Maps

Apple Maps gets traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico, new Flyover locations

Apple Maps gets traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico, new Flyover locations

Apple has rolled out some big updates to its Maps service this week, adding traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico, and bringing Flyover support to four cities around the world. The update also makes Maps’ new Nearby feature available in more countries.

Apple Maps gets transit data for Los Angeles

Apple Maps gets transit data for Los Angeles

Apple has again expanded the reach of transit directions inside Apple Maps to cover Los Angeles. Locals can now get bus and metro routes for their journey, and view scheduled arrival times at different stops.

Apple adds 11 new Flyover locations from the U.S., Europe and Mexico

Apple adds 11 new Flyover locations from the U.S., Europe and Mexico

The Flyover feature within Apple Maps continues to expand thanks to locations that Apple adds on a regular basis.

Apple Maps is now used three times as much as Google Maps on iPhone and iPad

Apple Maps is now used three times as much as Google Maps on iPhone and iPad

Apple’s own Maps service is now used three times as much as Google Maps on iPhone and iPad, according to the Cupertino company. Introduced in 2012 with iOS 6, Apple Maps was initially plagued with errors and deemed unfinished — but it offers a much greater experience today.

Apple Maps adds Foursquare to its sources for ‘Business Listings’ data

Apple Maps adds Foursquare to its sources for ‘Business Listings’ data

Back in 2012, a rumor surfaced that Apple was working with Foursquare to bring the latter company’s local data information to Apple Maps.

Apple indoor positioning app ‘Indoor Survey’ makes surprise App Store appearance

Apple indoor positioning app ‘Indoor Survey’ makes surprise App Store appearance

What appears to be Apple’s first indoor positioning app has appeared on the App Store ahead of its official unveiling. It’s called Indoor Survey, and it allows users to pinpoint their position within a building using their iPhone’s sensor data.

Apple Maps activates transit data for Boston area; picks up Amtrak routes in Northeastern U.S.

Apple Maps activates transit data for Boston area; picks up Amtrak routes in Northeastern U.S.

In June of this year, it was revealed that, after a long wait, transit information would finally be arriving in Apple Maps by way of iOS 9.

Apple patents animated maps that could be activated by 3D Touch

Apple patents animated maps that could be activated by 3D Touch

Apple has patented a new way in which it could utilize 3D Touch in the future to bring animated maps to life. The patent describes how its Maps service could one day display moving water, shorelines, foliage, and more.

How to use Transit Directions in Maps in iOS 9

How to use Transit Directions in Maps in iOS 9

The long-awaited arrival of public transit support is finally here for iOS 9. For people who do not have cars or simply would like to move around town via public transit, this is a huge improvement. Instead of looking up each mode of public transportation individually, Transit in Maps is the only place you need to go to get all the public routes you’ll need.

How to use the Nearby feature in the Maps app in iOS 9

How to use the Nearby feature in the Maps app in iOS 9

New places bring new adventures. Whether you are visiting a new city or simply trying to explore the area you live in, the Nearby feature in Apple Maps looks to help you find the best locations around. With the ability to select categories like, Food, Entertainment, Shopping, and numerous sub-categories, Nearby hopes to be the best digital tour guide on the market.