Gmail iOS App Style Comes to Google’s Mobile Web App


Google appears to be dominating the iOS experience, not only with its Google Maps for iOS application but also with its Gmail app. On Monday, Google updated its mobile web application with a design very similar to its native iOS application. The company did something similar with their Google Maps app in the past. Since launching the rebooted Gmail app … Read More

Apple Looking to Purchase Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company, Waze?

Apple Looking to Purchase Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company Waze

Apple removed Google services from its iOS software with iOS 6, shedding both the native YouTube application, as well as Google Maps. Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Maps application, and included new features such as FlyOver and Turn-by-Turn directions. According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple is looking to improve its Maps, by acquiring turn-by-turn navigation company, Waze. … Read More

Google Adds Street View to Web-Based Google Maps for iPhone and other Devices

Google Street View Maps iPhone 5

On Thursday, Google added Street View to its new web version of Google Maps. The update allows smartphone users on multiple platforms to get walking and transit directions, and now street view. The update allows iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users to once again use Google Maps on their iPhone, with Apple CEO Tim Cook suggesting that users can open … Read More

iOS 6 Beta 4 Available for Download, Removes Native YouTube App

iOS 6 beta 4

Apple recently released iOS 6 Beta 4 to developers, adding several new features in settings and to existing apps. Following the release, the developer community began to notice a major change in the update, noting that the dedicated YouTube app on iOS was no longer included. The YouTube app has been a part of iOS since 2007 and was introduced … Read More

iOS 6 Maps Reportedly Getting Yelp Check-In Feature

iOS 6 Maps Yelp chek-in

During Apple’s annual WWDC conference, SVP of iOS Software, Scott Forstall showed off some of the over 200 features in the upcoming version of iOS 6. One of the key parts of the event was the redesigned version of the company’s Maps application, available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With the elimination of Google maps services on the … Read More

Google Unveils 3D Maps, Coming to iOS and Android

Google 3D Maps

Earlier in the week, Google announced an event to unveil plans to release the “Next Dimension” of Google Maps, ahead of Apple’s announcement of iOS 6. On Wednesday, during the event, Google unveiled 3D Maps, a technology that looks very similar to Apple’s recently acquired C3 Technologies. The 3D renderings for Google Earth were all shown off on Apple’s iPad, and … Read More

Ahead of iOS 6 Release Google to Unveil the “Next Dimension” of Maps

Apple iOS 6 Maps Google Next Dimension

Rumors of Apple abandoning Google Maps in iOS 6 have been around for quite some time, however, Google recently announced an event to discuss the next dimension of their Google Maps design. In a report from 9to5Google, it was revealed that Google is looking to unveil “The Next Dimension of Google Maps”, only about a week prior to Apple’s own … Read More

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Acquired Mapping Company C3 Technologies

Apple Acquired Mapping Company C3 Technologies iOS 6

The web is swirling from news of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) acquiring mapping company, C3 Technologies in an effort to beat out competition with Google’s Map data, currently available on all iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch models. AAPL has been relying upon Google to provide iOS users with map data and location based services, something that Apple Inc. is trying to … Read More

iOS 5 To Continue Using Google Maps?

The rumor mill has been discussing the possibility of Apple introducing its own Maps application for iOS devices since it acquired Placebase and Plogy9. Various job postings by Apple in the past fueled speculation about new mapping services however, the Cupertino Calif., based company might not be ready for it just yet. 9to5Google earlier today reported that according to their … Read More