April Fools’ Day 2014: Google Style (Updated)

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Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again. Google is taking to the web to mislead it’s faithful followers by pulling some pretty elaborate stunts. Last year they tricked users into thinking Google Nose, Google Treasure Maps, and the Closure of YouTube “Submissions” were ...

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Find My Friends! – A family and friends locator that will inform (and scare) you

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Find My Friends! (FMF) is a location-sharing app similar to Glympse, but it also adds police reports, check ins, and mugshots to give you an eerie look into what you may or may not know is going on around you. FMF prides itself on adding friends and family members to keep an eye on each... Read More

Glympse – Remarkably useful without spying or being creepy

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Glympse is a location sharing app, similar to Latitude, that allows you to share your location and estimated time to arrival with anyone.  Everyone likes to be updated on when their guests will arrive or if someone is going to be late.  With Glympse, you can easily get all this information ...

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Public transit schedules for Google Maps reaches one million

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Since 2005, Google Maps has been collaborating with transit authorities to make our lives a whole lot easier. Today Google has well over 500 cities worldwide with transit stops marked. Google understands that public transportation info is important to have at the palm of your hand. They have ...

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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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Google digs deeper into the 10 billion Android downloads (Infographic)

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If there's one thing we learned it's that people love to smack Talking Tom around. If there's another thing it's that we love download arcade games on Sunday night.

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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 Updated to V5.5

Version 5.5 of Google Maps adds better support for checking in and out of places, as well as rating them. Google has made checking in as easy as clicking the “check in” button on the location page. If you want to rate or review your location, you can just click the “rate and review” ...

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MapQuest Jumps on the Android Bandwagon

So MapQuest has decided to throw it's hat into the Android ring, and offer an app for Android based handsets and tablets that have GPS capabilities. If you use Google Maps, it can be hard to imagine why anyone would try to take on Maps at it's own game. The answer? Maps navigation does not work ...

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OMG!!! I Can Check In Using Latitude….Yeah We Aren’t Shocked Either

You could see this coming a mile away, but it is news nonetheless. Google has added check in functionality into Latitude through the Maps app on your Android powered device. A quote from ...

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Google Maps 4.6 Lands in Android Market

Yesterday saw yet another update to Google's Map application. The latest release features some handy options for folks who like to do more with the app than simply get from A to B.

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Point Inside 2.0 Brings Free Airport, Mall Maps to Android Devices

Point Inside Inc. is announcing today that the v2.0 of their “Destination Smart Map’ has arrived on Android phones.  What does this mean to you?  Well, how about free, searchable maps and directories to more than 800 of the world’s airports and shopping malls?  Point Inside ...

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Google Maps 4.3 Released, Includes Optimized Ratings for Places and Latitude Suggestions

Google has pushed out version 4.3 of the increasingly useful Google Maps application for Android handsets.  If you are running 1.6 or higher, you are advised to immediately download the latest release.  There are three  improvements/additions to the Maps you’ve grown to love over the last ...

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Google Maps Navigation Navigates To Canada

Oh ya, it’s true. If “YOU ARE CANADIAN!”, then you now have access to Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps Navigation is a free turn-by-turn navigation service which was released with the Motorola Droid last year in October and has since become available to all devices running ...

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Roger’s Navigator for Android

Hey Canadian’s, depressed you can’t find a great turn-by-turn app because Google Navigation isn’t available yet? Rogers has just announced Rogers Navigator(TM) for Android. Rogers also recently announced Rogers Navigator(TM) for iPhone which was a re-branded version of the ...

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