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Topic: Maps

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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Apple's 3D recording concept could allow user-generated 'street views' in Maps

01/07/2014, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a patent this week for a concept that could allow users to crowd-source street-level, three-dimensional mapping data by simply taking pictures on their iPhones and sharing them with the world.

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Nokia pulls Here Maps from App Store, claims Apple's iOS 7 harms user experience

12/27/2013, 02:12 pm

While pointing the finger squarely at Apple, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has chosen to remove its Here Maps app from the App Store just over one year after the app's debut.

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Apple acquired digital mapping firm BroadMap, note-taking startup Catch earlier this year

12/23/2013, 03:12 pm

Two of Apple's five remaining mystery acquisitions were revealed on Monday as the acquisitions of geospatial intelligence startup BroadMap and cloud-based information organizer Catch came to light.

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Apple Maps took around 80 percent of Google Maps' iOS traffic in one year

11/11/2013, 01:11 pm

One year after the release of Apple's own iOS 6 mapping service, user data continues to show a precipitous decline in Google Maps among iOS users.

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Apple job listings hint at future public transit integration for Maps

10/29/2013, 06:10 pm

A pair of job listings showed up on Apple's website this week looking for engineers qualified to implement new public transit-based features for the company's Maps app, which is now a part of iOS and OS X Mavericks.

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Google Maps for iOS update speeds access to navigation, adds new languages

10/15/2013, 02:10 pm

Google on Tuesday pushed an update to their iOS maps application that tweaks the user interface when selecting a route for navigation, adds support for additional languages, and provides a new "Tips and Tricks" help section.

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