Maps

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.

Apple Maps now has ‘real-time’ animations in 3D, Big Ben shows the actual time

Apple Maps now has ‘real-time’ animations in 3D, Big Ben shows the actual time

Apple has just given you a great reason to open up its Maps app by integrating “real-time” animations into its 3D views. Users will find the actual time displayed on Big Ben, and they can watch the London Eye turn as Flyover pans around it.

Apple adds data from GasBuddy and GreatSchools to Apple Maps

Apple adds data from GasBuddy and GreatSchools to Apple Maps

Apple has recently added several new companies to its Apple Maps webpage, which acknowledges the list of data providers for Apple Maps.

9 new locations added to Apple’s 3D Flyover in Maps

9 new locations added to Apple’s 3D Flyover in Maps

Apple has been continuously adding new locations to its 3D Flyover feature within Maps, making it possible for users to take a detailed flyover trip of some of the greatest sites across the globe right from their Apple device.

Apple announces plan to invest €1.7bn in new European data centers

Apple announces plan to invest €1.7bn in new European data centers

Apple has today announced plans to invest €1.7 billion (approx. $1.93 billion) in two new data centers that will be built in Europe. Located in County Galway, Ireland, and central Jutland, Denmark, both will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

Mystery Apple van has been captured on video in Palo Alto

Mystery Apple van has been captured on video in Palo Alto

Apple’s bid to keep its camera-equipped mini-vans a secret didn’t last long, and it seems we’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of them before we actually find out what they’re for. Another mystery vehicle has been spotted in Palo Alto, California, and this time it was captured on video.

Mystery Apple vehicles could hint at its own Street View service

Mystery Apple vehicles could hint at its own Street View service

Mysterious minivans equipped with cameras that have been spotted driving around the San Francisco Bay Area are thought to be owned by Apple. Reports suggest they could be part of a new mapping project, but similar technology is used to power self-driving cars.

Apple adds an additional 11 locations to Flyover in Maps

Apple adds an additional 11 locations to Flyover in Maps

Flyover, the feature that allows Maps users to “fly over” select locations around the globe with detailed 3D imagery within the Maps app, has just been given 11 additional locales to visit.