Getting driving directions during rush hour can be a slow disaster since traffic conditions can change instantaneously, but your directions will not. Now, Google Maps has a way around that. The new update to the navigation app includes a major upgrade with notifications of faster routes options as they become available. Read more
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Backpackers willing to haul 42pounds of extra weight can apply to rent the 15 camera, panoramic set from the team at Google Street View. The “Trekker Backpack” is known for its amazing documentation of remote locations, such as Mount Everest and the Grand Canyon.
The Trekker is operated by an Android device and consists of 15 lenses angled in a different direction so the images can be stitched together into 360-degree panoramic views. As the operator walks, photos are taken roughly every 2.5 seconds. Our first collection using this camera technology was taken along the rough, rocky terrain of Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
Good news for iOS 6 users, Google Maps is reportedly coming back to iPhones soon.
The Wall Street Journal has the story: “Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work on Apple’s iPhones to some individuals outside the company, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, though it’s unclear exactly when that will happen.”
When Apple released its iOS 6 update and the iPhone 5, the company introduced Apple Maps and kicked Google Maps out of the App Store. Consumers have been less than happy with Apple Maps, prompting Apple CEO Time Cook to publicly apologize for the app. Japanese developer Katsumi Kishikawa even created an app that lets you run Google Maps on iOS 6 devices.