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Google Maps needs no introduction. It's a hugely powerful tool, and while Latitude never really took off, the underlying idea was also a useful one. But now, Google's taking that same sort of thought and applying it to business. The company has just launched Google Maps Coordinate, which is a new way for Maps users to organize teams on the... Read more...
With the final item in the deluge of Apple posts, the company debuted iOS 6 and many of its over 200 new features. Predictably, Siri got plenty of attention in this OS update. She is now available in the iPad as well as the iPhone, and she speaks English, French, German, and Japanese, with new support for Spanish... Read more...
Take one look at the Google Calendar ahead of you. Yes, it's April 1st, and no one does April 1st better in the technology world than Google. Every single year, these guys spend a significant amount of time creating extremely clever jokes that usually make the collective tech universe smile. This year is no different. The joke this year surrounds... Read more...
Google updated Google Maps for Android to version 6.5. With this update, you'll see a redesigned Navigation home screen on Android 4.0+ devices. For devices that have a high pixel density screen such as the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Droid Razr and others, Google is now offering higher resolution map tiles which means you'll enjoy a crisper,... Read more...
Nokia's Lumia line has already proven to be a spearhead for Windows Phone, and it's clear that Microsoft is seriously winning from the partnership. Lumia users only have a few handsets to choose from at the moment, but Nokia is making that handful look even more attractive with three powerful (and exclusive) app... Read more...
When Google announced their intentions to snap up ITA, many suspected that they would tap into their Google Maps universe in order to make searching for hotels a lot easier. Now, Google has introduced Hotel Finder, which is launching now not even as a Beta, but as an Experiment. Just punch in a location, dates, price and / or rating. Users... Read more...
Need to know exactly where your bus is? Who doesn't, right? Google, in typical fashion, has just made one of life's chores even easier. Starting now, Google Maps for mobile and desktop is capable is telling you when your bus is actually going to arrive, courtesy of live transit updates. The company has partnered with transit agencies to integrate... Read more...
One reason to stick with Android, particularly for avid travelers, has been Google Maps Navigation. It's a built-in turn-by-turn navigation system that comes free with Android, and isn't available on iOS. But Google may be shooting themselves in the foot somewhat here. The company recently reported that 40% of all Maps usage is on mobile devices... Read more...
Another week, another update for Google on the Android front. iOS' major competitor just keeps the hits coming, this time with a point release to Google Maps. The company has just released GMaps 5.3 into the Android Market, which lets you see your Google Location History dashboard, check in at “home,” and add your own aspects for... Read more...
While we still have a very long way to go before electric vehicles are "the norm," Google is already one step ahead of most. The company has just added a network of electric vehicle charging stations to Google maps, which will enable those with EVs to more easily find stations to recharge their cars. It's a vital addition to Maps, and it should... Read more...
Traffic. Just the mention of the word makes some city folk cringe, and for most everyone, it turns a good day into a bad one. It's a dreadful thing, and it's something that some people have to deal with on a daily basis. But technology has been coming to the rescue lately, with many personal navigation devices adding real-time traffic alerts... Read more...
Recently, Google's Street View expanded to all seven continents. Where could it possibly go next? To places that aren't accessible via car. While Street View has done a tremendous job of providing an up-close view of locations by sending camera-equipped cars to record images, the one thing that cannot be recorded by car is anything off of... Read more...
It's not often that lawsuits end in $1 payouts, but that's what has happened with Google and a Pennsylvania couple. Back in 2008, Aaron and Christine Boring sued Google because a Street View car, which drives around takes 360-degree shots of street surroundings in order to show on Google Maps, invaded their privacy. According to the couple,... Read more...
Google has offered navigation and walking directions via its Google Maps for mobile, but now, the two are being combined into a new service called Walking Navigation (beta). Walking Navigation is available through Google Maps for mobile 4.5 on Android. With Walking Navigation, you'll be able to use GPS navigation alongside walking directions.... Read more...
It's pretty obvious that innovation is in the blood at Google, and the company's latest is proof of that. It's a feature that mobile owners have longed for, and while we do wish that Firefox was also supported, this new Chrome to Phone feature may actually increase Chrome browser usage by Android owners. Yes, it's... Read more...
This is the piece that we have been waiting for: true Google Maps integration with vehicles. We thought it would take quite a bit longer than this for it to finally happen, but somehow Ford has enabled it to work using their existing SYNC Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI) app. The reason this is exciting is twofold; one, factory... Read more...
Frequent viewers of "The Office" on NBC may remember one particular episode where Michael Scott followed a GPS unit into a lake. While it was hilarious on the television, similar episodes seem to be happening in real life. On more than one occasion, a motorist has followed a GPS unit into a murky spot, but most of the... Read more...
More depressing news from Google. Just after hearing that the Nexus One wouldn't be coming to Verizon Wireless, Google is now informing the world that they have no current intentions of ever putting free turn-by-turn guidance on the iPhone. Earlier reports had made it seem as if Google was evaluating the option for Apple's iPhone OS, when... Read more...
Mapping and routing are two technologies that have become huge over the past few years, and they're only getting bigger. As more and more of the world becomes digitized for mobile consumption, companies are looking for more ways to interact with roads, geography, directions and reality of the live world itself. Google has already shown its... Read more...
Google has been an innovator for years now. They fundamentally changed the way we searched for items on the Internet, and for many, they have changed how one perceives email. Gmail and Google (search engine) are both best-in-class tools, and the Android operating system is seriously challenging iPhone OS and webOS... Read more...
By now you are probably aware of wildfires that have ravaged the southern state of Victoria in Australia. 108 people are dead at the time of this writing, over 700 homes destroyed, with 850 square miles (2,200 square kilometers) burned.Google engineers have pulled together a Flash map that shows the extent of the tragic wildfires happening.The... Read more...
Holiday travelers can now rely on the most trusted name in mapmaking for their driving directions. Today, Rand McNally announced More Roads-Better Directions™ on its enhanced website, RandMcNally.com, featuring 1 million more home addresses and over 22,000 more miles of roads—enough to cross the country seven times—not found on any other... Read more...
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