Spot a mistake in Apple's Maps app? Instead of just getting mad, you can report the problem to Apple.
The iPhone maker has been taking it on the chin since last week when users began uncovering a slew of gaffes in the new app. Errors such as missing cities, mislabeled locations, incorrect pins, and duplicate islands prompted people to give the app a collective thumbs down.
Users who search for a specific city or landmark and find an error can at least alert Apple to the glitch. To do so, tap on the right arrow or information icon next … Read more
Users diving into Apple's new iOS 6 can get a helping hand from Apple's new guidebook, now available free via iBooks.
The iPhone User Guide For iOS 6 comes packaged as a 153-page e-book detailing all the ins and outs of the new OS. The book is geared for the iPhone, but iPad and iPod Touch owners running iOS 6 can also glean a fair amount of information.
The latest guidebook joins other e-book efforts from Apple, including iOS 5.1 user guides for the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod Touch. The books are nicely designed, well … Read more
We've been hearing a lot of stories around the Web about how the Apple Maps app in iOS 6 is proving to be a poor replacement for the former Google-powered Maps app in iOS 5. Some of the stories say the Apple app doesn't show certain roads that are obviously there in real life, while others say they've followed directions to a destination and found that they didn't end up where they wanted to go.
For the first post in the series, CNET editors Jason Parker and Jaymar Cabebe took the turn-by-turn navigation through its paces … Read more
Released just yesterday as part of iOS 6, Apple's new Maps app is already facing criticism around the world over a slew of geographic errors.
The app has been faulted for misidentifying cities, using incorrect icons, and even failing to display certain locations. Many of the complaints so far seem to be coming from Europe.
For instance, Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has asked Apple to remove the airline icon for Airfield House. The problem? Airfield House is not an airport but a farm, according to Ireland's Breaking News. Shatter may be worried that pilots relying on … Read more
Boosted by the new Maps and Passbook apps, this year's sales could jump 70 percent over last year's $2.9 billion. The forecast means 2012 would generate almost half of all App Store sales over the past five years. It would also give Apple a 65 percent share of the worldwide app store market.
Maps and Passbook are game changers, according to the research firm.
"Until now, Apple's iOS ecosystem has focused on virtual services, such as apps, … Read more
Good news for all you Nikon D800 owners who have a third-generation iPad or are about to buy an iPhone 5: the new iPhoto 1.1 iOS app now can handle your 36.3-megapixel images.
iPhoto 1.0 for iOS, or version 1.1 on earlier iPhones and iPods, could handle only 19-megapixel images, which ruled out its use on photos from higher-end cameras such as Canon's 5D Mark II and Mark III and Sony's NEX-7.
We're now in the second week of the NFL football season, and if you're a fan of the game you probably already know when and where you're going to watch your favorite team play this weekend. But when it's not game watching time in the middle of the week, or even at halftime, these are some great games that make you a part of the action without getting too involved.
There are full American football game options at the App Store like Madden NFL 12 and Gameloft's NFL series, but neither are nearly as good as what you would find on a console and the touch-screen interfaces leave a lot to be desired. That's why instead of talking about those games here, I went with easier to pick up and play arcade-like football games that won't keep you glued to your iPhone for a long time.
This week's collection of iOS apps let you focus on playing as specific players on a football team. The first focuses on running, letting you dodge tackles, and even showboat as you run into the end zone. The second lets you play as a kicker, sending the football through the goal posts or trying to get the perfect punt right by the goal line. The third puts you in the shoes of a quarterback as you swipe to make perfect passes to moving receivers.… Read more
By now, you know that today's Apple event gave us the iPhone 5, iOS 6, iTunes 11, and a couple of new iPods. But what you may have missed were the revamped apps that also made appearances at the show. Here's an overview of the impressive third-party titles that got some screen time at today's big Apple event.
Clumsy Ninja Developed by gamemaker Natural Motion, Clumsy Ninja is a silly, Talking Tom Cat-style game with a bit of unique artificial intelligence under the hood. It features a silly-looking ninja standing front and center, where you can … Read more
Days before iOS 6 lands on iPhones without the familiar pre-installed YouTube app, Google has released a new version with some significant upgrades. (Grab the app here.)
Tens of thousands of additional videos can now be played through the iOS app, notably major-label music videos. That will be made possible by advertising, which was forbidden in the original Apple-designed app. The new YouTube also includes an easier way to browse any channels you've subscribed to -- just swipe right from the left side of the screen to see a list of them -- and new options for sharing videos … Read more