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Topic: Maps

Apple still pushing to improve iOS Maps Flyover with new hires

02/19/2013, 11:02 am

Recent job postings from Apple indicate that the tech giant is still looking to expand its team to address quality issues that sprung up when it switched from Google's mapping system to its own in-house Maps app.

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Australian authorities blame Apple Maps for inaccuracies in brushfire warning app

02/12/2013, 07:02 pm

Officials in Victoria, Australia are pointing at Apple's much-maligned Maps App for causing dangerous inaccuracies in a bushfire information app, saying that problems with the mapping service make it difficult to determine exactly where fires are when alarms are received.

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New Apple job listings point to iOS Maps improvements

02/05/2013, 06:02 pm

In an update to its Jobs at Apple webpage on Monday, Apple posted at least ten advertisements for positions within the iOS Maps team, suggesting the company is looking to make major enhancements to its proprietary mapping service.

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Tim Cook: Apple's product pipeline is 'chock full' of 'incredible stuff'

01/23/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook teased on Wednesday that his company has big plans for the rest of 2013, though he unsurprisingly declined to get into specifics.

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Reports claiming that Apple could buy social mapping service Waze have been rescinded, with the source of the rumor now saying such a deal is "not happening."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