Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 20:42 UTC
Apple "Between 2009 and 2011, Apple acquired three mapping companies in quick succession: Placebase, in 2009; 3-D mapping outfit Poly9 in 2010; and in 2011, C3 Technologies, a second 3-D mapping company. Three mapping-company acquisitions in as many years. But for good reason: Apple has been hard at work developing its own in-house mapping solution for iOS, and now it's finally ready to debut it." I'm probably crazy, but I've never used the map applications on my mobile phones, so it's difficult for me to get excited about this.
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maps are useful
by _xmv on Sun 13th May 2012 09:17 UTC
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I sure like map apps. It helps a freaking damn lot when you're in a unknown place since it serves as direction, mapping and of course your position is pinpointed by gps.

I think you guys are on crack for not realizing that, or never move out of your basement. Using a regular paper map takes 10x longer.Thats nearly the only reason I got a smartphone.

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