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2013-05-02 23:04:16

Powered by skobbler´s Advanced NGx Technology, ForeverMap 2 is the last word in mobile maps New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 skobbler (http://www.skobbler.com), the premier provider and leading innovator of mobile map-based solutions using OpenStreetMap data, today announced the release of their hit mapping solution, ForeverMap 2, on iOS for iPhone and iPad. Powered by skobbler´s one-of-a-kind NGx map engine, arguably the most advanced mapping technology on the planet,...

Breach Of Privacy Nets Google Stiff Fine In Germany
2013-04-22 12:37:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google was fined over $180,000 by a Germany privacy regulator due to how the company collected data while it created the Street View mapping service more than three years ago. In 2010, Google acknowledged it collected personal data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi signals while it was creating the controversial mapping program. Street View was meant to give users a first-person perspective of the world, showing shops, sidewalks,...

Hyperlapse Video Treatment Turns Google Street View Into Something More
2013-04-10 14:36:51

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google Street View has become a fascination for some and a convenience for others. For creative firm Teehan+Lax Labs it may have become both. The firm has strung miles of Street Views together to create Google Street View Hyperlapse. Hyperlapse puts Street View images together so it appears to be a time-lapse video driving down a road. The company wrote about it on its blog. The Hyperlapse version of Street View is a two-minute...

Google Updates Maps For Apple iOS In A Big Way
2013-03-05 15:20:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has just released version 1.1 of Google Maps for iOS, packing Google contacts compatibility, the ability to switch to kilometers, and an easier way to find common destinations around you. These features are added onto the popular iOS 6 Maps alternative, an Apple app which some claimed kept millions of iPhone users from upgrading to iOS 6. "Google-centric" iOS users will no doubt appreciate the Google contacts...

2013-02-27 23:00:33

The SkyDroid - Golf GPS rangefinder app now lets golfers pick their Maps image provider, Google Maps vs. Apple Maps with the latest iPhone/iPad release. West Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 27, 2013 The SkyDroid - Golf GPS rangefinder app puts more control into the hands of iPhone users with a recent update that will allow iPhone users the chance to choose which map interface to use for overhead images. SkyDroid gives golfers a number of ways to get their gps distances to points on the green,...

Google Maps Extends Coverage Through North Korea, Includes Gulags
2013-01-29 11:29:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though the country is at war with its neighbors and closely watched by the US and the rest of the world, Google has found it fitting to play neutral with North Korea and cover the country in Google Maps. Until today, the only view of North Korea available in Google Maps was stitched together using Google´s “Map Maker.” This process creates maps from data supplied by the public. Working with citizen...

Windows Phone Redirect Of Google Maps To Be Removed
2013-01-07 04:10:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The flawed Internet Explorer browser, not bad blood with Microsoft, is the reason that Windows Phone users have been unable to access Google Maps on their mobile devices, officials from the Mountain View, California-based tech giant have claimed. As reported Friday by Salvador Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Times, Google representatives said that nothing had changed in the web mapping application. Rather, it was redirecting users to...

Google Maps For iOS Is Finally Here
2012-12-13 11:15:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s coincidence, of course, that Google would release their new maps application for iOS in the same week an Australian police department called Apple´s Maps “Life Threatening.” (The same department issued the same warning about Google´s maps 2 days later.) Yet, for all the waiting and wanting, many Google Maps fans had to endure over the past few months, the Android-maker has finally had their app...

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