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Apple poaches Nokia HERE executive to patch its Maps ahead of iOS 8 debut

Apple poaches Nokia HERE executive to patch its Maps ahead of iOS 8 debut

Following criticism over the inaccuracies of its Maps application when it initially launched, Apple is making strides in addressing complaints. In its latest move ahead of the launch of iOS 8 to consumers, the iPhone-maker has poached away Nokia HERE executive Torsten Krenz to help fix Apple Maps...
How to find your way home with Siri

How to find your way home with Siri

In an area you aren't familiar with and just want your iPhone or iPad to get you home safely? Luckily, Siri can help you do just that with help from the built-in Maps app. All you have to do is ask! How to get directions back home with Siri and Maps Press and hold the Home button to launch...

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iCloud website switches to Apple Maps for Find My iPhone

iCloud website switches to Apple Maps for Find My iPhone

Apple appears to have ended their use of Google Maps in Find My iPhone on the iCloud website, switching over to Apple Maps product. The change was rolled out briefly to iCloud.com beta users earlier this year, but has now found its way to the public site. The change brings new cartography,...
Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple adds nine new Flyover locations to Maps, expands Siri movie listings to 6 new countries

Apple has been hard at work to provide behind-the-scenes enhancements to its Maps app and the Siri personal assistant service. With the enhancements, Maps now gains Flyover imagery and data for nine new locations while Siri expands her knowledge of movie show times and listings to 6 new countries...
Best turn-by-turn navigation apps for iPhone

Best turn-by-turn navigation apps for iPhone

Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you navigate the roads and highways? Whether you want turn-by-turn driving or walking directions, or public transit, the App Store has several excellent alternatives to choose from. Depending on where you live, however, one may be much better for you than...
Maps Connect puts local businesses on the map

Maps Connect puts local businesses on the map

Apple had launched a new web tool called Maps Connect that allows local businesses to manage their listings on Apple Maps. Companies can provide additional information about their businesses, such as their email address or phone number. Any updates made should take about a week to show up on...
Apple poaches Nokia HERE executive to patch its Maps ahead of iOS 8 debut

Apple poaches Nokia HERE executive to patch its Maps ahead of iOS 8 debut

Following criticism over the inaccuracies of its Maps application when it initially launched, Apple is making strides in addressing complaints. In its latest move ahead of the launch of iOS 8 to consumers, the iPhone-maker has poached away Nokia HERE executive Torsten Krenz to help fix Apple Maps...
Apple Maps dominates mapping traffic on EE

Apple Maps dominates mapping traffic on EE

UK carrier EE's latest "Mobile Living Index" shows that Apple Maps now dominates 4G mapping traffic on the carrier. Apple Maps represents 70% of 4G mapping data on EE, ahead of Google Maps, which holds 25% of traffic. Additionally, Maps also holds a majority of traffic over the carrier's 3G...
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Apple's Maps team reportedly contacting businesses to verify user-submitted data

Apple is reportedly reaching out to businesses to verify address data that has been marked as incorrect in the Maps app's "Report a Problem" feature. According to a post on Reddit: A 408 number called me from Apple Maps and let me know that a user reported my business address as incorrect....
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Senior Apple Maps engineer drives off to Uber

Uber, the car service that's irritating taxi companies everywhere, has poached a senior Apple engineer who was a lead on Apple Maps. Chris Blumenberg had been with Apple since 2000, starting as a developer liaison with Microsoft in building Internet Explorer and Office for Mac OS X. More recently...
How to find your way home with Siri

How to find your way home with Siri

In an area you aren't familiar with and just want your iPhone or iPad to get you home safely? Luckily, Siri can help you do just that with help from the built-in Maps app. All you have to do is ask! How to get directions back home with Siri and Maps Press and hold the Home button to launch...
How to find a local business or restaurant with Siri

How to find a local business or restaurant with Siri

Want to check out that fancy new restaurant your colleague recommended? Traveling and want to check out an awesome store a friend recommended to you but don't know where it's at? Regardless what you need to find, the Maps app and Siri can help you find whatever you need faster than ever! How...

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