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Offline mapping, navigation improvements highlight Google Maps update

Google Maps's latest update on iOS offers a powerful new offline mapping feature, as well as smaller enhancements to navigation, places, and more.

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California court rules it's OK for drivers to check mobile maps

The appeals court went by a strict interpretation of the statute under which the driver was charged

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Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.

Get to Know iOS 7: Maps

After a major overhaul in iOS 6, Maps sees more modest changes this time around. Here's what's new with iOS 7's built-in map application.

Apple acquires Embark, another public-transit app developer

Embark is a Silicon Valley-based company that makes public transit apps for iOS and Android. Well, it used to make apps for Android; now it belongs to Apple.

Pain-free parking apps give you one less thing to whine about

If a free app can save you from getting a parking ticket, or wasting gas while hunting for a space, you better believe it's worth a download.

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Pain-free parking apps

If a free app can save you from getting a parking ticket, or wasting gas while hunting for a space, you better believe it's worth a download.

Google gets the best of Waze with latest Maps update—and vice versa

After snatching up social traffic app Waze in June, Google is finally adding the app’s crowdsourced incident reports its own mobile Maps.

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Remains of the Day: Norway, no how

Developers are welcomed back into Apple's fold, Steve Jobs once considered going consumer-only, and one Scandinavian country says no-no to 3D flyovers.

Remains of the Day: Way, way up

Google's app marketplace takes a shot across Apple's bow, Tim Cook talks turkey--and iPhones--with China's largest carrier, and a little dose of nostalgia for Siskel and Ebert fans.

Apple finds its way to HopStop acquisition

Why pick up one mapping-related company when you can pick up two? In addition to its recent purchase of Locationary, Apple has also picked up public-transit app makers HopStop.

Remains of the Day: Quick hits

Apple debates how to give your iPhone the finger(print), Google Maps goes on a destructive rampage, and development of the fabled iWatch may hinge upon an all-star cast.

Apple acquires local business data startup Locationary

Apple has picked up Locationary, a Toronto-based startup that focuses on providing up-to-date information about local businesses.

iPad support, new Explore features highlight Google Maps for iOS update

If you've been waiting to use the Google Maps app on your iPad, that wait is now over. The update also brings improved discoverability and navigation features, like indoor maps, an Explore feature, and bicycling directions.