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Following Apple, Amazon Acquires 3D Map App UpNext

Here comes Amazon into the whole 3D maps war. With Apple replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 and rolling out its very own 3D maps applications, Amazon wants to do the same thing, of-course. Amazon has acquired UpNext to signal that an Amazon powered Maps application could be making its way to the Kindle Fire, without Google’s permission. Read More

Google’s New 3D Maps Coming to iOS Next Week

Google MapsAs you would know, Apple plans to launch its own 3D maps App in iOS 6 and replace Google Maps. Today, Google held an event in San Francisco where the search engine giant announced that its 3D enhanced Maps application will make its way to Android and iOS devices next week. Read More

Google Maps Will Begin Charging for Usage

mapsIn a remarkable turn of events, Google has announced that it will start charging for accessing the Google Maps API. Starting from January 1, 2012, when more than the limit of 25,000 map hits are made in a day, Google will begin its fee process. Read More

Google Maps Adds Weather Layer

Google has added a new layer to Google Maps that brings weather details into the picture related to your location. Now, with Google Maps, you’ll be able to get the exact weather conditions based on your location. The new weather layer will not only show weather details and conditions in your vicinity, but will also provide the conditions across the globe at any instant of time. Read More

Google Street View Coming to India in a Few Weeks

google carsGoogle India has just announced that it will be rolling out “Street View” for Indian Google Maps users. Street View is a feature of Google Maps that offers 360° panoramic street-level imagery of a region. The feature is available in 27 countries, and offers details about streets with amazing details. Read More

Google Maps Mobile Browser Experience Improved

browserplaceGoogle wants to offer users a consistent Google Maps experience, and with this recent update for Google Maps on mobile browsers, it is doing just that. When Google Maps is now accessed from a mobile browser, the experience is similar to the desktop version with many features accessible. Read More

Edit Google Maps in the US With Google Map Maker

map makerGoogle has released a new tool for US Google Maps users called “Google Map Maker”. Google Map Maker allows you to quickly edit US Google Maps. While online based maps have been available for years in the US, many countries still don’t have maps that are instantly available online.

Although Google is trying hard to map every country and make the data available online, it has not been able to be extremely accurate. This user driven approach allows you to edit areas in maps, and submit them for review. Each edit is reviewed completely, and if approved, they are added to Google Maps. According to Google, this feature has been used to generate maps for 183 countries and regions worldwide. Read More

Google Maps 5.3 for Android Adds Location History, Custom Places Aspects, and More

mapsGoogle has updated Google Maps for Android to version 5.3. The new version adds support for location history dashboard in Latitude, a feature available in the desktop version of Latitude. With the new location history dashboard, you can now see your location history right on your phone. The dashboard will also include how far you’ve traveled, and the estimated time that you spend at home, work, or out. Read More

Google Places With Hotpot Comes to iPhone

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Google Places is a handy App that allows you to search for common places like coffee shops, ATM’s, Attractions and Hotels based on your location. Places with Hotpot also personalizes your search results to give you the place suited exactly for you.

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Google Previews Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) for Tablet

At CES today, Google previewed Android 3.0 or Honeycomb designed for tablets. On first sight, the user interface appears exciting and is completely redesigned to take advantage of the large screen.

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