And another one bites the dust; Google Latitude is being put out of its misery on August 9th, and has already been disappeared from Google Maps for Android. You likely won't even know that it's gone, but if its absence leaves a hole in your heart, most of it can be filled by Google+. » 7/10/13 8:34am 7/10/13 8:34am

Pick Up Great Unlockable Deals by Checking Into Places on Google…

"Foursquare who?" asks Google, as they roll out 60 check-in offers in Austin, Texas, to coincide with the SXSW nerdfest. All users have to do is check into the business, say a cafe, and see if they're offering any special deals. Over time, you will be awarded special status, as either a "Regular," "VIP" or "Guru,"… » 3/11/11 12:37pm 3/11/11 12:37pm

Google Latitude: Now One More Place To Check In

Google Latitude has been around for a couple of years now, but today it's finally fulfilled its destiny as yet another place you can check in online. You know, after you've already hit up Yelp, Foursquare, and Facebook. » 2/01/11 1:35pm 2/01/11 1:35pm

You Can Download the Free Google Latitude iPhone App From...Now!

After briefly appearing in Japan's App Store, Google's Latitude app is now in your App Store—and this time, it doesn't look like an accident. Stalk friends! Be stalked! It's free! [iTunes via RedmondPie] » 12/13/10 7:30am 12/13/10 7:30am

Hey, Did You Know There's a Google Latitude iPhone App Now?

Initially, there was fear that a Latitude app would be confusing to people who use Google Maps. Not for the Japanese, however, who had a brief taste of the app before it got pulled. Can we expect one soon? [TechCrunch] » 12/08/10 3:20am 12/08/10 3:20am

Google Maps for Android Ensures You Never Miss a Train Again

It was already a joy to use, but Google's update of Google Maps for Android (version 4.3) squeezes in transit info, restaurant/services reviews and a nice tie-in with Latitude, where Google contacts can be contacted easily. » 6/23/10 3:17am 6/23/10 3:17am

Google Latitude's History Dashboard Just Got A Bit Smarter and Creepier

Despite the fact that it's opt-in and has decent privacy settings, I find Google Latitude's location history dashboard a bit creepy. It now gives step-by-step views of where I've been and even knows how many total miles I've traveled. » 5/26/10 11:20pm 5/26/10 11:20pm

Apple Lets You Get Stalky With Google Latitude-esque Patent

While it was initially suggested that Google Latitude was rejected from the app store to keep iPhone users from confusing it with Maps, this new patent shows that Apple might be working on their own friend- and ex-girlfriend-tracking app. » 1/02/10 10:00am 1/02/10 10:00am

Google Latitude Gets Creepy With Location History And Alerts

Google already knows too much about me, yet Google Latitude's Location History and Location Alerts features are still creepy. But they're useful, because together they learn your usual hangouts and know when you don't need notifications of who's nearby. » 11/10/09 10:20pm 11/10/09 10:20pm

You Can't Read the Good Part of Google's FCC Response

While AT&T and Apple let everything they said to the FCC all hang out, Google's response to the rejection of its own is pretty tame. Why? The good part of the response, detailing the conversations between Google and Apple about Google's apps getting rejecting, are redacted, meaning we can't read them. » 8/21/09 6:14pm 8/21/09 6:14pm

Native Twitter Location Data Means More Stalker Power With Every Tweet

Twitter's API just got a new piece of awesome: native location data. Before, apps had to jury-rig location schemes, but now location data can be natively baked into every tweet. » 8/20/09 10:00pm 8/20/09 10:00pm

The Month In Windows Mobile Apps: Fancy Browsing, Telephone Magic, and…

You name it, we've got it: Sexy search tools! Google Voice! Upstart app stores! Maps, with stuff on them! Radio! Emulators, from the future! Fresh new browsers! It's all in a day's month's work for Windows Mobile. » 8/09/09 4:00pm 8/09/09 4:00pm

Playnice Will Make Your iPhone Auto-Update Google Latitude via MobileMe

Apple thwarted Google's effort to release Latitude—which allows your control-freak friends to know where you are at all times—as an iPhone application. You can only update it manually using a web page, which makes it not-so-useful. Until now. » 8/03/09 8:00pm 8/03/09 8:00pm

Apple's Chickenshit Approval Process Has Gone Too Far

The App Store approval process has always been mysterious, slightly ridiculous and mildly infuriating. But with the summary execution of Google Latitude as well as every Google Voice app, it's finally gone too far. » 7/29/09 2:30pm 7/29/09 2:30pm

Google Latitude for iPhone Is a Lame Web App Because Apple Thinks We're…

Google's finally released their Latitude location service for iPhone—unfortunately, it's a lame web app. Originally, it was a real application. But Apple thought we would all be horribly confused. » 7/23/09 8:00pm 7/23/09 8:00pm

Google Offers Updated Maps Features Through Android Market

Google updated their integral Maps Android app with some pretty sweet new features, including voice search, public transit and walking directions, and a beefed-up Latitude. It's great to see them pushing updates as they're ready, without waiting for carriers. [Google] » 6/16/09 1:00am 6/16/09 1:00am

It's Become Really Dumb to Steal Cellphones

The days of stealing cellphones are almost over: Stealing a homing beacon is pretty stupid, even for dumb criminals. A woman had her purse snatched—but had Google's Latitude location service running on her cellphone inside. » 4/15/09 11:10am 4/15/09 11:10am

T-Mobile G1 Update Also Includes Google Latitude

That software update for the T-Mobile G1 that's rolling out the next two weeks just got a little sweeter, as all users will be able to participate in Google Latitude, the friend-location software. » 2/04/09 11:27am 2/04/09 11:27am

Google Latitude: Friend Finding Maps on Smartphones and PCs

Google's released Latitude, a Maps tool that allows for automatic tracking of friends in real time, using a laptop, Symbian 60, Blackberry, WinMo and soon, iPhone or Android. » 2/04/09 12:01am 2/04/09 12:01am