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[#] Fri Jun 12 2020 14:32:57 EDT from zooer

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Google has removed Driving Mode from the Maps app.  If you want to use maps it requires a destination so it can navigate your travel.  

At one time driving mode displayed your current speed, the speed limit for the road as well as traffic information.  

Does Waze have a driving mode?  Something you can see speed limits, speed traps, red light cameras and traffic information without navigation?

I don't really care about speed traps and red light cameras, it is usually a package deal with the speed limit display.



[#] Sun Jun 21 2020 10:21:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Waze still has driving mode. The IGlet uses it pretty much all the time, for exactly that reason, but he doesn't want to be distracted by the display so he puts the phone face-down and just hears the alerts.

I'm surprised that Google Maps and Waze are still two separate apps. I know they've merged a lot together but the apps are still separate.

[#] Sun Jun 21 2020 19:49:08 EDT from zooer

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I am not looking for driving instructions, at one time GMaps had a driving mode that would list your current location on the map, your speed, and the speed limit.  There was nothing to alert.... (maybe a speed trap?)

I was looking for the speed limit to be displayed on the screen, and in red if I was going over the speed limit.  A basic "You are here" with speed and speed limit displayed. 



[#] Wed Jun 24 2020 12:02:44 EDT from darknetuser

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I was looking for the speed limit to be displayed on the screen, and
in red if I was going over the speed limit.  A basic "You are here"
with speed and speed limit displayed. 

I think Osmand has that, but only coupled with navigation mode (aka driving instructions).

[#] Wed Jun 24 2020 16:31:09 EDT from LoanShark

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If you use CarPlay, the maps will display speed limit on screen

[#] Tue Jun 30 2020 12:15:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Waze still has driving mode. I uninstalled Waze vecause my phone was short on space, but at the time it was still there.

[#] Sun Jul 12 2020 09:45:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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This weekend I installed "Youtube Vanced" on my phone. I figured it would have all sorts of hidden badness but so far it seems like it doesn't do anything other than what it's supposed to. I'll keep an eye on it, of course.

Youtube Vanced is an Android client for Youtube that blocks all of the ads.
You have to sideload it, of course.

[#] Thu Jul 16 2020 14:06:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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As a long time developer of both Rooms software and Mail software, I accept Google's acknowledgement that I can design anything better than they can.

[#] Sat Aug 08 2020 17:37:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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From the "and no one was a bit surprised" department...

It was discovered this week [ https://tinyurl.com/y4bphlcm ] that Google's "home speakers" have been recording everything in your home, all the time, without permission.

Google said that the feature has "accidentally" been switched on during a recent software update, and has now been switched off.

Sure. We believe you, Google. Not.

[#] Sun Aug 09 2020 03:27:13 EDT from LoanShark

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Dear Google,

Fuck off.

Brgrdless,
-LoanShark

[#] Fri Aug 21 2020 10:12:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I got an email from Goolag today announcing that "Google Play Music" is being discontinued, and folded into "YouTube Music". I suppose they're trying to make a Spotify clone out of the music tracks on YouTube.

This is fine with me, because my adblocker makes it ad-free and therefore completely gratis. I have no qualms about denying money to them.

[#] Fri Aug 21 2020 10:57:03 EDT from zooer

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I was confused, I would get these little top bar messages on my Android tablet and phone saying "Google Music syncing" or updating... I don't ever remember using Google Music.  I checked the website, I have no music.  I have music sync turned off in my settings. What and why is it syncing?

 

I just checked again, under recent activity it says "Nickleback"  I think not. 



[#] Fri Aug 21 2020 15:57:44 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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Fri Aug 21 2020 10:57:03 EDT from zooer

 

I just checked again, under recent activity it says "Nickleback"  I think not. 



Google is just trying to send a subtle reminder about who owns Bartertown. 

 

 



[#] Thu Aug 27 2020 09:36:56 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I just checked again, under recent activity it says "Nickleback"  I
think not. 

Google has proof of you downloading bad music. Look at this photograph.

[#] Thu Sep 03 2020 08:44:28 EDT from nonservator

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Godspeed L Lin Wood



[#] Thu Sep 10 2020 18:01:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Today I learned that Goolag is shutting down Cloud Print. My daughter was using it to relay print jobs from her school-issued Chromebook to my printer at home. She couldn't print today because I had switched my browser from Chrome to Dissenter and no longer have the Cloud Print connector running.
I was going to set it up again, but after learning that the service is imminently being shut down, I'm not going to bother.

Hmm. It looks like they just threw a copy of CUPS into "Chrome OS" because I can configure a local printer now.

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