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May 12, 2012

Apple Set to Launch' 3D Mapping service, dump Google Maps




 These panoramas are based on HDR imagery, as seen in the above screenshot, and can incorporate room navigation, 3D menus and banners, overview maps and other interactive features. Best of all, C3 has released its technology via an SDK so other parties can incorporate it in navigation apps and other services. The below video depicts 3D map of Hoover Dam and you can check out the clip of 3D Oslo map on YouTube as well.( source : Brightsideofnews )






Apple is set to dump Google Maps from its upcoming mobile platform iOS 6 in favour of its own mapping system, it was reported Friday. 


 Google and Apple has been vying for “digital Mapping usage”  which is both available across Android and iOS . The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps programme on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touc and replace it by its own Mapping Service  is is said to be  described as a much cleaner, faster and more reliable experience, said technology news website 9to5mac, citing its sources.

Over the last few years, Apple has been acquiring mapping companies like Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9. The acquisitions enable Apple to create a  digital Mapping service of its own instead of using Google Maps

C3 Technologies, a 3D mapping service used by the Swedish government.  It’s the second 3D mapping technology that Apple acquired, and the third mapping technology the company acquired in the last couple of years.  In 2009, Apple acquired Placebase, and just last year, they acquired Poly9.

C3 Technology makes use of rather sophisticated technology esing multiple cameras on airplanes coupled with missile-targeting tech to provide users with incredibly realistic maps which include pixel-depth mapping allowing you to know exactly how high in the air any area of the map happens to be.”( siliconangel)


The C3 acquisition also helped increased Apple Database  as in included cities 100 cities worldwide including top cities such as Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Florence, Helsinki, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Milan, New York, Oslo, Prague, San Francisco, Stockholm, Toronto, Venice and Vienna.

Apple has been gradually pushing Google Maps away. Last week, Apple acknowledged that its iOS iPhoto app, a photo-sorting tool for the iPad and iPhone, had switched from Google Maps data to 

May 14, 2011

Google's "News Near You" Brings Local News To Your Mobile

Google has  introduced " News Near You" For Mobile  is intended to   keep smartphone users up-to-date with the latest local news. Introduced in a post on Google’s blog on Friday, the new feature will currently work for users of the English US news edition.

Called News near you, it pretty much does what it says on the tin – keeps smartphone users up-to-date with the latest local news. Introduced in a post on Google’s blog on Friday, the new feature will currently work for users of the English US news edition.

Though location-based news has been available from Google since 2008, this sees it moving to smartphones and getting its own section for the first time. By sharing your location, News near you can pull up all the latest happenings from right around you, wherever you are.Now you can find local news on your smartphone. Here’s an example of a “News near you” mobile section automatically created for someone in Topeka, Kansas:




To use this feature, visit Google News from the browser of your Android smartphone or iPhone. If this is the first time you are visiting Google News on your phone since this feature became available, a pop-up will ask you if you want to share your location. If you say yes, news relevant to your location will appear in a new section called “News near you” which will be added at the bottom of the homepage. You can reorganize the sections later via the personalization page

You can turn off the feature at any time either by hiding the section in your personalization settings or by adjusting your mobile browser settings.Now when you’re checking up Google News on your phone, you don’t have to read about stuff that doesn’t concern you. Google News “News near you” is available on all iPhones and Android phones now.

“We do local news a bit differently, analyzing every word in every story to understand what location the news is about and where the source is located,” the search engine giant said in its blog post.