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iOS 6 vs iOS 7: side by side comparison [86 photos]





Here is a huge gallery of screenshots from both iOS 6 and iOS 7. Let's compare these mobile operating systems:

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Apple’s OS X Mavericks Release Set for the End of October



A new version of the Apple’s desktop operating system - OS X 10.9 Mavericks - is rumored to be released at the end of October. Well, this is what the sources aware of the Apple’s launch plans say.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. 0:04

Shazam Updates with Better and Faster Song Recognition and other Features



Shazam app for iOS has been recently updated with faster and better song recognition and a bunch of other new features. Those who think this smart application only recognizes music are wrong.


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Google Maps Updated with the Ability to Share Your Favorite Places via Google+



Google Maps app for iOS got the update on August 28th to give all the users the ability to share their favourite places trough Google+. Apart from that, there’re some stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Apple Acquires Another Small Company - Embark



Jessica Lessin, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, claims that the company from Cupertino has recently acquired another firm, which can possibly help to improve Apple’s Maps application. This time its Embark - a small outfit that works on apps for navigating mass transit.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 24th, 2013. 23:39

About Tim Cook leadership style



Reuters has recently posted a profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook. His leadership style is described as methodical, no-nonsense, but very different from that of Steve Jobs.

The report says that Tim Cook is not organizing the bi-monthly iPhone software meeting so popular with Steve Jobs. The ex-CEO used the meetings to discuss each plan feature in iOS. "That's not Tim's style at all," said one person familiar with those meetings. "He delegates."


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Written by Lizzen

Friday, August 23rd, 2013. 2:55

Norwegian Government Blocks Apple from Capturing a 3D Map of Oslo



Norwegian government blocks Apple from capturing its capital - Oslo - in 3D for the iOS and Mac Maps apps, reports 9to5mac with reference to Aftenposten, a Norwegian newspaper. The reason for such a decision is that the Norway’s National Security Authority doesn’t want Apple to mark the confidential buildings and areas situated in the capital on its Maps application.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 18:07

Google Maps for iOS and Android and a New 'Relevant Ads' Feature



Google Maps app for iOS and Android are now showing 'relevant ads'. Starting this day, each time you search for a particular place e.g. cafe or restaurant on top of the list you’ll the businesses that pay Google to be promoted.


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Friday, August 9th, 2013. 19:31

Apple's Looking for 'Ground Truth' Team to Improve its Maps App



Apple is currently in search of well-skilled "ground truth" local experts. This is all due to the company’s desire to improve its much criticized maps app.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 0:37

Apple Released iOS 7 Beta 4



Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 is finally released and available for developers. It’s been three weeks since the company from Cupertino unveiled the previous - third - version of its new mobile operating system. Such a long delay is caused by the recent hacker attack on Developer Center.


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Apple is purchacing a Canadian mapping company



It is not the first time Apple is purchasing a smaller local company to improve  mapping. There were at least three big purchases,   Placebase, C3 and Poly9. All of them helped Apple modernize its growing mapping and location services effort. Apple's maps leave a lot to be desired, so the company's PR managers claim: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

It has been reported recently that  that Apple has signed a deal with Locationary, a Canadian service which helps manage databases of location, cope with duplicate information and delete outdated entries.
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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 21st, 2013. 1:06

New Chrome for iOS



A new version of the most widely used web browser ever - Google Chrome - has become available for all the iOS users. The most interesting features are the ability to open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+ and Google Drive using the appropriate applications, reduced resource usage and the ability to access browser history. Not bad, I must say.


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New Google Maps Version for iOS Adds Indoor Maps and iPad Support



New Google Maps version was released on July 16. Now popular app can boast of full iPad support, indoor maps and offline access.


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Apple's New Microsoft 365 and Google Docs Rival



Rejoice all those who don’t like neither Google Docs, nor Microsoft Office 365 as a few days ago their new rival was born. Announced in June at WWDC, this rival is a purely new cloud-based iWork version. Well, actually, this is still only a beta and at the moment it is available only for Apple developers. However, what that means is that the relatively short-term Google-Microsoft domination in the sphere of cloud editing tools might be soon over.

Here’s the link for the developers that haven’t yet tried the new product and some screenshots for people that don’t have a developer account. Take a look at those photos.


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The surreal beauty of some Apple Maps glitches



Peder Norrby, founder of the Swedish computer graphics company Trapdoor, has created a Flickr collection of some artistic and spectacular effects created by automated attempts to map 2D imagery onto 3D topology models in Apple Maps.

Of course, Apple Maps are not alone in some of the more … interesting results. Google Maps also have similar effects caused by the same issue: automated integration of 2D and 3D data without human vetting.

Take a look at the beautiful photos:


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Monday, July 1st, 2013. 15:59