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What happens when a Google Street View car meets a Bing car on the road?

Google Maps Car Vs Bing

When I first read about a Google Street View car crossing paths with a Bing car, I was absolutely shocked. I mean, who knew that Bing Maps was even around anymore? Okay, so perhaps that's a bit harsh, but with Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze all in the mix, it's legitimately easy to forget about all of the mapping work Microsoft has been doing in recent years. In light of that, you might recall that Bing Maps actually has its own version of Google Street View, a feature that Microsoft calls Bing StreetSide.

The photos Microsoft uses for Bing StreetSide are acquired in the same exact way Google acquires its own photos for Street View; cars outfitted with advanced cameras slowly but surely drive along roads and take photos of buildings and stores from a street-level perspective. And on one glorious day in 2014, with the stars aligned just right, a Google Street View car making the rounds in a Minnesota neighborhood just so happened to cross paths with a Bing car. As you might expect, all hell broke loose.

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What happens when a Google Street View car meets a Bing car on the road? originally appeared on BGR.com on Sat, 23 Dec 2017 at 16:30:18 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Why Apple Maps still has a ways to go before dethroning Google Maps

Google Maps Vs Apple Maps

The launch of Apple Maps on iOS 6 was famously a bug-riddled affair. Along with some frustrating usability issues, the original iteration of Apple Maps delivered inaccurate mapping information far too often. As a quick personal aside, I once showed up late to a wedding because Apple Maps bizarrely sent me to an abandoned schoolyard instead of the appropriate venue. To its credit, Apple quickly conceded that improvements had to be made, with Apple executive Craig Federighi even promising iOS users that Apple would "triple down" on improving the software.

Years later, Apple Maps has improved by leaps and bounds. While iPhone users once opened up Apple Maps at their own peril, Apple Maps today is about as helpful as any other mapping software out on the market. I'd even go so far as to say that certain Apple Maps features have since surpassed what one can find on Google. While I still prefer Google Maps for driving, I think that public transit and walking directions on Apple Maps are far more intuitive and helpful than Google's.

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Why Apple Maps still has a ways to go before dethroning Google Maps originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 21 Dec 2017 at 08:51:33 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

3 ways to find the GPS coordinates of a location on iPhone

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Many apps you use on your iPhone are tapping your location to provide services or data based on where you are. While everything happens in the background, all these apps are actually using your GPS coordinates to pinpoint your location in the most precise way.... Read the rest of this post here


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Updated iconography, styling & color coding rolling out to Google Maps app

Previewed a month ago, Google Maps’ new look began rolling out to iOS users on Wednesday.... Read the rest of this post here


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A new Google Maps feature will make sure you never miss your bus or train stop

google maps public transit

As any recent transplant to New York City can tell you, smartphone apps are vital for finding your way around the city until you get a hang of the subway system. Google Maps is already one of the best options for navigating via the bus or the train, but according to a report from TechCrunch, it might get even better in the near future.

According to TechCrunch, Google will soon add real-time updates for public transit journeys on Google Maps. These updates will appear within the app when you have it open as well as on the lock screen during your trip.

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A new Google Maps feature will make sure you never miss your bus or train stop originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 at 22:02:58 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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