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Google Maps For iOS Brings “Smoother” & “Faster” Street View Controls

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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New: Google My Business iOS & Android Apps

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and

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Microsoft Translator App Comes To iOS & Android With Wearable Support

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Translate app for iOS and Android, which brings them in tight competition with Google’s popular Google Translate software. The big noticeable difference is that Microsoft enabled the features for both platform’s wearable products, Apple Watch and Android Wear. I tested the iOS Google Translate app on my iPhone and Apple

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Google Releases Waze Version 4.0 For iOS Users; Android Coming Soon

eskay / Shutterstock.com Waze, the popular socially focused navigation app acquired by Google in 2013, has released its first major app update since they folded the mapping company into Google. The new features focus on fewer clicks, easier navigation, better battery consumption and improved reporting and sharing. The new version of Waze 4.0 is currently

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Google Maps for iOS now integrates with Apple’s Spotlight Search

The iOS update to Google Maps adds a few new features, including the previously reported dedicated ride services tab. It also integrates recent Google Map lookups and saved places into Apple’s Spotlight Search. Conduct a search in Google Maps on the iPhone and save/star a location. Then open Spotlight; swipe right from the home screen. As you type,

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Google adds multi-stop support to Google Maps iOS app

Google announced that the new iOS app for Google Maps has added multi-stop, multi-destination support for directions. You can now tap to add not just point A and point B directions mapping but also point C, D, E and so on. So if you are taking a road trip, and you are planning for multiple

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Google Maps Timeline finally comes to iOS

Google Maps users on iOS are getting a feature that’s new to them, but not to users on Android or desktop computers. It’s called Timeline, and Google first rolled it out during the summer of 2015. Timeline is sort of like a life log tool — it tracks all the places you’ve visited over a

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Apple switches back to Google search results for iOS & Mac

Apple has switched back to using Google for their search results needs in both iOS and their Mac operating system over Spotlight search, TechCrunch reports. Google and Apple spokespersons confirmed this with Search Engine Land via email. The “search the web” results you get in both search interfaces will no longer be pointing to Bing,

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‘Purchases on Google’ Shopping ads test is running on iOS devices

Google appears to be testing Purchases on Google ads on iOS devices. Purchases on Google ads enable consumers to buy products shown in Google Shopping ads right from Google-hosted landing pages when users have payments set up through their Google accounts. The product launched in pilot on Android devices in 2015 and opened up in beta to

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