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RunKeeper for Android update brings more interactive friends tab

RunKeeper for Android v3.7 arrived in beta form earlier in the week and as of today, that update is now ready for primetime. Simply put, RunKeeper v3.7 has landed in the Play Store. The changelog isn't particularity long for this update, however it does bring a new and improved Friends tab. Basically, the folks at RunKeeper have made the Friends tab more interactive.

Google My Tracks update improves location accuracy, battery usage, more

The Google My Tracks app is one that can keep track of your data while out and about. The app promises to be able to keep track of your path, speed, distance and elevation while you are walking, running, biking or driving. While the app has been around for some time now, a recent update has made the app a bit smarter. Well, smarter along with some other improvements.

Google Maps offline mapping returns with new ‘make offline’ button

Following a bit of an outcry from users, Google has once again updated Google Maps for Android and this time around they addressed the issue of offline maps. This all came as a result of the Google Maps v7 update that was announced just about a day ago. It seems, while not removing offline maps completely, Google had that functionality hidden a bit and only accessible by typing "OK Maps" into the search bar.

Garmin HUD arriving as portable heads-up display for Android

A heads-up display is a feature found on some newer and some higher-end cars, however thanks to Garmin, that same feature can now be added to any vehicle. This functionality will be arriving as the Garmin HUD and it will work with the Navigon (or Garmin StreetPilot) navigation apps. While not yet shipping, the Garmin HUD has been priced and is expected to begin shipping later in the summer.

Waze v3.7 update brings Facebook Events integration

There has been plenty of chatter dealing with a possible acquisition of Waze. We have heard a few possible company names being thrown around, one of which is Facebook. And while this latest bit of Waze news isn't dealing with an acquisition by Facebook, we are seeing news that involves Facebook. Basically, Waze v3.7 has been released and part of the update includes integration with Facebook Events.

Google said to be bidding against Facebook for Waze acquisition

Waze acquisition rumors continue to flow with the latest touching on Google. Those looking back may remember we heard talk of Apple acquiring Waze back in January and more recently, it was Facebook that was said to be working on a bid. Facebook picked up some attention at the time, which likely came as a result of the dollar amount -- $1 billion. With that in mind, it looks like the latest Waze acquisition rumors are now connected to Google.

TeleNav Scout getting 3D maps and crowd-sourced alerts this year

Popular navigation and maps software provider TeleNav has just announced a few rather interesting developments for their Android and iOS apps. It looks like Telenav Scout will be getting the popular 3D mapping technology for landmarks and major cities, along with many other useful new features. If you're still looking for an alternative to Google Maps you might want to read on below.

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.
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