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Google Maps gets an overhaul, sticks it to Apple

By 09.20.12

Let me save you some time: If you can possibly keep Google Maps on your iPhone, do it. Apple hasn’t turned out a product this terrible since maybe the Newton, or possibly the Pippin. The point is, Apple’s map application blows, and Google, likely well aware of how bad it was going to be, just introduced a great upgrade to twist the knife.

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Essentially, it introduces cross-platform functionality. This is nerd speak for “Type an address into Google Maps while you’re signed into your Google Account on your computer, and that address will also appear on your phone.”

That may sound a bit inside-baseball, but stop and consider for a moment how much time that’s going to save you. Google also noted that they were working harder to improve accuracy and auto-complete, meaning if you’re in Texas and search for “Paris,” the maps will be smart enough to know you’re looking for Paris, TX, not a city in France.

In short, Google Maps is about to get much better right when Apple is going to cut millions of people off from it. Enjoy your iPhone!

Google Updates Android Maps App as Apple Moves On [New York Times]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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