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Apple Tones Down Their Description of iOS 6 Maps App

Posted on 01/10/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following an official public apology by Tim Cook, and Apple promoting third-party Maps alternatives in the App Store, Apple has also changed their description for the Maps app on their website.

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Review: Lich Defense – A Strategic Tower Defense Game for iOS

Posted on 29/09/2012 by John Manners

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With the popularity and success of tower defense games, most developers have added unique gameplay and interesting storylines to keep the user intrigued. Jellyoasis has developed a faced paced tower defense game combined with RPG elements to bring out a new take on the genre. In Lich Defense you play as a lich king who is defending his tower from evil escaping.

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Sony is Blocking Apple’s ‘Pandora-Killer’ Streaming Music Service

Posted on 28/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Earlier this month we told you that Apple was working on a streaming music service to rival Pandora. Apple was reported to be negotiating with record labels, but was months away from launching the service. Today reports say that Sony is becoming a stumbling block to the launch of the service.

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Tim Cook Apologizes Over Maps In Open Letter, Says Apple ‘Fell Short’

Posted on 28/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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After iOS 6 was released on the 19th of September, easily the most complained about feature was Maps, with thousands reporting errors and inaccuracies. In response to this, Tim Cook has just published an open letter a la Steve Jobs on Apple’s website, stating that Apple is ‘extremely sorry’ and that it ‘fell short’.

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Apple on iOS 6 Maps Issues: ‘We Own This’

Posted on 27/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is manning up and seemingly taking more ownership over the criticism being received for its new mapping software in their recent iOS 6 update. Critics say the software is less accurate than its predecessor, Google Maps.

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Apple is Seeking a Patent for Siri

Posted on 27/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has filed a patent application to seek ownership of the technology and features behind its popular voice-controlled personal assistant Siri. Siri can be found on many iOS devices.

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Camera+ Comes to the iPad

Posted on 27/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Camera+, one of the most popular and feature-rich photography apps for the iPhone, has finally come to the iPad. TapTapTap announced the launch this morning on their blog, explaining that the app has been completely redesigned for the iPad’s larger screen.

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iOS 6: Customer Satisfaction Drops For the First Time

Posted on 27/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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For the first time in recorded history, an iOS update is leading to a decrease in customer satisfaction. While iOS updates are usually viewed as an improvement, a new survey finds that iOS 6 has actually hurt Apple’s customer service reputation.

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Maps Discusses Its Problems With Siri (Humor)

Posted on 27/09/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Ever wondered what would happen if different iOS apps started asking each other for advice when things got tough? That’s exactly what The Joy of Tech has just made a comic out of.

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Rovio Releases ‘Bad Piggies’

Posted on 27/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following the success of their popular Angry Birds franchise, Rovio today released a new spinoff called Bad Piggies, taking the story from the pigs’ perspective!

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Why Apple Abandoned Google Maps in iOS 6

Posted on 27/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Reports about the apparent dispute between Apple and Google over Maps on iOS have been flying around like crazy over the past few days, with varying rumors over when and if Google might release a native Maps app into the App Store.

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How To Report a Problem With The iOS 6 Maps App

Posted on 27/09/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has been feeling the heat on their new iOS 6 Maps app, some of the criticism is deserved, some overblown. But they do include a way for you to help them find the errors that are in their data.

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