The combination of Google Maps and Google ads gives local businesses a tool to reach the customers that matter most.
Google's personalized Maps revamp is still in beta, but now anyone can try it with the click of a button.
A mere day after a new Android version of Google Maps came down the pipeline, it's already being updated to restore an offline mode scoured from the original release.
Nokia updates its Here Drive+ navigation app to allow turn-by-turn navigation for all Windows Phones, but installation issues prompt a hiatus.
The revamped Google Maps app looks amazing and packs a ton of handy new features, but it also drops a few.
Google is already a leading provider of mapping services, but it snatched up Waze because social mapping is smarter and more useful than just getting from Point A to Point B.
Microsoft's Bing increased the amount of "bird's-eye" imagery to Bing Maps by nearly half, but you still can't use it within the Windows 8 app.
Waze's crowdsourced traffic and navigation app is attractive to Google, which is said to be a serious suitor for the app, because of the wealth of mapping data it offers. But Waze's biggest draw may be social, some experts say.