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iOS 8.0.1 issues have a strange tie to Apple Maps

iOS 8.0.1 issues have a strange tie to Apple Maps

The iOS 8.0.1 update was a rare misstep for Apple. It caused quite a few users to lose cellular connectivity — a bad enough bug on its own — as well as TouchID features. A new report points the finger at one man inside Apple as being responsible, and it may be someone you’re familiar with in a roundabout sort of way.

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Explore an underwater statue grave with Google Maps

Explore an underwater statue grave with Google Maps

The Cancun Underwater Museum is the location of the collection of humanoid sculptures you’re about to see. Collected by the Catlin Seaview Survey and uploaded straight to Google Maps, this exploration is free for any user to take part in, be it with your desktop computer through a web browser or on your smartphone. At this time Google Cardboard integration is unknown.

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Let family track you in traffic with Google Maps creator’s app PlaceUs

Let family track you in traffic with Google Maps creator’s app PlaceUs

A new app from one of the chief creators of Google Maps, Sam Liang Ph.D, is appearing this week to allow your family to track you at all times. Contextual awareness is key to the existence of "PlaceUs," an app which allows you to tell your family you’re running late without ever taking your smartphone out of your pocket.

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Apple Maps make their way to the web via iCloud

Apple Maps make their way to the web via iCloud

Apple Maps has seen its share of issues, but Apple has slowly been working those kinks out over time. Now that Apple Maps is vastly better, it seems as though Apple might be ready to lean on it a bit more. The Find my iPhone feature in iCloud has been reported by many to be using Apple Maps — not Google Maps as it has been.

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Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

With Google I/O starting tomorrow, eager tech fans await what could be in store for us. We’re sure to get a few trinkets like Android Wear, but Google also made some glaring omissions from their session schedule this year. Unlike years past, the company isn’t covering all of their services, and have left a few in the lurch.

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Hidden Apple Maps feature in iOS 8 beta gives ‘City Tour’

Hidden Apple Maps feature in iOS 8 beta gives ‘City Tour’

Apple Maps has been, well, laughable. A launch debacle gave way to Apple relenting, going back to Google Maps while they worked their bugs out. A new feature in Apple Maps might have some wanting to give the service another shot, though.

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Garmin viago hopes you’ll pay for personalized navigation

Garmin viago hopes you’ll pay for personalized navigation

Google Maps and Apple Maps may be free, but that hasn't stopped third-party navigation firms from trying to sweeten the deal, with Garmin's new viago smartphone app promising personalization features the PND stalwart believes will lure users away from the freebies. Although international mapping - with data from HERE - along with vehicle and pedestrian navigation, photo-realistic junction and lane guidance, and traffic/speed data are included, there are other features that can be unlocked through in-app purchases.

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US satellite imaging rules now allow high-quality maps

US satellite imaging rules now allow high-quality maps

Soon, you might be able to see that manhole on the road or you neighbor's mailbox across the street in Google or Bing maps. This will all be thanks to the US government lifting the restrictions it imposed on satellite imaging, giving companies like Google and Microsoft the legal leeway to take satellite images with quality higher than they have been previously allowed.

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Check out Google’s Street Art project for graffiti around the world

Check out Google’s Street Art project for graffiti around the world

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if someone aimed to collect all the street art they could, all around the world, with the power of a major tech company at their back - your wondering days are over. Today Google has let it be known that they’re launching their Street Art Project. This is a project based in Maps and Google Earth that shows off the whole world’s graffiti.

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Apple snaps up social suggestion platform Spotsetter

Apple snaps up social suggestion platform Spotsetter

In what appears to be an attempt to make their Maps app better, Apple has acquired Spotsetter. The small firm is aimed at providing you suggestions on places to go, all overlaid on a map interface. This would make Apple maps a bit more contextual, as well as just plain useful.

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Google reportedly acquiring satellite start-up Skybox

Google reportedly acquiring satellite start-up Skybox

No stranger to big acquisitions, Google is said to be interested in Satellite start-up Skybox. The deal, reportedly worth $1 billion, would roll the service in-house, and likely keep a good portion of Skybox’s staff with Google. The satellite firm was last valued at roughly $700 million last year.

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iOS 8 rumor roundup: multitasking, maps, and more!

iOS 8 rumor roundup: multitasking, maps, and more!

With WWDC right around the corner, speculation abounds regarding iOS 8. Much like iOS 7 brought a wildly updated UI, iOS 8 is said to bring added functionality. From new Apple apps to a brand new way to multitask, iOS 8 could usher in a new age for iPhone and iPad users.

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