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Australia Issues Google Maps Warning
2012-12-12 19:37:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple´s new Maps application quickly made meme status within hours of its initial availability. Apple´s release of Maps was one of the worst in company history: National landmarks were either missing or in the wrong area, areas were thrown back 50 years with black and white satellite images, and bridges and roads appeared to be melted into the ground. The 3D flyovers worked pretty well, though. Apple has since...

2012-12-07 05:03:57

Zanes Law Firm of Tucson developed innovative techniques to adapt to the technological era. Zanes Law is taking steps in the right direction. The attorneys at Zanes continue improving their online presence by adding their facilities to Google Business Pages. Tucson, Az (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 Zanes Law Firm of Tucson has been steadily increasing their features to meet to the consumers needs. Through their weekly training sessions, Zanes Law developed innovative techniques to adapt to the...

Australian Scientists Un-Discover Small Island In South Pacific Ocean
2012-11-23 08:48:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to uncharted territory, discovering a new island would seem pretty exciting. But, when you make an un-discovery, you got yourself a whole new ballgame. That´s what happened in the South Pacific Ocean just recently. A small strip of land, showing up on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, say leading scientists from Australia. The supposedly sizeable land form, called Sable Island by the Times Atlas of...

2012-11-15 06:20:04

Tokyo, Nov 15, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Crossfader Inc. has released a new version of AR-MAPS (http://ar-maps.com), an iPhone (see note) map app that utilizes AR (augmented reality). Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FioXtBl7zQAR-MAPS is a map app that utilizes AR technology as well as the iPhone's map and camera functions. By simply holding up the iPhone, it enables anybody to intuitively recognize the direction of the destination by using an AR tag to make visible the destination...

Google Street View Becomes Trail View
2012-10-24 14:14:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google has already taken its Street View project all over the world, giving tours of spectacular places such as the Smithsonian and Antarctica. Now, the company is taking its controversial mapping software to the mountains, allowing for users to walk hiking trails with just the click of their mouse. And what better place to go next than America's grandest treasure: the Grand Canyon. The search giant has brought its Street View...

Google Snubs Apple, Keeps Map App For Itself
2012-10-19 13:48:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When Apple released iOS 6 last month, the Internet blew a collective gasket over their first attempt at mapping. Roads were melted, airports were invented, and large areas were sent back to the pre-war black and white days. Many began to beg, to plead, to insist that Google release their own iOS-ready version of maps and bring them back to the good old days of the Apple-Google partnership. However, it seems as if Google...

Street View Expanded By Google
2012-10-12 12:33:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s difficult to imagine Google was caught off guard when Apple announced they were taking their Maps matters into their own hands with iOS 6. Apple even acknowledged they were working on a “crowd-sourced traffic database” in April of 2011, not to mention the strategic moves the iPhone maker had been making since then. So, for whatever reason, Google didn´t have their own iOS-ready version of maps...

Google Street View Goes To NASA's Kennedy Space Center
2012-08-03 04:54:26

[ Watch the Video: Google Maps in Partnership with NASA ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google and NASA are combining forces to give Internet users the opportunity to peek inside the space agency's Kennedy Space Center. The Internet giant's Street View service is allowing fans to see some behind-the-scene panoramic views of the space center, including a look at the space shuttles in the final months of their decommissioning. The Street View tour takes...

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2012-08-02 21:34:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google quietly released their 21st version of their popular web browser this week, bringing some much needed changes, as well as a few experimental, “wouldn´t-it-be-cool-if” ideas Google is so well known for. Included in this update is a deeper Cloud Print integration, a further expanded gamepad support and, finally, support for Apple´s new Retina Display MacBook Pro. This new version of Chrome also...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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