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Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

Hyundai and Kia vehicles to gain Android-based navigation systems by end of 2013

By 23 October 2013

Car makers Hyundai and Kia (32.8 per cent owned by the Hyundai Motor Company) will become the first to incorporate Android into their in-car navigation systems, according to South Korean media reports. The two will move away from their own in-house software,... >>

Google Maps gains multiple destinations, knows you want to make several stops

Google Maps gains multiple destinations, knows you want to make several stops

By 9 October 2013

Sometimes if you ask, Google will oblige. Perhaps one of the most requested requested features on Google Maps has been added to the preview version, as the company announced the ability to add multiple destinations to Google Maps. The feature will be... >>

Google Maps expands biking directions in Europe

Google Maps expands biking directions in Europe

By 27 May 2013

Google Maps launched biking directions in 2012 for Europe, and now the service has enabled the popular feature for Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. According to a post on the official Google Europe blog on Monday, Google... >>

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

New Google Maps: We explore the features of the preview

By 22 May 2013

At Google I/O one of the most exciting developments was the reworking of Google Maps. Both online and on mobile devices. With maps being ubiquitous now, it's easy to forget that the old version has a few annoying bugs that make it difficult to use. Now... >>

Google launches Map Maker in the UK, allowing Brits to contribute to Google Maps

Google launches Map Maker in the UK, allowing Brits to contribute to Google Maps

By 11 April 2013

Launched in the US in 2011, and in India before that in 2008, Google Map Maker support is finally being brought to users in the UK. Map Maker brings out your inner cartographer, allowing you to create and edit maps to your heart's content. The idea of... >>

Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

Google Maps for iPhone updated with faster search and contact access

By 5 March 2013

Google has released an update for its popular Google Maps for iPhone app with improvements for location searching and contact access for faster travel.  Version 1.1, available from the App Store, now allows users to find restaurants, coffee shops, gas... >>

Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK

Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK

By 29 August 2012

Google has announced that it is bringing biking directions to the mobile, allowing cyclists to navigate around the UK and other countries from their smartphone, or maybe even their camera. The new feature follows the company's launch of bike routes on... >>

Best Android navigation apps

Best Android navigation apps

By 23 January 2012

One of the best things to come out of the smartphone revolution was that we got to throw away all those bits of paper in our pockets along with the 10 minutes before we left home of poring over maps trying to work out where we were going to go. GPS-enabled... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Google Maps with Navigation review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Google Maps with Navigation review (Android)

By 13 October 2011

One of the main reasons for choosing an Android smartphone is all the extra Google loveliness that comes in tow. Things like a better Gmail client, decent YouTube player and better integrated Google connectivity all enrich the Android experience.  One... >>

Google Maps adds helicopter view

Google Maps adds helicopter view

By 3 October 2011

Google Maps has gone and given itself a new 3D helicopter view that allows you to preview your journeys from above.  The idea is that as previous versions of Google Maps didn't give you a good feeling for terrain as they were top down, the new journey-based... >>