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The iPad Pocket Guide, Third Edition by Jeff Carlson

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9. Find Yourself with Maps

If anything about the iPad makes me feel like I’m living in the future (well, there are a lot of things), it’s the Maps app. Within a few seconds, I can look up an address, find a nearby business, go virtual sightseeing with my daughter, or get directions from my current location—wherever that happens to be—to any address.

The Maps app uses Google’s mapping technology to deliver results that can be a typical street map or a top-down satellite view that really does feel like science fiction. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can find yourself. As someone who’s never had a good sense of direction, that’s incredible.

The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model includes a GPS chip for accurate location discovery, but the Wi-Fi–only ...

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