Report: iOS 8 Is All About Making Maps Better

Everybody knows what a disaster Apple Maps were at launch. To borrow one former Gizmodo writer's words, they were "an apocalyptic horror show." They have gotten better since the initial disaster, but it's no surprise to hear reports that the next version of iOS all about making Apple Maps even better. » 3/11/14 10:41am 3/11/14 10:41am

OS X Mavericks Is Here Today and It's Free!

When Apple introduced the latest version of OS X back in June, it did so with little bombast. Mavericks, as it's called, is no iOS 7 in terms of radical overhauls, but it is full of subtle however powerful behind-the-scenes changes. And the best part about it? It's free, and it's available right now. » 10/22/13 1:24pm 10/22/13 1:24pm

iOS 7 Review: Pretty Is as Pretty Does

There's little question that iOS 7 is the most transformative update to iOS in its six-year history. It’s not just about the flat design. The first time I laid hands on the new operating system, I felt like I had a new phone, one that looked prettier and, more importantly, felt more useful. » 9/18/13 11:55am 9/18/13 11:55am

Apple Maps Should Get Way Better After HopStop Acquisition

Well, well, well. Looks like Apple is doubling down on its Maps efforts leading up to the launch of iOS 7. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has acquired HopStop marking the second maps-related acquisition for the day. Update: Apple has confirmed the acquisition to AllThingsD. » 7/19/13 5:30pm 7/19/13 5:30pm

Apple Maps Is Coming to Your Desktop and Calendar's Losing Its Leather

Apple Maps is getting a pretty little desktop client in the new OSX Mavericks. The desktop client includes the same (steadily improving) offering of 3D-flyover views, and provides you with information cards as you skirt around different locations. And once you find your destination on the desktop, you can shunt it… » 6/10/13 1:52pm 6/10/13 1:52pm

The Biggest Tech Screw-Ups of 2012

What a year for technology, what with all its tiny tablets and overhauled operating systems. But for every Nexus 7 triumph, a Nexus Q disaster reared its gruesome head. Here are the worst screw-ups the tech industry endured in 2012. Advanced warning: They're not for the faint of heart. » 12/31/12 8:21am 12/31/12 8:21am

Google Maps for iOS Review: Maps Done Right

After some intensive testing since its yesternight release, there's no doubt about it: Google Maps for iOS is, hands down, the best maps application, perhaps on any platform. So good, so fast, and so clean. There's really no contest. They nailed it, and shamed Apple in the process. » 12/13/12 12:28pm 12/13/12 12:28pm

9 Things I'll Miss About Apple Maps

Did you hear? Google Maps is back in the App Store, which means we can finally officially pretend that whole Apple Maps disaster never happened. Still, there are a few things I'm going to miss about Apple's misguided trainwreck. » 12/13/12 9:03am 12/13/12 9:03am

Download Google Maps for iOS Right Now and Get Turn by Turn…

After somehow managing to survive life without it, Google Maps is back and better than ever for iOS. That means no more melting world of Apple Maps, no more false listings, no more getting lost and no more map inferiority on your iPhone. Get rid of Apple Maps and go download Google Maps in the App Store. » 12/12/12 11:14pm 12/12/12 11:14pm

Report: Google Maps Is Coming Back to iOS Tonight!

iPhone owners, rejoice, for your long national maps nightmare is almost over. According to AllThingsD, a standalone Google Maps app is going to hit the App Store sometime tonight. So long, Apple Maps. It's been... something. » 12/12/12 8:30pm 12/12/12 8:30pm