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Apple Continues To Distance Itself From Google

Apple Continues To Distance Itself From Google

By Chris Crum July 8, 2014

Apple has taken one more step towards distancing itself from Google. The company has now started incorporating its own Apple Maps on the iCloud.com beta site and for the “Find my iPhone” feature. It previously used Google Maps. This is …

Google Maps for iOS Gets First Major Update Google Maps for iOS Gets First Major Update
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Google Maps for iOS has just received its first major update since launching back in December. Today’s update brings a couple of new features that will make it easier for users to find people and places inside the app. Version …

Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All
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Apple no doubt suffered some humiliation at the hands of Google this past week. Google finally released their own maps app for iOS, after Apple purged them from the ecosystem with the release of iOS 6 – and it was …

Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge …

Google Maps for iPhone: 10M+ Downloads in 48 Hours Google Maps for iPhone: 10M+ Downloads in 48 Hours
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Everyone knew that people were going to rush toward Google Maps when the company finally released their native app for iOS. There have been plenty of disappointed iOS users since Apple unveiled the Google Map-less iOS 6, and most of …

Google Maps Hasn't Really Made People Flock to iOS 6 Google Maps Hasn't Really Made People Flock to iOS 6

Last week, Google finally launched their native maps app for iOS and users rejoiced. Apple Maps, the map product the company introduced with the launch of iOS 6, has been plagued with a variety of issues – most recently being …

Google Maps for iPhone Good for Apple, Bad for Apple Google Maps for iPhone Good for Apple, Bad for Apple
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Yesterday’s launch of Google Maps for iPhone is clearly a win for iPhone users. Apple Maps, despite being rather pretty, failed when it comes to what really matters. Misplaced landmarks, improper directions, life-threatening errors – the problems were frequent and …

Google Maps for iPhone Arrives (Finally) Google Maps for iPhone Arrives (Finally)
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If you’ve been waiting to be rescued from the evil Apple Maps (and didn’t make a product switch when Tim Cook told you to), you are in luck – as your white knight is here. Google has just launched the …

Samsung Ad Ribs Apple for Australian Maps Fiasco Samsung Ad Ribs Apple for Australian Maps Fiasco
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Earlier this week, it was pretty big news that Apple Maps was apparently leading Australian motorists into the middle of a national park instead of the cozy confines of Mildura. Sure, Apple Maps had seen plenty of bad press before, …

Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia
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It appears that Apple isn’t the only maps provider that’s leading Australian motorist astray. According to police in Colac, a small city in the Western part of Victoria, Google maps are leading people down a dangerous path. Police say that …

Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions
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Apple’s Find My Phone app that shows users the location of their misplaced devices has always lent itself to use in vigilante justice. That of course happens when “misplaced” actually means “stolen.” When you can look at a map and …

Apple (Partially) Fixes Australian Map Issue Apple (Partially) Fixes Australian Map Issue
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It appears that Apple has made some adjustments to their beleaguered Maps product after it was accused of leading Australian motorists into a prickly situation. Yesterday we told you that local police in Mildura were warning people to be wary …

Apple Maps Stranding People in the Middle of Nowhere Apple Maps Stranding People in the Middle of Nowhere

UPDATE: Apple has partially fixed the problem. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Yeah yeah, we all know that Apple Maps suck. But apparently the problem is worse than adding a few extra minutes to your commute or getting you lost in an unfamiliar …

Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps Apple Reportedly Fires The Guy Responsible For Maps

Remember when Apple released iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, and everybody was complaining about the maps? Bloomberg is now reporting that the manager responsible for the software has been fired by the company. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano cites “people familiar …

You May Soon Have Siri And Apple Maps On Your Mac You May Soon Have Siri And Apple Maps On Your Mac

It appears that Apple is expanding some of its iOS services to the Mac ecosystem in a forthcoming version of Mac OS X. Apple blog 9to5Mac is reporting, citing reliable sources, that early builds of OS X 10.9, expected to …

Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission
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If The Wall Street Journal is correct, you will soon hear a loud whooshing sound. That sound will be the last remaining Apple Maps users fleeing for greener pastures. According to their sources, Google is currently in the final stages …

Apple Announces Big Management Shakeup Apple Announces Big Management Shakeup

Apple announced a big company-wide reorganization at the upper level late Monday. The shakeup saw the company let go of two execs – Scott Forstall and John Browett, and it also saw others given more responsibilities in Cupertino. “Apple today …