Some users get Notification option while Reporting a Problem in Apple Maps

Some users get Notification option while Reporting a Problem in Apple Maps

Some users are reporting that they’re seeing an option in Apple Maps on their iOS devices which allows them to be notified whenever they report a problem. This is reportedly visible to only a few users as of now which means that the feature is still in testing.

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Apple expands Maps 3D Flyover coverage in Australia, France and Spain

Apple expands Maps 3D Flyover coverage in Australia, France and Spain

Over the weekend, Apple expanded its Maps Flyover feature, which offers photo-realistic, interactive 3D views to three new cities.

The new locations include Perth (Australia), Saint-Tropez (France) and Cordoba (Spain). 

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iOS 8 will include revamped Maps app with Improved data, Transit directions, and Augmented reality

iOS 8 will include revamped Maps app with Improved data, Transit directions, and Augmented reality

With iOS 6, Apple took a bold step to build its own mapping service, replacing Google Maps. The launch was marred with widespread criticism from the media and consumers due to the lacklustre points-of-interest (POI) data, and the removal of public transit directions.

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California Appeals Court rules that using mobile maps while driving isn’t illegal

California Appeals Court rules that using mobile maps while driving isn’t illegal

In what appears to be a very crucial ruling, the California Appeals Court has claimed that using of smartphone guided maps or navigation while driving cannot be classified under ‘distracted driving’. This comes after a user named Steven Spriggs was booked and given a $165 ticket for using his iPhone 4 to look for an alternative route while stuck in a busy traffic jam.

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Google Maps will now notify you when a faster route is available

Google Maps will now notify you when a faster route is available

Back in May 2013, Google had given us a sneak preview of the next major version of Google Maps.

One of the features Google had talked about was enhanced turn-by-turn navigation with dynamic rerouting.

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Apple expands Maps 3D Flyover coverage to Cape Town, Helsinki and Marseille

Apple expands Maps 3D Flyover coverage to Cape Town, Helsinki and Marseille

Apple continues to steadily improve its Mapping service.

The company had launched its Flyover feature, which offers photo-realistic, interactive 3D views, in very few cities.

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Apple files patent for smarter, interactive maps with customizable layers

Apple files patent for smarter, interactive maps with customizable layers

The USPTO recently published an Apple patent application titled “Interactive Map” that describes maps composed of multiple layers, each containing different information. These layers could be displayed based on factors like location, points of interest, current situation etc.

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Google Maps for iOS updated with “Google Now” functionality; Shows flight, hotel and restaurant reservations

Google Maps for iOS updated with “Google Now” functionality; Shows flight, hotel and restaurant reservations

Google updated Google Maps for iOS to version 2.5 that adds functionality previously seen in Google Now like flight and hotel reservations.

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Apple’s PrimeSense acquisition might be for mapping, and not for TV-related product

Apple’s PrimeSense acquisition might be for mapping, and not for TV-related product

As soon as reports of Apple acquiring 3D sensor company PrimeSense started coming out, many of us started speculating how Apple could incorporate its hands-free gesture technology in a future Television product. But Apple might have acquired PrimeSense to for something entirely different — Maps.

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Waze now lets you get turn-by-turn directions from celebrities

Waze now lets you get turn-by-turn directions from celebrities

Waze, the Google-owned crowd sourced navigation app, will soon let you listen to turn-by-turn directions in your favorite celebrity’s voice. The app has partnered with Universal Pictures for getting celebrities on board.

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