...platform integration efforts which are primarily aimed at boxing out competitors...
Also, is the speculation that Google won't release a maps app really justified?
Not only does Voice Search have the potential to outshine Siri on Apple's own grounds
Who the fuck updates their OS on day one? You've got to be kidding me. NEVER update an OS the day it comes out, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S A .0 RELEASE. Jesus fuck.,
People talk like linux is a complete POS now. It used to be the greatest and now people consider it barely usable despite the massive strides they made since people first conceived the idea of "linux on the desktop".
Guys who spent the last 15 years working on Linux software are going around writing articles about how Linux is the worst thing ever made. Practically challenging Linus to a duel.
If I remember correctly, when Google announced their version of 3D buildings, they demonstrated it on an iPad, and said something about it being released for iOS.
Oh man, for all of you threatening to switch to android, you'll be in for a treat. Unlike Apple, which releases OS updates and then you can install them, you'll never have this problem on android. Unless you purchase an official Google device you can rest easy knowing that you'll never get an OS update that'll change things. Emphasis on you'll never get an OS update.
Found the fix! Super easy. In the wireless network settings all I had to do was make sure Auto-Join was set to ON for the wifi network in the wireless network's settings (click on arrow on right of SSID to get there).
But having to ask permission to install and run programs? That literally isn't true.
Ask the developer to submit it to the Apple Store.
"But the numbers are that 63 countries with a combined population of 4.5 billion people will lose at least one of the traffic, transit, or street views they had before."
Here's some bad news for the haters of iOS 6's new Maps: there is no Google equivalent waiting in the wings. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed on Tuesday that his company has not submitted a mapping app of its own to Apple's App Store, though he didn't entirely rule out the idea.
"We have not done anything yet," Schmidt said in reference to a rumored Google Maps application for iOS, according to Reuters. "We think it would have been better if [Apple] had kept ours. But what do I know? What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call."
...Google has 1,100 full time employees and 6,000 contractors working on its mapping products. Those 7,000 people do all sorts of granular work.
[While] excluding its retail army, Apple only has 13,000 employees in total.
Apple reportedly poaching Google Maps staff.
Just as tempers had begun to cool off after anti-Japanese riots left Hondas and Toyotas strewn, vandalized, across China's streets two weeks ago, tensions on the microblogging site Weibo began to rise again over news that in Japan, the newly released iPhone 5 listed a set of contested islands -- known as Diaoyu in China, Senkaku in Japan, and claimed by both countries -- as part of the Okinawa Prefecture, part of Japan. To complicate matters, the Senkaku-labeled islands appear beside a duplicated set of the same islands, labeled the Chinese way. Within the first few hours after news broke, over 760,000 outraged posts appeared on Weibo, nearly all calling for boycotts of the latest iPhone.
Google was as surprised as the rest of us when Apple announced in June that iOS Maps would use its own mapping data, including 3D "flyover" views powered by its acquisition of C3 Technologies. While the writing on the wall suggested Apple would eventually begin using its own mapping data at some point, Apple's decision to ditch Google's data earlier than expected "sent Google scrambling" to develop its own app. Not surprisingly, three months just wasn't enough time to get the app ready for iOS 6's launch.
While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.
This method makes use of data from a street geographic information system where the street network is already mapped within the geographic coordinate space. Each street segment is attributed with address ranges (e.g. house numbers from one segment to the next). Geocoding takes an address, matches it to a street and specific segment (such as a block, in towns that use the "block" convention). Geocoding then interpolates the position of the address, within the range along the segment.
As I described last month, Google has spent literally tens of thousands of person-hours creating its maps. I argued that no other company could beat Google at this game, which turned out to be my most controversial assertion. People pointed out that while Google's driven 5 million miles in Street View cars, UPS, not to mention all the other logistics companies, drives 3.3 billion miles a year. Whoever had access to these other datasets might be in the mapping (cough) driver's seat.
Well, it turns out that Nokia is the company that receives data from many commercial fleets including FedEx, the company's senior VP of Location Content, Cliff Fox, told me.
"We get over 12 billion probe data points per month coming into the organization," Fox said from his office in Chicago. "We get probe data not only from commercial vehicles like FedEx and UPS trucks, but we also get it from consumers through navigation applications."
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