Your iPhone Gets Google Maps Street View Back Tomorrow

Google Maps isn't really gone from iPhones in iOS 6. You can still get it through the vastly inferior mobile version of its browser-based web app. Tim Cook even suggested you try it if you're dissatisfied with Apple Maps. In a recent video about Google Maps, Señor Walt Mossberg notes that the company will be adding… » 10/03/12 10:21am 10/03/12 10:21am

Apple Stops Calling Its Maps "The Most Powerful"

Following Apple CEO Tim Cook's candid admission that Apple Maps might not be so great, and his suggestion that users turn to competing services, Apple has cleaned up one final detail: they aren't calling their maps the most powerful any more. » 9/29/12 12:00pm 9/29/12 12:00pm

Apple Adds New Maps Section to App Store to Help You Replace the iOS 6 …

Buried within Tim Cook's apology for the embarrassment that is Apple Maps was the candid suggestion that people go try the many other map applications and websites out there. Well, now Apple has gone one step further, adding a whole featured section to the App Store for maps from third party developers. That's a big on … » 9/28/12 1:52pm 9/28/12 1:52pm

Siri Is Serving Up Wacky Weather Results for Many Locations

Today is a breezy, beautiful fall day in New York City. But if you ask Siri about the weather here, she'll tell you it's 90 degrees. This is not the weather in New York City, but rather the weather in New York, Texas. Something's up with Siri again. » 9/24/12 4:20pm 9/24/12 4:20pm

Why Apple Maps Won't Get Better Anytime Soon

Apple's maps are not off to a good start. They're getting killed by critics and users alike. And rightly so! They don't hold their own against last generation's Google Maps on iOS 5. And what's worse for Apple and its fans? Things probably won't be getting better any time soon. » 9/20/12 4:12pm 9/20/12 4:12pm

17 People Apple Maps Has Already Horribly Misled

Like so many things in life, Apple's horrific new Maps app would be funny if it weren't so sad. But after Apple decided to ditch Google Maps for its own troubled offering in iOS 6, users have been left with bad directions, incorrect business listings, and a missing Statue of Liberty. » 9/20/12 11:00am 9/20/12 11:00am

The Best Public Transit Apps for iOS 6 (Since Apple Maps Doesn't Have…

As you may have noticed, the transition from Google Maps to Apple Maps in iOS 6 means that the navigation software is now without public transportation data, and that really sucks. Apple's fix for the immediate future is to push you to third-party apps, but knowing where to start can be a daunting task. To get you… » 9/19/12 4:56pm 9/19/12 4:56pm

Apple's New 3D Maps Are an Apocalyptic Horror Show

The move from Google Maps to Apple's homespun cartography in iOS 6 has been a sticking point for people, largely because it's the turd in a very ornate punch bowl. And while Apple's fancy 3D maps were supposed to tide us over until the rest of Maps got better, they seem to be having their own problems. So we've gone… » 9/19/12 4:19pm 9/19/12 4:19pm