But the app is in other ways a step backward from the familiar Google app. For instance, while Apple’s maps feature a 3-D “Flyover” view of some central cities, they lack Google’s very useful ground-level photographic street views. And they also lack public-transit routing. Apple will instead link you to third-party transit apps. Also, while I found Apple’s maps accurate, they tend to default to a more zoomed-in view than Google’s, making them look emptier until you zoom out. … [Read more...] about YouTube Is Top Free App In iTunes Charts; Google Maps To Be Next?
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Google announced in the Google Maps Help forums that they have finally released Google Earth Pro 7.3.0 for Mac, Windows and Linux. With this release, Google Earth Free users will automatically be upgraded to the Pro version for free. … [Read more...] about Google Releases Google Earth Pro: Google Earth Free To Upgrade
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Faking A Verified Listing What’s involved is simple and at this point an open secret enough that Seely was happy to explain it to me. I debated writing it up in detail, but I figure doing so won’t cause a flood of new fake listings. There’s a time delay to create these. Plus, Google’s apparently known about this for over a year. When Google finds a public vulnerability in security with other companies, it gives them 90 days to issue a patch before going public. Google’s had over a year to do the same for itself, in this case. … [Read more...] about How A Long-Standing Google Maps Loophole Let This Man Put Edward Snowden In The White House
Introducing the Google Maps Distance Matrix API Google Maps traffic information is available via the Distance Matrix API, and to access it, the only thing you need to do is to get a developer key from Google. You can call the service up to 2,500 times in a 24-hour period for free, which should be fine for most advertisers. (For all the details about quotas and the rate for additional calls, check out the usage limits page.) … [Read more...] about Pull Google Maps traffic data into AdWords with this script library