Tag Archive: Maps

How Apple could use 3D Touch to bring Maps to life

3D Touch was the most widely-praised feature of the new iPhone 6s, and something that has the potential to be a real game-changer going forward. In a newly-published patent, Apple explains how 3D Touch-style technology could revolutionize maps, by letting users animate the screen with different levels of touch. For instance, users would be able […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple snaps up company to improve its Maps

A new acquisition from Apple suggests that the iPhone maker might be getting into the map-making business. The company paid as much as $ 30 million for a 12-person San Francisco startup that specializes in parsing location data into visualizations, according to reports. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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If you have young children, the last question you want to hear on any long journey is, “Are we there yet?” It’s never asked just once; it’s asked again and again and again until you angrily threaten to turn around and… Read more ›

If you’ve ever tried to plan a trip using one of the big two digital mapping systems from Apple or Google, you know what a pain it can be to flip back and forth between the different parts of your… Read more ›

The worst part about vacationing is coming back home and getting hit in the face with cold, hard reality. Excessive food consumption, relaxing atmospheres and sugary alcoholic beverages are out of your life and work is back in. But what… Read more ›

What Westeros would look like in Apple Maps

Let’s just leave aside the obvious Apple Maps jokes, here, and focus on how cool this Etsy user’s map is. It’s Westeros, George R. R. Martin’s now famous land from Game of Thrones, made to look like a modern map… Read more ›

Apple wants to overhaul its mapping navigation system, providing a solution that is more reminiscent of a real human navigator, according to a patent application uncovered by Cult of Mac today. In doing so, the company could improve its long-maligned Apple Maps… Read more ›

After showing us how to use the Messages app, clock faces, and Digital Touch on the Apple Watch, more guided tours have been posted by Apple online. In its latest round of video tours, Apple takes a look at how… Read more ›

Google puts Pac-Man inside your Maps

Google has kicked off the April Fools’ Day festivities early this year by putting Pac-Mac inside of Google Maps. The game turns real-life roads into a virtual maze, and the more roads there are, the trickier it gets. The game works inside… Read more ›