Wednesday, 11 September 2013

How to offline save Google Maps

With the new layout of Google Maps (for Android and iOS) it can be a bit hard to find old features of the app such as offline downloading. Here's how to do it

This works on both iPhone and Android:

  1. Zoom in and out to the desired saving area. If I wanted the whole of New York, then I'd zoom out so I could see he whole of New York
  2. Click in the location search box
  3. Type "ok maps"
And that's it. Your maps will download so you can use them later without a data connection. Really good if you're overseas or in the bush.  

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Droidviews Hacked

It appears that Droidviews is the latest website being hacked, with all pages now displaying the text

"Hacked By TURKSPWR // TurkishCyberArmy.Org"

Just last week the New York Times website was hacked by some people from the Middle East.

Who'll be the next victim

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Rudd VS Abbott: The 2013 Elections

Throughout this evening I have decided that I'll undertake a blogging marathon and cover the elections tonight.  Just a bit of info before I start:

I'm sitting in front of the television from my house in the Liberal safe seat of Bradfield. It's currently held by MP Paul Fletcher and is located on Sydney's North Shore. Therefore these times are all being broadcast in AEST.

Things to watch:
How Palmer United (a new party with quite a bit of a following) does. I predict they'll win over 10 seats.

I'll address all major happenings as an edit to this post. They'll begin with a time stamp as of my computer.

6:00PM- Voting has closed in the eastern states.

6:25PM- Counting has just started. Bob Katter appears to be losing his seat (Kennedy) by a large margin. Not looking good for Katter's Australia Party. The Liberal Nationals Party have almost tripled his vote count. NB only 500 odd votes have been counted.

6:30PM- SA and NT Voting ended

6:34PM- Eden-Monaro, a historically marginal seat (has predicted the winner since the 1970s) is swinging towards the Liberal-National Coalition

6:48PM- Katter still trailing in Kennedy.

6:54PM- Wayne Swan surprisingly has a swing towards him...

6:59PM- Treasurer Chris Bowen is losing his seat by a small margin

7:04PM- Kevin Rudd is winning his seat slimmly

7:06PM- Clive Palmer is trailing in Fairfax (the seat) by a few hundred votes.

7:11PM- In the "Over 50%" category thing at the top right of Sky News the score is ALP-4 LNP-29 OTH-1

7:33PM- ABC Analyst Anthony Green has declared that the ALP cannot win the election from here