Recently, Google updated its globe-trotting Google Earth app to include 3D views of select major cities. Android users had already received the update a month prior, but now, certain iOS devices can fly around inside realistic cities, as well. Of course, Google isn't the only player in the mobile 3D map space; Apple is also touting a similar function with the new Maps app in the upcoming iOS 6. So, what are the differences?
If you've heard the rumors about Apple retail laying off staff and wondered if the end was nigh, fear not! The whole thing was apparently just a misunderstanding, with Cupertino tinkering around a bit with retail staffer's schedules and causing some unintended mayhem. And hey, look at this: The company's retail VP has even 'fessed up to the mistake. That and much more can be found in our news recap for this terrific Thursday, August 16, 2012.
If you're a frequent traveler, you've likely discovered the popular FlightTrack or FlightTrack Pro apps by Mobiata. But if not, today is your lucky day, as the developer has introduced an all-new free version of FlightTrack for iOS and Android.
"She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes… she'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes!" We speak, of course, of OS X Mountain Lion, Apple's latest and greatest version of Mac OS X which is expected later this month from the Mac App Store. And the furry gal is now closer than ever, with word that the gold master is now being pushed out to developers today. Didn't hear the news? Then be sure to read on and find out what else is making news for Monday, July 9, 2012...
Apple may be showing Google Street View the door along with the rest of the search giant's mapping software with the release of iOS 6, but third-party developers are already using that loss for their own gain.
So here’s a curious thing: Head over to the Apple Online Store and stare at the main page for a moment or two. Notice anything different from yesterday? (Go ahead, look again… we’ll wait.) If you answered “no ‘new’ banner on the Mac Pro,” pat yourself on the back! Apparently Apple felt the heat from Mac Pro fans who were not amused by the not-so-new “refresh” and subsequently removed the “New” designation accordingly. But that’s not all we have for you today -- read on to find out everything else making news for this Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Just like clockwork, Apple took the wraps off iOS 6 on Monday during the WWDC 2012 keynote, and developers have already started tinkering with the first beta build. While the company showed off some key features, there’s plenty more in store -- and here’s a look at what we know thus far.
Apple’s senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall today previewed iOS 6, the next generation of the company’s mobile operating system at WWDC 2012, which includes an all-new Maps app as well as Passbook.
Word on the street since even before iOS 5 was that Apple has been preparing to boot Google out of Maps. A flurry of cartography-related purchases, along with the decision to snub the search giant in iPhoto for iOS--not to mention a very public feud over Android--have all pointed to an inevitable in-house overhaul of the aging locator app.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the Google-powered Maps app we’ve had since the original iPhone, it could be argued that it’s time for Apple to shake things up and go their own way -- and that could indeed be happening with iOS 6.