Exploring the Amazon with Google Maps

Apple v. Google will define the fourth wave of online mapping

With all of the grumbling these days about Apple’s new maps in iOS, one would think Apple just made the biggest mistake in its history. Yes, Apple’s maps aren’t as good as Google’s. But Google’s maps weren’t as good as the maps they replaced when Google switched away from its data providers a few years ago.

Road rage: ‘Amazing iOS 6 Maps’ Tumblr shows off best Apple Maps hiccups

As we all know, people don’t like change. And chances are, if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 6, you’re missing Google Maps. Apple’s Maps app is homegrown, organic, free-range, and not fed any geographical by-products. And yet, for many it’s just missing the mark. Here’s a funny, new Tumblr to help you with the road rage.

Traffic and navigation app Waze drives past 20 million users

People-powered traffic and navigation application Waze is mightier than ever after having doubled in size in six months. Today, the four-year-old company celebrates 20 million members who’ve accumulated more than 3.2 billion miles of on-the-road time with Waze in tow.

Google adds public transit data to Maps API

Public transit data, a key piece of the Google Maps experience, will soon find its way into third-party applications as the map-making experts at Google have just added transit to its Maps API.

Bing replaces Google as default search engine on BlackBerry devices

At the BlackBerry World 2011 conference today in Orlando, Florida, today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that its Bing search engine will be replacing Google as the default search and maps provider on all of Research in Motion (RIM)’s BlackBerry devices.