Posts Tagged ‘Maps’

It’s happening. Sygic CarPlay iOS 12 app with offline navigation has been demoed on video for the first time.

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New iOS 11 ARKit demo combines turn-by-turn Maps navigation and augmented reality in an amazing video that really shows off possibilities of Apple’s AR platform.

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A new feature in iOS 11 brings ARKit’s AR mode to the stock Apple Maps app. Here’s how it works on a compatible iPhone or iPad device.

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Apple has been granted a new patent titled Augmented Reality Maps, which details an immersive navigation feature powered by augmented reality.

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Updated Maps app in watchOS 2.2 beta 1 for the Apple Watch brings Nearby search and more to your wrist. Check out the details here.

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Whenever Apple introduces newer versions of its iOS or OS X platforms, it’s generally the marketed and discussed features that garner all of the attention. With iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan currently in the development and testing stages in preparation for a potential September release, there are unannounced inclusions that are being discussed. A Reddit user has discovered a real-time flight tracking feature embedded in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan that Apple has so far neglected to mention in any of its official discussions regarding the two platforms.

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Apple has broadened the horizons of its native mapping service by bringing animated 3D imaging to Maps. Beginning in London with landmarks like Big Ben and the London Eye, it adds a nice, real-time feel to browsing in three dimensions, and in due course, should reach other major cities and iconic structures across the world.

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Apple’s WWDC keynote a couple of weeks back introduced a number of new and exciting features to the melting pot, and although nothing was explicitly mentioned about the new Flyover City Tours feature headed to the Maps app, the company did mention that its in-house mapping solution would be subject to some significant improvements across the board. One eagle-eyed developer spotted the feature hidden inside iOS 8 beta 2, which was rolled out back last week, and now, any beta user can enjoy limited access to the feature.

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Google Maps is widely regarded as the authority in its field, even compared with the navigational prowess of TomTom, Garmin and the like. When the iOS 6 fiasco went down with Apple Maps, for for example, scores of ardent Apple fans were only too relieved to see the search giant’s famed utility re-enter as a third-party App Store app. Today, said app has been treated to a healthy update for both iOS and Android, and you can catch the full details and download info right after the break!

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The infamous Apple Maps that the fruit company unveiled with iOS 6 has been under heavy fire during the time it has existed in the tech world, mainly for the wonderfully misleading directions that several users have reported over the course of their usage. However, are the elusive Maps going to redeem their misfortunate reputation by proving the existence of the Loch Ness Monster? Maybe so, if the images that two people discovered whilst using Apple Maps are to be believed, which show a mysterious shape in the water at the famous Loch that could be Nessie!

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When Apple decided to ditch Google Maps as its iOS mapping software of choice it caused quite the stir. With Google’s mapping technology almost ubiquitous at this point, and with us all being so familiar with it, the thought of losing it on iOS was rather worrisome. As it turned out we didn’t have to wait too long before Google brought Maps to iOS as a standalone app, but all the hooks inside iOS still point to Apple Maps, for better or for worse.

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Apple’s Maps app is still very much in the process of recovering from its disastrous launch alongside iOS 6 late in 2012, and although it’s still quite a way off Google Maps in almost every sense, things have certainly improved during the past fifteen or so months. One of the marquee features of Maps since its inception has been the turn-by-turn navigation, but it’s not available to every user. Certain locations don’t yet have support for turn-by-turn, but a new tweak available in Cydia will unlock said feature if you are jailbroken.

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