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Apple Acquires Mapping Company, iMap Probably Not Far Away

10/29/2011, News is out that Apple was the company who had acquired C3 Technologies last August (and shut it down). C3 is a mapping company known for its capacity to build maps that include 3D buildings,  textures and all (like Nokia does). Unlike many mapping...

Google Business Photos shows you store interiors

10/28/2011, If you’ve ever wished that you could see the insides of stores that you’ve never set foot into, you’re in luck. Google has recently announced the launch of a new service called Business Photos. Using a concept that’s similar to...

Google Maps updated, boasts NFC support

10/21/2011, Google went about quietly updating their Google Maps on Android, where the Internet search giant decided to throw in NFC support – signalling the possibility of future apps arriving with such support as well in order to take advantage of the...

Google introduces Maps with WebGL

10/13/2011, Great news for fans of Google Maps, Google has just announced a brand new update for desktop version of Google Maps which enables WebGL support. What this means is that it’ll be able to harness the power of your graphics card without the need to...

Google Maps now offers single language labels

10/07/2011, If you use Google Maps in English to look up a foreign country, you might notice that locations on your maps have a large amount of labels – the location name transliterated and in its native language. While it’s great for learning how places are...

QR codes on rooftops used to advertise on Google Earth

10/05/2011, If you’re in need for a rather unique way of advertising your product or company, Philips & Co. has a new proposition that they’re calling “Blue Marble”, and essentially what they will do for you is that they will create a QR code that can be...

Google Maps now lets you preview your route in 3D

09/30/2011, While Google Maps’ regular 2D view is usually more than enough for you to find your way to your destination, sometimes it’s not – especially when you’re unfamiliar with the territory, and have no idea what the buildings on the map look...

Google +Snippets now works with Google Maps

09/14/2011, Google’s recently launched +Snippets service gives users the ability to quickly and easily share content found on the internet with their friends on Google+. Starting today, Google has increased the functionality of +Snippets by making it available...

Google Maps for Android updated

09/09/2011, Great news for people who love taking photographs and reviewing places they’ve been on Google Places. Google has announced a new update to Google Maps for Android that lets users attach photographs to their reviews in Places. The update which brings...

Google Maps now shows you the weather

08/19/2011, Weather geeks – good news! You can now find out what the weather is like anywhere in the world, just by using Google Maps. Google has announced that it has updated its Maps service with an additional layer – weather. In addition to seeing what the...

Apple patent reveals plans for “Schematic Maps”

08/11/2011, Given the fierce competition between iOS and Android, it’s not surprising that Apple may eventually plan to move away from Google Maps and instead come up with something on their own. Actually this isn’t exactly a secret as it seems that Apple already...

Google Maps for Android has more 3D buildings

07/21/2011, Great news for Google Maps for Android users – Google has just announced the inclusion of 3D buildings for 18 new locations around the world. In case you forgot, last December Google pushed out an update for its Android Maps app that let users view...

Google Maps traffic info discontinued?

07/15/2011, It was only the other day we announced that Google had traffic information for some countries in Europe, and now it seems that was a short-lived feature. According to a Google Employee on the official Google Maps support forum, Google has decided to shut...

Google Maps now includes live traffic info for Europe

07/14/2011, Google Maps users in 13 lucky European countries will get to experience the convenience of having live traffic reports starting this week. Google has announced that it will be bringing its informative live traffic feature to thirteen countries in Europe....