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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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Alphabet to sell off Terra Bella satellite unit, impacting Google Maps - report

01/11/2017, 01:01 pm

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly in talks to sell its satellite imaging unit, Terra Bella, in a deal that could impact the future of Google Maps and competition with Apple's own Maps app.

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Google Maps gets food delivery, plus code integration in update

10/24/2016, 10:10 pm

Google on Monday updated its flagship mapping app for iOS with a few new features, including integration with food delivery services like Seamless and Grubhub, as well as the ability to generate plus codes by dropping a pin.

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Google Maps updates with new iOS 10 widgets, more place details

10/07/2016, 11:10 am

Google has updated the iOS version of Maps with a few significant improvements, among them widgets redesigned for iOS 10, and more details about some of the places users visit.

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Redbox makes second go at online streaming, Google Maps gets 'Wi-Fi only' mode

07/25/2016, 01:07 pm

Better known for its DVD and Blu-ray rental kiosks, Redbox is reportedly braving a second foray into online streaming. Google, meanwhile, is rolling out a new "Wi-Fi only" option for data-conscious users of its Maps mobile app.

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Google Maps for iOS adds ride services tab, Spotlight search & more

03/23/2016, 07:03 pm

Google on Wednesday issued another update to the Google Maps iOS app, most notably adding a dedicated tab for people wanting to travel via ridesharing services.

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Google reopens Map Maker with new safeguards to block controversial edits

08/25/2015, 04:08 pm

Google on Tuesday reopened Map Maker access in 45 more countries, including the U.S., with a new moderation system designed to prevent a repeat of the offensive Google Maps edits that forced it to disable the system in May.

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eBay arrives on Apple Watch, Google Maps for iOS gets pushed locations

06/09/2015, 04:06 pm

eBay on Tuesday released its first app for Apple Watch, while Google Maps for iOS updated with the ability to receive locations pushed from the desktop.

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Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge Views into Maps

06/03/2015, 03:06 pm

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

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