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Topic: Maps

Apple Maps gets 9 new Flyover locations, Siri adds international movie times

12/05/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday pushed out an update to two first party services, bringing Flyover to nine new locales including Avignon, France, while expanding international movie showtime support for Siri.

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Apple mass transit system for Maps detailed in new patent

12/04/2014, 07:12 am

A pair of patent filings uncovered on Thursday reveal what could be Apple's answer to mass transit mapping, a highly requested feature since Google Maps was replaced in iOS by the first-party Apple Maps in 2012.

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Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

11/19/2014, 09:11 pm

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.

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Google Maps overhaul coming to iOS with new 'material design' look, OpenTable reservations

11/05/2014, 01:11 pm

Google announced on Wednesday that its popular Maps platform, including the free downloadable iOS application, will receive a major update in the near future, including a new look and new features, such as the ability to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable without leaving the app.

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Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings

10/21/2014, 08:10 pm

In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.

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Nokia to take on Apple, Google maps with new cross-platform navigation app

09/03/2014, 09:09 am

Following the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would expand its consumer offerings with the release of a free navigation app -- based on its Here mapping service -- for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.

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Apple shoots down Chinese state media accusations targeting iOS privacy, location tracking

07/12/2014, 06:07 pm

Apple's website in China has published a detailed response to accusations by the country's state owned media, refuting claims that iOS tracks users' locations in a firm but politely worded statement.

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Apple's Maps team calling businesses to resolve user-reported address issues

07/12/2014, 01:07 am

As Apple continues to refine its in-house mapping and navigation services, business owners are reportedly receiving phone calls from Maps team representatives looking to resolve user-submitted data discrepancies.

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Apple reportedly loses senior Maps engineering manager to car service Uber

07/08/2014, 12:07 pm

Chris Blumenberg, an engineer responsible for some of the foundational elements of Apple's mapping strategy dating to the first-generation iPhone, is said to have accepted an offer to leave Apple for transportation networking startup Uber.

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Apple Maps launch on the web in new Find my iPhone beta, displacing Google

07/08/2014, 11:07 am

Apple's in-house mapping service has made the jump to the web some two years after its debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, supplanting Google Maps in the newest preview of the web-based Find my iPhone application.

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Apple 'overhauling' the backend for its Maps service, hints at 'big plans' to come

07/01/2014, 11:07 am

The tools that provide access to Apple's Maps service are being rewritten in a major way, with the company now recruiting software engineers to help with a major rewrite of the Maps application programming interface, AppleInsider has discovered.

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Apple updating its Maps with user corrections every day at 3 am Eastern

06/30/2014, 11:06 am

Apple is now routinely updating its mapping database on a daily basis with user corrections submitted through the native Maps applications for iOS and OS X, it has been discovered.

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New Apple Maps Flyover city tours uncovered, shown off in iOS 8 beta

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple looks set to give virtual vacationers a new way to experience some of the world's great cities from above with Flyover city tours, pre-made aerial guides that take viewers on a digital sightseeing trip using Apple's 3D Flyover technology.

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Project management 'failure' behind absence of Apple Maps updates at WWDC - report

06/09/2014, 09:06 am

A number of improvements to Apple's mapping service that were slated to hit the stage at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference did not appear after poor planning and "internal politics" caused deadlines to be missed, a new report alleges.

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Apple acquires social search startup Spotsetter focusing on place, restaurant recommendations

06/06/2014, 03:06 pm

Spotsetter, a Silicon Valley startup that analyzes a user's social circle to surface more relevant recommendations for things like places to visit or new restaurants to try, is said to have been acquired by Apple for an unknown sum.

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Google updates Maps app for Apple's iOS with new navigation options and Uber integration

05/06/2014, 02:05 pm

Search giant Google on Tuesday unveiled a major update to its native Maps application, adding a slew of new navigation features such as lane guidance and walking time as well as the ability to book a ride from car hire service Uber directly from the app.

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Apple nabs indoor navigation company CEO ahead of anticipated iOS 8 maps push

05/01/2014, 12:05 pm

Apple has reportedly hired the cofounder and CEO of indoor location startup Wifarer for a "leadership role" -- but did not acquire the company -- in yet another sign that the iPhone maker is gearing up for a strong mapping push in its next-generation mobile operating system.

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Apple Maps adds Flyover 3D modeling of Berkeley, East Bay

04/18/2014, 05:04 pm

Apple has expanded its 3D Maps Flyover support for the east side of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the city of Berkeley, the University of California birthplace of the flavor of Unix used in OS X and iOS.

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Apple's maps trump Google's as hopefuls hunt for legendary 'Loch Ness Monster'

04/18/2014, 01:04 pm

One of the world's most enduring mysteries added another layer recently, as amateur sleuths have discovered what they claim to be the Loch Ness Monster lurking under the water of the famous lake using satellite imagery from Apple Maps, after finding Google's monster tracking solutions unworkable.

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Apple expected to leverage HopStop, Embark acquisitions for transit data in iOS 8 Maps

03/11/2014, 10:03 am

Apple's recent mapping-related acquisition spree is expected to bear fruit in the next generation of iOS as the company's mapping team is said to be preparing a new transit direction feature and significant improvements to the maps' underlying data.

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