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Apple Maps hack adds Google public transport directions option

Apple Maps hack adds Google public transport directions option

Devious developers have already cooked up a way to bake Google Maps mass transit directions into Apple's iOS 6 Maps app, though the workaround isn't quite ready for primetime yet. Google Transit for iOS 6 is the handiwork of Simon Maddox, adding a Google Directions option to the list of third-party plugins Apple offers for alternative routing, and pulling up results in Safari.

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iOS 6 Maps polarizes Apple fans

iOS 6 Maps polarizes Apple fans

Apple's free iOS 6 update pushed out to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners yesterday, has already begun provoking strong reactions from users, with the homegrown Maps app singled out for most criticism. Replacing Google Maps on the iPhone 5, Apple's version has won praise for its eye-catching "flyover" 3D mapping and slick integration with iOS as a whole, but also come under fire for patchy and inaccurate data.

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iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

iOS 6 Maps to feature built-in Yelp check-ins

Apple revealed earlier this month that it would be integrating Yelp reviews into iOS 6, but apparently that's not all. According to Bloomberg, screenshots found in the Apple developer kit indicate that Yelp's check-in feature will also be baked directly into the new iOS 6 maps app, allowing users to check-in to a location without having to leave the maps app.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 13, 2012

This morning we're hitting it at full speed with mobile devices and the future of inaccessibility with no less than a majorly difficult to take apart MacBook Pro and Hugh Laurie playing a CEO in a remake of RoboCop. There a few more Model S details dropping before Tesla lets the whole bag go soon. Paramount has launched a lovely new Xbox 360 app for UltraViolet flicks. And don't forget the Apple - Waze data is being used in the new iOS Apple Maps application.

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Apple using Waze data in new iOS 6 Maps

Apple using Waze data in new iOS 6 Maps

TomTom spilled the beans in a press release yesterday, saying that Apple had licensed part of its mapping solutions and information for use in the new Maps app in iOS 6. Details about exactly what is being used has been intentionally left vague. How about the crowd sourced data that Apple was keen to promote at the keynote? Turns out it could be coming from Waze, a navigation app that provides crowd sourced traffic data from via user interaction.

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Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

On the 11th of June at 10AM PST, we'll be liveblogging the Apple WWDC 2012 official keynote, but before we get there, we've got some educated hypothesizing to do. First we must decide if its possible that Apple would release one or several new devices or device refreshes at that event. Next, we've got to assess how important it is that Apple push forward with new software in this ever-changing mobile-minded world of ours. Finally, we've got to set the stage for the event itself - gotta get prepped!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 29, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 29, 2012

This morning we're seeing the iPhone 5 rumors pour in once more, this right on top of our confirmation that we'll be live from WWDC in just a short bit! Check out the Apple WWDC 2012 June 11 invitation and get your typing fingers out - we'll be liveblogging the whole event! It's very possible that we'll be seeing a brand new map app from Apple as well as a whole new smartphone - though the latter might not be as likely. There's also a possibility that this event will bring on a brand new MacBook Pro 2012 edition as has been teased for weeks.

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