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    I was driving from Canada to Boston several months back, about halfway back from the BlackBerry 10 unveiling in Toronto, when an unfriendly darkness crept up over the horizon ahead. Talking to my father on the phone, I mentioned that I was somewhere in eastern New York State, and he asked if I was driving into any weather; apparently he'd seen mention on TV of a storm in the region. My eyes flashed to my other phone, the BlackBerry Z10 review unit I'd just picked up, which was propped up on the dashboard with its GPS navigation app directing me back home. The display showed nothing ...

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    Apple Maps in iOS 6 got off to just about the roughest start imaginable, and though Apple has committed itself to ongoing work to improve upon Maps, the launch of a stand-alone Google Maps for iOS no doubt stole away whole swaths of users. Apple's had a lot of time since its Maps first launch, so has it really managed to get better. In some situations, it just might be the map to beat, at least according to a recent informal test conducted by John C. Dvorak. The challenge pitched Dvorak against two other drivers, using Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze to navigate around the Bay Area while ...

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    Last year, following the much maligned launch of iOS 6 and the new Google-less Maps, Google came to the rescue of Apple users and released a stand-alone version of Google Maps. Today, that app gets its first update, bringing the build up to 1.1 and introducing some improved search functionality, availability in new nations, and integration with your Contacts. Now when you search for the name of someone stored in your Google Contacts, Google Maps will offer to help locate their address. As for local search, this release introduces icons for places of interest you can tap to quickly bring up ...

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    All the way back in 2009, Google first brought navigation to Google Maps for Android, but as useful as it can be, there are still some navigation features that you'll only find from its paid app competition. Some recently uncovered evidence in a new Maps update hints at plans to bring at least one of those to Google's free alternative, adding in support for lane-based guidance. Beyond just general turn guidance like Google provides, some of those paid apps also offer detailed break-downs on which specific lane or lanes you need to be in – if the highway is about to split, you'll want to ...

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    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the new rumors of a Galaxy Note device with a 6.3-inch display. Facebook later makes the news with their new upgrade to their Android app to enhance performance. The mysterious YotaPhone with dual-displays is up next as we see it possibly reaching retailers next year. We then talk about Google Maps on the iPhone and we give you a full hands-on video of the new features and enhancements. We end today's show by talking about the harsh news that Google doesn't plan to build Windows Phone 8 applications. All this and more after the break. Stories: ...

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    For the iPhone owners among you: the Apple Maps ordeal is over with the release of Google Maps for iPhone. No longer will you search for a restaurant in your area and be taken to a place that is hundreds of miles away. No longer will you be subject to the limitations of Apple Maps and wish you could see a street view or public transit information. Our first impressions of Google Maps are very positive, and we've found a handful of hidden gestures that we show you in the below video. As a recap of the gestures, you can: double tap to initiate a single-finger zoom, use two fingers to ...

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    It seems like the end of another embarrassing era for Apple is finally over. Those of you that have gotten lost looking for a Target in a residential area like some of us were fooled recently is now a thing of the past. Google was kind enough to give Apple a pat in the back today, and they've now released their Maps application for iOS. Now, this is not just the return of the previous Google Maps we knew. This is a whole different ball game. It includes Turn-By-Turn navigation and works on the iPhone, though they do mention compatibility with the iPad if you're willing to deal with the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 4 and how Google may kill our possibilities of using LTE in he future. Then we go through Microsoft's claims of growth when it comes to app submissions for Windows Phone 8. Then we go through Joe Levi's tutorial on how to install Google Now on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We later talk about Maps on the iPhone 5, brought to you by Google, of course. We end today's show talking about Time Magazine's recent verdict and making the iPhone 5 the gadget of the year. All this and more after the break. Read more here: - Google May Be ...

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