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Google added a new feature to it’s maps application yesterday. It’s called ‘layers’.

Imagine stacking a few layers of transparent sheets on your map, each displaying different information.

You can activate the layers by clicking on options > layers. It will bring out a menu that lets you select which layer to activate, wikipedia, traffic, transit lines or my maps. Currently traffic and transit lines are not available in Malaysia yet so we can only add the Wikipedia layer.

Tapping on the Wikipedia icons brings up an extract of Wiki article about the particular location or landmark. There isĀ  also a link the original article on the website.

To download Google Maps v3.2, click here.

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Ever wished you can have an app on your mobile phone that gives you access to Facebook, Twitter, Google iCal, RSS reader, movie reviews, dictionary and many more for FREE?

Now you can! Haha… I was introduced to Snaptu yesterday and realized that they actually have a mobile app(for all sorts of phones) that gives you exactly the integration mentioned above!

I have tested in on both my N96 and 5800XPM and they both work perfectly!

Let’s have a look at Snaptu on the N96. Upon entering into Snaptu menu, you have to allow it to access the Internet to retrieve all the services. (better subscribe to an unlimited data plan for this!)

Once connected, some default widgets will be displayed and you can remove them and also add new ones from the catalog as you like.

Logging into facebook gives you access to all the status updates and your message inbox. Clicking on a status update brings you to the profile page of the friend you selected. From there you can view their photos, profile and etc. Check out the video below to know more.

Snaptu loads very well on the 5800 too! After installing, make sure you go to Settings > applications > installed apps > Snaptu > options > Suite settings and select onscreen keyboard OFF. This will allow the app to be displayed in fullscreen mode.

In these screenshots you can see the RSS widget, Twitter and also the Movie widget called MyMovies.

Watch the video below to see the smooth menu animations and also to witness how well Snaptu gives you access to Internet services.

Visit Snaptu now and download the FREE application for you mobile!

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Google just released the latest version of it’s Gmail for mobile Java app, the version 2.0.

The most obvious feature added to this latest version is the offline mode… users can also save outgoing emails for later sending. Another great feature is that now you can switch between accounts within the same mobile app. It now supports up to 35 languages too.

To get the latest version of Gmail for mobile, just point your phone browser to m.google.com/mail

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