“When Apple released Mavericks, some people were puzzled by the inclusion of the Maps application,” Christopher Breen writes for Macworld.

“After all, it’s easy to understand the value of having an interactive map on a mobile device: You always want to know where you are when you’re on the go,” Breen writes. “But given that our computers already have access to perhaps the best mapping service (and mapping data) on the planet—in the form of Google Maps running in a Web browser—what’s the point of Maps on the Mac?”

Breen writes, “I can think of several reasons.”

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