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Google Maps on iOS now plots search results, your appointments

Nicole Lee, @nicole

Slowly but surely, the iOS version of Google Maps is gaining parity with its Android equivalent. With the latest update, those who use Google's mapping application on Apple's mobile platform will be able to see search results along with their descriptions visually laid out on the map, as seen in the image above. You can toggle between the map view and just a regular list view as well. Additionally, Gmail users will find that appointments and reservations will show up on the map too, which is handy if you want to know how to get to that dinner meeting on time. Last but not least, there's also an improved Explore view that you can use to figure out what's nearby, just in case you'd like to follow up the meal with after-dinner drinks. So if you're an iOS user who prefers Google's own email and maps offerings over Apple's own, then you should download this update right about now.

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