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Google Maps Cheat Sheet: All the Navigation Tricks You Need to Know

Whether you're traveling for the holidays or just want some everyday tips, we've got you covered.

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Use these Google Maps tips at home or while traveling.
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If you're like me, you use a navigation app like Google Maps anytime you're traveling somewhere -- even if it's just an hour away and a location you travel to frequently. Doing so may help you avoid long commute times, traffic hazards, wrecks, tolls and other potential obstacles to reaching your destination. If you're looking for extra tricks and tips to make Google Maps even more useful, we've compiled a list.

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Check out all the ways you can use Google Maps to help you get to your destination, explore new areas and more. Also, check out these other CNET cheat sheets: Your complete guide to the Apple iOS update and your complete guide to the newest iPhone.

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