Google Maps

Google renames Maps Engine Lite into My Maps

Summer is almost over in most parts of the world so you might be planning your next vacation. Thanksgiving and the holiday season are upcoming and we’re sure that you’re already daydreaming where to go next. There’s the Google Maps Gallery to check out and give you ideas of interesting tourist spots in different countries.

Nokia’s HERE mapping app coming to Android soon

Nokia’s very own mapping app, which was initially released for iOS and then later pulled from the App Store is finally coming to Android and back again to iOS. HERE is Nokia’s answer to the widely used Google Maps and not-so-reliable Apple Maps.

Navdy HUD projects virtual images onto car’s windshield

Several sci-fi movies from the past (and recent) years have scenes showing holograms being projected on a car’s dashboard or windshield. But with the advances in technology, sooner or later, that kind of device would not be fiction anymore, but a common reality for consumers. Navdy’s aftermarket HUD is bringing it one step closer, as the device acts as a Google Glass for your car.

Google Maps update lets you search less, Explore more

It's easy enough these days to just ask Google Search what interesting places can be found nearby, but that's still a few taps or spoken words away. What if you can get all of that information from a single button? Now you can! At least, once the latest Google Maps update hits your device and brings with it the fancy new Explore feature that will have you typing less and walking, or driving, around more.

Google Maps gets a localized version for India

Whether you're just traveling to the next city to visit a friend or taking a vacation in New Delhi, Google Maps has got your location needs covered. Today, Google has announced Google Maps in Hindi, the latest fruit of its efforts to break down the barriers that keep people apart, whether it be physical location or language differences.

Google Maps 8.2 features voice action, biking elevation

It was at the end of May this year when we saw that last significant update of Google Maps, bringing back Terrain View to the app – but today we’re seeing a bunch of new stuff being rolled out by the mothership to its primary maps software. Version 8.2 of Google Maps carries some nifty updates that should make outdoor ad biking enthusiasts happy, as well as some voice actions added into the app while in navigation.

Todoist finally adds location-based reminders on Android

Finally, someone will be able to check off “update app” on their Todoist task list. Almost two weeks after they announced that they were releasing an update for location-based reminders, productivity app Todoist has finally made good on their promise as users can now use location triggers reminders for your task list.

Google Maps now lets you mark and measure between locations

If you’re the kind of person who likes to know the exact distance between two points, and to see this distance visually, then you’ll be extremely happy with the new update to the Google Maps, desktop version. It now allows you to plot your trips between two places, draw a line between them by clicking and dragging, so you can see how short or long it can take you to go between them.

SphereShare app unlocks photospheres from around the world

One of the best things that has come out of the proliferation of high-quality cameras in smartphones is, not the emergence of the selfies, but having access to thousands of amazing looking panoramic pictures from all over the world. The SphereShare app for Android is one of the best ones out there, collecting over 24,000 photospheres and putting them into an ecosystem that is easy to search and share.

Todoist location-based reminders coming to Android this week

Premium users of task managing app Todoist will be enjoying a new feature to raise their productivity levels even higher. You can now use your location to trigger reminders for your to-do list, based on the places that you frequent the most, as well as what type of task you need to do.
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