Google Maps’ iOS app just got Uber useful

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Google Maps has some nice new tricks on iOS.
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Google has finally updated its iOS app to include the Uber connectivity that Android users have had for like a week now.

It’s not just Uber, but that’s definitely the biggest ride-sharing company to get support in the new version. Users in Brazil, India, the UK, Spain, and Germany can also use their local call-a-car service of choice.

Google Maps finally lets iPhone users make pit stops

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Get it together, U-Stop.
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Android owners have been able to insert detours into their Google Maps routes since October, but now the company is letting iPhone users in on the cool feature.

Starting today, Google is rolling out “pit stop” functionality to the iOS version of its navigation app. The company says it will work in the over 100 countries in which it offers driving directions.

How to save offline maps with Google Maps for iPhone

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Need offline maps for times when they're no cellular or Wi-Fi data available? Google Maps gives them to you for free.
Need offline maps for times when they're no cellular or Wi-Fi data available? Google Maps gives them to you for free.
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Best iPhone and iPad apps for frequent travelers

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Seven must-have iOS apps for the frequent traveler.
Seven must-have iOS apps for the frequent traveler.
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Weirdest of 2015: The year’s biggest ‘whoops’ moments

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Apple fanatics got up to some strange stuff in 2015.
We all made a lot of mistakes this year.
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Cult of Mac's Best of 2015 We aren’t going to pretend we’re perfect, but that doesn’t mean we have no appreciation for the mistakes of others. They make us feel better about our own glaring flaws, and they also make for some good fodder for “weirdest of 2015” news roundups.

This year, we saw some really impressive corporate blunders as well as some head-slapping moments from Apple fans.