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Google Expands Indoor Maps Selection

The map app that includes public sites has broadened its resources to include a number of venues in the UK.

FourSquare Dumps Google Maps for Rival

OpenStreetMap is now supplying the maps underlying the location-based service FourSquare -- except on smartphones.

5 iPhone and iPad Apps that Make Great (Last-Minute) Gifts

Searching for a last-minute gift for the holidays? Look no further than Apple's App Store.

Apple Inks Another Deal Hinting it will Create own Maps App

A mapping solution of its own could bring native audible turn-by-turn directions to iOS, Apple's mobile operating system.


Homer Simpson Comes to TomTom iOS App

Homer will say things like: "Make a U-turn," "Ha ha, you've goofed," and, unsurprisingly "D'Oh!".

Apple's Plans: Mapping Apps

Want ads hint of Apple's next ventures into navigation software.


Google Adds Offline Viewing, Orientation to Maps for Android

UPDATE: Google has updated its Maps for Android application, giving it more GPS navigation features than mobile offerings from Apple and Microsoft.


Unlucky Thief Steals iPhone Used in GPS Tracking Tests

Thief steals iPhone being used to test real-time GPS tracking program, but is caught 10 minutes later.


Report: Facebook, McDonald's Team on Geolocation

Facebook promotes its "check in" feature; look for more location-based services this year.


Firefox for Google Android: A Hands-On Tour

Android users, listen up: Firefox has finally arrived for your phone. Well, almost. Here's a sneak peek at Mozilla's upcoming Google Android browser.


Google Dashes Hopes of Free iPhone Turn-by-Turn GPS

Google clarifies how its free mobile navigation software works -- and where it doesn't (yet).


Slate Wars: 15 Tablets That Could Rival Apple's iPad

The iPad has captured many hearts and minds, but a fleet of rival tablets led by a separatist Android army is about to attack, armed with HD Flash video, multitouch screens, front-facing cameras, multitasking...even Windows 7. Let's take a look.


Google Earth For Android: A First Look

Google has just released its new Google Earth for Android application. Here's a look at what it can do and when you can expect it to reach your Android phone.


Apple Will Reject Apps Using GPS for Location-Aware Ads

The boycott of GPS-inspired ads coupled with acquisition of an mobile ad service hints of Apple's own plans.


Nokia Readies Free Ovi Maps

Smartphone owners will get free access to Nokia's mapping and navigation software on certain models.