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One of the biggest announcements to come out of Google’s I/O conference was that Google Maps is getting a big redesign. If I remember correctly, there weren’t any rumors that this was happening, save for a few minor leaks moments before the conference took place. Nevertheless, the newest version of [...]Read More »
Google I/O is fast approaching (next week!), and some details of what’s gonna be at the conference are now trickling out. We now have heard that there will be… skydiving in Google Maps?
Developed in collaboration with Instrument, Map Diving is an installation that will be available for I/O attendees [...]Read More »
This is extremely creepy; Google’s airplane takes a photo of a guy showing off his new car to his aunt, who also happens to be taking a photo at the same time.Read More »
Australians have been warned against using Apple Maps before, and it looks like they’re getting another reminder that Apple’s built-in maps application just isn’t quite ready for prime time.
The Country Fire Authority in Victoria is telling people to “to disregard Apple Maps township locations and instead focus on street [...]Read More »
If you ever tried taking a peek at North Korea through Google Maps before, you’d have to be content with the image above. Sparse, with no details about roads or any sort of locations within North Korea for that matter — just the landmass. Thanks to the data that Google [...]Read More »
[Android] What is “Please enable Google apps location access” error in Google Maps and how to fix it [dotTech Explains]
So you upgraded your Android phone or tablet to Android 4.1.2 or higher and now you get a “Please enable Google apps location access” error whenever accessing Google Maps or Google Now. What is this damn error and how do you get rid of it? This article spills the beans![...]Read More »
This little donkey has been making the rounds on the internet lately — from Twitter all the way to Fox News. Twitter user @TheRealSheldonCooper posted the picture above on the social network, which is actually a Google Street View image in Botswana. People assumed that the donkey was behind the [...]Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Around 24 hours after Windows Phone users began reporting that they been blocked from accessing Google Maps when using Internet Explorer on their phones, Google says that they’re now going to fix that.
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“We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make
According to numerous reports from Windows Phone users, they are no longer able to access Google Maps on their phone. Instead, when attempting to load the web version of Google Maps, they are redirected to the main page of Google.
When asked about the issue, Google issued this statement to [...]Read More »
How to root Nook HD and HD+, install Google Apps, enable Unknown sources, and flash manual update [Guide]
Barnes & Noble seems to be going good with their Nook HD/HD+. The following guide will not just help you to get your Nook HD/HD+ rooted, but will also help you install GAPPS (Google Apps) package, enable Unknown sources (which you cannot do with some simple clicks in this device, [...]Read More »
There was no question that there was a huge demand for Google Maps to return to the iPhone, and Google has announced just how many iOS users were itching for a proper maps solution. Google’s recently released Google Maps for iPhone was downloaded over 10 million times in less than [...]Read More »
A day after I tell Google “pretty please”, they answer! Although I’m pretty sure I’m only one of the many who were waiting for this day to come, today marks the return of Google Maps to iOS. The app has just been released to the app store and is available [...]Read More »
Should Apple be sued for anti-competitive behavior if Apple blocks Google Maps from Apple App Store? [Opinion]
After Apple dumped Google Maps from iOS 6 in favor of its homegrown and epically bad iOS Maps, Google started working on a standalone version of Google Maps for iOS. On Monday a rumor circled the blog-o-sphere that Google is working on a standalone Google Maps app for iOS that [...]Read More »
Apple apologizes for crappy iOS Maps, tells everyone to use Google Maps, Bing Maps, or MapQuest instead
My how has Apple changed since the departure of Steve Jobs. Remember antennagate with the iPhone 4? It took Apple weeks to even acknowledge a problem and then when they did acknowledge, they took longer to come up with a fix and never openly admitted they made a mistake. Fast [...]Read More »
What happens when Apple stumbles with a product release? The competition take advantage of the opportunity, of course. One such example is everyone from Nokia to Samsung poking fun at the failure of iOS Maps. Apparently there is only so much iSheep can take because they are now hitting back, [...]Read More »
Apple ditched Google Maps because Google would not bring turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation to iOS
There has been a new development in the ongoing iOS Maps drama. Apparently the reason Apple ditched Google Maps and went for iOS Maps is because Google would not bring one important feature to iOS.
Quoting “multiple sources familiar with Apple’s thinking”, AllThingsD is reporting Google and Apple had a [...]Read More »
The past few days has seen a lot of ridicule of Apple’s new iOS Maps, ridicule that dotTech has not shied away from taking part of. As if all that isn’t enough, here is another reason to make fun of Apple. When an iOS 6 user shares their location, or [...]Read More »
iOS 6 has seen the boot of Google Maps from iOS and the introduction of a replacement, iOS Maps. News has been rolling in of how pathetically incomplete iOS Maps is with Apple even conceding that it is a work in progress. In the failure of iOS Maps Nokia smells [...]Read More »
iOS 6 sees Google Maps replaced with iOS Maps. Not happy with iOS Maps? Want Google Maps back? Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a standalone Google Maps app on Apple App Store… but there is still a way to get Google Maps back on your iDevice.
You see Safari [...]Read More »
In a step to “enhance its lovingness”, Google has slashed the cost of usage of the Google Maps API beyond the free limit by a massive 87.5%.
Till about 2 or 3 years back, the usage of the Google Maps API was completely free for developers and others who embedded [...]Read More »
One among the most useful features of Google Maps is traffic data which provides users with real-time information about the traffic conditions. The feature started off in the USA but is now available for users of several other countries.
Google uses both its own and third-party data for the purpose [...]Read More »
As Justin reported earlier today, in a move that is expected to bring more tension to the strings between the two smartphone giants, Apple replaced Google Maps for it’s own solution in it’s latest operating system, iOS 6. The latest iteration of iOS, iOS 6 was released amidst the first [...]Read More »
Yesterday Apple unveiled iOS 6. The next version of the iOS family is said to include 200 new features, according to Scott Forstall Senior VP of iOS.
Some of the new features includes a completely new Maps app, Facebook integration, Siri for iPad, and FaceTime over mobile networks.
A beta [...]Read More »