Woz: Problems With iOS 6 Maps Are Disappointing, But ‘Not That Severe’

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Woz keeps a bunch of third-party navigation apps on his iPhone as backup.
Woz keeps a bunch of third-party navigation apps on his iPhone as backup.

Speaking at a company event in Sydney, Australia, this week, Apple co-founder and everyone’s favorite geek Steve Wozniak spoke out about Apple’s new Maps service, which got its public debut alongside iOS 6 last Wednesday. Like most of us, Woz says he’s disappointed with the new app, and that Google’s Maps service is better. However, he doesn’t feel that the issues users have been experiencing are “that severe.”

iOS 6 Code Indicates Apple’s New Maps Service Could Be Coming To OS X

Why would Apple's new Maps app include references to Intel based graphics chipsets in its code?
Why would Apple's new Maps app include references to Intel based graphics chipsets in its code?

Apple purchasing several mapping companies over the last fews years, Apple is finally replacing Google Maps with its own solution in iOS 6. But it seems the Cupertino company may be planning to expand it beyond iOS. One developer has discovered some code within the iOS 6 beta that indicates Maps will also be coming to OS X later on.

Amazon Follows Apple, Google Into 3D Mapping With UpNext Acquisition

Amazon follows Apple and Google into 3D mapping.
Amazon follows Apple and Google into 3D mapping.

Following Apple’s Google’s leap into 3D mapping technologies, Amazon has acquired a 3D mapping startup of its own. The online retail giant today sealed a deal to purchase UpNext in a move that could signal the company’s intentions to bring 3D maps to its Kindle Fire slate without any assistance from Google.

Satellite Eyes Turns Your Mac’s Boring Wallpaper Into A Bird’s Eye View Of Your Current Location

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Much better than a picture of your motorbike, right?
Much better than a picture of your motorbike, right?

Fed up of trying to find the perfect wallpaper for your Mac? There are plenty out there that feature supercars you’ll never be able to afford, models you’ll never meet, and sandy beaches you’ll never visit. But for something a little more interesting, check out Satellite Eyes, a wonderful little app that displays a satellite view of your current location as your desktop background.

AT&T Updates Coverage Maps To Show 4G HSPA+ Coverage

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AT&T is now offering information about their 4G HSPA+ coverage in the U.S. The cities and areas that have completed the backhaul upgrades to support this are:

●Bay Area, CA
●Greater Los Angeles, CA
●Northern, CA
●Chicago, IL
●Boston, MA
●Baltimore, MD
●Charlotte, NC
●Buffalo, NY
●Providence, RI
●Houston, TX
●Dallas, TX
●Puerto Rico

If your area has HSPA+, but not the backhaul upgrade then you will not be able to experience the new 4G network speeds. However, AT&T’s network completely supports HSPA+ and they will eventually have the backhaul upgraded everywhere else.

You can check out AT&T’s coverage map that includes 4G coverage by visiting www.att.com/network and clicking on the coverage tab. Hovering your mouse over the map will reveal the 4G HSPA+ cities and locations listed above.

Have you noticed the difference? Tell us about it by leaving a comment.

[via iClarified]