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iOS 6 hack restores Google Maps

iOS 6 hack restores Google Maps

Canny developers have coaxed Google Maps into running on iOS 6 devices, bypassing the little-loved Apple Maps app, though the hack is said to be not yet ready for primetime. Apple replaced Google Maps on the iPhone 5 and other devices running iOS 6 with its own, homegrown Maps app, and promptly encountered criticism over the quality of the service's location data. Now, iOS jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has apparently managed to get the old Google Maps back on his iOS 6 phone.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 21, 2012

Friday is here once again, which means that for many of us, the weekend has already started. Of course, today was the big iPhone 5 launch, and there was no lack of news stories to go along with it. Before the iPhone 5 landed in the US, it launched in the UK and Japan and was greeted by long lines. We also had a couple of drop tests hit the Internet - in the first one we saw, the iPhone 5 didn't fare too well, but in the second drop test, it emerged victorious over the Samsung Galaxy S III. We also talk about all of the different options you have on your disposal on this launch day, so if you're thinking of picking up an iPhone 5, be sure to check that out.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 21, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 21, 2012

Hey folks, we had another exciting night and early morning of news here at SlashGear so below you can find a quick wrap up of everything that mattered to us. I'm sure you're all happy that today is friday, but there's one more reason to cheer. It's iPhone 5 day! Officially. Today the lines are slowly moving along as the masses get their new iPhone 5. Did you get one? Don't forget to enjoy our iPhone 5 Review.

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Apple: iOS 6 Maps is “just getting started” (so forgive the bad data)

Apple: iOS 6 Maps is “just getting started” (so forgive the bad data)

Apple has defended its contentious Maps app, arguing that it is "just getting started" with the iOS 6 replacement to Google Maps, and highlighting the fact that it can push out updates incredibly quickly. Excitement around iOS 6 quickly got hung up on how the new Maps app fell short, with users reporting missing locations, along with incorrectly labeled roads, points-of-interest, and even cities. "We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it" Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller told the NYTimes. "We are continuously improving it."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 20, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks - just one more day until the weekend is officially here. iOS 6 has been out for a little more than a day now, and while there are a lot of new features to get excited about, Apple's new Maps app seems to be spoiling the party. Many are bummed that Apple Maps doesn't feature public transportation routes like Google Maps, and a group of developers set out to solve that problem with a new hack. Meanwhile, Nokia took a few shots at Apple Maps today, and we found out that iOS 6 landed on 15% of all Apple devices within the first 24 hours of release.

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Nokia takes a shot at poorly-received Apple Maps app

Nokia takes a shot at poorly-received Apple Maps app

Today, Apple's new Maps app in iOS 6 has been the subject of a lot of criticism. Some iOS 6 users aren't exactly satisfied with Apple's attempt at entering the navigation space, and Nokia has jumped on the opportunity to talk about its own suite of navigation tools offered to its users. In a post on the Nokia Conversations blog, Nokia's Pino Bonetti compared the company's Location Platform to the competition with a series of benchmarks, taking a few shots at Apple in the process.

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iOS 6 updates hit 15% of devices in first 24 hours after release

iOS 6 updates hit 15% of devices in first 24 hours after release

Well this is interesting: it seems that a lot of iDevice owners were quick on the uptake with iOS 6 when the new mobile OS launched yesterday. A new report from analytics firm Chitika (as reported by TechCrunch) says that in the first 24 hours since the release of iOS 6, 15% of iOS users have already downloaded it. That's a significant bump up from the adoption rate of iOS 5, which only managed to arrive on 20% of devices after the first five days.

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