All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘maps’

Google Responds To 3D Maps Privacy Concerns

A little while ago we brought you news that New York Senator Charles Schumer had sent a letter to Apple and Google expressing concern with the privacy implications of the two companies’ recently-announced 3D mapping updates. By the time the previous story ran, neither Apple nor Google had yet responded to requests for comment. Google has since issued an official …

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Apple, Google Maps Raise Privacy Concerns With U.S. Senator

UPDATE: Google has responded with the following statement: We take privacy very seriously and appreciate the Senator’s concerns. We met with his office to demonstrate how the imagery used to develop our 3D models is similar to what’s already publicly available in 2D mapping products. We currently don’t blur aerial imagery because the resolution isn’t sharp enough for it to …

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Weather Channel’s Trip Planner Lets You Plan for the Sunny Skies

Nobody likes driving through inclement weather. It doesn’t matter what your name is, nobody enjoys driving through torrential downpours or windstorms that push so hard against the side of your vehicle you begin to feel like you’re not the one steering anymore. In short, it’s awful. Thanks to The Weather Channel and the mapping samurais at Stamen Design, you can …

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iOS 6 Maps Flyover Hacked To Run On An iPhone 4

One of the biggest things unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote on Monday was the new Maps app for iOS 6. Quite apart from its implications in the ongoing battle between Google and Apple, it packs in several new features. Most notably, it comes with turn-by-turn navigation (which is fully integrated with Siri), and an amazing new 3D mode called …

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Google Already Falls Behind Apple In Local Business Listings

Apple, as I’m sure you’ve heard, made a number of major announcements this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference. Some of them were search-related. Apple’s browser, Safari, for example, is getting search functionality similar to Google’s Chrome, as well as Baidu as a search option. Apple’s Siri is doing more in the way of retrieving answers related to sports, movie …

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Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World

Although Facebook’s foray into the public market has left many with quite the bitter taste in their mouth, the company can take comfort in the fact that at least for now, they are without question dominating the world’s social media market. Vincenzo Cosenza has just put out the June version of his “World Map of Social Networks,” (he does two …

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Apple’s Google Maps Move Has Been Coming For A Long Time

If you’ve been paying attention to the rumors surrounding Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 update, you know that one of the biggest pieces of news is that Apple apparently plans to ditch Google Maps in favor of their own in-house mapping software. There have been rumors for years that Apple would do so – they’ve been buying mapping companies since 2009, …

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Google Maps Announcement Will Beat Apple To The Punch

You may have heard by now that Apple plans to ditch Google Maps in iOS 6. It seems that after three years of buying digital map companies, Apple is ready to build its own in-house mapping solution to serve as the source for iOS 6’s built-in Maps app. Apple’s new Maps app is said to include photorealistic 3D rendering, and …

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iOS 6: New Maps App Shown In Leaked Images

A couple weeks ago we brought you news that Apple was finally preparing to drop Google Maps from iOS in favor of their own in-house 3D maps app. While the app itself would stay largely the same, the backend map data would now be built using technology acquired from the three mapping companies Apple has acquired in the last few …

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iOS 6: Apple To Drop Google Maps For In-House 3D Maps

When the original iPhone launched in 2007, the world was a different place. More specifically, the relationship between Google and Apple was a very different thing. Back then, Apple was taking a gamble on the smartphone market, and the two companies enjoyed a relationship that you could almost describe as cozy. Google, after all, was neck-deep in the iPhone. Not …

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Paul Rademacher Talks Google Maps API During Hangout

I’m really starting to like this casual conversation thing Google has going on with its Hangouts. It’s nice to see developers just discuss the stuff they’re working on without any PR or companies getting in the way of what they can say. This week’s conversation is between Paul Rademacher and Mano Marks during the Google Maps API Office Hours. You …

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Google Maps Details Traffic Data For Inner City Roads

Google Maps has been an invaluable resource for people who are either just finding a place to drive to leisurely or getting to a location for business. One of the reasons its so highly praised is because users can see typical traffic patterns for highways on Google Maps. That service is now coming to regular roads. Szabolcs Payrits, software engineer …

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