Apple drops Google maps, opts for an in-house alternative

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  It was only a matter of time, folks. Apple has officially announced that they’re dropping Google Maps on their iDevices and going for something cooked up within their own walled garden walls. Big loss? That stands for debate, as Google Maps has never really run terrifically on iOS. ...

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TomTom to launch Android application this summer – again

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If you are a big fan of GPS applications, then I am sure you are familiar with TomTom. TomTom is one of the leading applications and it’s been around for a long time – but it’s still not available for Android, yet is for iOS. Back in 2009, TomTom made it clear that they are... ...

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Google Maps offline announced, coming to Android

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The big Google Maps event has gotten underway and it has already left a little something called mobile offline maps in its wake.  Google has today announced that future versions of Google Maps will give users access to offline maps and navigation features, providing essential map functions even ...

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Google to debut “next dimension” of Google Maps on June 6

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Google is planning to introduce the “next dimension” of Google Maps on Wednesday, June 6, where presumably we will see an updated or new version of Google Maps. What’s interesting here is Apple’s WWDC event is also around the corner, and Apple is reportedly planning to ...

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Google+ Local goes live with free Zagat integration

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New feature offers full Zagat ratings and recommendations as well as reviews from your friends.

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Google Maps 6.5 enhanced for Android 4.0, high-res displays

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Google today released a new version of their Google Maps for Android application.  Available in the Google Play Store immediately, version 6.5 sees enhancements for both Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices as well as those with high-resolution displays.  Or, if the case of the Galaxy Nexus, ...

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Google steps up its check-in game with latest Google Maps update

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We haven’t heard much from Google on their location-based Latitude service, until now. The Google Maps app was recently updated, and by extension, the Latitude service. The update brings something that just might help it compete with other services like Foursquare: a leaderboard. Now ...

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Google updates trio of their Android apps (Goggles, Maps, Google+)

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Google has updated three of their Android applications today with Maps, Google+, and Google Goggles each getting new features.  While Google Maps (6.0.1) is strictly made up of bug fixes and stability enhancements, Google Goggles and Google+ are a little more meaty. Google Goggles (1.7) now ...

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Google Maps 6.0 goes indoors with mall, airport maps, and more

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Google today unveiled its latest version of their popular Android application, Google Maps, adding support for inside malls and airports.  Now, instead of seeing a generic outline of places such as the Mall of America or Atlanta’s ultra-busy airport, users will be able to see names of ...

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Google Maps updated to support NFC for Android Beam

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Google Maps was recently updated with a seemingly inconsequential addition: “Reduced app storage size with downloads for different screen resolutions.” It isn’t until actually updating that we find the real reason for the update. Once you hit update, you will be prompted that ...

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Google Maps Gets a Minor Update

Google pushed out a minor update (v5.10) to their massively popular (100,000,000 – 500,000,000 installs!) Google Maps application yesterday, adding in a pair of new features. Users will find that they are now able to attach photos to Google Place reviews and/or view Places with 4 and 5 ...

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Google Maps Updated, Tablet Support for Transit Navigation, Bubble Buttons, and More…

Google Maps was updated to version 5.9.0 today, adding a couple new “Transit” features to what is by far one of the most used apps on Android. If you’re a tablet owner brave enough to wield your expensive toy around while traveling by public transit then you will be happy to ...

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Google Maps 5.8 Arrives With Improved Places, Photo Uploads

Check your Google Maps today as there’s likely another update waiting for you.  Google has rolled out v5.8 today which largely focuses on improved support for Places. Users can now upload photos directly from their handset to tie to a Place, making it much easier to see what kind of ...

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Google Maps 5.7 Adds Transit Navigation Beta

The Google Maps application for Android has just been updated to version 5.7, adding in another beta feature.  Called Transit Navigation (Beta), it gives users a turn-by-turn (stop-by-stop) navigation  for public transit in more than 400 cities across the world.  Since this feature relies on ...

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Google Maps Navigator Routing with Live, Historic Traffic

Google is providing what they believe to be faster traffic routes based on using real-time traffic blended with historical data.

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