Google Maps making it a little easier to find your way

Google has announced a round of updates that will start rolling out to Google Maps on Android that are designed to enhance the user interface, making it a little quicker and easier for users to access useful information. The data to be accessed via the new update is information already available in the app – Google is just trying to make it a little bit easier for users to get to it with a minimal number of taps of the screen. When users open the new, updated app, they will notice three new tabs at the bottom of the screen. The tabs are intended to provide quick access to real-time information regarding nearby places to eat, commute information, or public transportation schedules.

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T-Mobile preps two more celebrity-filled ads for Super Bowl LI

T-Mobile pushes some pretty entertaining commercials throughout the year, so you can understand why we’re excited to see what they’re doing for the Super Bowl. Their first commercial, starring Justin Bieber and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, is already set to make a splash, but the Super Bowl is a long game, so we’re getting a couple extra ads to look forward to.

Best podcast apps

Whether you have a long commute, like to learn while you’re working out, or you simply need some noise to help you fall asleep, podcasts are the answer. And even if none of those things describe you, but you enjoy learning new things and hearing ideas, surely you already have an awesome list of podcasts lined up that you love to listen to.

Today we’ve put together a list of our top 8 app picks for listening to podcasts on your Android device. If you’re looking for a new way to listen, this list is for you! Whether you’re wanting something simpler in nature or a one-size-fits-all app, there’s something on here for everybody.

Streaming Super Bowl LI from your phone, tablet, or media player

Only one team is going to leave NRG Stadium in Houston as the winner of Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5. It’s down to the New England Patriots and the Atlantic Falcons. Based on the regular seasons both teams had, the game could be a real showdown that’s decided at the very end.

How to change the navigation bar in Huawei’s EMUI 5

If you own a couple of devices made by different brands, it’s quite likely that at least one of them has a different setup for its navigation bar. For example, Samsung sets its navigation keys out as Recents, Home, and Back, while on Google’s Pixel the default setting is Back, Home, and Recents. Swapping between devices with different layouts can be frustrating, to say the least. If you are using a Huawei or Honor device with EMUI 5, though, you can choose which layout you prefer, and even add an extra option into the mix.

Join us after the break to find out how to change the layout of your navigation bar in EMUI 5. 

Google Now Launcher is going away, but it’s not all bad news

Hopefully you weren’t too attached to the Google Now Launcher, because has decided to take it the way of Google Reader. The good news is that they’re working on making GNL’s features available to pretty much every launcher, but that still means anyone that’s actively using the launcher from the Play Store will have to shift to something else very soon.

Here’s a new LG G6 leak showing an all-metal body

Three weeks separate the LG G6 from the public, but we’re getting a new look at LG’s 2017 flagship courtesy of yet another leak. The upcoming phone is anything but shy at this point despite LG’s best efforts to keep the G6 a secret until official. None of us are complaining, though, because appearances like today’s give us a better idea of what to expect.

Hit the break to see the leaked images.