Google is moving quickly to capitalize on its recent acquisition of traffic service Waze, with real-time data now incorporated into the iOS and Android editions of the Google Maps app in a number of countries.
Remember the desolate island used by the villainous Silva in the latest James Bond epic Skyfall? Now you can visit the barren Japanese landscape that inspired the film without leaving the comfort of your own home.
It's not quite the full-featured iOS app many of us have been hoping for, but Google has flipped the switch on its Street View feature for the mobile web app version of its own Maps solution, which now works on iOS.
Call it either "ScatchGate" or "ScuffGate," Apple appears to have yet another non-controversy on its hands with the iPhone 5's new aluminum back, which is more prone to scratches or scuffs than the last few models. Of course, those of us who owned an original iPhone back in 2007 remember well how the back side picked up scratches, so we'll just kick back and let the rest of you twist in the wind over it for now. But in case you're curious what Apple has to say about it, read on...
Apple may be showing Google Street View the door along with the rest of the search giant's mapping software with the release of iOS 6, but third-party developers are already using that loss for their own gain.
The tech press loves to paint Google as an enemy of Apple (and sometimes, vice versa), but a new lawsuit may bring the two technology titans together again -- as defendants against a company claiming the search giant’s Street View technology infringes on their existing patent.
A whole lot of people feel a whole lot of different ways about Google Street View. For some, it's a godsend, allowing them to find their way to the exact location that they're looking for, Others feel that the service invades their privacy, photographing their home, vehicles and sometimes even themselves and their loved ones without permission. No matter your feelings on Google Street View it's our opinion that thanks to a group of passionate Google engineers, a use for the technology has finally been found that everyone can agree is absolutely awesome: Bringing the greatest art and most beautiful museums in the world into the homes of computer users everywhere.