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Apple Maps adds animated landmarks, Big Ben tells the time and London Eye rotates

Apple Maps adds animated landmarks, Big Ben tells the time and London Eye rotates

By 26 February 2015

Apple has added interactive, animated objects to its 3D maps in Apple Maps. Big Ben (the clock on Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament) now shows the time on all four clock faces in real time. In addition, the London Eye attraction now rotates... >>

Apple camera car spotted snapping in San Francisco: New Apple Maps incoming?

Apple camera car spotted snapping in San Francisco: New Apple Maps incoming?

By 4 February 2015

A large black car covered in cameras was spotted in San Francisco snapping photos and more. The car was registered to Apple. The minivan was spotted and photographed before being confirmed by The California Department of Motor Vehicles as registered to... >>

Apple's public transit feature revealed in patent, possibly for Maps

Apple's public transit feature revealed in patent, possibly for Maps

By 5 December 2014

Hey, public-transit commuters: it looks like Apple hasn't completely forgotten about you. Apple recently filed a patent application for something called "User Interface Tools for Commute Assistant". The patent outlines a public transit software feature... >>

Apple's WifiSLAM acquisition may lead to indoor mapping

Apple's WifiSLAM acquisition may lead to indoor mapping

By 26 March 2013

Apple has acquired indoor location - WifiSLAM for roughly $20 million, reports The Wall Street Journal. The acquisition comes at a time when the folks in Cupertino are working to improve their own mapping solution available on iOS. Apple has confirmed... >>

Google Maps for iPhone explored

Google Maps for iPhone explored

By 13 December 2012

It has been a long time coming, but Google Maps for iPhone has finally arrived. Promising to fix all of our directional woes, the new app brings turn-by-turn navigation, Street View and all of Google’s other mapping niceties back to the iPhone. It's... >>

Don't use Apple Maps, potentially life-threatening, says Australian Police force, but now fixed

Don't use Apple Maps, potentially life-threatening, says Australian Police force, but now fixed

By 11 December 2012

Australian police have warned motorists to use alternative map services on their iDevices because relying on Apple Maps could be dangerous. A number of people have been misdirected far from the beaten track when trying to drive to Mildura, Australia.... >>

Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on

Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on

By 14 November 2012

When Nokia announced that its "Here" branded mapping would be making its way to Apple's iOS we got rather excited. Could it be that Nokia had swooped in from seemingly nowhere to fix the Cupertino giant's iOS 6 Apple Map woes? Sort of. Well, no, not really.... >>

iPhone 5 issues such as Apple Maps-gate don't concern consumers, according to survey

iPhone 5 issues such as Apple Maps-gate don't concern consumers, according to survey

By 15 October 2012

A new independent survey claims consumers have been undeterred by issues concerning Apple Maps in their quest to purchase the iPhone 5. Although thousands of complaints were made on social networks and blogs, ChangeWave Research says: “Apple Maps... >>

Google Street View updates 250,000 miles of road and doubles number of special collections

Google Street View updates 250,000 miles of road and doubles number of special collections

By 11 October 2012

Google Street View has been upgraded, updating 250,000 miles of roads across the globe and doubling its number of special collections enabling users virtually to step inside more specific points of interest.  The update increases the number of places... >>

Developers warned Apple about its Maps app... before iOS 6 hit

Developers warned Apple about its Maps app... before iOS 6 hit

By 10 October 2012

It turns out Apple Maps-gate might not have been such a surprise after all, with several developers coming forward and claiming to have informed the Cupertino outfit of the issues that have blighted the launch of the Apple Maps app.  Since the arrival... >>