maps

Thu
03
Oct
John Lister's picture

New Privacy Controls for Maps, Assistant, Youtube

Google is making three changes to make it easier to control privacy while using its services. Now, Google Maps, YouTube and the Google Assistant have the option to control privacy settings in more detail. The company's privacy chief Eric Miraglia ... wrote that controlling privacy and security settings should be as easy as using the services themselves. That might provoke some skepticism from critics who believe Google wants to maximize the amount of data it stores about people. (Source: blog.google ) Google Maps Goes Incognito The first change is to Google Maps, which is now getting an " ... (view more)

Thu
21
May
John Lister's picture

Google Maps links White House to Offensive Terms

Google has apologized for an ongoing quirk by which searching for racist terms in Google Maps brings up the White House. It's the latest in a string of embarrassing problems with the site. The precise results users get on Google Maps depends on what ... they type into the search query, where they are currently located, and which location they are looking at on the map. At the time of writing, searching for an offensive term beginning with 'N' brought up the White House if you were already viewing a location in the Washington DC area. (Source: washingtonpost.com ) Several other reports ... (view more)

Mon
24
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple iPhone, iPad Map Service Hilariously Awful

Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad users are complaining loudly that the combined software upgrade and elimination of Google Maps has resulted in Apple's new mapping service yielding some odd location-based search results. The problem affects anyone who ... has upgraded to iOS 6, the latest version of Apple's operating system (OS). The new OS for later editions of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad was released just before the debut of the company's iPhone 5. Apple Cuts Google Maps with Software Upgrade Until recently, Apple used Google's mapping services on its devices. Now it has decided to drop that ... (view more)

Thu
17
May
Dennis Faas's picture

'Google Maps for Android', and 'PilotEdit Lite 5.6.0'

Google Maps for Android Here's a free piece of software that will help you search Google, as well as your smartphone's apps and contacts. You can either type or speak your inquiry. The software helps you search for local businesses, get turn-by-turn ... directions to any destination via GPS-based navigation, and even get public transit instructions. You can also record and share various time, distance, and elevation statistics that track your travel as you run, bike, or walk. http://www.google.com PilotEdit Lite 5.6.0 PilotEdit is a free, advanced text editing program that can be used to work on ... (view more)

Tue
06
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'Offline Maps', and 'Idlebackup'

Offline Maps Offline Maps is an application that provides its users the ability to download tiles from Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Developers can create layers on top of Google maps to visualize objects. http://www.offlinemaps.codeplex.com ... Idlebackup Idlebackup is a backup solution for Windows that allows you to backup files such as photos, mp3s or other sensitive data. Idlebackup can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network -- and even a compressed to a Zip file. http://idlebackup.nl Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please ... (view more)

Tue
11
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Streamripper', and 'Strange Maps'

Streamripper Streamripper allows you to download an entire station of music. Many of these mp3 radio stations only play certain genres, so you can now download an entire collection of goa/trance music, an entire collection of jazz, punk rock, ... whatever you want. http://www.streamripper.sourceforge.net Strange Maps Want to know exactly where 'Obamaland' is? Ever wonder what would have happened if Italy had won the Second World War and maintained its empire in present-day Somalia? Plenty of wacky and forgotten maps found herein. Very cool! http://www.strangemaps.wordpress.com Today's fresh ... (view more)

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