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If you were bummed that Google shut down its Maps editing tool in May, you'll be happy to know that Map Maker is reopening in early August. At the same time, there will be some changes and additional safeguards to avoid another embarrassing scenario like the one that prompted Google to temporarily shutter the service in the first place. In case you missed it, someone posted an image of Android relieving itself on Apple's logo just south of Islamabad, Pakistan. it's an image you've probably seen before in some fashion, usually with Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes whizzing on a Ford or Chevy logo, depending on the where the sticker owner's allegiance lies. This time around, Google is "looking for... Read more...
Sometimes, it’s the little things that can give rise to a simple little chuckle. Such was the case a few weeks ago when the image of an Android peeing all over the Apple logo (in true Calvin and Hobbes fashion) appeared in Google Maps. The image appeared within Google’s popular mapping application just south Islamabad, Pakistan — perhaps the perpetrators thought that no one would ever look there. While it was a humorous prank that many of us brushed aside as just good old fashioned fun, Google obviously saw things differently and issued an apology after taking down the image. "We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; we’re working to remove it quickly," said Google's Mara Harris... Read more...