Whatever you say about Google and their march to world domination with your data, they come up with some fantastic products.
Google Maps is one. What a fantastic product it is.
Find most places in the developed world with a couple of clicks, flip to Street View to see what it really looks like, turn on navigation in your car and get accurate spoken directions.
They've just announced at the Google I/O conference that later this year Google Maps will be able to provide search and navigation features offline.
This is a real breakthrough. Great for travellers to save on data charges, and great for the developing markets (where Google will have revenue hopes in the coming years).
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