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iOS 6 will feature Apple’s custom Map app

iOS 6 will feature Apple’s custom Map app

We’ve seen numerous hints that Apple has been working on its own in-house maps solution with the purchase of several mapping companies and the unusual switch to OpenStreetMaps in iPhoto for iOS. Now 9to5Mac has heard from trusted sources the Apple’s own mapping solution will be unveiled as part of iOS 6 when it’s announced in the coming months.

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Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps

Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps

Google Maps may be the dominant player in the mapping business still, but there's a rising star in an open-source competitor called OpenStreetMap that's been heavily backed by Microsoft. Due to the high fees of using Google Maps, some major services, including FourSquare and Apple's iPhoto app, have already defected to using OpenStreetMap instead.

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Apple subpoenaed by FTC in Google antitrust probe

Apple subpoenaed by FTC in Google antitrust probe

As part of the investigation into antitrust allegations against Google, the FTC has subpoenaed Apple for details on the business relationship between the two tech companies. Apple currently uses Google as the default search engine on its iPhone and iPad under terms that rivals, such as Microsoft, believe are anti-competitive.

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iPhoto for iOS ditches Google Maps

iPhoto for iOS ditches Google Maps

The relationship between Apple and Google has increasingly been a tense one, with Android continuing to gobble up market share in the smartphone space, as well as patent disputes and litigation with Apple and Android OEMs suing each other left and right. In a move that seemingly sees Apple further distancing itself from Google and its services, Google Maps isn’t used in iPhoto for iOS.

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Apple App Store sees 6x revenue versus Android in top apps

Apple App Store sees 6x revenue versus Android in top apps

Apple's App Store generates six times the revenue of Google's Android Market for the top 200 grossing titles, app analysis firm Distimo has calculated, while in-app purchases account for 65-percent of revenues for the top grossing 200 Android software. The findings, part of Distimo's January to November 2011 report, also include news that the Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft's mobile download store, has overtaken Nokia's Ovi Store and RIM's BlackBerry App World for games, and is now the fourth largest app store in that category.

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Apple explains Siri abortion ignorance

Apple explains Siri abortion ignorance

Apple has denied intentionally omitting women's health services and abortion clinics from its iPhone 4S Siri virtual assistant, highlighting instead the system's beta status. Controversy around the voice-controlled system - one of the key selling points of the latest iPhone - had flared when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) pointed out reports that it would not locate abortion clinics even when such facilities were nearby. Meanwhile, so-called "pregnancy crisis centers" - which do not provide abortions but, the ACLU claims, are intended to force a "pro-life" message - were identified.

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NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

Garmin has launched a new version of its NAVIGON navigation app for iPhone, with v2.0 adding the option to download maps for offline access as well as introducing quarterly map updates. NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone follows Nokia Maps' offline mapping with state-by-state downloads in the US (those using the app outside the US will likely get country-by-country download options) so that you can navigate while your data connection is turned off.

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Apple acquires C3 Technologies for next-generation 3D mapping

Apple acquires C3 Technologies for next-generation 3D mapping

This week its been revealed that Apple's newest investment into its in-house-built Google Maps application is 3D mapping firm C3 Technologies. This is the second business Apple has purchased in the same vein, the first being Poly9 - C3 having been purchased and shut down by its buyer this summer, that buyer now confirmed by 9to5mac to be Apple. C3 is in the business of creating photo-realistic models of our modern city environments using declassified missile targeting methods previously part of aerospace and defense company Saab AB. Thusly this situation is about to get hardcore.

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iPhone 4S Siri international maps and local info due 2012

iPhone 4S Siri international maps and local info due 2012

The iPhone 4S' Siri personal assistant system is one of the new smartphone's headline features, but buyers outside of the US have been discovering not all the functionality is present. Currently - as we mentioned in our iPhone 4S review - Siri cannot access Maps or Yelp business functionality outside of the US, but according to Apple's FAQ those services will be added "in additional countries" come 2012.

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