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Although Nokia is no longer in the smartphone game, it has remained committed to its other businesses. One of those is its mapping division, which almost six months ago debuted a new Android app capable of giving Google Maps a run for its money. At the same time, Nokia teased the launch of a compl...

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Already a big deal on Windows Phone and soon to make its way to Android via Samsung, Nokia's kept quiet over whether HERE Maps will ever make a return to Apple devices. More than eight months after it pulled the original HERE Maps app from the App Store, citing iOS 7 compatibility issues that "har...

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9to5Mac reports that Apple this month hired Torsten Krenz to join the company's mapping team. Though not a household name, Krenz brings a considerable and impressive amount of mapping expertise to the table. Previously, Krenz served as an executive at Navteq, a Chicago-based company which provided...

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After relying on Google Maps for five years, Apple launched its own Maps app in September of 2012 to joyful fanfare that quickly changed to befuddled confusion. The app's maps were buggy, sometimes directing you to drive across bodies of water to get where you wanted to go. It was bad enough that ...

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Now this is just funny. A hilarious video from The Onion states that Apple will respond to errors in its Maps app by rearranging the earth and its physical laws so that they match. Tim Cook is "quoted" in the parody as saying, "Apple is committed to making the best user experience possible. That's...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of ...

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Here's your AM roundup of Apple news. This time around it's Apple vs. Samsung (again), iBeacon goes to Coachella and improving Apple Maps. Apple has laid out its claim against Samsung, and it's a whopper. The Cupertino company is after US$2.2 billion in damages. The President of Quantitative Econom...

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iOS ships with a basic compass that you can use to find your basic heading when driving or hiking. It's not as robust as some third-party orienteering apps, but it will work in a pinch when these other apps are not available. When you launch the compass, you may be required to calibrate it by til...

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If you need to tell someone where you are located and they are not familiar with local landmarks, you don't have to fuss with a third-party app. There's an easy way to share your coordinates using Apple's built-in Maps application. Here's how: Open up Apple Maps on your iOS device. Select the ...

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Despite a launch that was misdirecting drivers, moving Australian towns and otherwise making people quite unhappy, the Apple Maps app appears to be not only getting over its initial issues, but also gaining a tremendous amount of market share -- at the expense of Google Maps. 9to5Mac's Ben Lovejo...

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Apple is looking to beef up its Maps and location services by acquiring location data company Locationary. The Canadian startup uses crowdsourcing to create a database with up-to-date location data and local business information. Apple spokesperson Steve Dowling confirmed the acquisition to AllThi...

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There seems to be no end to the grievances when it comes to Australia and the inaccuracy of Apple's mapping information. Case in point: The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia's Country Fire Authority (CFA) is claiming Apple Maps is responsible for creating "potentially dangerous situa...

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The public furor about Apple Maps may have died down, but Apple hasn't forgotten about the much-maligned product. According to a report in AppleBitch, the Cupertino company is looking to fill several Software Engineer positions on its Maps development team. The open positions includes spots o...

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A years-old prank by Afghan university students has made its way into Apple Maps. The Wall Street Journal's Kabul bureau chief Yaroslav Trofimov was browsing Kabul in Apple's Maps app when he noticed something odd. It showed a street not far from him called "Bad Monkey." Another street had th...

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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Of the plethora of iOS navigation apps, probably none is more unique than Waze. The free app uses group-sourced information about points of interest and traffic to make navigating fun. If you've ever tried the app, you know that you can actually turn driving into a game as you motor around town...

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Now that Google Maps is back on the iPhone, users have plenty of map choices to use. While I prefer Google Maps by a long shot, there are (amazingly) some who like Apple Maps better. Their primary reason: Apple Maps's systemwide integration into iOS. However, a legitimate gripe about Apple Ma...

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Apple's launch of iOS was marred by the controversy surrounding its Maps application. The situation was so bad that many people held off on updating to iOS 6 until Google Maps was restored to iOS, says a report by mobile ad exchange company MoPub. MoPub tracks 12,000 mobile apps and noticed a b...

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As the shortcomings of Apple Maps became more apparent, a vocal sect of iPhone owners refused to update to the new version of iOS. So, when Google Maps popped up in the App Store today, all those remaining holdouts finally jumped on board, right? Well, not quite. As TechCrunch reports, mobile ad n...

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