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Nothing is more refreshing than having the chance to take a peek at different local places or even distant parts of the world without actually having to deal with the hassles of traveling.

Say... for example, you want to see the recently opened Sky Tree Tower in Japan, but you don’t have the luxury of time to go out of the country and leave your job. Perhaps you’d settle on just letting it...

rome 3d map google earth

Google sure did announce a lot of new things yesterday, but it was slightly interesting to see the entire audience at the I/O Keynote yesterday enthusiastically cheering for one of the few things that... weren’t entirely surprising: an update to Google Earth (now at version 7.0) that brings 3D mapping capabilities, as well as an update to Google Maps that brings the ability to download maps for offline...

Google today announced an update for its Maps for Android app, which adds local search with its Places feature. Google Maps for Mobile 4.4 provides an easier way to find places nearby with a dedicated... Places icon that lets users quickly look up nearby restaurants, bars, hotels, ATMs, and gas stations – among other things.

Version 4.4 is available now in the Android Market and works on de...

Google Maps 4.1

The Google Maps team really are speeding through things at the moment with another iteration of their mapping software. The update for Android comes with... a host of news features which brings the version number up from 4.0 to 4.1. In truth, the 0.1 difference does not do the new feature list justice. It includes an updated search results page, the ability...

Bing Maps

After the Motorola and Google relationship that seemed to have developed when the Motorola Droid hit the market, we’re quite surprised to hear that Motorola... and Microsoft are going to hit up China with Bing Search and Maps. In short, Motorola are going to provide the hardware to run Android OS. Instead of bundling with Google applications, the devices will com...

Motorola DROID for Verizon

It seems that DROID users are finally getting some multitouch love from Google, just as the Nexus One did earlier this week.  But unlike the... Nexus One, which got new multitouch versions of the browser, gallery, and Google Maps apps as part of an over the air firmware update, DROID users get only a new multitouch version of Google Maps throu...

As part of its Thanksgiving weekend super-sale, Alk Technologies is offering its popular GPS navigation software, CoPilot Live 8, for a mere $19.99. CoPilot is an excellent navigation tool for Android... 1.5 and earlier devices which lack the navigation feature found in the latest version of Google Maps. For those that do have Google Maps with navigation, CoPilot is a nice alternative for those times wh...

Google have just announced an upgrade to Google Maps for Android. Not only have they fixed the bugs with latitude, but they have also added a bunch of new features. These include things like searching... Google Maps with just your voice. Furthermore, you need not specify the exact address; a simple item such as “windsurfing” will do the trick.

According to Google, the voice recognition softwa...

Google’s software engineer team have been hard at work of late, and another post from the Google mobile blog reveals the latest addition to the Google Maps application on your Android phone. Say hello... to Latitude, a social networking tool that enables you to see where your friends and family are through Google maps.  Even better news: it is part of the RC33 firmware update for the T-Mobile G1.

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A new weather app called WeatherBug has been released by a live weather information provider known as WeatherBug (what are the odds?). Created exclusively for Android, the WeatherBug application will... be a mobile version of the company’s online services. However, what makes this weather application unique is that it will integrate itself with Google Maps so that users can chose to see temperat...