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Apple Maps is Literally Getting Better Every Single Day (And How You Can Help)

You’ll recall, with the introduction of iOS 7, Apple scrapped Google Maps in favor of its own, proprietary mapping data in an app simply called Maps. It was a catastrophic disaster, and what made it worse was that you couldn’t just go download Google Maps from the App Store. That option came a little while [...]

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Californians: Texting & Driving Not Okay, But Go Ahead And Use Google Maps

There are currently three different laws on the books governing how California residents can and cannot use their mobile devices while operating a vehicle. The first specifically bans the use of “handheld cell phones” on public roadways unless you’re using it to call emergency services. The second stipulates that only drivers over the age of [...]

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First Touchscreen Subway Maps In NYC Installed At Grand Central

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post about the new, interactive touchscreen subway maps that the city of New York planned on installing in terminals around the five boroughs. In all, you’ll find 18 of the “MTA On-the-Go” kiosks throughout Grand Central itself, and the MTA plans on installing more of them at other [...]

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How To: Create Custom Maps With Google Maps

For all those times you need to create customized maps with specific points of interest, stops along a route, or numerous locations, Google Maps Engine is a dream come true. It’s been around for a while, but I thought I’d take the time to give you a simple tutorial on using it. I’m working on [...]

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How Often Does Google Maps Get Updated?

Whether you have an Android phone, an iPhone, or you’re looking at Google Maps on your computer, you’ve surely experienced a time when you know a particular road on your route has changed since the last map update. If you’re using Google Maps Navigation in the car to get somewhere, you know this experience to [...]

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Google Adds Data From Waze To Maps App

Back in June, I told you about Google acquiring Israeli startup Waze, a popular GPS mapping service for Android and iOS. I said: “For the time being, the two maps (and their respective apps) will remain separate. However, it’s only a matter of time before all that data from Waze starts finding its way into [...]

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10 Funny Google Street View Moments

You’ve all probably seen the Google Street View car out and about at some point by now, right? We found some interesting captures from around the world. After sifting through the NSFW images, I present to you, the remaining top 10. For now. Next time you see the Street View car, do us all a [...]

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New York City Adds Touchscreen Subway Maps

You had to see this one coming. It’s a sign of the times, really. Think of all the things we use in our daily life that we interact with via touch. Why should a subway map in New York City be any different, right? This year, they’re in the process of rolling out over 90 [...]

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Apple may partner with Foursquare to help improve Maps

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has started discussions with Foursquare to provide local data into Apple Maps. Foursquare is a location-based service that allows users to “check in” to local venues (businesses, parks, points of interest, etc) and share that location with their friends. Foursquare has more than 25 million registered users, [...]

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Google Maps Once Again Available on iPhone

Many iPhone users have reason to cheer tonight, as a long-rumored native Google Maps app finally landed in the App Store. If you’re reading this on your iPhone, you can use this link to download it right now. So, here’s what we know. First, it’s iPhone-only. If you download it on your iPad, it’ll act [...]

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