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Google Maps Batcave

Ummm … spoilers? Thanks a lot, guys. Photo: Google

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.

Android no app drawer

Spot the missing feature. Photo: Google

Put down your pitchforks and wipe the tears from your eyes, because Android’s app drawer isn’t going anywhere… yet.

Google has denied that a recent promo video hints at the removal of this beloved feature in its upcoming Android N upgrade.

Android no app drawer

Spot the missing feature. Photo: Google

If you’re concerned that Google is about to kill Android’s app drawer, look away now.

The beloved feature, which has been baked into Android since its inception, is nowhere to be seen in a new video released to promote Google Maps.

Google Maps goes offline. Photo: Google

Google Maps goes offline. Photo: Google

Google Maps is getting offline navigation to ensure you never get stranded in a strange place when your data connection disappears. Users can download entire areas onto their smartphone, then get turn-by-turn directions even while they’re offline.

Are we there yet? Photo: Sony Pictures

Are we there yet? Photo: Sony Pictures

If you have young children, the last question you want to hear on any long journey is, “Are we there yet?” It’s never asked just once; it’s asked again and again and again until you angrily threaten to turn around and go home, or you plow into a tree.

The question is so infuriating that even Google Maps can’t take it. Ask the maddening question a few times while navigating and you’ll get the angry response you deserve.

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