Tag Archives: turn-by-turn

Scout for iPhone to get 3D buildings

Scout developers Telenav has just announced that Scout for phones will soon get 3D buildings and landmarks. The popular free GPS navigation app will get the feature later this year, along with crowd-sourced traffic incident reporting. The 3D buildings and Landmarks feature will use screen space ambient occlusion, a method primarily utilised in gaming…

Google Maps gets iOS update

Apple’s infamous ‘mapsgate’ scandal blew over a long time ago, and whilst it’s say to say that Apple’s map software is a little better than it used to be,  ever since Google released its own Google Maps app for iOS, it’s been one of the most popular downloads on the App Store. Today Google has released its 1.1 update for Google maps, bringing plenty…

TiP Daily: Nov 15, 2012 [VID]

TiP Daily Nov 15, 2012: Google’s native Maps app is in the final stages of testing before submission to the App Store, we have a full written review of the new 4th generation iPad with Retina display, and more! – Google Maps app: http://tinyurl.com/co3hoys – iPad 4 review: http://tinyurl.com/clxdles – iPad mini…

Waze has huge growth as Apple Maps tanks

Waze, a crowd-sourced turn-by-turn mapping application, appears to be the only iPhone app to significantly benefit from Apple Maps’ less-than-stellar debut. According to Onavo, makers of the data compression tool Onavo, data from 100,000 of their users has confirmed a growth in the use of the Waze app from 7% to 10% of iPhone users. Apparently, due to…

“Mapsgate” humor not lost on London’s Transport network

Trending online, the Apple “mapsgate” scandle has already caused quite a fuss in the tech community. Of course, it would be wrong to exploit the misfortunes of Apple for the benefit of humor, but ah, why not? Spotted on the London Underground system, this witty sign is making its rounds on the internet, and I must admit, it did make me chuckle. If…

TiP Daily: September 19, 2012 [VID]

TiP Daily September 19, 2012: iOS 6 is now available to download for all your iOS devices, we have an overview of many major features including Maps and Safari, and more! – Apple launches iOS 6: http://tinyurl.com/9segpct – iOS 6 overview: Phone: http://tinyurl.com/9csq899 – iOS 6 overview: Safari: http://tinyurl.com/96gbru2 – iOS 6 overview:…

Navigon updated, adds Google Street view

When it comes to navigation for your iPhone, there are many options floating around in the App Store. Some are better than others, but nonetheless, it can be extremely hard to know where to begin. Navigon has been making a name in the GPS world for a long time. Now with a very successful iPhone app, it’s easy to recommend. Even more so with this awesome…

Concern raised over Apple’s spy planes

Last week saw the release of iOS 6, and with it Apple’s new map software. After 5 years of using Google Maps, Apple have turfed the service out in favor of their own map software. Shortly thereafter, we learnt that Apple were going to use its own fleet of “military-grade spy planes” to take over the world photograph earth in high detail to provide images…

Apple announces new Maps for iOS 6

  Apple has finally announced their highly anticipated Maps application, and it offers a lot of awesome new features. Here’s a quick run down of all of them. 1. Turn-by-turn- Android fans will no longer be able to gloat about getting free turn-by-turn navigation with their phones. Apple has finally integrated a free solution, right into…