After weeks of teasing, the new Foursquare is now available in the App Store and Google Play. The new app focuses heavily on photos and recommendations. Foursquare users will first notice the new timeline when they launch the app. The new timeline looks fairly similar to the new mobile Facebook and Google+ layouts, and puts […]
Google pushed a new update to the Maps app for Android that has some thematic resonance with the news we reported earlier about the Zagat acquisition. Maps version 5.10.0 now includes the ability to add photos to the reviews you add through the interface. Also, any places you’ve rated 4 or 5 stars will show […]
Are you one of those perpetually lost souls who rely on GPS for everything, whether you’re headed to the grocery store or for navigating the store itself? Well, if you are and you’re living in China, you may be in luck as SK Telecom is launching a trial at Chinese Shanghai Lotus supermarkets to mount tablets […]
Today at RIM’s BlackBerry World, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Bing will be the first name in search on RIM’s BlackBerry devices, including the Playbook tablet. This places Microsoft Bing on top of rival Google on yet another major smartphone brand, adding more fuel to the mobile search fire.
After having launched its 3D mapping campaign through Ovi Maps at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia may be looking at an even larger re-organization campaign to deliver value to users through location services an apps. Nokia will be bridging its mobile phone business together with Navteq, which it had acquired, and […]
By now everyone has read something about the controversy about Apple tracking people through their iDevices. Unfortunately, most of the information out there is misleading and/or wrong and has been from the beginning. Furthermore, not only does this misinformation not help, but it’s clouding the serious, legitimate problem.
Some people really enjoy using location services, but the vast majority of us are not checking with Facebook Places, Foursquare or any other location-based service. As a New York Times article points out, just one percent of Americans use location based services on a weekly basis. Location based ‘check in’ services aren’t going to take […]
Back from the Blue Ridge, and my first order of business (after the usual first order of business) is to determine the best way to bookmark my current location on my iPhone. The Google Maps app is great when you’re trying to find a place you can name, but not so great when you don’t […]