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Google Maps update coming to desktops ‘over the coming weeks’

A significant Google Maps update will grace the desktops of many a user very soon, and comes with a new set of features. Read on to learn more about the stuff coming in Google's Maps desktop refresh.

Angry Birds creator claims no Internet devices may be safe from NSA

A new batch of documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency and GCHQ, its counterpart in the UK, have been working to develop ways to access a wealth of personal data through so-called “leaky” apps.

Google adds airports, more to Google Street View

Ever wish you could take a sneak peek at the inside of the airport you'll need to sprint through when trying to catch your flights this holiday season? Google Street View just added a bunch of airports, a prominent train station and more.

Google to pull pics of slain 14-year-old boy from Maps

Look hard enough and you'll find some weird stuff on Google Maps. Unfortunately, that also includes images of murdered children, like Kevin Barrera, which Google pledges to take down soon.

Mending Maps: iOS users turning increasingly to Apple Maps over Google’s offering

Apple Maps was so rotten when it launched last year that there was really only one direction it could go in. With the company's ongoing improvement project making some headway, it seems iPhone owners are warming to the app in increasing…

Google Maps gets big update, adding Earth Tours, Waze, and more

Google is gradually building up the features on its all-new Maps tool for desktop, on Wednesday rolling out a sizable update featuring Earth Tours, Waze data, step-by-step street-level route previews, and the return of Pegman.

Don’t laugh! Microsoft has Google beat on maps, but you would never know it

Despite what you've heard, Bing is better than Google – at least when it comes to maps. The images are better, and the directions are less glitchy. But if Microsoft wants to take advantage of its superior product, it needs to make mobile…

Google seeks to attract small businesses with Maps Engine Pro tool

Google announced Maps Engine Pro on Monday, a tool aimed at small businesses that enables map-based visualization of company-related data "to help make decisions, organize information, and plan operations using Google Maps.”

Google Maps gets multiple destinations, resrvation info, and upcoming events

When Google rolled out its all-new Maps interface for the Web in July, multiple destination functionality disappeared. Well, it's back, along with a couple of other brand new features.

Google launches City Expert program to compete with Yelp

Looking for a way to attract higher quality reviews to the Google+ Local and Google Maps platforms, Google is searching for city experts to create authoritative reviews for businesses in major cities.

How to share your Google photo spheres with ‘Views’

Add your own Google View, a 360-degree "photo sphere" panorama, to Google Maps from your Android 4.2 device or using a DSLR and stitching software. It's easy, actually, and we'll show you how it's done.

Google Map Maker vs. OpenStreetMap: Which mapping service rules them all?

Which is the better mapping community for amateur cartographers? We take the battle between Google Map Maker and OpenStreetMap to the streets to find out.