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Making the most of Maps

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Sure, with its built-in search and global reach, iOS’ Maps application is a wonderful digital replacement for the traditional atlas—but it’s also so much more than that. Thanks to that search bar, Maps is often the simplest way to find the address and phone number of nearby businesses, restaurants, and points of interest—just start typing, and the result you’re looking for often appears after only one or two words. It works just as well for out-of-town searches—just search for the city, then the name. Hybrid view—hidden behind the folded-up corner in the bottom right hand of the interface—can provide you with a lot more detail than the standard view, and for an even more detailed look at where you’re going—or want to go—simply tap the little person icon (if available) next to an address or business to launch Street View.

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I use Maps as my 411. Not 100% but its my 1st choice. BTW sometimes Maps will send you to the wrong geographical location as well.

Posted by Stewart Hart on August 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM (CDT)

2

Wow, I thought I knew everything about the iphone features. The street-view thing was something I did not know. Cool!!

Posted by Bob on August 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM (CDT)

3

is this for adults?

Posted by nathan on May 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM (CDT)

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