Tag Archive: Maps


If you’ve got a business that Apple Maps just keeps on getting wrong, great news. Apple has just launched a new portal for U.S. businesses to add or edit their listings within Apple Maps. Called Apple Maps Connect, the new… Read more ›

Apple appears to have acquihired the small team behind Pin Drop, a location-bookmarking app set to close down at the end of the month. Based on a series of deleted tweets and a redacted blog post, Cult of Mac has reason… Read more ›

Apple is attempting to push its Apple Maps software to the next level, courtesy of indoor mapping capabilities, according to a new patent application uncovered by Cult of Mac today. Filed in April this year, the application describes a method… Read more ›

Apple Maps is dominating Google in the U.K.

When Apple Maps disastrously launched in 2012 even the most faithful of Apple fanboys thought it’d never be competitive against the obviously superior Google Maps. But just two years after it announced its own mapping platform, Apple is now dominating… Read more ›

As revealed by Steven Levy in his great book In The Plex, in the early days of Google one of the founders’ ideas for advertising the new search engine was to project a lazer image of the Google logo on… Read more ›

Google Maps now gives users the ability to measure the distance between two or more locations simply my placing markers down on a map. The feature, available only in Maps on the web for now, lets users choose a starting point… Read more ›

Apple Maps crashed and burned coming off the runway in iOS 6, but new additions in iOS 8 beta 3 show Apple’s had a change of heart, and is even willing to give users direct access to Google Maps and other… Read more ›

Uber speeds off with senior Apple Maps engineer

Uber has just poached one of Apple’s senior engineering manager, who worked on both the company’s Maps app and its iPhone software, says subscription website The Information. The senior iOS engineer in question, Chris Blumenberg, was among the first engineers… Read more ›

Apple begins purging Google Maps from iCloud.com

Two years after Apple replaced Google with its own Maps app in iOS 6, the last remnant of Google Maps in Apple’s ecosystem is getting the boot. Apple has begun switching to its own mapping service for the Find My… Read more ›

Show a Scale Indicator in Maps for Mac OS X

The Maps app in Mac OS X is a useful tool to pre-plan routes, generate map files for offline usage, send directions to an iPhone, and much more, but one critical cartographic component that’s missing by default from all Maps views is any sort of scale indicator, making it difficult to get an idea of … Read More