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Google's 'scary' new iOS feature shows you everywhere you’ve been

Google has launched a new controversial feature for the iOS version of its Maps app. "Your Timeline" tracks every location you visit and shows your movements on a graph. Already available on other platforms, it has been criticised by privacy groups.

Google unveils the all-new Google Earth

Google has launched a brand-new version of Google Earth, its rapidly aging mapping software designed to let you explore the planet. After a lengthy development period, today's rethinking brings new features to help you discover the world around you.

Google to launch all-new Google Earth next week

Google has unexpectedly announced it's building a "brand new" version of Google Earth that will give users "new experiences." After neglecting Earth for several years, Google seems to be substantially reviving it, possibly by emphasising virtual reality.

Google shuts down Map Maker editing tools

Google has officially shut down its Map Maker facility, a tool that allowed anyone to edit the face of Google Maps. Map Maker was supposed to let users correct missing details and fix broken map segments. In practice, it was often abused.

Google adds real-time location sharing to Maps app

A Google Maps update has added support for real-time location sharing, a controversial feature that lets friends see your map position for a limited time period. Google said it'll help people meet at social events and indicate when you're running late.

Google Maps update lets you share lists of places with friends

Google is rolling out an update to Maps that lets you create and share lists of your favourite places. The feature adds a social element to the app and makes it easier to plan trips, coordinate meet-ups and arrange sight-seeing expeditions.

Google Maps update lets you check your commute in real-time

Google is rolling out a new update to its Maps app for Android that adds real-time commute information letting you check when the next bus is. There's also new curated lists of useful everyday destinations around you, such as ATMs and gas stations.

Google Maps gets a design refresh and subtler colour palette

Google has released a major update to Google Maps across all supported devices. The update includes a design refresh that is clearer and easier to see, a new "areas of interest" feature to highlight local attractions and a more balanced colour scheme.

Satellites help with monumental find at Petra World Heritage site

Petra - At Jordan's famous Petra World heritage site, archaeologists have discovered a large new monumental platform about half-a-mile from the city center, using satellite imagery, Google Earth, drone photography, and ground work.

Google Maps changes borders depending on where it's accessed from

A new paper reveals that the borders between nations on Google Maps may change depending on which country the service is accessed from.

Apple has made 2.5m corrections to Maps in the past four years

Apple's own mapping service, Apple Maps, arrived famously broken at its launch with some serious errors that led to authorities branding it unsafe for use. Since then it has evolved dramatically, helped by 2.5 million corrections.

Google Maps offline navigation and search launches today

Google has announced it is rolling out an update to its Google Maps app today that adds full support for navigating while offline. Users can browse maps and get directions even when they have no Internet connection.

Google Street View car damaged in 'La Tomatina' festival in Spain

Google made a big mistake when they decided to capture the "La Tomatina" food fight festival in Spain this week. Their Google Street View car was engulfed by enthusiastic revelers and virtually destroyed.

Google rolls out Pac-Man on Maps for April Fool's Day

Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google is letting users turn their city streets on Google Maps into a classic-looking game of Pac-Man.

Tilofy brings the power of location based browsing

The Internet is the most powerful connectivity tool available, but it also so densely packed with websites that some people have a difficult time finding what they are looking for.

Little boy lost finds his way back home using Google Earth

A five-year old Indian boy who went missing from his home in 1986 has found his mother after discovering the place he grew up in on Google Earth.

Google 'hires' camel for Street View images of Liwa Desert

Abu Dhabi - Although Google typically captures its Street View images by mounting its Trekker on top of a car, Google soon realized they needed to "hire" a camel if they wanted to capture photos of a remote desert area.

Was a murder caught on Google Street View? (Video)

Edinburgh - People have found some pretty weird things using Google's Street View, with everything from people making love to donkeys lying dead on the street. This time was more serious, however, as it looked like a grisly murder was taking place.

Google Maps upgrades bring lane assistance, offline maps, more

Google has finally responded to the requests made by many users regarding its Google Maps features. The new update will roll out a few key features making your next trip more navigable.

New Windows 8 App obscures The White House

Windows 8 and Tom Tom GPS traffic cam app doing their part for national security. The new traffic cam app makes it impossible for prying eyes to get too close to the White House.

Animal lover? Visit the animals on Google's 'zoo view' from home

Google Street View technology has gone off the main drag and has headed into various famous zoos and animal parks worldwide. These days, you can sit at home and visit the animals at your leisure.

Google adds Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley to street view

With this one move, Google has just given hope to muggles everywhere that, despite their inferiority, they too can explore the fantastic world of wizards!

Man uses Google Maps to locate family 23 years after kidnapping

A Chinese man, who was abducted 23 years ago when only five years old, has used Google maps to track down his home town and has traced his biological family.

Video: Google Maps catches couple in compromising position

Keith - Looks like this couple were aiming for a little Internet fame as they spotted the Google Street View vehicle coming along the road. They hopped out of their car, adopted "the pose" and appear to be having sex.

Google Maps introduces 'Treasure Maps' for April Fool's

Not to be left out this April Fool's Day, Google has come up with a couple of tricks this year. If you fancy going on a treasure hunt, Google Maps has the answer.

Google unveils new detailed maps of North Korea, and gulags

Pyongyang - Google has released its new maps of North Korea that fill in gaps in its previous maps of the country. The new maps show new details including Pyongyang’s subway stops, gulags, travel routes and landmarks such as Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace.

Google Maps Street View: Did they kill a donkey in Botswana?

A Google Maps Street View image is doing the rounds on the Internet, as it appears that the vehicle used by Google may have literally hit a donkey and run.

Google Earth displays mysterious buildings in the Chinese desert

Not only is Google one of the biggest sources for information on the internet, but it is also a source used for uncovering secrets. This is exactly what happened as a former CIA agent was browsing through images on Google Earth.

Google Maps — Back and great for business

After a brief spat, Google is back to providing maps for the iPhone, and users are loving it. With over 10 million downloads in 48 hours - the Google Maps App is an all around winner.

Review: Perez Caballero Design is a creative company with fresh ideas Special

Minneapolis - The Perez Caballero Design works through the Google Business Photos program and services businesses in the Twin Cities to advertise and market their services with better search results.
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Screenshot of front page of Google Maps
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Donkey seen standing on the side of the road staring at the Google vehicle.
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Google Street View Car in Orlando, Florida, United States.
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Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems.
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Treasure Island in San Francisco on "Google Treasure Maps".
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A view of Sparks Middle School in Nevada
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Google Maps now has a cleaner design
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Google Maps now supports offline navigation
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Sonya enjoying life in her foster home.
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Sonya could be seen on Google Maps Street View
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The L'Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France is turned into a Pac-Man game on Google Maps
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Google Maps now has a cleaner design
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Donkey in Botswana caught on the Google Maps Street View camera.
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A Google Street View car is engulfed and damaged during the "la Tomatina" tomato throwing festival in Spain
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