Tag Archive: Maps


Google Maps shows you where Batman hangs his cape

Google Maps has rolled out something special for the premiere of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend: You can take a stroll around the film versions of Bruce Wayne’s house and Batman’s lair through Street View. The tour contains a lot of surprises for long-time Batfans who have been keeping cold on the […]

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Google Maps’ iOS app just got Uber useful

Google has finally updated its iOS app to include the Uber connectivity that Android users have had for like a week now. It’s not just Uber, but that’s definitely the biggest ride-sharing company to get support in the new version. Users in Brazil, India, the UK, Spain, and Germany can also use their local call-a-car […]

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Pro Tip: How to get quick info in Apple Maps with 3D Touch

Maps is shaping up to be a pretty great navigational tool with its tight integration in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, as well as with much more error-free data. I use Maps as a sort of mobile, digital yellow pages, finding businesses in town and looking up their phone number, hours of operation, […]

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Apple Maps now dominates Google Maps on iOS devices

It’s hard to think of too many Apple-related bombs bigger than Apple Maps, the disastrous mapping service introduced in 2012, which resulted in widespread ridicule, at least one major executive leaving the company, and Tim Cook himself recommending that customers use rival services. But just a few years later a new report suggests that Apple Maps […]

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New use of 3D Touch lets you zoom through online maps

The developers of the Poison Maps app figured out a new way to implement 3D Touch that goes above and beyond what we’re used to seeing. They use two patent-pending gestures called “context zooming” and “context panning.” The first lets you quickly see the surrounding area of a particular location you’re zoomed in on without […]

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Google Maps takes on Yelp, offers prizes for local map experts

Google Maps offers a ton of local info when you use the navigation system on your Android or Apple smartphone, including local businesses, eateries, or interesting spots. The company is expanding its Local Guides program in Google Maps, which will let you share your own discoveries directly to the map, making it more useful for […]

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Apple Maps cozies up to Foursquare for business data

Foursquare is now contributing “business listings data” to Apple Maps. Since the launch of Maps, Apple vowed to collect data from multiple sources to improve the service over time, and is living up to that promise with this new addition. It turns out that Apple has actually been collecting data from Foursquare for almost a […]

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Apple Maps cozies up to Foursquare for business data

Foursquare is now contributing “business listings data” to Apple Maps. Since the launch of Maps, Apple vowed to collect data from multiple sources to improve the service over time, and is living up to that promise with this new addition. It turns out that Apple has actually been collecting data from Foursquare for almost a […]

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Google Maps update brings offline navigation and search

Google Maps is getting offline navigation to ensure you never get stranded in a strange place when your data connection disappears. Users can download entire areas onto their smartphone, then get turn-by-turn directions even while they’re offline. “Roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today, and even where online access is available, it […]

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Google Maps update brings offline navigation and search

Google Maps is getting offline navigation to ensure you never get stranded in a strange place when your data connection disappears. Users can download entire areas onto their smartphone, then get turn-by-turn directions even while they’re offline. “Roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today, and even where online access is available, it […]

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