Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android Devices

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Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android

Google New 3D Maps Unveiled, Coming to iOS and Android

During its “next dimension” press conference, Google unveiled their plans for its Google Maps service. With a brand new 3D mapping feature for Google Earth, captured by special airplanes equipped with Street View-like 3D cameras, the services will be coming to both Android and iOS devices in the coming weeks.

Watch the full event below:

The tentpole of today’s keynote probably the new offline mapping capabilities, where journeys can be planned and locations can be found regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet or not. Its enough to download the map of the desired location before you go and later you can use different features while offline. Awesome.

The announcement comes a week ahead of Apple’s WWDC in which its highly rumored the company will debut its own 3D maps service at its using from C3 Technologies.

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Google to Hold Maps Event Ahead of Apple’s WWDC

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Google to Hold Maps Event Ahead of Apple's WWDC

Google to Hold Maps Event Ahead of Apple's WWDC

It makes sense for the timing Google has chosen to unveil what they have up their sleeves in terms of maps industry. Google will hold an invite-only event, on June 6th, to give the press their latest maps technologies.

At this invitation-only press gathering, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Google Earth, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision. We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually. We hope to see you there.

The event takes place ahead of Apple’s WWDC, which to be held June 11th, in which Apple highly expected to reveal their propietary Maps solution along with 3D technology ditching the long-in-use Google Maps since the original 2007 iPhone.

Google’s invitation touted the words”The Next Dimension of Google Maps” seems to point directly to the 3D feature expected to play a major part in Apple’s upcoming Maps service after the company purchased C3 Technologies, a Swedish 3D mapping company in 2010.

Google Releases Schemer iPhone App

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Google Releases Schemer iPhone App

Google Releases Schemer iPhone App

Google has just launched its Schemer social networking app, the service originally launched as an invite-only back in December. Schemers is all about schemes allowing you to post your plans for future activities, meet with friends, and get schemes recommended to you.

As integrated with Google+ account, the app will show you what people in your circles are scheming about.

Schemer uses your Google+ connections to show you what people in your circles are scheming about. Using the “Accomplices” page, you can even select a group of friends and find what schemes you all have in common. Pick a scheme and click “Rally” to mobilize your crew to go do it together!

Google Announces Google Drive; 5GB of Free Storage

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Google Announces Google Drive; 5GB of Free Storage

Google Announces Google Drive; 5GB of Free Storage

Google has finally unveiled its long-rumored Google Drive. As speculated featuring 5GB. Alongside this Google would increase Gmail’s free storage up to 10GB

Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

With Google Drive, you can:
  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using (OCR) technology.

You can get started with 5GB of storage for free. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

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