Google Maps Updated To Fix Annoying Access Point Problem, Check Out Location Sharing

A few weeks ago Google Maps was updated to rid us of the nagging access point question every five minutes. Thanks Google for fixing the problem! It seems that the application also runs much smoother than before and maps are loading faster. But that isn't the big news. Below is something that was added a few months ago, that I failed to tell you about. Sorry!

Share Your Location With Friends

If you haven't updated Google Maps in a long while then you're missing out on the new Google Latitude feature which lets you share your position with authorized friends and family in real time. You can also see their position in Google Maps. Great thing about this is you don't need an E71 to have this feature. This is available for most java enabled phones and also from Maps on the PC web browser. So your friends and family can use this for their not-so-smart phones as well!

With Google Latitude, you can:
See where your friends are and what they are up to
Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call
Maintain complete control over your privacy
Enjoy Google Latitude on your phone, PC, or both.

Latitude is a new feature of Google Maps for mobile, as well as an iGoogle gadget, that allows you to share your location with your friends and to see their approximate locations, if they choose to share them with you. You can use your Google account to sign in and easily invite friends to Latitude from your existing list of contacts or by entering their email addresses. Google Talk is integrated with Latitude, so you and your friends can update your status messages and profile photos on the go and see what everyone is up to. You can also call, SMS, IM, or email each other within the app.

Very cool. If you're still interested check out the video below...

To get Google Maps go to from your E71.

Visit to learn more about Latitude.
Are any of you already using location sharing on your Nokia E71?

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