New Apple Maps Data Partners

Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

By on November 20, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

Apple Maps still might not be the best mobile mapping service available for the iPhone, but Apple is doing everything in its power to give its users a reason to stick with the first-party app. The team at Apple Maps Marketing reports that it attempted to submit a client with a few hundred locations to the Apple Maps Connect service, but was rejected as Apple is only accepting submissions involving at least 1,000 locations. More →

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Apple Maps Connect

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

By on October 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

After more than two years, Apple still needs your help fixing Apple Maps

For years, Apple has been doing everything in its power to make Apple Maps the app of choice for traveling iPhone owners. Unfortunately, it’s not always the most reliable companion, which is why Apple is putting the power to edit its service into the hands of small business owners. Apple Maps Connect allows businesses to add content directly into the mapping service free of charge straight from their browsers. More →

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iOS 8.0.1 and Apple Maps Issues

From Apple Maps to iOS 8.0.1: This might be the unluckiest Apple employee ever

By on September 26, 2014 at 12:54 PM.

From Apple Maps to iOS 8.0.1: This might be the unluckiest Apple employee ever

It’s likely hard to assign fault for a botched software update to one person in a company as big as Apple, but a Bloomberg report seems to indicate that one of the same people responsible for the flawed 2012 Apple Maps rollout is also involved with the iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked iPhone 6 models earlier this week. More →

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Apple Maps vs Google Maps

U.K. carrier says Apple Maps is crushing Google Maps in 4G and 3G traffic

By on August 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM.

U.K. carrier says Apple Maps is crushing Google Maps in 4G and 3G traffic

Despite the criticism and jokes it’s had to face, Apple Maps may be a hit product, U.K.’s main carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) has revealed in a recent press release detailing how its 4G LTE network is being used. More →

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Maps Apps Scenic Route

The coolest new maps feature we’ve seen in a long time isn’t from Google or Apple

By on July 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The coolest new maps feature we’ve seen in a long time isn’t from Google or Apple

The purpose of maps applications such as Google Maps or Apple Maps is to help users quickly find a point of interest and provide quick information, directions and navigating help to reach it. However, while maps apps always try to offer the quickest route to a destination, they don’t focus on also providing the most enjoyable experience possible, Wired reports. More →

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Apple Maps Vs. Google Maps

Apple comes up with another way to make sure its users never have to touch Google Maps again

By on July 8, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

Apple comes up with another way to make sure its users never have to touch Google Maps again

Apple really doesn’t like the fact that many of its own users seem to prefer using Google Maps to its own mapping service, which is why it’s figuring out new ways to make them less and less dependent on it.  More →

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Apple Maps Vs Google Maps

Apple is now releasing improvements for its iOS Maps app every single day

By on June 30, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Apple is now releasing improvements for its iOS Maps app every single day

When Apple first ousted Google Maps from its mobile devices and released its own mapping solution for iOS, it was something of a disaster. A beautiful disaster, at times, but a disaster nonetheless. So much so that Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the company’s terrible Maps app and Apple recommended several third-party alternatives. In the time since Apple’s mobile Maps app debuted, however, the company has devoted tremendous resources to improving it — and now a new report claims that Apple is pushing improvements to its Maps app every single day. More →

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iOS 8 Apple Maps Flyover City Tours

Everyone can try out the coolest Apple Maps feature on iOS 8

By on June 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Everyone can try out the coolest Apple Maps feature on iOS 8

Late last week, we covered a new feature that had been discovered in Apple Maps on iOS 8 — flyover city tours. It was previously thought that the feature could only be accessed through a series of debug menus, but 9to5Mac reader Stefan Kujit found that the flyover tours are actually accessible to anyone with iOS 8… just as long as you’re prepared to do a little bit of digging. More →

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iOS 8 Features: Apple Maps Flyover City Tours

Here’s one way Apple Maps is getting better than Google Maps

By on June 20, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Here’s one way Apple Maps is getting better than Google Maps

A hidden iOS 8 feature that Apple barely mentioned onstage during its WWDC 2014 keynote – flyover city tours – has been discovered in iOS 8 beta 2 by a developer who managed to access it using hidden debug menus, with Mac4Ever demoing this new Apple Maps feature in a short video. More →

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Apple Maps WWDC iOS 8

Apple Maps is still too much of a mess to even get mentioned at WWDC

By on June 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Apple Maps is still too much of a mess to even get mentioned at WWDC

If you were hoping that Apple would announce big improvements to its Maps application on iOS 8 last week, you came away sorely disappointed since Apple barely bothered to mention the oft ridiculed mapping application at all. Now TechCrunch’s sources inform us that there was a reason for that: Apple Maps is apparently still too much of a mess to even warrant a mention at Apple’s big developers conference. More →

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Apple Maps Vs. Google Maps

Apple Maps may finally be able to do something that Google Maps can’t

By on June 6, 2014 at 3:58 PM.

Apple Maps may finally be able to do something that Google Maps can’t

Other than possibly finding the Loch Ness monster, there aren’t many good reasons to use Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. However, a recent acquisition reported by TechCrunch might actually change that. According to TechCrunch’s sources, Apple has purchased Spotsetter, a social search application that could help Apple add some interesting new features to its oft-ridiculed Maps application on the iPhone. More →

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Apple indoor mapping patent

New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location

By on April 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

New Apple tech doesn’t need GPS to determine your location

Apple was awarded a patent on Tuesday for a technology that should allow for much more accurate indoor location detection and mapping, even in the absence of GPS. The new patent, which was picked up by Apple Insider, uses a combination of Wi-Fi access points, location databases and other data to determine proximity to what the patent called “presence areas.” It then analyzes various data such as Wi-Fi signal strength and building architecture to determine a more precise location. More →

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Worst Apple Maps Mistakes

Apple’s iOS Maps pushes woman to brink of madness

By on February 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

Apple’s iOS Maps pushes woman to brink of madness

Apple Maps has become famous for leading tourists into death traps in the Australian outback and for sending confused drivers directly onto airport runways. However, none of Apple Maps‘ assorted victims have suffered as much as Pennsylvania resident Judy Saltsburg, who has been dealing with skiers who keep mistakenly driving onto her property because Apple Maps tells them it’s the best way to get them to the local ski area. More →

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