With its iOS Maps app, Google sets the standard for what mobile navigation should be and more.
All the news from the annual Google I/O event, including the latest on Android.
With its long list of features, zippy performance, and syncing of data across other devices, Google Maps is a must-have application for anyone running Android.
Use Here Maps for its basic navigation and maps, but don't bother with Nokia's added features.
The Here Maps app does a pretty good job with most of what you would want in a navigation app, but various issues and a lack of visual options like Street View make it only a passable substitute for what is already available.
Genius Maps by Mireo shows promise as a sharply designed offline navigation app, but destination input and search could use streamlining.
Apple Maps now has functional turn-by-turn navigation and gorgeous 3D Flyover features, but lack of public transit directions, shoddy details on maps, and distorted 3D views in some areas make this app mostly unusable until there's an update.
Technically Incorrect: In another exciting interview to promote the new Avengers movie, Iron Man says Apple's new watch is small and not terribly interesting. He prefers his Omega.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings Android to the masses, introduces a minimal design, and puts Google search in your dialer.
Technically Incorrect: Google may have all sorts of problems in Europe, but it's trying to make a contribution too.
Technically Incorrect: Some mysterious wag has decided to implant a rude image on Google Maps in Pakistan. A twisted celebration of the Apple Watch launch, perhaps?