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Google Street View car captures a photo of NASA space shuttle flyover on April 2012.Read More »
So with Street View, Google gave us the ability to virtually explore the Burj Khalifa, a Harry Potter movie set, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the interiors of a gigantic airplane. The next logical choice? Why, the zoo of course!…Read More »
Google Maps Streetview driver, Deeprom Phongphon, had a scary experience in Thailand recently. While traveling through a village area, a mob accosted him, believing he was a government agent sent to collect information for plans to build a dam. This dam project came under fire from environmental activists and villagers alike, hence the reason why they were so up in arms when they saw this weird looking Streetview car passing through their humble abode.…Read More »
Google has introduced advertising in its Maps applications for both Android and iOS. The company has long offered businesses the option to pay and have their establishments highlighted in the map, but this new implementation allows advertisers to have their ads appear alongside search results.…Read More »
I’m not too surprised the latest location Google Street View lets you explore isn’t even a street. After all, prior to this we got the Eiffel Tower and even a location from Harry Potter. This time we’ve got an airplane. An Emirates Airbus A380 to be exact.…Read More »
Last month, Google users gained the ability to virtually explore the Burj Khalifa. This month, the company has announced that you can now explore Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Once again, the team at Google used a special Street View Trolley (it’s in the image above) to capture the 360-degree panoramic images.…Read More »
The new Google Maps was first shown off back in May at the Google I/O conference, though only the chosen had the chance to give it a spin before Google deemed it ready for public consumption. Beginning today, the new Google Maps is available to everyone, though one should take note this is still a preview, so not everything might work accordingly.…Read More »
Google has added one of the most memorable locations of the Harry Potter films to Google Street View: Diagon Alley, the place where wizards and witches in the Harry Potter universe can find everything they need. Spell books, potions, wands and brooms — it’s all there.…Read More »
This is a bit old and obviously sarcastic (or so I’d hope), but still something we can smile at.Read More »
To give us the awesomeness that is Street View, Google uses a number of different gadgets to roam the world and capture images. There’s a Google Street View car, trike, trolley and even a snowmobile. But there are still many places around the world that are only accessible by foot.…Read More »
Gone are the days of exploring Google Maps in satellite view and being blocked by a pesky cloud! Google has unveiled new high-resolution imagery that will power both Google Maps and Google Earth. Besides making our beloved planet a whole lot clearer to explore virtually, they’ve also eliminated all the clouds that might have made some places hard to look at in the past.…Read More »
We’re all pretty familiar with Google’s Street View by now, and there’s a good chance that we might even take it for granted. But getting all the images necessary to make it happen takes some hard work from guys like the Street View Car or even the Street View Trike.…Read More »
Google has just captured their first skyscraper on Street View — and they started with a big one. Using customized versions of their Street View Trekker and Trolley, a team from Google spent three days capturing high-quality 360-degree panoramic images of the Burj Khalifa.…Read More »
Wardriving is the act of scanning for nearby unsecured Wi-Fi networks from a moving vehicle and then mapping out the related information or recording it on a device of some kind. Denis Andzakovic from New Zealand outfitted a personal motorcycle with a Raspberry PI paired to a couple wireless routers.…Read More »
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.…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 to get their virtual skydiving on.…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 names and the location of incidents and warnings in relation to their GPS location.” Turns out Apple’s Maps is directing people toward the center of a district, rather than the actual township itself.…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.…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?…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.…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 sure we deliver the best experience for those users.
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 Gizmodo:
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The mobile web version of Google Maps is optimized for WebKit browsers such as Chrome and Safari.
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, unlike most of the other Android devices) and manual OTA.…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 48 hours after release, skyrocketing to the top of the App Store charts in numerous countries.…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 in 40 countries, with more sure to follow. …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 will probably be ready by the end of the year; however, Google is “not optimistic” that Apple will approve Google Maps to appear on Apple App Store.…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.…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, accusing Motorola/Google of using a fake address in the recently-featured #iLost ad to make Apple look bad.…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 major disagreement over one key Google Maps feature — turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation.…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.…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.…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.…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 the service in their websites or products.…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 of providing traffic information to the users.…Read More »