News tagged ‘Google Earth’
How fast is iPhone 6 compared to other popular smartphones? PhoneBuff performed a serious of real tests.
Each phone was raced through a series of apps including the camera, photos, web browser, Dictionary.com, Photoshop Touch, Google Earth, Temple Run 2, Fifa 14, Smash Hit, and Angry Birds. The series of apps was then opened for a second time to test the multi-tasking abilities of each device.
Take a look at the results in the video below:
The anticipated Google’s standalone Maps for iOS has gone live in the App Store. Now iOS 6 who are not satisfied with Apple’s Maps app can switch back to Google’s free map platform. The new app includes a number of features that were not available in built-in app on iOS 5 and earlier, notably turn-by-turn navigation and transit routing option.
In a today’s press conference, Google introduced “the next dimensions” of its Google Maps. The presentation included a lot of history of the Google Maps, Earth and Street View and a peek at what is expected. The announcements are particularly important given the rumors that Apple is going to replace Google Maps with its own maps application in iOS.
Apple’s iTunes AppStore has recently reached 25 Billion downloaded apps. Apple has an updated its all time most popular apps list for both iPhone and iPad. There are 4 categories - iPhone apps, iPad apps, Free and Paid.
This list varies from country to country. For example, US AppStore number one apps are: Angry Birds, Facebook, Pages and Angry Birds HD Free, while in Russia - WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook, Angry Birds Seasons HD and Skype iPad.
You can take a look at the list in iTunes (
Apple’s new data center in Maiden, North Carolina, is now visible in Google Maps. The building hasn’t changed at all – it’s the same constriction we’ve seen in different shots during the past months. But it is interesting that only now Apple allowed Google to display the data center in theirs Maps service after Apple’s announcement concerning the WWDC where Apple confirmed that Steve Jobs would appear at the conference keynote and that the company will unveil the iOS 5, OS X Lion and iCloud. It seems that such sudden appearance of the data center in Google Maps may be a confirmation of Apple’s intention to use this massive facility for iCloud and cloud-related services.
Today Apple has announced its year-end top lists for iTunes called "iTunes Rewind", which span music, TV shows, movies, podcasts, etc. The most interesting list in our sight is a list of apps.
So here are the four "award winners" for 2010:
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Among the biggest changes in Version 2.0 of Google Earth is the ability to view custom maps stored in the "My Maps" section of users' Google Maps accounts:
By logging in directly to your Google Maps account, you can view the same maps that you or others have created, using the My Maps interface.
- Take your maps with you wherever you go. View Google Maps created on your desktop computer on your iPhone.
- Visual feedback when you select photos, businesses, and other icons. It's now much easier to browse.
- Improved performance
- Available in many new languages and countries
The app is free and avaliable in AppStore (
Google announced the release of an iPhone native version of their Google Earth application. The application is free, avaliable from the AppStore (
Garafa's GPSKit for iPhone provides you with more advanced GPS functionality and tracking for your iPhone:
- Dashboard - see real time information (speed, direction, coordinates, etc)
- Tracks - save your path, view in Google Earth or Maps
- Waypoints - Save points of interest
While GPSKit's solution is $9.99, there are other applications on the App Store that provide portions of similar functionality:
- GPS Tracker - real-time tracking service
- Speed - real time speedometer
- PathTracker - real time stats, save your path, also for runners/bikers
- Speedster GPS - speed and altitude in real time
- gpsCompass - real time stats
- Distance Meter - distance tracker
- iTrail - distance and path tracker for runners/bikers
- RunKeeper - track running/biking paths and stats