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Google Maps 2.0 hits the App Store, brings new iPad design, live traffic, and new Explore mode

Google Maps 2.0 is now live in the App Store, and it brings with it a gaggle of new features, including an all new iPad interface, better navigations with live traffic, and a new, popular location finder called Explore, among other things.

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New Google Maps with iPad support hitting the App Store soon

Back in May at Google I/O, the folks at Mountain View promised a new version of Google Maps would be hitting this summer, complete with support for the iPad. It's now summer, and it's coming real soon. The new Maps has just hit Android smartphones and tablets, and according to a post on the Official Google Blog, it will be appearing in the App Store very soon:

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Best travel companion apps for iPhone: Foursquare, Airbnb, Duolingo, and more!

Whether you're going on a family vacation or traveling half way around the world on business, these are the very best travel companion apps for iPhone!

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you travel smarter? Whether you're planning a family vacation or you have to travel frequently for business, there are hundreds of apps available in the App Store that deal with all aspects of travel. Everything from tourist guides to hotel and restaurant finders and more can be found. But if you're only looking for the absolute best travel apps for iPhone, you've come to the right place.

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Google Maps for iPad, new features coming later this summer

Live from Google IO 2013, Google has announced that new features will be coming to the Google Maps for iPhone later this summer and, what's more, it'll be getting an iPad-specific interface as well!

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Google Maps updated with Contacts search, faster local search

Google Maps has recieved it’s first updated since its launch in December. Version 1.1 includes Google Contacts search, improved local search, and the choice between miles and kilometers for distance units.

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Google opens their Maps SDK, lets developers replace in-app Apple Maps

Last night Google updated and opened up their SDK making it possible for any developer to use embedded Google Maps in their apps instead of Apple's Maps. According to Google's Geo Developer Blog, some new features are also included in the updated Google Maps SDK for iOS:

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How Google got their design together on iOS

There's an argument to be made that one of the best Google phones on the planet right now is the iPhone 5. Over the last few months Google has been rolling out better looking and more functional iPhone and iPad apps. From Google+ to Gmail, Google Maps to YouTube, Chrome to Google Drive, they've introduced a more consistent, more usable, more human experience on iOS -- arguably even more so in some ways than what they offer on their own, competing platform, Android. That includes playful pull-to-refresh implementations, prominent photos and profile pictures, and other consistent cues that suggest a coordinated maturation of their design language. To find out more, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web spoke to Jason Cornwell, lead designer of Gmail for iOS:

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How to get turn-by-turn, Street View, transit directions, and more with Google Maps for iPhone

Google Maps brings a lot of great features back to the iPhone, including Street View and transit directions, and adds Google's version of turn-by-turn navigation into the mix, all for free. However, some of those features aren't exactly easy to find.

If you're just getting started with Google Maps for iPhone, here's everything you need to know.

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Google Maps vs Apple Maps update

Google Maps for iPhone is now available from the App Store, and those experiencing problems with Apple's built-in iOS 6 Maps app now have a free, proven alternative to use, complete with turn-by-turn navigation, Street View, and transit directions. So... how does the new Google Maps app stack up?

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Official Google Maps app for iPhone now available

The rumors are true! Google Maps for iPhone is now available in the App Store. One of the biggest things it offers that Apple Maps doesn't (other than not getting you lost in Australia), is public transit directions by train, bus, or subway.

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