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Google exec says no new Maps app has been submitted to Apple

09/25/2012, Apple’s doing away with Google Maps on iOS 6 was not a move that sat well with many people, and granted that Apple’s Maps app is the fruity company’s maiden attempt at navigational software, it is clear that you would do well to stick to a dedicated...

Wearable sensors map out surroundings in real time

09/25/2012, The idea of a map being covered in “fog of war” has been toyed around enough in video games, and I clearly remember how maps in Doom came in handy whenever one got stuck. RTS titles too, had maps that cleared up as you explored new areas, and in the...

Apple acknowledges that Maps app is a “work in progress”

09/20/2012, There are many people who are disappointed with the Maps app after upgrading their iOS version to iOS 6 (all 15% of iPhone users, in fact). Performance of the Maps app is without a doubt behind that of what Google Maps can offer, but to be fair to Apple,...

Apple brings iOS 6 3D Maps to new cities

08/07/2012, Following the release of iOS 6 beta 4 version to its developers and announcing that it will discontinue Google’s YouTube app on iOS 6, Apple seems to have update its iOS 6 3D Maps app as well. We just learned that Apple has added new 3D views to a...

Google Maps now shows you NYC subway alerts

07/31/2012, If you’ve ever experienced the inconvenience of arriving at a subway platform only to find out that your train has been rerouted to another line or skipping stops – we’ve got some good news for you. Google announced today on its Lat Long Blog...

Apple Maps might head to Mac platform

07/09/2012, Now this is interesting – a piece of iOS software being ported over for action on the Mac platform? That is a possibility, at least according to the hints dropped in the iOS code. WWDC 2012 which happened last month saw Apple ditch the old and...

iOS 6 Maps will reportedly feature Yelp’s check-in services

06/26/2012, If you enjoy checking-in to various locations using services offered by Foursquare and Facebook, it seems that come iOS 6, there are reports that iOS users will soon be able to check-in to locations via the new Maps app. The check-in service will be...

Google introduces Google Maps Coordinate for businesses

06/21/2012, Google has just launched Google Maps Coordinate today, a new tool that promises to improve communication between businesses and their employees in the field. Google does this by combining its mapping and geolocation services with smartphones to assign...

Windows Phone Maps Traffic, Now Powered by Nokia

06/14/2012, Microsoft has officially revealed that the Windows Phone Maps traffic data would now be powered by data coming from Nokia. This means that Windows Phone users will get more data on more street, which translates to better alternative routes, which...

Bing Maps using Nokia data for Traffic and Geocoding

05/24/2012, Microsoft has just announced that Bing now uses Nokia’s Backend Services to retrieve traffic information and Geocoding (which means mapping information based on its geo-location). Both companies have been working on this for “a lot of...

Google Maps GL gets enhanced 3D experience with 3D buildings

04/27/2012, We’ve already seen the beautiful 3D landmarks in Google Maps that was launched in March. Google did promise to bring the experience to Google MapsGL. Google MapsGL is Google’s own Beta Maps technology that is powered by WebGL. The MapsGL lets...

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...