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Posts Tagged ‘Google Maps’

Google Naps Will Take You to the Comfiest Couches for Napping

google napsDutch software developers are all about the naps, and today, Friday, is the perfect day to indulge in a little midday snooze. So without further ado, head on over to Google Naps to find a little soft spot for your sleepy head. Read more

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Google Maps Now Gives You Live Updates of Faster Alternative Routes

google mapsGetting 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

Google Street View Lending 42lb Panoramic Trekker Camera to Lucky Backpackers

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.

 

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Google Maps Is Coming Back To The App Store: Report

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.