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Google Maps 5.2 hits the Android Market

March 4th, 2011

It looks like the gang from Mountain View have pushed Google Maps 5.2 to the Android Market. Aside from the standard performance improvements, the update adds the ability to post place-ratings directly to Twitter and “ping” friends to request check-ins. Google reminds you that both parties using Maps must be on version 5.2 to take advantage of …

New ‘Find My Friends’ feature coming to iPhone in iOS 4.3

January 13th, 2011

Apple released its first developer build of iOS 4.3 on Wednesday and needless to say, developers have been on a treasure hunt ever since. We compiled a list of new iOS features last night, but an interesting one popped up early this morning. The forthcoming addition, found buried in the iOS code, is called “Find …

Google Maps 5.0 for Android hits the Market

December 16th, 2010

So you just read our Nexus S review and are feeling a bit jealous of the new device, it’s understandable. Your current Android handset may not have all the computational prowess of the latest and greatest “pure Google” offering, but rest assured knowing that you can get your hands on some of the software goodies …

Nokia makes Ovi Maps 3.6 beta available via Labs

December 2nd, 2010

Nokia has just made a new, beta version of its Ovi Maps suite available for download via the Beta Labs channel. The update, version number 3.6, allows users to download street maps directly to their device using Wi-Fi, features a new, unified “My Position” and “Search” feature, improves transit line display, and betters compass calibration …

TomTom and HTC join forces to battle Google

October 20th, 2010

On a brisk day in October almost a year ago, Google announced Android 2.0 alongside the Motorola DROID. On that same day, satellite navigation companies like Garmin and TomTom saw their stock prices deflate faster than Yankees fans’ spirits in the sixth inning last night. This was no coincidence. With Android 2.0, Google announced the …

Google Maps for Android updated, walking navigation and new search bar included

September 9th, 2010

Today, Google announced that it would be updating its Google Maps application for the Android operating system to include voice-guided walking navigation and a new, improved search bar. As Google explains: Walking Navigation lets you use GPS navigation with walking directions that are more direct and use pedestrian pathways when we know about them. To …

Reuters: Google's Seoul office raided in "Street View" data collection probe

August 10th, 2010

Reuters is reporting that search giant Google had an office in Seoul, South Korea raided by police earlier today. The Korean National Police Agency said they “have been investigating Google Korea LLC on suspicion of unauthorized collection and storage of data on unspecified Internet users from Wi-Fi networks.” Google has been collecting data in South …

Google Maps for Android updated, brings new application Places

July 26th, 2010

Alright, I need to get this off my chest. I’m an iPhone user, and as such the one thing that makes me stark-raving green with envy is Android’s implementation of Google Maps (and Google Voice, but mostly Maps). Full OS integration? Check. Free turn-by-turn navigation? Check. And — as of today — location aware venue …