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London Underground gets real-time service alerts in Google Maps

04/03/2012, The London Olympics which will be held later this summer will be the sports centerpiece for the year, barring the Euro 2012 for football (soccer) fans, of course. Having said that, I guess it is timely that Google has updated their Google Maps software to...

Google Maps 6.5 for Android released

03/28/2012, To celebrate its recent milestone of helping users navigate over 50 billion kilometers with turn-by-turn directions, Google has decided to upgrade its Maps app for Android devices with a fresh new look. Taking cues from the Android Ice Cream Sandwich...

Google Maps now features more detailed 3D landmarks

03/20/2012, It’s amazing how much Google Maps has evolved since its introduction many years ago, from plain, boring and flat maps to the highly detailed maps featuring 3D structures we have today. Well, Google has announced that it is taking its maps to a whole...

iPhoto hints at Apple’s future mapping service?

03/08/2012, We’ve heard plenty of rumors about Apple dropping Google and building its own services when it comes to maps and the weather and while the company hasn’t done it yet, it looks like it could be soon. According to reports online, Apple’s...

Google Maps for Android 6.3 is now available

02/16/2012, For those of you who rely on Google Maps on your Android-powered smartphone as your primary means of finding your way around, here is some good news – Google has recently released Google Maps for Android 6.3 to the masses, where it will deliver a...

Atlantis erased from Google Earth?

02/07/2012, Google went underwater with Google Ocean three years ago, and their mapping efforts were said by some to have unearthed the lost city of Atlantis. Well, it seems that the mythological underwater civilization has been covered yet again, thanks to an update...

Google Maps is game for some fun

01/18/2012, Who would have thought that Google Maps, one of the more popular Google apps offered across numerous handhelds, tablets and desktops that help people look for their destination, would eventually cross the line to that of a video game? Google+ Games will...

Google Map Maker: now newbie friendly

12/14/2011, Google Maps, one of the most useful services from Google will get even better now thanks to the introduction of some new improvements to the Map Maker. In case you didn’t know, Google Maps isn’t a one-man operation and requires the...

Street View lets you see tsunami-affected areas in Japan

12/12/2011, The devastation wrought by the tsunami and earthquake in Japan earlier this year might be in our distant memories by now, but I am very sure that for victims of those natural disasters, they are still reeling and picking up the pieces of their lives....

Google Maps 6.0 for Android supports indoor maps

11/29/2011, We’ve constantly pointed out the fact that Google gives more love to its Maps for Android app than any other platform and this new update drives the point home even more. Not that it’s a bad thing, mind you; after all Android is Google’s...

Google lets you opt out of Wi-Fi mapping

11/15/2011, Google now offers the option for you to opt out from their mapping exercises with but a simple change on your side – all you need to do is add “_nomap” to the name that you have called your domestic Wi-Fi network, and that will stop...

Google Maps ready to charge

11/02/2011, Normally you would treat your larger customers better, but it seems as though Google is going to reverse that policy by charging the heavy users of Google Maps more in the future. Currently, the service is free, but it seems that from 1 January 2012...