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OS X Mavericks Preview: Map Kit opens up the world to developers

Apple Maps are coming to Mavericks, as well all know. But Apple's Map Kit is almost as important, because it lets third-party developers tap into that data and technology.

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Apple acquires transit-navigation company, HopStop

Apple has reportedly bought HopStop, a New York based location company that provides real-time social transit navigation in 7 countries, for 700 transit agencies, on 20,000 lines, and 750,000 stops. According to Peter Borrows and Sarah Frier for Bloomberg:

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Maps coming to the desktop in OS X Mavericks

Apple has announced Maps for Mac as part of OS X Mavericks. A standalone desktop app, Maps includes street maps, 3D flyover and the ability to send your location to your iOS devices.

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Paris, France finally gets its Apple Maps Flyover

Apple's 3D Flyover support in Maps continues to roll out across the globe, and the latest major addition is that of the French capital, Paris. Prior, the only French city that was supported by Flyover was Lyon. The report initially emerged by way of Igen.fr, and indeed seems to be accurate.

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State of the Apple Maps improvements

Apple Maps launched with iOS 6, and complaints and general dissent launched precisely 1 second later. It wasn't unexpected but depending where you lived, it was painful. Apple apologized and said they'd work tirelessly to make it right. Today, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop summed up exactly where they've gotten.

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Apple reportedly in negotiations to add Foursquare data to iOS Maps

Apple is reportedly interested in adding data from the popular location-based check-in app, foursqure, to iOS Maps.

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Mildura Police warn drivers against relying on Apple iOS 6 maps

Police in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, have issued a warning to motorists, cautioning them against relying on Apple's new iOS 6 Maps. This comes after receiving distress calls from motorists who had become stranded in a national park after following iOS 6 maps directions.

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Google reportedly putting finishing touches on native iOS maps app, Eddy Cue going hands-on with iOS 6 maps

While many folks have started to notice iOS 6 Maps improving as of late, there is still plenty of customers out there who don't think Apple's new solution is anywhere nearly as good as the old, Google-powered one. If you're one of those, the lost and disillusioned, then good news. The long-rumored standalone Google Maps app may soon see the light of day (read: App Store).

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Eddy Cue, Apple's newly appointed head of everything services, gets profiled

Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, is now really, truly in change of everything data and ecommerce driven at Apple, thanks to the recent management shakeups. That includes Siri and iOS 6 Maps, both of which have received negative feedback during their respective launches. And that's in addition to his continuing role as head of the iTunes, iCloud, and App Stores.

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Despite some issues, demand for the iPhone 5 is at an all-time high

Despite problems with Maps and complaints about the new Lightning connector, there is increased demand for the iPhone 5 than the iPhone 4S this time last year, a new survey finds. Conducted by 451 Research and ChangeWave Research, the survey of 4,270 primarily North American consumers, the survey shows that despite the attention given to these issues by the press, they barely seem to concern customers. In all, 32% of those surveyed said that they were likely to get the iPhone 5, up from 22.5% for the 4S a year ago. Of those unlikely to buy the phone, 61% responded that their current phone was good enough.

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