Over a 25-year career, multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies built a dedicated fanbase on the strength of such memorable singles as the Billboard No. 1 smash "One Week," "Pinch Me, "Brian Wilson," "If I Had $1,000,000," and "History of Everything" -- the theme song for the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory."
The Canadian rockers are currently celebrating their silver anniversary with the release of their 12th album, "Grinning Streak" (which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200) and their much-acclaimed "… Read more
Just a week after a revamped Google Maps for Android launched, an update for iOS devices has hit Apple's App Store.
Google Maps 2.0, which began rolling out to users worldwide on Tuesday, features support for the iPad's larger touch screen. As with last week's update to the Android version, the new iOS version seems to have a cleaner design with softer colors.
Also like the Android version, the iOS update sports enhanced navigational features, live traffic updates and incident reports, and indoor navigation. It also includes a Foursquare-like Explore function designed to help users browse … Read more
Just two months after giving us a peek at its new Google Maps Web interface, Google has opened up the service to all.
Formerly available on an invitation-only basis, the revamped desktop interface was made available to all Internet users on Tuesday. Google offered a preview of the completely overhauled service at the I/O 2013 developers conference in May.
The update, which is available at the Google Maps information page, sports a new look based on the Google Now-inspired "cards" aesthetic.
The update uses vector data instead of graphical tiles, allowing maps to load faster, even when … Read more
Just two days ago, Google started rolling out a new version of Maps. While the app is still making its way to each user, there have been many complaints surfacing about two main issues: offline caching being too complicated and the loss of access to My Maps.
Thankfully, Google responded quickly to the first issue, allowing users to save maps by tapping a button. However, the company neglected to add a way for you to access your saved maps. But that's OK; you have thumbs and can use another way to access them from your Android. Here's how:… Read more
A day after users complained that the overhauled Google Maps app for Android made it hard to store maps for later use offline, Google has updated its app to try to fix the problem.
Caching maps on a device is useful when traveling to areas where the network connection is bad or where high roaming fees discourage mobile network use. But the new Google Maps app had required a laborious and obscure method to cache maps.
Now it's not so hard. Users can tap on the map to display a screen to search or explore an area, and scrolling … Read more
Instagram for Android combines great tools to add beauty to your photos with cool social sharing features. It's become synonymous with filtering and sharing photos for a reason. If you want a photo diary of what all of your friends and family are doing, there's no better way to get it.
You need to create an account to get to the app, but logging in through Facebook is allowed. If you choose that route, you can create a less personal username. The app will also scan your Facebook friends list and add anyone who uses it to your … Read more
On Tuesday night, Google released an update to Google Maps on Android, featuring a redesigned interface that more closely incorporates a cleaner, card-based look, and a reduction in onscreen menu items and buttons.
Both design changes for Android phones and tablets resemble each other for the most part. Navigation received a noticeable upgrade; so now, when you search for directions, Google Maps will suggest alternate routes during heavy traffic periods and potentially even during inconvenient delays in public transportation.
Whereas much of this is reminiscent of the iOS version a couple months back, Google Maps still retains its signature Android … Read more
After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. Google Maps v7.0.0 tidies up the interface and brings some shortcuts for the features you use the most.
The new version is rolling out via Google Play to Android devices running 4.0.3 and higher (with an iOS coming sometime in the future). If you haven't received an update yet, sit tight. You do have the option of downloading it from a third-party file hosting service, but … Read more