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Camels, sleds, and fishing boats: 7 wacky Google Street View vehicles

For Google, mapping the world's darkest corners means relying on some very odd Street View vehicles.

on pcworld.com

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Hands-on with Places, Waze’s latest feature

Leave tips and photos about different locations to help other Waze users discover new spots.

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How to create custom maps with Google's MyMaps

The rebranded MyMaps app will step up your cartographic skills.

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New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.

on pcworld.com

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Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

Towers schmowers! This portable RF antenna lets your phone work like a walkie-talkie, sending messages and GPS coordinates with no cellular connection required.

Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.

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Windows Phone, Amazon to get smarter maps with Nokia's Desti tech

Nokia ushers Desti's smart travel technology into its HERE mapping technology, which will be pushed to Microsoft's Windows Phones and Amazon's mobile devices.

on pcworld.com

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Google Maps 8.1 update for Android brings back terrain view and more

The previously banished terrain view is now back, along with a few other tweaks.

on greenbot.com

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Music

With WWDC imminent, we're covering changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. This installment covers FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Music.

on macworld.com

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Turn your Android device into the ultimate GPS back-country navigator

Here’s how to optimize your Android device for remote overland travel, on foot or vehicle. And we're not talking about turn-by-turn navigation for the nearest Starbucks.

on greenbot.com