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New maps reveal lost continent of Zealandia

June 25th, 2020

Scientists studying the lost continent of Zealandia have produced a series of detailed maps that show the continent sitting beneath the ocean surface.  Zealandia is a huge underwater landmass beneath present-day New Zealand. The continent, if it were above sea level, would multiply the size of New Zealand several times over. There’s a continent you’ve …

Apple Maps down best alternatives Google Maps

Apple Maps is more broken than usual

June 15th, 2018

Apple Maps has a reputation for being “broken,” in the sense that it will send you to a place far from where you want to go. But starting early this morning, Apple Maps has been broken in the sense that it isn’t working at all. The service appears to be completely down, and loading directions …

Apple Maps Vs Google Maps

Apple Maps may finally start giving Google a run for its money

September 21st, 2015

The launch of Apple Maps was famously plagued by a number of frustrating bugs, including inaccurate mapping directions, Salvador Dali-esque satellite photos, and completely misplaced landmarks. As a personal example which highlights Apple Maps’ quirky early behavior, I remember once instance where I used Apple Maps en route to a wedding only to wind up in a school …

International Borders

14 Photos Of The Coolest International Borders In The World

June 22nd, 2015

When we think of international borders between countries, we often tend to think of either secured checkpoints or, perhaps, unremarkable, isolated, and imaginary dividers between two pieces of land. Some borders, though, are truly fascinating and downright cool. Listed below are some of the more interesting international borders on the planet.

Google Maps Engine

The amazing algorithm behind Google Maps and Apple Maps

March 25th, 2015

Even before the advent of Google Maps, folks were using programs like MapQuest to print up directions and figure out the shortest route between any two locations. While it’s easy to take mapping apps for granted these days, there’s some interesting mathematical algorithms at work behind the scenes that make it all possible. Not many …

Apple Maps Disaster

Apple Maps sends errant drivers onto airport runway

September 25th, 2013

Ever since kicking Google Maps to the curb as its default mapping app, Apple has been doing everything it can to create a capable replacement, with less-than-stellar results so far. Although things have been quiet on the Apple Maps disaster front for a few months, it was only a matter of time until it did …

Apple iOS Maps Criticism

Australian authorities slam Apple’s iOS Maps again for putting users in danger

February 13th, 2013

Police in Australia slammed Apple’s (AAPL) iOS Maps application late last year when it guided motorists to the middle of a massive national park and left them for dead. They called the inaccuracies in Apple’s mapping app “a potentially life threatening issue” and advised motorists to avoid using the iPhone app completely. Though some progress …

Goole Maps for iOS

Google Maps finally comes to iOS. Again. [updated]

December 12th, 2012

Apple has had quite a bumpy car ride so far with its mapping product. That all ends in just a couple hours, however, because late Wednesday evening Google is planning on bringing Maps back to iOS with the release of the company’s own software. AllThingsD is reporting that Google’s app will be available for download in the App Store shortly, …