While Google has no plans yet for a dedicated iOS 6 Maps app, iOS 6 users (particularly those with an iPhone 5) finally have access to Google Street View for when the need to look up local hotspots in a virtual 360 view arises. If you’ve ever used this amazing tool before, you know just how handy it can be when trying to locate a particular landmark. This is now possible on the latest OS thanks to an updated Google Maps web app, which can be accessed from mobile browsers like Safari or Chrome. Simply head over to maps.google.com on your iDevice, look up a point of interest in the search bar and ballon-shaped markers will be displayed on the map. Tap on one of them and an info bar will appear at the bottom, with options to call, get directions and a person icon for enabling Street View (if not available for the location, it’ll be greyed out). Conversely, you can simply tap on any POIs on the map to bring up said info bar.
The usually staunch and circumspect Canada, has prepared itself for another American invasion. This time, Google are strapping spy cams to the top of cars, taking pics of our maple-loving underbelly for its ChiFFaN-style bid to take over the world. Evidently, Google have filed all the right paperwork, and after consulting the guv regarding privacy concerns, got offered our streets in a typically Canadian rush of hospitality.