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On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

While the sheer quantity and quality of announcements made at WWDC 2014 was enough to stun a bevy of bloggers, there were some anticipated announcements that didn't materialize, things like updates to Maps and Music. So what's happening with these key apps in iOS 8? Unless and until we hear from...
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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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...
Apple Maps in iOS 8: Explained

Apple Maps in iOS 8: Explained

There were a lot of hopes and rumors leading up to WWDC 2014 about improvements and enhancements to Apple's Maps in iOS 8. So now that the keynote has come and gone and the dust has settled, how are Maps doing and, more importantly, where are they taking us? Previously on Maps... The original...
On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

While the sheer quantity and quality of announcements made at WWDC 2014 was enough to stun a bevy of bloggers, there were some anticipated announcements that didn't materialize, things like updates to Maps and Music. So what's happening with these key apps in iOS 8? Unless and until we hear from...
How to get directions to a movie theater with Siri

How to get directions to the movie theater with Siri

No matter where you are, you can almost always find one thing, and that's movie theaters. Perhaps you're traveling or on vacation and decide you want to catch a movie. Once you find one you like, you'll probably need to figure out how to get to the theater. Luckily, Siri can not only help you...
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Why Apple Maps lead me to a meltdown in Central London

There are rumors that iOS 8 will be addressing a lot of lingering concerns over the reliability and usefulness of Apple's Maps. I very much hope so. Because I bring to you this Monday a tale of woe. A tale of using Apple Maps navigation, Central London and lots and lots of swearing. This is the...

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