Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Why call it "maps" ?

DearREADERS,
Mapping technology took a giant leap backward when Apple released iOS 6, casting aside Google Maps in favor of their own Apple "maps".  Grammarly, those quote marks are there for a reason.

9:23PM EST December 10. 2012 - SYDNEY (AP) — "Australian police are warning the public that errors in Apple's much-maligned mapping application are leading drivers headed to the southern city of Mildura to take a potentially "life-threatening" wrong turn into the middle of a remote state park."

Source: "Police: Apple Maps has dangerous Australian error". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/12/10/apple-maps-australia-error/1759991/


Mashable reports there is a mini-fix, but we aren't holding our breath:
http://mashable.com/2012/12/11/apple-australian-police

Mr. Myrt and I noticed mapping errors on our iPhones while traveling cross-country in the US this fall. 
Fortunately none proved potentially fatal.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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