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Google Maps app gets overhauled, adds Uber and Opentable

Google Maps, otherwise known as the mapping app that Apple Maps so desperately wishes it could be, got a little bit better today with an app refresh. The update brings with it a cleaner look and less clutter, which happens to match the post-iOS 7 aesthetic perfectly, along with support for third-p...

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How to save offline maps in Google Maps 3.0

Google recently improved its offline maps feature in the popular Google Maps app (version 3.0), making it easier to both save a map to your iPhone or iPad for offline use and access it when you need it for travel purposes. Here is a quick rundown on how to save a map for offline use and how to acc...

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Apple publishes awkward workaround for OS X Mail issues plaguing users, and other news for Feb. 4, 2014

Apple has published a rather awkward workaround for users who are experiencing Mail troubles in OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Many users have reported trouble with Mail since 10.9 shipped, like misbehaving Gmail accounts, issues with moving and deleting messages and retrieving new messages. The last i...

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Google Maps for iOS update can manage travel plans

Google has rolled out a minor, yet noteworthy update to its Google Maps app for iOS, which sprinkles a little Google Now functionality into the mix. Now, authenticated users can use Google Maps to check on the status of their flight, hotel and restaurant reservations. To do so, users simply need to...

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Google Maps SDK for iOS now supports Apple A7's 64-bit architecture

If you're an iOS developer who uses Google Maps in your apps, you're gonna like the latest Google Maps SDK for iOS. Google Maps SDK for iOS version 1.6 adds full support for Apple's 64-bit A7 processor. This means Google's Maps can now take full advantage of the power of Apple's latest chip. Anot...

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In 1983 speech, Steve Jobs alluded to the iPad, Siri, the App Store, mainstream Internet connectivity, Google Maps and more

About a year and a half ago, I attended a startup event in Chicago which featured Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus as the keynote speaker. Kittlaus' speech centered on the future of technology, though he did manage to relay a number of interesting tidbits about the history of Siri (i.e Steve Jobs wasn...

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Google Maps for iPhone losing share to Apple Maps app

Despite a launch that was misdirecting drivers, moving Australian towns and otherwise making people quite unhappy, the Apple Maps app appears to be not only getting over its initial issues, but also gaining a tremendous amount of market share -- at the expense of Google Maps. 9to5Mac's Ben Lovejo...

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Google Maps get updated for iOS 7, adds transit features

Google has updated Google Maps for iOS, adopting iOS 7 design elements and some additional features. While the app has been iOS 7-compatible since the new OS became available, it still featured older iOS 6 elements, most noticeably in the iOS 6-style keyboard. Version 2.4.3 features the new translu...

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Google updates Google Maps for iOS with enhanced navigation and language options

Google today rolled out a Google Maps for iOS update that features enhanced navigation options along with language support for both Arabic and Hebrew. The update is version 2.3.4 and checks in at a respectable 12.8 MB. The full changelog for the update reads: What's New in Version 2.3.4 ● Faster...

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Daily Update for August 20, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires ...

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Google Maps for iOS, Andriod gets real-time incident tracking

Back in June, Google acquired the social-navigation app Waze. Now, about nine weeks later, Google has already begun integrating some of Waze's functionality into Google Maps for both iOS and Android. In a blog entry posted earlier today, Google's Maps team relayed that users of Google's mobile Maps...

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Google now showing 'relevant ads' in Google Maps app for iOS

Google yesterday announced that it has switched on "relevant ads" in Google Maps for iOS and Android. In a blog posting announcing the ads, Google said: Relevant ads on the Google Maps app can now appear at the bottom of the screen after a user performs a search. They include a title, ad text an...

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Use this trick to cache offline maps in the latest Google Maps for iOS

The latest version of Google Maps for iOS released yesterday brought a number of new features. The most notable addition is support for the iPad, but there's also a really cool easter egg Google added into the app. The easter egg allows you to cache maps for offline use inside the app. It has actu...

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New Google Maps SDK for iOS brings more goodies for developers

Users aren't the only ones to benefit from the latest release of Google Maps for iOS. Today Google released the 1.4 version of its ​Google Maps SDK for iOS. The update allows developers to take advantage of several new features of Google Maps, including adding indoor floor plan maps or integratin...

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Enhanced version of Google Maps for iOS hits the App Store

As anticipated, Google today rolled out version 2.0 of Google Maps for iOS. The update is available now for download on the App Store and includes a number of compelling features that make it well worth checking out. First, the update brings with it enhanced navigation features, including live tr...

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