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Google Maps Updated: 10 Cool Features

Tour the latest version of Google Maps, now available on the iPad and the iPhone, boasting better navigation and search tools, including Google Earth's bird's-eye view.
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In addition to listing nearby food and entertainment, the Explore feature offers Zagat ratings and customer reviews for each location. If you're a Google+ user, you can narrow your options with the "From your circles" category and see only the places your friends have visited or reviewed.

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7/20/2013 | 3:28:18 PM
re: Google Maps Updated: 10 Cool Features
I have this update!! I have not my navigator anymore and the google latitude is not there anymore !!!
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7/22/2013 | 5:04:04 PM
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I am also disappointed that they removed the shortcut to Navigation. I'm withholding judgment on whether navigation (via my Android phone) is improved as I work though things like traffic and alternate routes.
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7/23/2013 | 11:33:27 AM
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I tried the new version and across the board it is much slower than the old version. So slow that it is unusable.
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7/25/2013 | 3:34:40 PM
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In theory, the picture your destination feature looks pretty helpful; at least you can know what you are looking for when you type an address into a location, unlike with traditional GPS. Also, searching for a restaurant by type of cuisine can be helpful when you are in an unfamiliar city and you have food allergies or limitations and are unfamiliar with the options that might be nearby.
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