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Google offline Maps update now live: YouTube adds preloading

Google offline Maps update now live: YouTube adds preloading

Google is on a roll today. In addition to introducing the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, the company has updated some of its services to add new features. Maps is one example, with the Android version of the app seeing an update that will let users save maps offline to their devices. The update has gone live on the Play Store, with version 6.9 supporting a customizable map area that can be saved offline.

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Apple Maps spurs full Google Maps app

Apple Maps spurs full Google Maps app

Soon you'll be able to download your very own entirely Google-made version of Google Maps for iOS, this time not having Google on the back end of the Apple interface you've seen since the iPhone was launched. This new version will be released soon, with Google executive Jeff Huber speaking up this week on the subject with a simple "we look forward to providing amazing Google Maps experiences on iOS."

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iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

Apple revealed earlier this month that it would be integrating Yelp reviews into iOS 6, but apparently that's not all. According to Bloomberg, screenshots found in the Apple developer kit indicate that Yelp's check-in feature will also be baked directly into the new iOS 6 maps app, allowing users to check-in to a location without having to leave the maps app.

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Google denies Street View charges as senator snipes at spy planes

Google denies Street View charges as senator snipes at spy planes

Last week, the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office reopened its Street View privacy investigation following the FCC’s findings in the United States. In a letter penned to Google, the ICO believes it was misled, with Google stating at the time that it wasn’t a deliberate data collection attempt and that no engineers had knowledge of the issue. Google has now responded to questions laid out by the ICO in the latest letter.

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Windows Phone traffic feature for maps gets official

Windows Phone traffic feature for maps gets official

Microsoft's Windows Phone blog is talking officially about the traffic feature on Windows Phone maps. We've talked about rumors about Windows Phone getting traffic data in maps and more earlier this month. The official confirmation of improved traffic coverage in Windows Phone maps came this week. The announcement comes by way of Microsoft's Windows Phone maps program manager Scott Borton.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 13, 2012

This morning we're hitting it at full speed with mobile devices and the future of inaccessibility with no less than a majorly difficult to take apart MacBook Pro and Hugh Laurie playing a CEO in a remake of RoboCop. There a few more Model S details dropping before Tesla lets the whole bag go soon. Paramount has launched a lovely new Xbox 360 app for UltraViolet flicks. And don't forget the Apple - Waze data is being used in the new iOS Apple Maps application.

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Apple using Waze data in new iOS 6 Maps

Apple using Waze data in new iOS 6 Maps

TomTom spilled the beans in a press release yesterday, saying that Apple had licensed part of its mapping solutions and information for use in the new Maps app in iOS 6. Details about exactly what is being used has been intentionally left vague. How about the crowd sourced data that Apple was keen to promote at the keynote? Turns out it could be coming from Waze, a navigation app that provides crowd sourced traffic data from via user interaction.

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Apple and TomTom sign Maps deal

Apple and TomTom sign Maps deal

Apple unveiled its custom Maps application yesterday that will debut with iOS 6 when the update launches this Fall. Rumors in the past indicated that Apple would be building up its own mapping system based on the acquisition of several mapping companies, including C3 Technologies. Cupertino has also made use of OpenStreetMap in the past in Photos for iOS, but what about the new Maps? TomTom has now confirmed that Apple has licensed its maps, along with other content.

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Apple reveals new Maps app for iOS 6

Apple reveals new Maps app for iOS 6

The rumors were all true: Apple has created its own internal mapping system and replaced Google Maps in iOS 6. Apple says that all of the maps used by the new app has been created by the company internally, and that it’s trying to cover the whole globe with this effort. Apple say that over 100 million business listings are included with the Maps app, and users will be able to perform a local search to find the best match for their query.

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