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Apple mapping vehicles reportedly sighted in San Francisco area

A number of minivans have been spotted in the San Francisco area, and are believed to be from Apple. What makes these vehicles rather interesting is the equipment mounted on the racks, which appear to house cameras and LiDAR sensors (one on the front, another on the rear). It's reported that...
Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple has added a small treat for Maps users with careful eyes. People using the 3D Flyover feature found in Maps should notice that Apple has added animations to two London landmarks: the Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye. When viewing the Flyover tour of the London Eye, users will now...
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,...

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How to get directions to any contact with Maps

How to quickly get directions to any contact with Maps

Maps gives you numerous ways to get directions, including straight from your contacts. While you can always search for the places you want to go, if you have a personal or business address stored in your Contacts app, it's only ever a few taps away. There's no need to switch apps, and no need to...
How do I delete prior map destinations on my iPhone?

Here's how to delete your prior destination history in Maps

If you'd rather not risk your prior destination history getting snooped on in maps, you can easily clear it out. Whenever you search for a place in Apple's Maps app for iPhone or iPad, your search queries are saved. The next time you tap on the search field, you'll see all the locations and...
Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple has added a small treat for Maps users with careful eyes. People using the 3D Flyover feature found in Maps should notice that Apple has added animations to two London landmarks: the Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye. When viewing the Flyover tour of the London Eye, users will now...
GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

Apple has added a couple of new data partners to Maps. GasBuddy and GreatSchools are both now present in the Maps Acknowledgements site. However, data from either company has yet to appear in Apple's Maps application. GasBuddy lets people post and find gasoline prices in their area. From...
Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple adds Maps Flyover support for Venice, Edinburgh and 7 more cities

Apple has added nine new cities to its list of locations that support the 3D Flyover imagery included as part of its iOS Maps app. The new additions bring the total number of cities that use the Flyover imagery to 121 locations around the world. The list of new cities that have Flyover...
Apple's Maps Connect may soon expand to French and German-speaking countries

Apple's Maps Connect may soon expand to French and German-speaking countries

Apple may soon expand Maps Connect, a tool which allows small business owners to create listings on Apple Maps, to a couple of more countries. After the service experienced some downtime earlier today, users were presented with new language options for French and German when it came back up,...
Apple Mapping Vehicle

Apple mapping vehicles reportedly sighted in San Francisco area

A number of minivans have been spotted in the San Francisco area, and are believed to be from Apple. What makes these vehicles rather interesting is the equipment mounted on the racks, which appear to house cameras and LiDAR sensors (one on the front, another on the rear). It's reported that...
Get travel time for frequent destinations on your iPhone

Get travel time for frequent destinations on your iPhone

I don't drive around Boston a whole lot — the perks of working from home and living in a fairly walkable city — but when I do, it's often to specific locations: my roller derby league's practice space, "Fort Independence," for example, or my boyfriend's house. Apple provides an easy way to add...
How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone

How to quickly get directions to any address on your iPhone

Apple's taken a bunch of steps in the past few years to make it easier to find directions for any given address, including data detectors that intelligently make addresses tappable in Messages, Maps search suggestions in Safari, and more. But the system isn't perfect, and I often find myself...
Apple's Maps Connect tool for small businesses expands to more countries

Apple's Maps Connect tool for small businesses expands to more countries

Apple has expanded its Maps Connect web tool beyond the United States. The tool, which helps small business manage their listing on Apple Maps, is now available in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. In order to use Maps Connect, go to the Connect website and sign in with...

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