Apps: Google Maps + Waze, OverDrive 3.0, Procreate 1.9 + Sonic Dash 1.5 | iLounge News


Apps: Google Maps + Waze, OverDrive 3.0, Procreate 1.9 + Sonic Dash 1.5

Google has announced new Waze integration with Google Maps. The Google Maps app for iOS will now show real-time incident reports from Waze users, such as accidents, construction, and road closures. The feature is rolling out on the back-end Google Maps servers—there is no need for an update to the Google Maps app for iOS—and will be available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, U.K. and the U.S. An update to the Waze app is also in the works that will add Google Search along with Street View and satellite imagery in the Waze Map Editor.

OverDrive has released a major update to its OverDrive Media Console for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The OverDrive app provides free library book borrowing-style access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks for members of over 22,000 libraries around the world. Version 3.0 provides a whole new look with simplified menus and a built-in tutorial to help first-time users get started. The update also adds variable speed audiobook playback and the ability to sync recent position and bookmarks across multiple devices. It’s definitely worth checking out.



Savage Interactive has updated Procreate to version 1.9. The update removes all in-app purchases, thus making the Artery brushes completely free. The new version also adds Full HD canvas recording, 1080p video output, sharing of videos via Photos, Dropbox, iTunes or e-mail. It also adds support for Wacom’s just-released Intuos Creative Stylus while improving support for the Adonit Jot Touch.


Sega has released a version 1.5 update to Sonic Dash, adding a new Daily Spin feature along with a selection of new Boosters to help players score even higher. The Daily Spin offers an opportunity to various in-game prizes, including ring bundles, playable characters, and five new score boosters. Players can also now take advantage of Facebook integration to invite their friends to try and beat their high scores.


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