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Waze launches new holiday contest, language feature, and Foursquare support

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Waze launches new holiday contest, language feature, and Foursquare support

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I’ve always been impressed by the way that Waze has turned its GPS app into a game. They’ve held several contests and games designed to encourage people to drive around and gather road data, streng…

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MySpace and MapQuest update mobile websites for Android

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MySpace and MapQuest update mobile websites for Android

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MySpace and MapQuest today separately announced that they have updated their mobile websites in order to look and perform better on Android (This is not a collaboration, I just listed both websites because th…

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Google Goggles: visual search and augmented reality app for Android

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Google Goggles: visual search and augmented reality app for Android

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Google has made two announcements today that will add on to it’s already extensive presence in mobile search. Android users can now “Search by Sight” with Google Goggles, a visual search option f…

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Google Maps Navigation now available in the Market for Android 1.6 (US only)

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Google Maps Navigation now available in the Market for Android 1.6 (US only)

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It was just a few weeks back when Google rolled out Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0. Now, in a little bit of good news, that navigation app is now available in the Market for anyone in the United States runni…

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Google Maps Navigator will offer turn-by-turn navigation to Android 2.0

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Google Maps Navigator will offer turn-by-turn navigation to Android 2.0

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Google Maps with turn-by-turn voice navigation is coming to Android devices. The most requested feature for Google Maps was confirmed through the announcement of Google Maps Navigation, a beta application…

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Google Maps adds significant update to U.S. map datasets

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Google Maps adds significant update to U.S. map datasets

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Google Maps has performed a rather large update to its map system in the United States. Utilizing data from transit agencies, the USDA Forest Service, US Geological Survey, and two years worth of user data/sug…

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Layar Android app augments reality with POI’s and more

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Layar Android app augments reality with POI’s and more

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Android has an augmented reality. I had no idea exactly what that meant today, but Layar, “the first mobile Augmented Reality browser,” did a good job of drawing me in to find out. Layar adds real-t…

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Google Maps for Android relaunched with new features (screenshots included)

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Google Maps for Android relaunched with new features (screenshots included)

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Google Maps on Android underwent a feature overhaul Sunday evening. Google, Inc., unveiled a new and improved Maps application that adds voice search, reverse directions, public transit or walking directi…

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Google Android can now search the stars

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Google Android can now search the stars

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Google searches the web, and it apparently can track down a few things in the sky as well. A new Android app titled “Google Sky Map” can identify stars and distant plants, turning your Android devic…

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Apps: NYC Subway maps Big Apple train system

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Apps: NYC Subway maps Big Apple train system

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New York City is known as a place where dreams come true. Navigating through the spiraling web of public transit options that span the Big Apple can be a nightmare, however. As tourist-friendly as New York may be…

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Google Maps adds Street View in UK, Netherlands

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Google Maps adds Street View in UK, Netherlands

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Google Street View is live in the United Kingdom and Netherlands, and that feature extends to the T-Mobile G1. A few days ago, Google Maps Street View became available for Android users in major cities like Amst…

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Google releases My Maps editor for Android

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Google releases My Maps editor for Android

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Brian Cornell, a software engineer at Google, has announced availability of an Android app for viewing and editing custom My Maps. Brian created the app using the 20% free time Google provides employees to wor…

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