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How You Can Improve Your Favourite Maps App so it Doesn’t Suck

The mapping app on your phone isn’t always as reliable as you might hope, and despite all the advances in AI and street photography, Apple Maps and Google Maps can still benefit from some human editing. Here’s how to make your favourite maps app better for you, and everyone else who uses it. Read More >>

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Apple Maps Was Broken for Hours??

Earlier today Apple Maps was unusable for hours, apparently. Read More >>

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10 Tips for Making Journeys Faster with Google Maps and Apple Maps

It’s no exaggeration to say map apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps have transformed the way we get from A to B, replacing paper maps, guesswork, and friendly strangers with the power of our smartphones. But if you’re using these apps in default mode, you may not be getting to your destination as quickly as possible—here are some tips to change that. Read More >>

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Apple’s Latest Desperate Attempt to Catch Google Maps Sounds Especially Ridiculous

Apple is going to try and close the gap between its mapping application, Apple Maps, and Google Maps by deploying a fleet of drones to scan streets, according to Bloomberg. Details are sparse, but what we do know sounds absurd. Read More >>

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How to Make Apple Maps Not Terrible

One of the less noticeable changes ushered in with iOS 10 was the introduction of extensions for Apple Maps. Just like the Photos extensions, it lets apps get their hooks deeper into Apple Maps and appear as options that look like integrated parts of the app. Here are the best ones you can use so far. Read More >>

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Apple Maps is Now More Popular on iPhones Than Google Maps

Don't call it a comeback. Well, actually, do. According to a new report from the Associated Press, the much-maligned Apple Maps is now more popular than Google Maps on iPhones. Read More >>

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FINALLY Apple Maps Adds Transport Directions

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—well, those of us who prefer not to drive. Apple finally acknowledges that a huge portion of its audience rides buses and trains by adding transport directions to Maps. Let’s hope they actually work. Read More >>

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Could We Soon be Using Apple Maps on Android & Windows?

An intriguing job listing suggests that Apple could be planning to roll out Apple Maps further, taking it to the web. Read More >>

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iOS 9 Could Include Apple Transit Data for Public Transport in Maps

It's been a long, hard road to relevance for Apple Maps. Introduced back in 2012 to wide criticism, it's been slowly improving ever since, but still struggles to match the might of Google's mapping data. An iOS 9 update however may bring with it much-needed public transport data. Enough to get you to ditch Google Maps? Read More >>

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Apple’s Mapping Update Will Let You Get Lost Indoors Too

Though it's been slowly improving its Maps application, Apple's cartography attempts haven't exactly filled us with confidence on its ability to direct people around the world. Will it nail indoor directions perhaps? Read More >>

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Apple Maps “Flyover City Tours” May Get You Using Apple Maps in iOS 8

iOS betas are always full of surprises, and the latest revelation in iOS 8 may make you open Apple Maps for the first time in ages. Uncovered by Apple developer Pierre Blazquez, Apple Maps has an upcoming feature called "Flyover City Maps" that gives you a bird's-eye view of landmarks in major metropolitan cities around the world. Read More >>

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Report: iOS 8 is All About Making Maps Better

Everybody knows what a disaster Apple Maps are. Well, to borrow one former Gizmodo writer's words, they're "an apocalyptic horror show." They have gotten better since the initial disaster. Regardless, it's no surprise to hear reports that the next version of iOS all about making Apple Maps even better. Read More >>

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Adding More Layers is Apple’s Patent-Suggested Plan For Fixing Maps

It's slowly getting better, but try as it might, Apple just can't top Google's Maps service when it comes to digital cartography  That's not to say it isn't still keeping up the chase though -- a newly uncovered patent points towards a raft of new features Apple has planned for the troubled service. Read More >>

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iOS 7 Review: Pretty Is as Pretty Does

There's little question that iOS 7 is the most transformative update to iOS in its six-year history. It’s not just about the flat design. The first time I laid hands on the new operating system, I felt like I had a new phone, one that looked prettier and, more importantly, felt more useful. Read More >>

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Apple Gobbled Up a Location Data Startup to Cure Its Map Monster

It had a rough start, but Apple Maps has come a long way from what it was at launch. And the push isn't over. Apple just picked up a little startup called "Locationary" that specialises in hyperlocal results; you can bet that'll trickle down into Apple Maps soon. Read More >>