All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘maps’

Google Maps Hot-Button Political Search Terms Across the U.S.

If you weren’t aware, Google has info on our searches just sitting around. Since we, as a nation, make millions and millions of searches every week, you’d expect that Google has quite a bit of that information. Today, they’ve put it to good use by taking some specific search terms and cross referencing them by region to come up with …

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The Latest In The Google And Apple Maps Saga

Here we are two full weeks after the release of iOS 6, and the Apple/Google Maps drama continues to permeate the headlines. In case you haven’t kept a close eye on all of the latest, allow me to provide a bit of a recap. Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg says Google will announce Street View the web on …

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Google: Here’s How To Use Google Maps On iOS

By now, you probably know the story. Apple dropped Google Maps from its Maps app on iOS 6. People don’t like Apple’s new version so much. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized to customers today for the lackluster product. Apple is even going so far as to recommend alternatives from the App Store. Google Maps, however, is not in the App …

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Apple CEO Apologizes For Maps, App Store Promotes Competitors

As previously reported, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology to iOS device customers today, admitting that the Maps product, which the company replaced Google Maps with, is not a great product, and even went so far as to suggest some alternatives for users. “At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our …

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Google Maps And Earth Get New High-Res Imagery Updates

Google announced its latest imagery update for Google Maps and Google Earth today. “Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we’re happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress that our Google Maps and Earth imagery teams have recently made,” the company says. Google, I bet you are. Today, …

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Foursquare Updates iOS App with New Search Categories, iPhone 5 Compatibility

Just a few days after touting that they had the “perfect map,” Foursquare has now improved on it and inserted it into a brand new update for their iOS app. According to Foursquare, the new app not only features the updated map but is also faster and ready for the iPhone 5. “Like any good map, if you type a …

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If You Miss Google Maps On iOS, Bing Thinks You Should Use Bing Maps

Google Maps and its disappearance from iOS have been in the news a lot over the past week or so, and lots of other companies are stepping up pointing to their own maps offerings. Microsoft is the latest, and is now going around reminding people that they can use Bing Maps from the Bing app on iOS 6. “With all …

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Steve Wozniak Thinks iOS 6 Maps Aren’t That Bad

The iPhone 5 came out last week, and it brought with it a new Maps app that nobody likes. Many people are comparing it to the antennae problems in the iPhone 4. While Apple is scrambling to fix it, company co-founder Steve Wozniak has finally given his thoughts on the issue. ZDNet reports that Wozniak was speaking at an event …

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Google Maps Goes Indoors In France

Google announced that it is expanding its indoor maps feature to France. Google has included over 50 French venues in the offering. “Now, even if you’re visiting one of these large, well-trafficked places for the first time, you can navigate your way around like a pro,” says Google Maps Product Manager Cedric Dupont in a blog post. “And with the …

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Google Maps Seen Running on iOS 6 iPhone

Ever since the release of iOS 6, users have been complaining about the quality of the new Maps app. Apple decided that they could make a maps app just as good (or better) than Google, and replaced Google Maps with their own software. Unfortunately, iPhone users have now seen that the maps provided by Apple are plagued with distorted satellite …

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Apple Is Reportedly Recruiting People From Google Maps

While a few have stuck up for the product, there seems to be a general consensus that Apple Maps is bad. Apple dropped Google Maps with its latest iOS update, opting to go with its own product (which actually draws from TomTom and a variety of other offerings). While the move does make some amount of competitive sense for Apple …

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iOS 6 Maps Got You Down? Foursquare Says They Have “The Perfect Map”

Although iOS 6 is overwhelmingly popular (Apple announced 100 million upgrades already), one aspect of Apple’s new mobile operating system is leaving a lot to be desired. Apple ditched Google Maps for their own iOS 6 Maps project, and the results have been…oy vey. From the first day that iOS 6 was available to download, users have been complaining about …

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