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Google Maps for iPhone Arrives as Your Knight in Shining Armor

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 all new Google Maps app for iOS. This is the first native iOS maps app from Google since Apple kicked …

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Samsung Ribs Apple for Australian Maps Fiasco with Hilarious Ad Installation

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, but until then they had never been accused of endangering lives. Despite the often over-the-job jeering, you can’t really feel …

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Like Apple, Google Accused of Map Misguidance in Australia

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 the road in question, Wild Dog road, is a one-way track that’s not suitable for the traffic it’s getting. “My …

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Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions, Makes It Easier to Retrieve Lost Devices or Get Capped in the Process

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 see the exact location of your precious iPhone or iPad, it kind of promotes the “I will find you, and …

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Apple (Partially) Fixes Australian Map Issue

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 of Apple Maps when attempting to navigate to their town, as the directions were a little bit less than ideal. …

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Apple Maps Now Stranding People in the Middle of Nowhere, Australia

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 city. According to reports, Apple Maps are stranding motorists in the middle of nowhere without food or water. The news …

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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 with the move,” indicating that Richard WIlliamson, who oversaw the mapping team was fired by SVP Eddy Cue. It will …

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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 launch next year, include Siri and Maps integration. The Siri integration, according to the report, would be similar to that …

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Google Maps App for iOS Almost Ready for Submission [REPORT]

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 of polishing the inevitable Google Maps for iOS app, meaning that the company will be submitting the app for approval …

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Apple Cans Scott Forstall Over Maps, Retail Chief Out As Well

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 announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company‚Äôs world-class hardware, software and services teams. As …

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Google Maps For iOS Pictures Leaked

Kicking Google Maps off of iOS 6 was a bad idea, and even Apple has admitted as much. The company was even warned by developers before the launch of the new OS, but ignored those warnings out of arrogance or inattention. The mistake, really, was Apple thinking that it could match the functionality and polish of Google Maps simply by …

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Apple Maps Not a Problem for 90% of iOS 6 Users

Despite reports that the new Apple Maps product inside iOS 6 is the worst thing to happen to smartphone users shy of submerging their device in battery acid, a majority of iOS 6-using, iPhone 5-owning people don’t seem to have a problem with it at all. According to a study from ChangeWave Research, 90% of users say they haven’t experienced …

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