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Google put Map Maker editing on ice in May after digital vandals got away with some rogue changes, but it's finally ready to get things back on track... if you're willing to pitch in. The internet giant says it will start reopening edits in early August, but it's asking the community to play a mu...

July 14th 2015 at 12:26pm 0 Comments
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The latest update to Google Maps on Android is one of those things that honestly should have happened a long time ago, but surprisingly didn't until recently: Now you can send destination info directly to your mobile device from the desktop. Just like on iOS. And as Android Police points out, it a...

July 11th 2015 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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If you prefer Bing Maps as your go-to navigation tool, the software's preview version received a big redesign. Focused primarily on helping you plan trips, a load of new features aim to make it easier to search, view and share multiple destinations easily. Bing Maps Preview will pull in reviews an...

July 6th 2015 at 3:44pm 0 Comments
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To make things easily accessible, Google is nesting its My Maps feature in Drive. This means that in addition to creating custom maps for whatever need may arise, you can also nestle them alongside documents or forms created with the productivity suite's other apps. Drive's cloud storage abilities...

July 1st 2015 at 4:55pm 0 Comments
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Can you believe that Google Earth has been around for a full decade now? To celebrate this milestone, Google unveiled a pair of striking new (and expanded) features to the planet virtualization system on Monday. The first is Voyager, which available on the desktop edition. It's designed to help yo...

June 29th 2015 at 12:41pm 0 Comments
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Google has taken us to some high places before, but it just gave Street View users a climber's-eye-view of a sheer cliff for the first time. Amusingly, it chose to kick off the project at Yosemite's "El Capitan" rock face, which, if you'll recall, is the name of arch-rival Apple's latest OS X vers...

June 24th 2015 at 7:09am 0 Comments
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Google's Street View cars are well known, but you may also soon see vehicles from its biggest rival: Apple. The company today confirmed that in order to improve Apple Maps, it's embarking on a mission to drive cars all over the world, starting in the US, UK and Ireland. It's created a dedicated we...

June 10th 2015 at 5:43am 0 Comments
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If you're looking for an easy way to send places from Google Maps on the desktop to your trusty iOS device, the wait is over. The folks in Mountain View updated the software for iPhone to allow you to send restaurants and other spots you search for on the desktop to your mobile device for referenc...

June 9th 2015 at 5:56pm 0 Comments
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Apple's Maps app has been lacking one of the more important turn-by-turn directions features since its launch. Today at WWDC, Maps finally got transit directions. The new feature will offer directions for buses, trains, subways and ferries. The app will also surface nearby restaurants, shops and a...

June 8th 2015 at 1:52pm 0 Comments
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Public transportation info has been in Google Maps for quite some time, but today the feature is seeing some handy improvements. First, when you select a transit option in the app, you're served a a list of options that will not only show you the next bus or train, but how long you'll be playing C...

June 2nd 2015 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes you still need navigation and destination info when you're offline. Google is delivering just that with offline Maps. Even when you're not connected (or in airplane mode), the app will still provide information on places in your searches. This means that you can browse hours, reviews and...

May 28th 2015 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources, reports that Apple is potentially gearing up to release its updated Transit service -- the same one it nixed immediately before last year's WWDC event -- with iOS 9. Transit acts as an add-on layer to Apple's existing Maps program providing accurate navigation inst...

May 21st 2015 at 9:39pm 0 Comments