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Topic: Maps

Prank places 'Bad Monkey,' other fake road names in Apple Maps

01/17/2013, 03:01 pm

Irreverent and fallacious names for some of Kabul's main streets appear to have made their way into Apple's Maps app, leading some iOS users to find roads such as "Bad Monkey" and "Hillbilly Hameed" when navigating the Afghan capital.

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Apple-Waze social mapping acquisition 'not happening'

01/03/2013, 02:01 pm

Reports claiming that Apple could buy social mapping service Waze have been rescinded, with the source of the rumor now saying such a deal is "not happening."

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Apple may acquire crowd-sourced traffic and navigation service Waze

01/02/2013, 11:01 am

Apple may bolster its iOS Maps application by acquiring popular crowd-sourced traffic and navigation service Waze, according to a new rumor.

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Google Maps downloaded 10M times in first 48 hours on iOS App Store

12/17/2012, 04:12 pm

The eagerly awaited debut of a standalone Google Maps application for iOS was quickly embraced by users, who downloaded the software more than 10 million times in the first two days.

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Launch of Google Maps for iPhone viewed as a 'mixed blessing' for Apple

12/14/2012, 08:12 am

Between Apple and Google, the biggest winner in the launch of Google Maps for the iPhone is probably Google, one analyst believes.

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New Google Maps for iOS brings vectors, transit and navigation features

12/13/2012, 05:12 am

Google's newly released standalone Google Maps app for iOS users brings new features and a familiar look along with new technology previously only available on the company's own Android platform, providing iOS users with a more credible alternative to Apple's own new iOS 6 Maps app than Google's existing web app.

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Official Google Maps iOS app released for iPhone and iPad

12/12/2012, 11:12 pm

Just hours after reports surfaced that Google would be releasing a standalone iOS app powered by its expansive mapping service, the official Google Maps app made its way to the App Store and is available for download now.

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Rumor: Google Maps for iOS to be released tonight

12/12/2012, 08:12 pm

A report from All Things D claims that the much anticipated Google Maps dedicated iOS app will be released sometime Wednesday night which, if true, would bring the internet search giant's mapping service back to Apple devices for the first time since it was deprecated in iOS 6.

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Australian police also warn of safety concerns with Google Maps

12/12/2012, 03:12 pm

Apple's iOS 6 Maps aren't alone in giving users poor directions in Australia: Authorities have also warned that Google Maps can recommend potentially dangerous routes.

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Inaccurate Apple Maps directions causes 'life threatening issue' for travelers, says Australian police [u]

12/10/2012, 03:12 am

Police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning to motorists on Monday, saying directions from Apple's new iOS 6 Maps app has recently caused a number of travelers to become stranded in a remote national park.

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Apple exec Eddy Cue 'racing' to improve iOS Maps

11/28/2012, 11:11 am

A new report sheds more light on the behind-the-scenes personnel shakeup at Apple in the wake of criticism over the new Maps application that debuted in iOS 6.

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Apple fires iOS 6 Maps chief

11/27/2012, 01:11 pm

Apple has reportedly fired the executive in charge of its widely ridiculed Maps application built in to the iOS 6 mobile operating system.

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Google reportedly distributing near-final version of standalone iOS Maps app

11/15/2012, 05:11 pm

It was reported on Thursday that Google is distributing a test version of a standalone iOS Maps app to people outside the company, suggesting an application to the App Store may be imminent.

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Nokia's free 'Here' maps coming to Apple's iOS with offline support

11/13/2012, 01:11 pm

Nokia on Tuesday announced it will bring a new mapping service dubbed "Here" to Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Apple's next major market for iOS may be automotive

11/08/2012, 04:11 pm

Over the past two years, pundits have focused on living room TVs as the most likely new market for Apple to expand into, but evidence suggests that the company's next big step for iOS is more likely to involve the automotive market.

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In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives 3: Transit

10/16/2012, 05:10 pm

The second feature of Apple's new Maps is perhaps its weakest: transit information. This represents a significant change over how the previous iOS 5 Maps work, and is essentially dependent upon the availability of third party routing apps for the region you are in; these range from very good to nothing at all.

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Photos allegedly show native Google Maps app for iOS

10/14/2012, 10:10 pm

A set of images released on Sunday reveal what is claimed to be Google's anticipated Google Maps app for iOS, suggesting the internet search giant is well into the process of developing standalone software after Apple ditched its mapping services with iOS 6.

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iOS 6 Maps, Lightning connector have no effect on iPhone 5 demand, survey finds

10/12/2012, 08:10 am

Negative headlines haven't suppressed consumer interest in the iPhone 5, which is seeing "unprecedented" demand, according to the latest survey from ChangeWave Research.

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Mapping app powered by Google Maps pulled from App Store

10/11/2012, 08:10 pm

A third-party mapping app called ClassicMap, which looked remarkably similar to Apple's defunct Google Maps-powered Maps app, was pulled from the iOS App Store on Thursday after only two days of availability.

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Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.

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