Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
A lot of people really don't like Apple's Maps app. Missing locations, shoddy directions--the whole thing may have left you yearning for a time when we used actual paper maps to find places. But a new report says Google's own mapping service is nearly ready to step up to the iOS plate.
With the potential iPad mini rumor still hot and fresh and percolating out there, we expect next week will be a hot week of leaks, "leaks," and speculation from unnamed sources. Heck, we even have a little of that this week. Meanwhile, other tablets are out there, breaking even, and we've got some reviews and some one on one comparisons. So let's go see what happened this week.
Could Apple have actually known about the deficiencies in the new iOS 6 Maps app well ahead of its launch? That's what six developers are claiming in a new report detailing how faults in Maps were called out months before its release.
Apparently, it's not just iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's new Maps app -- a new report claims that the Taiwanese government is also up in arms over satellite imagery of a missile defense system there.
Another week come and gone and you were too busy to read Mac|Life? For shame, for shame, after all the crafting and hunting and reviewing of the news we do for you? Well, we love you so much, Dear Reader, that we've even gone and picked out some highlights for you in case you're in a hurry.
Before you write the new iOS 6-based Maps app off as a total loser, consider this: Its vector-based maps are actually capable of taking you further without an internet connection, thanks to automatic caching.
Dear developers: If you're going to release an iOS 6-compatible app that takes advantage of new features like Passbook, the least you could do is update your app to support the swanky new iPhone 5 screen at the same time. But hey, no pointing fingers here… most of you guys have been doing a bang-up job of supporting that four-inch screen in record time. That is, with the exception of...
Now that Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged the problem with the new iOS 6 Maps app, all eyes are on Cupertino as we wait to see how they'll fix the issues. Unfortunately, there may be no quick fix this time around.