This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor has some physics insight into the bending of iPad Pro devices and William just wanted to know about all these Apple notifications people in the US seem to be getting. Together they talk about what both of these issues suggest about the state of Apple today.
The poor reception of Apple Maps in 2012 was a turning point for Waze, fueling enough interest in the navigation app to lead to its $1 billion acquisition by Google a year later, Waze's CEO said in a interview published on Wednesday.
Google's Waze is preparing for Apple's public release of iOS 12 and CarPlay's support for third-party navigational apps, by allowing participants in its private beta program early access to the service via Apple's automotive platform.
As a rule, car owners are more satisfied with the connected infotainment experience of using Apple CarPlay versus Android Auto, though they'd rather use Google Maps for navigation, according to a J.D. Power study published this week.
A months-long, quasi-scientific test of the three leading car navigation apps — Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze — found that Apple's software regularly overestimates trip times, which may help drivers arrive on time or even early.
Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.
As Apple looks to expand its Maps effort with public transit information, Google its taking its Waze service in a different direction, debuting a new ride sharing feature that is being tested in Israel.
Amazon on Thursday released a major update to its Instant Video iOS client, while Waze launched Unusual Traffic, a series of city-based Twitter accounts hooked into data from its mobile navigation apps.
Twitter today released its first update to Periscope, solving a variety of early glitches and interface issues, while Google upgraded its Waze navigation app to be faster and offer several new features, such as a traffic bar.
Social navigation app Waze on Monday added a new Waze Places point-of-interest feature, extending its crowdsourced data model from traffic information to data on business and other popular destinations.
According to Bloomberg sources, Google is looking to throw in a $1 billion bid for Waze, possibly portending a bidding war between the search giant and Facebook, which is also rumored to be eyeing an acquisition of the social mapping service.
Waze, the social mapping and traffic service that Apple once recommended as a potential alternative to its own iOS Maps solution, is reportedly in talks with Facebook about a possible acquisition by the networking giant.