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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.

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.

Waze update adds real-time road closure re-routing and more

Waze for Android has been updated to version 3.6. And while that may sound like just another version number, this update brings some interesting new features. Also, for those thinking you have your navigation needs taken care of with the default Google apps, Waze has some features that still may be of interest to you, one of which is new and has arrived with this latest update.

Google Maps Navigation gets a green light in Mexico

Those folks from Mountain View have been working hard to bring their popular services to as many regions as possible. Yesterday it appears that the awesome Google Maps Navigation feature has been given the green light and is now available in Mexico. It's in a beta stage, but users in Mexico should be able to use and enjoy Maps Navigation with all the features we currently enjoy elsewhere.

New Waze update makes it easier to find friends

Popular navigation app Waze has just been updated to version 3.5. The emphasis of this update is social integration. It's all about users being able to find their friends more easily using the app. The update also tweaks the interface a bit to make the app easier to use.
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