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Google Maps now gives directions offline

No Internet connection is needed to get turn-by-turn directions and search on Google Maps. Also, Apple Music lands on Android, Facebook scans your phone's photos and Sony finally kills Betamax.

No Internet connection? No problem for Google Maps.

The smartphone app now lets you save an area so you can search and get turn-by-turn directions anytime -- even offline. Watch CNET Update below to learn how this can come in handy. Meanwhile, the world of Apple Music is now on Android, and Facebook has a new feature that scans the photos in your phone to find your friends:

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Also in this report, learn about Pinterest's new photo-detection powers, and we say goodbye to Betamax. (Wait, what?)

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Google Maps now gives directions offline