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How to Use Google Maps Offline

Google Maps is one of the most popular and reliable mapping/navigation services, but it’s not without its faults. One of the main complaints is that it works best with a solid data connection, something we don’t always have outside the city. Thankfully, it’s possible to take Google Maps offline, but this great feature is rendered useless without some proactive procedures. Getting ready to take that road trip or get yourself into a wild hike? Make sure to follow this tutorial so that you will be covered when off the grid. How Google Maps offline access works You will need to download the area of interest before being able to take advantage of Google Maps offline. This is what we mean when we say things must be done “proactively”. The map area must be downloaded before leaving the safety of your city’s strong connection. Thankfully, the area you can download is …

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5 Immediate Android Security Threats for 2016 and How to Handle Them

It’s no secret that Google’s Android carries a majority of the world’s market share. That makes it a primary target for hackers and cybercriminals seeking to defraud users out of their money and personal information. The questions you should be asking are simple enough: how are they doing it and what can I do about it? The answers seem to vary each year, but the message is still the same. Hackers are getting smarter, so you need to as well. If you’re looking for ways to stay safe online for the rest of the year, look no further. Public WiFi          Of all the areas hackers like to operate from, none beat locations that offer free public WiFi. In fact, any WiFi network that isn’t protected by a password is a security risk. While you might be able to fix your home network, you lack control over public networks. What …

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