Dislike the iOS 6 Maps App? Add the Google Maps Web App to Your iPad

If you are one of the many Apple fans who dislike the iOS 6 Maps application, you can still install the Google Maps web app to your Home screen. The web app won't be supported by Siri, or give you turn-by-turn navigation, but it will let you access transit and bike routes, plus give you access to Google's data for better local searches.

iOS 6 Maps

To get Google Maps back onto your iPad or iPhone, bring up Safari and go to It might ask you permission to access your Location depending on your privacy settings. If you allow it access, you will then be able to add an icon to your Home screen by hitting the arrow in the top right hand corner.

Google+ for the iPad Unveiled at Google I/O

Google has made a lot of big announcements at its Google I/O 2012 keynote currently being held in San Francisco, California. Some of the highlights include: The new Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a cool looking media streaming sphere called the Nexus Q, and the pricey Project Glass ($1,500). Google also announced that Google+ is getting a tablet makeover.

iPad Applications

The app has been optimized for Android tablets and the iPad. Google+ now features a new navigation system, Hangout video chats, and easily-tappable actions like +1 and comment. The app will also take full advantage of the new iPad's Retina display. Android users get the update today, while iPad users will have to wait a little longer.

Google Tablet to Compete with Apple iPad

Google is working on a tablet of its own, but will it be an iPad-killer? The rivalry between Google and Apple gets hotter every day, and with the introduction of Apple's iAd this week at the iPhone 4 keynote, the two companies look headed to all-out war.

Google Chrome Tablet

The New York Times has confirmed a Google device is in development, and reports that CEO Eric Schmidt will base his tablet on the Android operating system. The company has already had secret discussions with a few publishers to work on delivering content to the future tablet.


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