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Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps

Apple launched a new way for businesses to verify listings on Apple Maps – Apple Maps Connect. Between the popularity of Apple devices and the company’s increasingly independence from Google services, it’s probably a good idea to make sure you appear there. First, you have to have an AppleID to log in. Then, you’re prompted to add your business. It …

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Apple Continues To Distance Itself From Google

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 a smaller deal than some others it has made in the past – namely replacing Google Maps with Apple Maps …

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Apple Reportedly Using A Lot More Data Sources For Maps

It looks like Apple has been busy quietly expanding the number of partners it uses for data for Apple Maps. Greg Sterling at Screenwerk reports that Apple has a new copyright page that lists the partners, and that the list is roughly twice as long as the old list. He doesn’t link to the actual page, but says these are …

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Loch Ness Monster Captured On Apple Maps

Is the Loch Ness Monster real? This question has been debated for years after many people have captured pictures claiming to have seen the famous Nessie. Almost all of these pictures have been disproven … until now. A new picture, captured by one of Apple Maps’ satellites, shows a shadowy figure in the depths of the North End of Loch …

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Loch Ness Monster May Have Been Spotted Via Satellite

A viral image had cryptid believers and skeptics debating whether or not photographic proof of the Loch Ness Monster has at last been found. Believers in the sea monster consider an image taken by Apple Maps to be the greatest possible proof to date as to the creature’s existence. Meanwhile skeptics see a bunch of waves and nothing more. What …

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Apple Buys Embark To Continue Its Maps Debacle Recovery

Apple is still working to improve its Maps product for iOS, which was the subject of a great deal of grief and ridicule last fall, when iOS 6 launched without Google Maps. The Google Maps app, of course, was eventually released, but Apple would still like to see users turning to its own Maps. The company has reportedly acquired Embark, …

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Google Maps for iOS Gets Google Contacts Support, Local Category Search

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 1.1 now allows you to search you Google contacts inside the app. When you sign in, you’ll be able to …

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Google Maps May Be Spurring iOS 6 Adoption After All

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 a huge hit. As you probably remember, Apple replaced Google Maps with their own Apple Maps, an inferior product that …

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Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT]

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 redesign of it “Nearby” feature that turns it into a true location recommendation tool. Facebook is a new but potentially …

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Google Maps for iPhone Sees 10 Million+ Downloads in the First Two Days

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 them have been waiting impatiently for Google to restore the status quo. After all, iOS users had been content with …

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Google Maps App 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 accused of posing a risk to users’ health. The launch of the undeniably superior Google Maps for iPhone was seen …

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Google Maps for iPhone is Good for Apple, Bad for Apple

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 well-documented. Finally, Google has swooped in with their maps product that draws on superior data obtained from years of improving …

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