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Overhauled and personalized Google Maps beta opens to all

Google's personalized Maps revamp is still in beta, but now anyone can try it with the click of a button.

Google updates its new Maps app to restore simple offline functionality

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 Here Drive+ will add turn-by-turn navigation to Windows Phones

Nokia updates its Here Drive+ navigation app to allow turn-by-turn navigation for all Windows Phones, but installation issues prompt a hiatus.


Google overhauls its Maps app with a ton of new features, but (kinda) kills offline mode

The revamped Google Maps app looks amazing and packs a ton of handy new features, but it also drops a few.


Social mapping does much more than just get you where you’re going

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.

Bing increases bird's-eye data significantly in update to Bing Maps

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 could drive better social tools at Google, experts say

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.

Hands on: New Google Maps make maps interesting again

Google Maps gets a facelift and learns a few tricks. Meanwhile, Bing Maps continues to gather dust in the corner.

Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

Last-minute Google I/O rumor roundup: Maps, Spotify killers, and the Google Galaxy S4

Mere hours before Google I/O 2013 is slated to begin, a flurry of leaks and rumors are flying around the Web.