London Underground Mocks Apple’s New Maps App In iOS 6 [Humor]

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Well played.
Well played.

There’s an awesome image flying around Twitter this morning that shows someone working for the London Underground has a great sense of humor. On one of the many signs littered around London’s tube stations, someone has written:

For the benefit of passengers using Apple iOS 6, local area maps are available from the booking office.

Apple’s new Maps app has taken a lot of stick since its debut in iOS 6 on Wednesday, and users have been flocking to Twitter to post images of towns and villages that have seemingly been wiped out by the Cupertino company.

Source: Ben Mathis on Twitter

Jony Ive & The Rest Of Apple’s Design Team Fly To London To Collect Award

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Jony Ive (center) with Apple's award-winning design team.
Jony Ive (center) with Apple's award-winning design team.

After Apple was awarded two prestigious D&AD (British Design & Art Direction) awards, Jony Ive and the rest of the Cupertino company’s design team flew to London this week to pick them up. There were 16 Apple employees in attendance, and Ive, who is responsible for Apple’s most iconic designs, received a standing ovation when he took to the stage.

With The Opening Ceremony About To Kick Off, Here’s A Few Ways To Keep Up With The Games

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The 2012 Olympic Games are set to kick off in less than 2 hours, so we wanted to make sure you had some apps and links to ensure you don’t miss a single lap, dive, punch, or round-off. You’ll find a list of the top apps and a few websites to keep you on track and in the game. Feel free to check them out, or if you have any other suggestions, throw them up in the comments. Now let the games begin!

Jony Ive Receives Knighthood At Buckingham Palace After His Most Revealing Interview Yet

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That's 'Sir' Jonathan Ive to you.
That's "Sir Jonathan Ive" to you

Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, swapped sunny Cupertino for London today to receive his knighthood from Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace. The 45-year-old Brit, who is responsible for the iconic designs behind Apple’s computers and iOS devices, said he is “both humbled and sincerely grateful” for the “absolutely thrilling honor.”

While in the capital, Ive also gave what is likely his most revealing interview yet to British broadsheet The Telegraph, in which he talks about Apple’s design and its focus on simplicity, Steve Jobs, and the company’s current projects.

iTunes Festival Returns To London This September With More Than 60 Artists

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The Roundhouse in London where this year's iTunes Festival will kick off on September 1.
The Roundhouse in London where this year's iTunes Festival will kick off on September 1.

Apple is bringing its iTunes Festival to London again this September, and it’s inviting more than 60 artists to perform for 30 consecutive nights of incredible music. The event, which will run from September 1 to September 30, will feature performances from Usher, Jack White, Norah Jones, Emeli Sandé, One Direction, and more.

Black Plaques App Takes You On A Tour Of London’s Darker Side [Review]

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There's more to London than meets the eye... lots more
There's more to London than meets the eye... lots more

If you’re planning to visit London for the Olympic Games later this year – or for any other reason, come to that – you need to grab a copy of Black Plaques London before you go. It’s a fascinating, gruesome, wonderful app that gives you a rats-eye view of the darker side of the city’s history.

And Now For Something Completely Different: Python Sketches For Your Pocket [Review]

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I'm sorry I have a cold
I'm sorry I have a cold

Readers, your desperate wish to have Monty Python in your pocket everywhere you go has finally – finally – been granted. With Python Bytes on your iOS device, you need never be far from a quick spurt of Pythonism whenever you feel the need for it.

So whether you must hear the Parrot Sketch while waiting for the bus, or would like to pass the time in dull corporate meetings by watching Michael Palin do the Lumberjack Song, or simply enjoy seeing John Cleese in a pink bra; whatever the circumstances, this is the app for you. Possibly.

London Apple Stores Begin Stocking International Parts For This Summer’s Olympic Games

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Apple's stunning Covent Garden store will be one of the many London stores making provisions for international journalists.
Apple's stunning Covent Garden store will be one of the many London stores making provisions for international journalists.

Apple retail stores in London have begun stocking international parts ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games as the company prepares for an “onslaught” of international journalists seeking repairs. Many of the journalists covering the event, which kicks off on July 27, are expected to be carrying Apple notebooks, so international keyboards are expected to be high in demand.