Arduino, Drones & Robotics, LED & Lights, Biking & Skating, Craftmanship, Startups, Props… are just an example of what you can find spending a day at this wonderful event.

I can write for hours and hours trying to explain what drove me mad last Saturday but I do believe that images will help you understand even better. That’s why I’m including a photogallery and a my personal YouTube playlist that I’m going to update during these days…

For sure, the electrical board idea of OneWheel was the one that fascinated me the most, and I featured it as the first video of my playlist. The idea is interesting especially because you can ride the board exactly as a snowboard…

Unfortunately the price is still pretty high ($1,500) and the range is limited… while the board itself it’s pretty heavy and bulky so I’m shifting my attention to some slightly different long board such as Zboard or E-Go… take a look, I’ll keep you posted!

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