Tag: Apple Maps

Apple Is Completely Overhauling Maps App Using Its Own Data

Apple Maps is in for a big overhaul. Apple is rolling out new Maps data for those enrolled in the iOS 12 Beta program, which will eventually reach all iOS versions.

Apple June 30, 2018

It's Not Just You: Apple Maps Is Down For Everyone Across All Platforms [Update: Resolved]

Apple has confirmed that Apple Maps is down for everyone worldwide, on all platforms. The company is working on the issue and should come up with a fix soon enough.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Apple Taps Freelancers To Help Improve Accuracy Of Apple Maps: Can It Catch Up To Google Maps?

In France, Apple has turned to freelancers to help improve the accuracy of Apple Maps. Apple is looking to make the mapping service a better competitor to Google Maps, and now has both drones and humans working for the cause.

Apple June 3, 2017

Apple Drones For Apple Maps To Improve Services And Challenge Google Maps: iOS Indoor Mapping Also In The Cards

Apple has been tirelessly working on improving its Maps and it reportedly has big plans for the future. The company plans to use drones to infuse Apple Maps with a range of fresh data to challenge Google Maps, and some indoor mapping is reportedly in the cards as well.

Apple December 1, 2016

Apple Maps Now Supports Amtrak Routes In Northwest, Midwest, South And West Of US

The Apple Maps app got interesting new features with the release of iOS 10, but a recent update that adds additional support for Amtrak routes is also capturing attention. These new routes are going to be handy when traveling throughout the United States and some areas in Canada.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 4, 2016

Apple Bets More On India With Hyderabad Maps Development Office

Apple announced plans to open a new office in Hyderabad, India, which will focus on Maps development. The venture will create up to 4,000 jobs, according to the company.

Apple May 19, 2016

Apple Maps, Siri Now Handle 'Abortion' Search Issue Like They Should, 4 Years Later: Here's The Deal

Apple is found to be working on a glitch found on its Apple Maps algorithm. Users who now perform a search for ‘abortion’ through Siri and Apple Maps are redirected to a more comprehensive list of facilities and other clinics that offer the service.

Internet January 31, 2016

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Should Google Or Apple Take Over Your Dashboard?

Apple and Google took their rivalry to the smart car industry with the release of the CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration systems. Here is a quick rundown of the specs and features of the two systems to help you choose the one that suits your needs.

FUTURE TECH January 5, 2016

Apple Maps Now More Popular Than Google Maps For iOS Users, Processes 5 Billion Requests Every Week

Apple Maps has been gaining patronage from iOS users, that it has now overtaken Google Maps. Currently, the app fields more than five billion data requests each week.

Apps/Software December 9, 2015

There’s A Map In Your iPhone’s Settings Menu That Tracks Your Every Move: Here’s How To Disable It

iPhones have maps buried deep within them, and they're tracking users' data, plotting every location. They record how long, how often and when users go to places.

Apps/Software November 15, 2015

Apple Map iOS Update Includes Amtrak Routes For The Train Travelers Among Us

Apple Maps has added Amtrak routes to their transit repertoire, featuring lines from as far west as the Windy City to as far north as Toronto.

Apps/Software October 20, 2015

HERE Maps Can Do Something That Google Maps And Apple Maps Can't, And It's Really Helpful

HERE Maps has a handy feature that gives it an advantage over rival maps. It will let users get access to the turn-by-turn navigation feature even offline, negating the need of an Internet connection to use the feature.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 12, 2015

Apple Adds 3D Flyover For Cities, Towns And Castles In Maps

Apple has once again updated Apple Maps to add 3D Flyover to a number of new cities and towns. The feature essentially allows users to fly over areas to see local landmarks and views.

Apps/Software September 29, 2015

iOS 9 Apple Maps 3D Flyover Adds New Cities, Castles And Countries

Apple has expanded the coverage of its 3D Flyover feature in Apple Maps on iOS 9, adding more cities, castles and countries across the world. Important metropolitan cities and popular tourist destinations such as Paris, New York or London, meanwhile, get Apple Maps 3D Flyover guided tours.

Apps/Software September 29, 2015

Apple Confirms Apple Vehicles Collecting Data To Improve Apple Maps

Apple confirms that it is sending cars out on the streets of the U.K., Ireland and the U.S. to gather data that will be used to enhance its Maps service.

Apps/Software June 10, 2015

Apple Buys GPS Startup Coherent Navigation To Bolster Its Mapping Services

Apple Maps is about to become more accurate. Apple just bought iGPS startup Coherent Navigation.

Business May 18, 2015

Mystery Vehicle Spotted in the Bay Area: Apple Driverless Car In Development Or Just Mapping Project?

Technology analyst Rob Enderle believes Apple is working on its own self-driving car. Could Cupertino truly be veering off its well-trodden path?

FUTURE TECH February 4, 2015

Apple rolls out Maps Connect, allows local businesses to directly add information

Apple has launched the Maps Connect service. The portal will allow local business owners to add or edit their business listings on Apple Maps.

Apps/Software October 22, 2014

Google Maps update may have Yelp yelping 'foul' once again

Google Maps steps up its efforts to plot out localized data. New features in the latest version of Google Maps for iOS seem similar to Yelp's formula.

Apps/Software July 14, 2014

Transportation Department wants to regulate navigation apps and aids to arrest distracted driving

The Transportation Department is moving swiftly to regulate navigation apps to put them on the same level of scrutiny as navigational software built inside vehicles.

Apps/Software June 18, 2014

Uh-oh. US DOT now wants to regulate navigation apps

The U.S. Department of Transportation seeks to pass a bill that would allow it to regulate navigation apps. The bill would subject smartphone apps to the same scrutiny as built-in navigation systems.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 18, 2014

U.S. transportation authorities eyeing regulation of navigation apps

The NHTSA wants its say on the use of Google and Apple’s Maps while driving, saying navigation apps are an extension of the navigation systems already regulated by the transportation department.

Apps/Software June 17, 2014

With Spotsetter, Apple Maps may finally get to beat Google Maps: Here's why

Apple is working hard to improve its mapping app and it might just find the very thing that might help Maps compete better with Google's own offering.

Apps/Software June 10, 2014

Apple can't still find directions for its Maps app

Apple did not release major news at the recently concluded WWDC on its Maps app. This was surprising, as a March report detailed many planned improvements for Apple Maps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2014

Now here's something Apple Maps is good at: Spotting Loch Ness Monster

Apple Maps can be unreliable in many ways, but when it comes to spotting legendary creatures, it's ahead of the game.

Apps/Software April 22, 2014

Apple hires on Amazon guru to shore up search features in Apple Store, iTunes and its Maps service

Benoit Dupin, former VP of search at Amazon A9, is now a director at Apple.

Business April 9, 2014

'Job'less Scott Forstall is now startup consultant-cum-philanthropist: Report

Wondering what's Scott Forstall, former iOS chief at Apple is up to these days?

Business December 10, 2013

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