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iOS/Android: You can pinch to zoom in and out on Google Maps, but there’s another intuitive shortcut that’s better suited for one-hand use. All you need to do is double tap on the screen, then drag your finger up or down.
In a road-obsessed society, many of Australia’s former railways no longer operate commercially, but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared entirely. Volunteer groups run heritage railways across the country, offering a chance to revisit earlier eras of transport. Check out every active heritage railway in Australia on our interactive map.
For a mapping expert, this sounds like both a great opportunity and a poison chalice. Apple Australia is looking to hire a Sydney-based local developer to help it improve its iOS Maps application, which in its original form was so unusable that Apple took the unusual step of unreservedly apologising for its poor quality.
Back in June last year, Google rolled out Google Maps Coordinate, which allows managers to assign tasks to workers and teams based on their location. The original version only worked with Android phones, but an iOS app has now been released for the service.
Google Maps is the clear choice for iOS, but it does lack one key feature found in its Android counterpart: the ability to save maps offline. If you need that feature on the iPhone right now, right now GPS Navigation 2 is having a sale on both its app and the downloadable offline map for Australia.
We’re happily using Google Maps on our iPhones, but find it frustrating that using Siri to ask for directions with anything other than Apple’s default app requires a bit of work. Software blog Addictive Tips found a clever workaround: you only need to say “via transit” after your request and Siri will offer other routing options.