Google Maps

Google Maps update brings live departure times and service alerts

Google has recently detailed an update that may benefit those in Salt Lake City, New York City and Washington DC. The update deals specifically with mass transit and means access to live departure times and live service alerts. The catch here, these two additions will not be available for all users. Basically, the departure times are for those in Salt Lake City and New York City and the service alerts will be for those in Washington DC.

Apple buys WiFiSlam, looks to take on Google’s indoor Maps

Today we've learned that the folks over in Cupertino from Apple have just purchased the popular Android-friendly indoor mapping company WiFiSLAM to the tune of around $20 million. WiFiSLAM is an indoor mapping start-up company from Silicon Valley, one that many Android developers have been using to integrate indoor features to their Android apps. It sounds like Apple is trying to improve their Maps offering - and quick.

Google Maps now showing some of the world’s tallest mountains

Google has released the latest 'special collection' for Maps. This time the collection includes some of the most famous mountain ranges in the world. These include Aconcagua in South America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Elbrus in Europe and Everest Base Camp in Asia. This means you can now explore these locations virtually. Not to mention, quite a bit safer as compared to being on the ground.

Google Maps street view takes us inside NFL stadiums

The NFL and Fantasy Football season might be over now, and my Packers didn't win the Super Bowl, but that won't stop us and Google from enjoying the NFL in some way or another. While the Ravens are champions and Ray Lewis is going out on his own terms, Google's giving all of us fans an inside and up close look inside of some of the best NFL stadiums. Starting with a street view mode of Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Google Maps adds Ski Resort runs and lifts to help you hit the powder

Are you ready to grip some edges and hit the powder for a day of snowboarding or skiing at your favorite winter destination? Would you love a detailed map showing all the trails, runs, and even ski lifts for easy viewing on the go? Well say hello to the newest added feature to the always improving Google Maps. Today Google's announced new features to help you hit the fresh powder on the mountain top.

Facebook beats out Google Maps as the #1 app in 2012, but don’t worry Google

Everywhere we go people are always on their smartphones. This is nothing new but a recent study was just released that is leading me to believe almost all those people we see day to day are simply using Facebook way too much. We know the social network is hugely popular but today's findings by ComScore has Facebook being the absolute #1 most used and downloaded app in 2012 -- at least in the US.
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