Google’s first big change from the Google I/O conference The new responsive design of Google+ has been rolled out to a limited set of users is image focused, multi-column, and loads more quickly than before. Here’s a screenshot of what the feed looks like: It seems to be a limited release. After checking with some… Continue reading The Google+ redesign is Pinterestesque (with a little Facebook sprinkled on top)
Apple has been the butt end of many jokes since it launched its failure of an app: Apple Maps. Since then, they’ve tried to fix it but many people simply won’t be fooled a second time. Thankfully, there is no shortage of map apps out there that can run on an iPhone or iPad. This… Continue reading If you still hate Apple Maps, here are 5 alternatives
Traveling can be logistically hard and fiscally challenging, even when staying in the boundaries of the United States. There are so many places to see, so many activities to do, and so many roads to drive that getting a great view of the wonders of America can be challenging. For those who simply want to… Continue reading 10 cool views of America as seen through Google Street View
The human rights atrocities in North Korea are no laughing matter and Google is doing their part with a different sort of activism, exposing many of the known concentration camps on Google maps and even calling them “gulags” in some cases. As CNN reported, they are showing more than just the monuments now. They’re putting… Continue reading Google’s attack on N. Korean concentration camp gets hit with user reviews
The Apple versus Google battle has been waging since well before anyone even knew there was a rift between the tech giants. Their relationship seemed fine to outsiders for years who saw no legal battles between them and integration of Google products as default on the iPhone, including Google Maps. What was brewing behind the… Continue reading Which is better, Siri or Google Voice Search?
Just about everyone who is familiar with Google Maps has explored a distant land at one point or another. Big cities like Moscow, Sydney, and Jerusalem are accessible in ways that we could have hardly imagined a decade ago. As Google continues to expand their catalog of cities on Google Maps Street View, they are… Continue reading Google demonstrates maps expansion by hitting remote Canadian community Cambridge Bay
Google is notorious for tracking people’s activities online. In fact, the search giant probably knows more about your own habits than you do yourself. Google stepped it recently up when they allowed users the ability to explore their location data with Latitude. But now that data will be available on Android devices too, along with… Continue reading Thanks Google, now we’ll never forget where we’ve been
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnCf9Gjz720[/youtube] Google has a present for those want access to sophisticated data with relation to our very own planet. It’s called Google Earth Engine, and it is Google’s attempt to better the world through scientific research. Users are free to explore this data right in their browser, and there is much more data on the… Continue reading Meet Google Earth On Steroids
Smart phone users love Google maps, as they should. It wasn’t too long ago when Google added turn-by-turn navigation, resulting in the anti-climactic killing of GPS manufacturers around the world. But now it is about to get even more interesting when Google releases Google Maps 5 for Android. On top of the feature list: we’re… Continue reading Google Maps 5.0: Why Even Bother Looking At The Road?