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Nokia says they are giving iOS mapping another try

Nokia had a pretty bad experience with its Here Maps on iOS late in 2012. I reviewed the app back then and found it wanting in almost every way. Now the company tells the Wall Street Journal it's ready to try again with a new, improved navigation app for iOS. The app will come from the part of...

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Moovit for iPhone wants to fill the gap in transit information Apple has left

Moovit (free) is a transit app for trip planning, live arrival info, schedules, maps, service alerts and more. It supports more than 50 cities in the US and many major cities around the world. The app covers busses, trains and Metro Subways. The app can use GPS to determine your current location,...

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Apple has no shame in pushing back product deadlines

Former Apple User Experience designer and evangelist Mark Kawano recently penned an interesting piece for Inc. detailing some of the lessons he learned during his 6+ year stint at Apple. Given Apple's reputation for avoiding vaporware like the plague and only releasing finished and polished...

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Maps.Me is temporarily free, so grab it while you can

I took a look at the Maps.me app earlier this year and found it a good deal at 5 bucks, but today the app is free. Why would anyone need another maps app when they already have Apple and Google Maps? The main reason is that both Apple and Google map apps need an internet connection. Yes, some map...

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Former Navteq executive Torsten Krenz joins Apple's mapping team

9to5Mac reports that Apple this month hired Torsten Krenz to join the company's mapping team. Though not a household name, Krenz brings a considerable and impressive amount of mapping expertise to the table. Previously, Krenz served as an executive at Navteq, a Chicago-based company which provided...

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Wayper is a nice planning and navigation app but it's not good for drivers

Wayper (free today only, then US$1.99) is a map app designed to avoid data charges by letting you download detailed maps of 27 cities worldwide. In the U.S., that includes New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 8, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Senior Maps engineer at Apple to leave for Uber

According to a report from Jessica Lessin of The Information, longtime senior engineering manager Chris Blumenberg will be leaving Apple to take on a position with Uber, the increasingly popular ride-sharing service. Over the past six years, Blumenberg, according to his Linkedin profile, led...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 30, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 19, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Developer uncovers Maps "Flyover city tours" in iOS 8 beta

Without question, the best slide from every WWDC keynote is the one that lists out all the upcoming iOS features that couldn't be addressed individually. If you look closely at the slide above, you'll see that one such feature is called "Flyover city tours." While the feature isn't yet overtly...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for June 9, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Apple stock split, an acquisition, missing Maps, and more news for June 9, 2014

A mixed bag of news for this Monday. Apple's stock split took place and the company acquires a social search engine company, but internal issues seem to have kept Maps from gaining new features prior to last week's iOS 8 announcement. Lucky you! Every share of Apple stock you own just became...

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iPhone 101: Always show walking directions in iOS Maps

Occasionally, I will travel to Boston, where it is much easier to get around by foot than by car. Apple's default Maps application will provide you with walking directions, but you have to switch from the default driving directions to walking directions by tapping the "walking person" icon in the...

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The Onion: Apple to re-arrange earth to match Maps app

Now this is just funny. A hilarious video from The Onion states that Apple will respond to errors in its Maps app by rearranging the earth and its physical laws so that they match. Tim Cook is "quoted" in the parody as saying, "Apple is committed to making the best user experience possible. That's...

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