Maps

Apple Maps gains 3D flyover support in 7 new cities in Portugal, Spain, England, Germany and Puerto Rico

Apple Maps gains 3D flyover support in 7 new cities in Portugal, Spain, England, Germany and Puerto Rico

Apple has added seven new locations to Flyover in Apple Maps today. The new locations include cities from Spain, England, Germany, Portugal, and Puerto Rico.

Apple Maps transit directions extend past Toronto into Southern Ontario

Apple Maps transit directions extend past Toronto into Southern Ontario

When Apple announced transit directions for its own Maps app in iOS 9, it confirmed the service would be available throughout ten major cities in the West, including Toronto. But users have found that they actually extend well past Toronto and into Southern Ontario.

Apple may have just confirmed it is working on a Google Street View-like service

Apple may have just confirmed it is working on a Google Street View-like service

Apple is putting a fleet of vehicles on roads in the U.K. and Ireland to photograph streets and collect data that will improve its Maps service. The vehicles have already been spotted in the U.S., and they all but confirm Apple’s plans to launch a Google Maps Street View rival.

WifiMapper helps you find free Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere in the world

WifiMapper helps you find free Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere in the world

As I am writing this post I have 10 different devices connected to the internet and not a single cord is needed. That is one of the greatest things about Wi-Fi, it gives me and my devices unfettered access to YouTube, Google images, and iPhonehacks.com. But when I leave the comfort of my home or office, the Wi-Fi connectivity doesn’t come along with me.

iOS 9 feature wish list: Improved Maps app

iOS 9 feature wish list: Improved Maps app

Apple’s brave move to replace Google Maps with its own Maps app in iOS 6 backfired miserably and forced the company to issue an apology to its customers. But it has been almost 3 years since the launch of Apple Maps, and the company is yet to roll out any major new features or improvements for it.

Apple looks to add a human touch to voice directions in Maps

Apple looks to add a human touch to voice directions in Maps

Apple is looking to make voice directions in Maps feel more natural as if they were being provided by a real human, a new patent application shows. The company hopes to do away with vague instructions that can be unhelpful and confusing to drivers.

Job listing indicates Apple plans on bringing public transit information into Maps

Job listing indicates Apple plans on bringing public transit information into Maps

Public transit information in Apple’s Maps has been a constant topic for quite some time, but a new job listing may indicate it’s finally coming.

Here’s how small businesses can claim POIs in Apple Maps with iOS 8.3

Here’s how small businesses can claim POIs in Apple Maps with iOS 8.3

Apple’s iOS 8.3 update, which made its public debut on Wednesday, includes a new feature that allows small businesses to manage their own POI data inside the Maps app. In this how-to, we’ll show you how you can claim and manage yours.

Apple Maps now displays hotel reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com

Apple Maps now displays hotel reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com

Up until now, Apple has only displayed customer reviews and other points of interest in Apple Maps from Yelp. However, the company seems to have expanded its sources to include reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com as well. 

Apple awarded patent that could help Maps users avoid areas with weak cellular signal

Apple awarded patent that could help Maps users avoid areas with weak cellular signal

Using a mapping service to get from somewhere to somewhere else usually means trying to find the best, or quickest, route.