Rest of the Day: Google Maps for Android Adds Multiple Directions Along the Way
They say that not all who wander are lost. They just use Google Maps on Android, which can now take multiple destinations when your journey is more challenging than A to B.
- For years, you could add multiple destinations to Google Maps in a desktop browser, but who plans the entire route at home? Now you can finally chart your multi-waypoint route on your Android phone. This is a server side update, so hopefully iOS users will get this feature soon. [Android Police]
- In other news, Amazon is selling phones with ads on lock screens at a discount . If you’re willing to put up with a few advertisements, they offer a $ 50 off Motorola Moto G (usually $ 200) or the cheaper BLU R1 HD (usually $ 100). The Moto G is a solid budget phone Is it worth the $ 50 rebate when you have to see ads on your lock screen for the life of your phone? For some, yes! [Amazon]
- Microsoft has confirmed that August 2 is indeed the release date for the 10th Anniversary Update for Windows 10. The update, which they announced at their build conference earlier this year , will contain several exciting new features such as Windows Ink and Bash. Yesterday they accidentally posted and deleted the date on their blog. [Microsoft]
- Wal-Mart has launched its Amazon Prime competitor, ShippingPass, which offers two-day shipping for $ 49 a year. You can try a 30-day free trial right now to see if the seller has what it takes. How many people shop online through Wal-Mart to justify a subscription? That’s about half the price of Amazon Prime, but of course Amazon Prime also comes with online video and music. [Reuters]