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Apple Maps Are Now Used 3 Times More Often than Google Maps on iPhone and iPad





According to the latest data from Apple shared by Boston Globe, iPhone and iPad owners are now using the built-in Apple Maps app three times more often than its closest competitor, which is Google Maps. Each week the mapping service gets 5 billion map-related requests from all over the world.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. 12:47

Google Maps Updated with the Ability to Share Your Favorite Places via Google+



Google Maps app for iOS got the update on August 28th to give all the users the ability to share their favourite places trough Google+. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Google Maps for iOS and Android and a New 'Relevant Ads' Feature



Google Maps app for iOS and Android are now showing 'relevant ads'. Starting this day, each time you search for a particular place e.g. cafe or restaurant on top of the list you’ll the businesses that pay Google to be promoted.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 9th, 2013. 19:31

New Chrome for iOS



A new version of the most widely used web browser ever - Google Chrome - has become available for all the iOS users. The most interesting features are the ability to open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+ and Google Drive using the appropriate applications, reduced resource usage and the ability to access browser history. Not bad, I must say.


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New Google Maps Version for iOS Adds Indoor Maps and iPad Support



New Google Maps version was released on July 16. Now popular app can boast of full iPad support, indoor maps and offline access.


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The surreal beauty of some Apple Maps glitches



Peder Norrby, founder of the Swedish computer graphics company Trapdoor, has created a Flickr collection of some artistic and spectacular effects created by automated attempts to map 2D imagery onto 3D topology models in Apple Maps.

Of course, Apple Maps are not alone in some of the more … interesting results. Google Maps also have similar effects caused by the same issue: automated integration of 2D and 3D data without human vetting.

Take a look at the beautiful photos:


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Monday, July 1st, 2013. 15:59

Google Released First Update To Its Google Maps App For iOS



Today Google updated its Google Maps app for iOS with version 1.1. This is the first update since the company released its standalone app in December after Apple replaced Google’s Maps app with its mapping solution in iOS 6.

The update brings several improvements to Google Maps, including easier searching for local places and integrations with Google Contacts.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013. 22:07

Street View App Can Access Google’s Street View From Within iOS 6 Maps



Developers from FutureTap recently released a 99 cent app on the App Store called “Street View” that allows users to access Google Street View from the iOS 6 Maps app.

One of the key features missing in the iOS 6 Maps app was the 360 degree panoramas of the Google's Street View. With the release of Google Maps app for iOS things got better, but there are still several reasons why many people continue using Apple’s Maps app.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. 1:04

Google Maps App For iOS Downloaded Over 10 Million Times



Jeff Huber reported in a Google+ blog post that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded over 10 million times within two days after the app appeared in the App Store.

Google Maps was keenly anticipated by users who were not satisfied with Apple’s built-in Maps app over its rampant errors. Criticism over Apple’s mapping solution led to public apology from Tim Cook and the restructing of iOS software team.


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Google Maps For iOS With New Features Now Available In App Store



The anticipated Google’s standalone Maps for iOS has gone live in the App Store. Now iOS 6 who are not satisfied with Apple’s Maps app can switch back to Google’s free map platform. The new app includes a number of features that were not available in built-in app on iOS 5 and earlier, notably turn-by-turn navigation and transit routing option.


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Google Included Street View To Google Maps Web App



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Today iPhoneinCanads.ca reported that Google added its Street View to the Google Maps web app that is available to users of mobile devices. With Apple’s shift to its own Maps app in the new iOS 6, users who still want to use Google Maps service have been able to do so via the maps.google.com web-based app, but that app has been missing several features compared with iOS app that was available on Apple’s mobile devices. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Thursday, October 4th, 2012. 21:10

Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort



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Bloomberg has recently provided an interesting glimpse of Steve Jobs' role in Apple's mapping effort. The project has been a number of years in the making but which only now has made its way into the public's hands. The report claims Apple's mapping effort was Jobs' idea. He wished Apple to move away from using Google’ Maps on iOS devices.


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Evidence of Apple Maps for OS X Shows Up in iOS 6 Beta



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The code found in the iOS 6 Beta shows that Apple's new Maps application may be making its way to OS X in some form. The evidence was discovered by the developer Cody Cooper through the to several older Intel graphics solutions for which map features such as shading are disabled. Though, it is unclear exactly what form Apple's maps would take on the Mac and whether the references are simply for hooks into map-enabled apps on OS X or if there is some more significant mapping solution coming to the Mac.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 8:35

iOS 6: Maps video demonstration



Apple recently introduced new iOS 6 which has the new Maps app. Apple finally removed Google Maps and added cool features, like 3D views, turn by turn navigation, and full integration with Siri. Let's watch the demo:




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Written by admin

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. 14:01

WWDC 2012 live blog



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Thanks again! You guys are the best.

11:54:17 AM PDT


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