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19. September 2018

Google Maps Updated With Support for CarPlay in iOS 12

Google today updated its popular Google Maps navigation app, introducing support for CarPlay. With iOS 12, third-party mapping apps work with CarPlay for the first time, giving CarPlay users an alternative to the built-in Apple Maps app.

Prior to iOS 12, CarPlay users were forced to use the Apple Maps app as other mapping apps were not supported. Google’s update release notes:

Things we’re excited about: rainbows, puppies, and navigating with Google Maps on Apple CarPlay. Check it out to get the best of Google Maps right in your car’s built-in display!

For CarPlay to work with third-party apps, those apps need to introduce CarPlay support [...]

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11. September 2018

Apple Maps Transit Directions Rolling Out in Alaska, Wyoming and Idaho

Apple recently updated its Maps app to add transit directions and data for areas in Alaska, Wyoming, and Idaho.

Apple Maps users in select cities in these states can now select public transportation routes when getting directions between two locations. In Alaska, for example, there are bus routes and other transit options in cities that include Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.

In Wyoming, transit options are available in areas that include Cheyenne and Jackson, and in Idaho, transit data is available in Victor.

Transit information appears to still be rolling out in these three states and could expand to additional cities over the course of the next few [...]

 
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5. September 2018

Google Maps App Updated With New Events Section and Elevation Data for Walking and Cycling Routes

Google Maps received an update today that introduces a couple of potentially useful new features, including a new section that lists notable events happening nearby.

The new Events section lives at the bottom of the Explore tab, where users can find a variety of things listed depending on what’s going on in their location.

Google says Events that appear in the new section can include everything from late night comedy shows to movie screenings in the local park.

Also new in version 4.57, cycling and walking directions now feature a handy elevation chart, offering users an idea of how much physical effort they can expect to exert for the route in [...]

 
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24. August 2018

Apple Maps Now Features Indoor Maps of Boston Logan, DFW, and More Airports and Shopping Malls

Apple Maps has recently been updated with indoor maps of five airports across Canada, Finland, and the United States.

The new additions:

Logan International Airport in Boston Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Dallas Love Field Airport Halifax Stanfield International Airport Helsinki Airport

Apple Maps also recently added indoor maps of various shopping malls in the Spanish cities of Barcelona, Bilbao, and Madrid, along with at least one mall in the Miami area and four in the Phoenix area:

The Falls in the Miami area Paradise Valley Mall Arizona Mills Desert Sky Mall Scottsdale Fashion Square

This follows last week’s addition [...]

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