Posts Tagged: apple

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    Map Wars; Are Apple’s Maps Really That Bad?

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    Making a map isn’t easy. Making a map of streets and land features is hard. Making a map of streets and land features that stays up to date is harder. Making a map of streets, features and places, businesses, services, points of interest is harder still. Making a map of all of the previous that… Read more »

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    Is This Apple’s New Map? (It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s)

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    Updated 8/3/12 at 12.20 GMT Judging by comments to this blog post, on Twitter and on Google Plus, the consensus seems to be that yes, Apple is using OSM data from 2010 outside of the US; inside of the US it’s (probably) TIGER data and no, there doesn’t seem to be attribution and Apple may… Read more »

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    Through the Window

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    Looking out of my hotel window I can see into the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale. What do you mean it’s fairly uninspiring? East of here is Mountain View, home of the Google-plex, west of here is the Yahoo! mothership, which is the reason I’m here and to the south is Cupertino, and 1 Infinite Loop, the… Read more »

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    It’s Time to Stop LAMB (Location Based SPAM) Before It Even Exists

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    We all suffer from SPAM, the unwanted and unsolicited commercial bulk emails that are the reason we have Junk Mail filters and folders in our email clients and servers. A quick glance at the Junk folder for my personal email account shows over 300 of these since the beginning of February alone. If you use some… Read more »