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Google Maps in Australia last year saw the introduction of icons and labels of particular businesses and places on interest. This is great for exploring and familiarising yourself with a city when you're on holidays, want to check out the closest restaurants or just find cool places to check out. Today Google has just launched an improvement on this feature by incorporating more businesses and shops...

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Google maps is looking at incorporating new technology into their already wildly popular system, which would allow users to see real time traffic issues, so they could avoid congestion. This system has already been trialled in the US, with some success, especially in the traditional gridlock locations such as Los Angeles. With the rise in Internet capable mobile devices, drivers will be able to make adjustments...

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The latest innovation from the team at Google Maps, among a flurry of other announced features, is "My Location" that uses fancy-pants triangulation between mobile phone transmission towers to help you find yourself on a google map by browsing the web from your phone (to within a certain approximated area that is - but hey it's still pretty nifty!). The service is in Beta testing currently....

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In an effort by Google to ensure Google Maps are up to date and accurate, they have now changed the service to allow users with a Google account to log in and move the markers on the maps so that they are in the right place. If you see something misplaced, such as a marker for your business address or even your own home you...

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