Apple Maps

  • Cathy Edwards, Co-Founder Of Chomp, Is Leaving Apple On April 11

    Cathy Edwards, Co-Founder Of Chomp, Is Leaving Apple On April 11

    A notable personnel departure is coming up in Cupertino: Cathy Edwards, the co-founder and CTO of app search and discovery platform Chomp, is leaving Apple on April 11, TechCrunch has learned. Apple, if you recall, acquired Chomp in February 2012 for $50 million, kickstarting a long-term revamp of how users search for and discover apps in the iOS App Store and elsewhere in the Apple… Read More

  • Don’t Expect To Use Google Maps With Apple CarPlay

    Don’t Expect To Use Google Maps With Apple CarPlay

    Hopefully iPhone owners have gotten used to Apple Maps by now because it’s likely going to be the only mapping solution available through CarPlay. Apple just released a preview page for its forthcoming iOS vehicle integration. Called CarPlay, the system brings the iPhone’s core functionally to cars. Connect an iPhone 5 or later device through a Lightning cable, and the… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

    Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

    A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned. I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world when it’s released, as ever. It won’t be as customizable – no Swype, no… Read More

  • The Simple Trick To Use Google Maps With Siri

    The Simple Trick To Use Google Maps With Siri

    For all her faults, Siri is a useful companion. Sometimes. But she defaults to Apple Maps. Thankfully it’s rather simple to trick Siri into giving you directions with Google Maps instead. No jailbreak required. As shown in the video above, instead of saying, “Take me to the nearest Best Buy,” tell Siri “Take me to the nearest Best Buy via transit.” Those two… Read More

  • Australian Police Warn Against Apple Maps, Citing “Potentially Life Threatening” Misdirection

    Australian Police Warn Against Apple Maps, Citing “Potentially Life Threatening” Misdirection

    Police in Victoria have urged motorists to avoid the use of Apple Maps, warning that faulty directions on the much-criticized app has left motorists stranded in the Australian outback for up to 24 hours without food or water. Read More

  • Report: Google Maps For iOS Will Be Ready By End Of Year, But Google Isn’t Sure Apple Will Approve It

    Report: Google Maps For iOS Will Be Ready By End Of Year, But Google Isn’t Sure Apple Will Approve It

    The Apple Maps controversy cooled down over the last few weeks (though it got a bit of a replay when Scott Forstall’s exit/ouster from Apple was announced last week), but one question still remains: when will Google launch its native Google Maps app for iOS? According to a new report in the The Guardian, Google plans to have the app finished by the end of the year – something we… Read More

  • Consumer Reports: iOS 6 Maps “Competent Enough”, iPhone 5 Ranked A Top Smartphone

    Consumer Reports: iOS 6 Maps “Competent Enough”, iPhone 5 Ranked A Top Smartphone

    It’s official: the iOS 6 Mapgate saga is not another antennagate. Consumer Reports — which famously said it could not recommend the iPhone 4 because of reception problems caused by the phone’s wrap-around antenna design — has concluded its assessment of Apple’s latest iPhone, naming the iPhone 5 the best iPhone yet, and ranking it “among the best smart phones… Read More

  • Report: Street View Is Coming To The Google Maps Web App Tomorrow

    Report: Street View Is Coming To The Google Maps Web App Tomorrow

    As the fallout from Apple’s decision to launch its own mapping app for iOS continues, Google is clearly trying to turn Apple’s problems into an opportunity for itself. Without a native Google Maps for iOS app, however, Google’s only way onto the iPhone is as a web app. For the most part, the mobile version of Google Maps can easily rival the old Apple Maps app, but the… Read More

  • 5 Big Map App Issues Apple Must Solve

    5 Big Map App Issues Apple Must Solve

    Editor’s note: Grant Ritchie is the CEO and founder of Locationary, which created the Saturn management and exchange platform for local business profiles and POI data. Follow Locationary here. The Apple iPhone 5 has been quite a story for a while with many “firsts”: the fastest hardware, the most first-week sales, and so on. The device is also now famous for what it… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Platformicide

    Gillmor Gang: Platformicide

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — watched in amazement as Twitter made good on its promise to hobble the core of its viral power adopter developers and users. By shutting down third-party clients to focus monetization on its core clients and the Web, Twitter leaves itself exposed to its challengers for control of the… Read More

  • Apple’s Maps Is A Black Eye, Nothing More

    Apple’s Maps Is A Black Eye, Nothing More

    Editor’s Note: Jim Dalrymple is a former Editor at Large at Macworld, and contributing expert on Apple-related topics on CNN, Fox, CBS and ABC. You can follow Jim on Twitter at@jdalrymple, and on his blog The Loop. With the release of iOS 6 last week, Apple introduced a brand new version of Maps, the company’s new turn-by-turn mapping application that replaced Google’s… Read More

  • Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive Alternatives

    Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive Alternatives

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an open letter on Apple’s website, finally apologizing for the Maps drama that’s been unfolding over the past few weeks with the introduction of iOS 6. In the letter, Cook states that he is “extremely sorry for the frustration” and that the company “fell short on the commitment” of bringing world-class products to customers. Read More

  • Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

    Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

    Remember that one time you downloaded iOS 6? You were so excited about features like Panorama and… well, Maps. There was nothing else to be all that excited about, at least from a Christmas-morning, I-can’t-wait-to-play point of view. And then, you opened up Apple Maps to find that your childhood home didn’t really look like your childhood home at all, but a flat, f&#(ked… Read More

  • How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On The Web?

    How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On The Web?

    Yes, Apple Maps redirect to Google Maps on desktop, Android and any non-iOS 6 phones when you share your location. Womp. Obviously this is happening because there’s no hub for Apple Maps on the web, but still, the absurdity of this loop is exemplary of how ill-thought out this whole Maps switch was. Read More

  • Google Launches Cross-Platform Search And Directions Sync For Google Maps

    Google Launches Cross-Platform Search And Directions Sync For Google Maps

    Apple is launching iOS 6 today and one of the changes that will likely spark a lot of discussion is the new Maps app that does away with Google Maps and replaces it with Apple’s own (and by most accounts inferior) mapping solution. Google, of course, isn’t sitting still, and as the New York Times reports, Google Maps for Android is set to get an update later today that will… Read More

  • Confirmed: Waze And Others Contributing To Apple’s iOS 6 Maps’ Crowd Sourced Traffic Data

    Confirmed: Waze And Others Contributing To Apple’s iOS 6 Maps’ Crowd Sourced Traffic Data

    Shortly after yesterday’s Apple WWDC keynote there was plenty of chatter amongst the pundits, journalists and developers about which apps Apple had screwed over with iOS 6. In particular is the turn-by-turn map services now baked into iOS 6, a move that removes Google Maps from the core OS altogether. Waze, which launched back in 2009, offers free crowd-sourced map data for traffic… Read More