Google Hangouts and Earth Updated for iOS
Google has pushed out updates to both its Hangouts and Google Earth applications for iOS devices. The new version of Hangouts lets users send and click on links embedded in messages, as well as invite people to Hangouts via SMS. It also adds in-app notification sounds. Google Earth for iOS (pictured) now adds Street View, which lets users explore locations from a ground-level perspective. Earth also adds improves 3D directions and search, and a new navigation panel to make using the app easier. Both Google Hangouts and Google Earth for iOS are free to download from the iTunes App Store.
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