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Export a Map of Any Location in PDF Format from Mac OS X

Nov 11, 2013 - 5 Comments
Apple Maps icon in OS X

A full featured Apple Maps app is now bundled on all Macs running modern versions of Mac OS. Most people will probably use Maps to get directions and cruise around the globe for virtual tours, but there’s an excellent little feature that allows you to export any regions map as a PDF file. This is … Read More

Find Where You Parked the Car with iPhone & Maps

Aug 20, 2013 - 3 Comments
Find where you parked car with iPhone

Visiting a new city, or maybe just a part of town you’re unfamiliar with? If you’re concerned you may forget where you parked your car (or bike, mule, horse, chariot, whatever), just pull out your iPhone at that location and use the Maps app to save the location. This simple trick means you’ll never forget … Read More

Got an Old Google Maps Version? A Trick to Use Google Maps Offline with Downloaded Local Maps Cache

Jul 17, 2013 - 1 Comment
Save Google Maps for offline use

Older versions of Google Maps for iOS have native support for the iPad, but perhaps the most useful feature of the new Google Maps app is the ability to cache maps for offline use on the iPhone. It’s really easy to use, so the next time you’re expecting to venture off into an area with … Read More

Find the Best Directions on iPhone by Comparing Alternate Routes in Maps Apps

Apr 17, 2013 - 4 Comments

If you’re hitting the road with your iPhone, you’ll probably be relying on either Apple Maps or Google Maps to help you get to your destination. But before you settle on an uncertain route, remember to check the default routes and compare alternate routes in both mapping apps to find the best directions, and don’t … Read More

Get Siri to Provide Directions from Google Maps

Mar 5, 2013 - 3 Comments
Siri Directions from Google Maps

You’re probably aware that you can ask Siri for directions, and the personal assistant will route them for you through Apple Maps. This is an excellent feature to use while driving as it keeps you focused, and prevents you from poking around on the screen too much, which also happens to be an increasingly ticketable … Read More

Google Maps for iPhone Now Available to Download

Dec 12, 2012 - 17 Comments
Google Maps for iPhone icon

Google Maps for iPhone has arrived and it’s available to download right now from the App Store. The easy to use app is free and includes an intuitive interface, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, Street View, public transportation directions, and perhaps most important for many users, the routinely accurate Google Mapping data engine. Download Google Maps … Read More

How to Use Google Maps on iOS 6 Right Now

Sep 24, 2012 - 32 Comments
Google Maps in iOS 6

If having Google Maps on your iOS 6 equipped iPhone is an absolute must right now, you’ll be pleased to discover that Google Maps has a surprisingly good web app that works extremely well from mobile Safari. Thanks to the speed of the A6 process in the iPhone 5, the web app so quick it … Read More

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