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Topic: Maps

Google's "iLost" Motorola ad faked an address to "lose" iOS 6 Maps

09/27/2012, 02:09 pm

Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary went looking for an address that didn't actually exist in an effort to artificially portray Apple's new iOS 6 Maps as deficient.

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Street View functionality coming to Google Maps web app in two weeks, report says

09/26/2012, 07:09 pm

In yet another article regarding Apple's bemoaned iOS Maps, The New York Times claims that Google will be adding Street View functionality to its web app in as little as two weeks, giving iOS 6 users access to the exclusive Google Maps feature.

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How Google was "skyhooked" by Apple's new iOS 6 Maps

09/26/2012, 05:09 pm

Apple's surprise decision to launch its own Maps service in iOS 6 caught Google off guard in the same manner that Google turned the tables on Skyhook Wireless just two years ago.

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Disagreements over turn-by-turn directions prompted Apple to ditch Google Maps

09/26/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple's decision to abandon Google Maps with iOS 6 and implement its own mapping solution was reportedly driven by a disagreement between Apple and Google over turn-by-turn navigation.

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Apple reportedly waived one year of Google Maps contract in switch to iOS Maps [u]

09/25/2012, 07:09 pm

A report on Tuesday claims Apple had over one year left on its contract with Google Maps when it made the decision to replace the app with a proprietary solution, leaving the internet search giant with little time to develop a standalone version capable of running on iOS 6.

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Ridiculed in the West, Apple's iOS 6 Maps are instead praised in China

09/25/2012, 03:09 pm

While many around the world have slammed Apple's new mapping software in iOS 6, the company has built a special version of Maps for China that has been praised as a "huge improvement over Google Maps," though it lacks some new features due to Chinese laws.

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Steve Wozniak says Apple Maps disappointing but issues not severe

09/25/2012, 06:09 am

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak said on Monday that he was "disappointed" with Apple's new Maps app in iOS 6, however noted the severity of issues reported by critics and users is questionable.

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Google's Schmidt offers strong words regarding Apple Maps flap

09/25/2012, 04:09 am

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday confirmed a new version of its popular iOS mapping app has not yet been submitted to Apple, adding that the iPhone maker's decision to switch to a new proprietary solution was perhaps a misstep.

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Consumer Reports praises Apple's iPhone 5, but dings disappointing Maps

09/24/2012, 04:09 pm

Consumer Reports has called the iPhone 5 a "notable improvement" over its predecessor, but criticized Apple's new Maps application in iOS 6 as not up to par.

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Google Maps app from iOS 5.1 reportedly ported onto iOS 6

09/23/2012, 08:09 pm

A hacker claims to have successfully ported the now defunct Google Maps iOS app to Apple's iOS 6, however the workaround is unstable and requires a jailbroken iPhone.

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Apple allegedly luring ex-Google Maps engineers to work on iOS 6 Maps app

09/23/2012, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Sunday, Apple is actively recruiting software engineers previously contracted by Google's Maps division to advance the new iOS Maps app, which has been widely criticized since its inception with iOS 6.

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Apple 'working hard' to rectify Maps issues, appreciates 'customer feedback'

09/20/2012, 05:09 pm

Coming on the heels of numerous complaints regarding Apple's new Maps app introduced with iOS 6 on Wednesday, the company has issued a statement saying the service is a work in progress and will get better with time.

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Apple enhances iOS 6 multitasking with new background navigation updates

09/11/2012, 10:09 pm

As new iOS devices become more powerful and sophisticated, Apple is likely to continue to evolve the platform's multitasking features, as exemplified by Maps' new background direction updates.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps cuts Google's exclusive lock on directions, opens door to third party apps

09/05/2012, 01:09 am

The new Maps in iOS 6 introduces new turn by turn navigation for drivers and walkers, but opens up transit and other specialized directions to third parties, cutting Apple's exclusive partnership with Google for all other types of directions for the first time.

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Apple's iOS 6 3D Flyovers aim to be more helpful, less creepy than Google Street View

08/30/2012, 08:08 am

Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google's StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.

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