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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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Daily Update for August 12, 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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Norwegian government bans Apple from capturing 3D Flyover Maps data in Oslo

The Norwegian government has banned Apple from capturing 3D Flyover Maps imagry of Oslo, reports Aftenposten (via 9to5Mac). Apparently the Norwegian National Security Authority has instituted the ban because it is concerned that the small aircraft Apple uses, which has advanced 3D photography...

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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...

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The Apple "ground truth" mapping team is out there...

The classic sci-fi series "The X-Files" was based on the premise that "the truth is out there," and nowhere is that saying more true than in data for mapping systems. It takes a team of experts, known as "ground truth local experts," to make sure that what shows up on digital maps is what actually...

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Daily iPad App: Drive Assist is your new car dashboard companion

Most new cars have an in-dash computer that displays all sorts of pertinent information about your car's location, speed and other similar parameters. For those who have an older car and an iPad, you can duplicate this dashboard display with the new Drive Assist app from Woo.do. Drive Assist is a...

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Apple acquires transit navigation firm HopStop

Apple is certainly beefing up its Mapping team with some interesting and exciting acquisitions. Earlier today we reported that Apple had acquired a Canadian mapping start-up called Locationary. Locationary harvests crowd sourced data to deliver what All Things D termed a "Wikipedia for local...

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Apple acquires Canadian location data company Locationary

Apple is looking to beef up its Maps and location services by acquiring location data company Locationary. The Canadian startup uses crowdsourcing to create a database with up-to-date location data and local business information. Apple spokesperson Steve Dowling confirmed the acquisition to...

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Google announces updated Maps app coming to iOS 'soon'

Google Maps is already the go-to navigation application for many iOS users, but not being one to rest on its own popularity, Google will be rolling out an enhanced update of its popular map app with several new features. The update -- which the company notes will be arriving "soon" for iOS devices...

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Google Earth 7.1 for iOS now includes Street View

Google yesterday updated its Google Earth app for iOS to version 7.1.1. While previous updates to Google Earth have simply come with boring "performance improvements and bug fixes," this is an update actually worth exploring. You see, the latest iteration of Google Earth finally includes Street...

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Daily Update for June 11, 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...

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Location of Apple's spaceship campus featured in new Maps app icon

Apple enjoys putting little details into its operating systems and apps that delight and amuse the person who takes the time to appreciate the work that went into it. One item noticed yesterday by the folks at 9to5Mac is that the new Maps icon in iOS 7 no longer shows 1 Infinite Loop, instead...

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Some other cool (and relatively unmentioned) iOS 7 features

Craig Federighi simply didn't have the time to go through all of the features in iOS 7, so I decided to scrape some of those features from a slide. View PDF annotation -- in iOS, it's been impossible to view annotations that someone has added to a PDF. It appears that feature is finally coming...

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Apple brings Maps to OS X in Mavericks

Maps in OS X was expected, but is very welcome. After a rough beginning on iOS, Apple Maps has been progressing, and now with Maps running on OS X, we'll see some powerful integration between the Mac and iOS. Maps on a Mac looks smooth and impressive in 3D. Even better, there's a big effort to...

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Mount Everest 3D takes you to the world's highest mountain

Mount Everest 3D is a free universal iOS app that brings you up close to the highest mountain in the world using 3D data gathered from satellites to give you the ability to explore the mountain with a touch interface. You can zoom, rotate and follow the most popular routes up to the summit of...

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