Google Maps

Google MapsA minor, but interesting, update to the Google Maps iOS application out on Thursday introduces a little bit of Google Now-like functionality to the otherwise utilitarian Google Maps application. Users who choose to sign in will be able to see their flight, hotel and restaurant reservations in Maps, which appear following a user-initiated search. After authenticating with Google (Gmail), you can search for your departing airport, hotel, or dining reservation to see your plans plotted on the map. The update had first arrived on the desktop this past October. Google has also offered these sort of “private” results within Google Search previously, again for signed-in users. In the case of Google Search, users can also track packages, see Calendar appointments, google their own photos from Google Search, and query up information about the contacts they have saved on their Google Contacts lists.

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