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With every update, Google manages to improve its own third-party apps a little more on the iOS platform. This week, both Google Maps and Google Drive received welcome updates that bring small but convenient features.
Google updated Google Maps for iOS to version 2.5.0 on Wednesday, introducing the ability to pull flight, hotel and restaurant reservations straight from a Gmail account straight into Maps search results.
The same feature was introduced earlier this year for the desktop version of Google Maps, which automatically populates location-based information with a user's Gmail travel data when searching. The update also brings the requisite round of bug fixes, although Google doesn't detail exactly what is covered this time around.
Earlier this week, Google Drive for iOS also received a welcome update to version 2.2, finally adding the ability to sort items -- exactly what heavy-duty Drive users need to help manage all the stuff they've tossed into their cloud storage account.
In addition to "under the hood speed and usability improvements," Google Drive for iOS 2.2 also adds the ability to find and replace in Documents, which should make it much easier when the need arises to fix a typographical error.
Google Maps for iOS 2.5 and Google Drive for iOS 2.2 are now available from the App Store.
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