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Australian Firefighters Call Apple Maps 'Dangerous'
Feb 14, 2013 - in News
Country Fire Authority in Australia explains mapping solution's inaccuracies.
Report: Apple Apparently Not Acquiring Waze to Solve Maps
Jan 3, 2013 - in News
Despite reports from yesterday, Apple is not acquiring Waze.
iOS 6 Adoption Surges After Google Maps App Launch
Dec 19, 2012 - in News
App downloaded 10 million times in two days.
Google Maps iOS App Downloaded 10 Million Times in 2 Days
Dec 18, 2012 - in News
Google's mapping solution has remained top-downloaded app for five days.
Police: Google Maps Can Also Deliver Dangerous Directions
Dec 13, 2012 - in News
Comes after Australian police issue warn about Apple Maps.
Google Maps is Already the Most Popular Free iPhone App
Dec 13, 2012 - in News
iPhone users are loving the new Google Maps application.
Rejoice! Google Maps for iPhone is Here
Dec 13, 2012 - in News
It's a Christmas miracle!
Australian Apple Maps Users Stranded in Park for 24 Hours
Dec 11, 2012 - in News
Google Integrates Street View For Grand Canyon
Oct 24, 2012 - in News
Maps team currently spending a week at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
12 Alternatives to Apple Maps
Oct 15, 2012 - in Picture Story
The verdict is in and Apple Maps needs a lot more work before it can really deliver the goods. Until a new and improved version comes out, consider some of these alternative mapping options.
TomTom Releases Android App, Incompatible With HD Devices
Oct 5, 2012 - in News
The TomTom 800 x 480 or 854 x 480 resolutions aren't supported well on Samsung Galaxy S3 and Google's Nexus 7.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Apologizes for Apple Maps
Sep 28, 2012 - in News
Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly addressed the issues users are having with the new Apple Maps application that comes bundled with iOS 6.
Apple Had Over One Year Left on Google Maps Contract
Sep 27, 2012 - in News
Apple terminated its contract with Google early, believing Google Maps to be falling behind.
Google Maps Gets Beautiful Underwater 'Street' View
Sep 26, 2012 - in News
Google goes under the sea.
Ford to Offer Smartphone-Based In-Vehicle Navigation
Sep 25, 2012 - in News
TeleNav's Android application can now sync up with AppLink equipped vehicles for an affordable, pseudo-onboard navigation system.
How the Internet Helped Find a Journalist's Stolen iPhone
Aug 4, 2012 - in News
When David Pogue lost his phone, he turned to 1.4 million Twitter users to help him find it.
Tech Prep for Your Summer Vacation
Jun 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Traveling abroad this summer? Chances are you need some new portable gadgetry for your trip. Check out our recommendations, and enter to win a Toshiba Ultrabook!
10 Uses for Old Smartphones
Apr 23, 2012 - in Reviews
Don’t dump your old phone – it’s not as useless as you think!
FAA Finally Ditching Old-School Radar for GPS
Feb 8, 2012 - in News
GPS will replace radar in 35 of the nation's busiest airports by June 2015.
Consumer Tech Spending to Pass $1 Trillion This Year
Jan 10, 2012 - in News
Consumer electronics sales are forecast to climb by 5 percent in 2012 and, as a result, exceed $1 trillion for the first time.
Satellite Phone Communications Suddenly Booming
Nov 10, 2011 - in News
Iridium, (which was a catastrophic failure just over a decade ago as Motorola's $5 billion satellite went down in flames and was sold to an investor for just $25 million), has established itself as a solid business.
FBI's Warrantless Searches Now Include Fake Cell Towers
Nov 9, 2011 - in News
Naturally, the FBI insists this is completely legal.
FCC: All U.S. Cell Phones Should Be GPS Beginning In 2019
Oct 6, 2011 - in News
It seems 911 will soon no longer be a joke in your, or anyone else's town.
Parrot's ASTEROID Connects Your Car to the Web
Aug 26, 2011 - in News
This car receiver is based on Google's android OS and can connect to Internet services via a 3G connection like TuneIn Radio, Wikango and more. It also sports 4 USB ports, an SD card slot and Bluetooth for syncing music and addresses.
Apple Dismisses iPhone Tracking But Will Fix It
Apr 28, 2011 - in News
Nothing but a few bugs, claims Apple.
Dutch Police Use GPS Data to Set Speed Traps
Apr 27, 2011 - in News
Speed data is part of the reason your GPS gets you from A to B in the shortest amount of time. Based on data collected by the manufacturer...
Google and Microsoft Tracking Your Location Too
Apr 26, 2011 - in News
They be tracking everybody out here.
Live Traffic Rerouting Comes to Google Maps
Mar 7, 2011 - in News
Die you old traditional GPS device!
Man Uses Droid to Fight Speeding Ticket, Wins
Feb 24, 2011 - in News
Who said using your phone while driving is a bad idea?
U.S. Defense Testing Could Knock Out Your GPS
Jan 23, 2011 - in News
I wonder what they're doing out there.