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Roundup: Google Maps app, action camera apps, gaming trends, more



Google Maps apps for iOS in the works? Some images have surfaced allegedly showing a standalone Google Maps app running on an iPhone. Surely this is great news for those dissatisfied with Apple's Maps app that came with iOS6. CNet

Apps for action cameras: GoPro released an app that will let operate the Hero2 action camera from your smartphone, joining some others like Sony Action Cam and Contour Plus 2.  Sci-TechToday.com

Free movies with this app: Sony's Crackle app lets you stream free-to-view movies and TV shows on your iOS devices -- free if you don't mind watching ads at the beginning and middle of the shows.   tuaw.com

Gaming trends: Survey shows 23 percent app gamers polled say they play on their smartphones and tablets exclusively.   BGR.com

Future in battery charging? A kinetic charger concept harnesses the energy from your walk or run to charge up the battery to your mobile device. Technabob.com

Sizing up the future: Gadget companies are trying different sizes for their devices, from a taller iPhone 5 to a smaller Kindle Fire or the Nexus 7 -- to meet consumer demands.   SFGate.com

[Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012 9:23am]


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