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Google Maps for iPhone gains Apple Music controls, new commuting options

10/01/2018, 10:10 am

Google on Monday revealed a major update of Google Maps rolling out to iOS and Android this week, including a new Commute tab and support for music service control without switching apps.

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Hands on: Use your iPhone and Apple CarPlay to access Waze while driving

09/28/2018, 02:09 pm

AppleInsider goes hands-on with a first look of Waze's popular navigation app running in Apple CarPlay -- complete with incident reports and police alerts.

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watchOS 5, a short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

09/21/2018, 08:09 am

The AppleInsider Podcast discusses Watch OS 5, Google Maps on CarPlay, the short film shot on iPhone XS Max, and John Hancock requiring Apple Watch (or similar) for all life insurance policies.

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Hands on: Google Maps in CarPlay fights Apple Maps for your dashboard

09/19/2018, 11:09 am

After being teased during WWDC, we finally have our hand on Google Maps in Apple's CarPlay. AppleInsider takes a spin to see how it compares to Apple's own option.

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Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

09/18/2018, 04:09 pm

Google on Tuesday updated the iOS version of Google Maps with CarPlay support, taking advantage of iOS 12's ability to employ navigation options beyond Apple Maps.

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Drivers more satisfied with Apple CarPlay than Android Auto, says J.D. Power

08/30/2018, 04:08 pm

As a rule, car owners are more satisfied with the connected infotainment experience of using Apple CarPlay versus Android Auto, though they'd rather use Google Maps for navigation, according to a J.D. Power study published this week.

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Google confirms it tracks users even when 'Location History' setting is disabled

08/16/2018, 09:08 pm

Google updated help center documentation Thursday to clarify its location data collection policies, changes made in light of recent revelations that the firm's apps and website continue to harvest user information even when a global "Location History" setting is disabled.

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Google apps continue to track users even if location services are disabled

08/13/2018, 05:08 pm

Google's services will attempt to monitor the movements of a user's device even if the user disables location services, with some Android and iOS apps produced by the search giant allegedly recording location data without the user's knowledge, an investigation into the feature claims.

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Google Maps, Waze & other navigation apps finally coming to Apple CarPlay

06/04/2018, 04:06 pm

Resolving a long-standing complaint about the platform, the iOS 12 incarnation of CarPlay will finally support third-party navigation apps.

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Google Maps to get augmented reality, 'VPS' & other improvements

05/08/2018, 03:05 pm

Google on Tuesday teased upcoming changes to Google Maps, among them augmented reality support and a concept called "VPS," short for "visual positioning system."

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Informal testing finds Apple Maps arrival times are 'intentionally conservative' to provide a good user experience

02/22/2018, 03:02 pm

A months-long, quasi-scientific test of the three leading car navigation apps -- Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze -- found that Apple's software regularly overestimates trip times, which may help drivers arrive on time or even early.

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Google Maps app updated to fill iPhone X edge-to-edge OLED display

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

One of the most popular applications on the iOS App Store now takes advantage of the edge-to-edge OLED display on the iPhone X, as Google Maps has been updated to accommodate Apple's flagship handset.

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Apple Watch support returning to Google Maps 'in the future,' Google says

05/01/2017, 11:05 pm

Google on Monday responded to revelations that the latest Google Maps update is stripped of all Apple Watch support, saying it expects to return compatibility with Apple's wearable at some point in the future.

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Google Maps adds parking reminders on Apple's iPhone

04/26/2017, 10:04 am

Taking a cue from Apple Maps, Google has updated its own Maps app for the iPhone with support for parking reminders, including both manual and automatic options.

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Google Maps adds Timeline support on Apple's iPhone & iPad

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

Google on Tuesday announced another update to the iOS version of Google Maps, bringing support for a Timeline feature previously limited to Web and Android users.

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Google Maps for iOS gets Directions widget, location sharing via iMessage app

04/17/2017, 06:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its Google Maps iOS app with a new lock screen widget bearing turn-by-turn directions, as well as iMessage integration for the mapping service's newly released location sharing feature.

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Google Maps gets location sharing for Apple's iPhone & iPad

03/22/2017, 03:03 pm

Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple's Find My Friends, or Google's own defunct Latitude.

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Google Maps for iOS gets real-time 'Popular Times' in latest update

01/25/2017, 10:01 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its Google Maps iOS app with live "Popular Times" integration, a tool that lets users see how crowded a particular location is in real time, and automatic recognition of addresses in clipboard.

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How to use offline mode in Google Maps with your iPhone or iPad

01/23/2017, 01:01 pm

One of the continuing advantages of Google Maps over Apple's native iOS Maps app is better support for going offline -- something particularly important when going on vacation, traveling through rural areas, or otherwise passing through regions with weak internet access. Here's how to take advantage of those offline functions on your iPhone or iPad.

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Google updates Maps on iOS with better ridesharing UI, end-to-end Uber integration

01/12/2017, 03:01 pm

Google on Thursday updated its Maps apps for iOS and Android alike with a new, more in-depth ridesharing interface, including deeper integration with Uber that lets people hail a car without switching apps.

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