It could be considered the coolest thing in the world, or just downright creepy. Apparently, Apple Maps now has the ability to monitor what iOS mobile users are copying and/or pasting in their iPhone or iPad devices, as revealed in a prerelease beta version of the tech giant’s iOS 10 mobile operating system. When completing a task as simple as copying a street address for instance, Apple Maps detects that activity and then its new mobile app widget will provide directions to that particular address.
Apple is hitting the road in order to start capturing images for its Apple Maps. As confirmed in its Apple Maps Vehicles website, the company is indeed driving vehicles around the world in order to gather data by taking pictures and collecting other visual information. Apple further stated that the data it compiled will be used to make improvements on its Apple Maps.
During the last few few months, Google has been busy updating its Google Maps apps for both Android and iOS platforms. Just recently, the company rolled out another batch of updates for the iOS version of its hugely popular navigation software. This time around, Google has incorporate four new features that should prove helpful for iOS users.
Just as the newest version of the Android mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop, is being rolled out to Android devices everywhere, Google is releasing a new and improved version of Google Maps, not only for Android, but also for iOS as well. This time, the tech giant is aligning its Google Maps enhancements with Lollipop's Material Design. For those not in the know, Material Design is the sum of all improvements the Android team has done to the mobile operating system's look and design, incorporating it with a more organized layout, animations, and an enhanced overall user experience. The new version of Google Maps promises more of the same. Thus, users will find out soon for themselves how much sharper, neater, and more colorful the updated Google Maps is. Of course, Google is quick to note that there will be no major changes to functionality.
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