Tag Archive: Maps


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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Apple Maps trains its eye on Amtrak routes, Boston transit

The next stage of Apple Maps’ Transit roll-out is live today. The latest update includes public transportation in Boston and, more interestingly, select Amtrak train routes in the northeastern U.S. OK, well it’s all pretty interesting. But, you know. Trains. You can check out the new routes in Maps right now. Looking for directions within […]

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How Apple could use 3D Touch to bring Maps to life

3D Touch was the most widely-praised feature of the new iPhone 6s, and something that has the potential to be a real game-changer going forward. In a newly-published patent, Apple explains how 3D Touch-style technology could revolutionize maps, by letting users animate the screen with different levels of touch. For instance, users would be able […]

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Apple snaps up company to improve its Maps

A new acquisition from Apple suggests that the iPhone maker might be getting into the map-making business. The company paid as much as $ 30 million for a 12-person San Francisco startup that specializes in parsing location data into visualizations, according to reports. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do […]

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Google Maps loses its cool when asked, ‘Are we there yet?’

If you have young children, the last question you want to hear on any long journey is, “Are we there yet?” It’s never asked just once; it’s asked again and again and again until you angrily threaten to turn around and…Read more ›

Bing takes on Apple, Google with redesigned Maps experience

If you’ve ever tried to plan a trip using one of the big two digital mapping systems from Apple or Google, you know what a pain it can be to flip back and forth between the different parts of your…Read more ›