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  • Many iPhone/iPad users aren't happy with Apple's (AAPL) new Maps app, which displaces Google Maps (GOOG) with today's iOS 6 launch. The loss of Street View and public transit data is frustrating many, as are the search results. Even Apple die-hard John Gruber is a critic. The discontent is unlikely to convince Apple to have a change of heart, but it could drive many users to opt for Google's home-grown iOS Maps release (likely to feature ads) when it arrives ... provided Apple doesn't block it. (iPhone 5 reviews[View news story]
    it's definitely not! So far the only thing that distinguishes Google Maps is the Street View.
    Sep 21 12:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Many iPhone/iPad users aren't happy with Apple's (AAPL) new Maps app, which displaces Google Maps (GOOG) with today's iOS 6 launch. The loss of Street View and public transit data is frustrating many, as are the search results. Even Apple die-hard John Gruber is a critic. The discontent is unlikely to convince Apple to have a change of heart, but it could drive many users to opt for Google's home-grown iOS Maps release (likely to feature ads) when it arrives ... provided Apple doesn't block it. (iPhone 5 reviews[View news story]
    Just used it on the way home today, I knew the route so it was an easy test.

    Navigation - It's definitely different, but before no turn by turn. I actually like this iteration better, and Apple added an intelligent assist which pops up your home and recent searches. Which is really cool and obviously part of the Apple ecosystem in this regard sync services between Safari and your other Apple devices, cool!

    Street view - I may or may not miss it. Like Rooky said it's not really something you can use in a car any who. On the sidewalk cruising for a meal in Little Italy (SF), sure it comes in handy, but I have the Google Map app on my home screen.

    3D - Hmmm, the close ups must still in Beta, gotta be. But the overall experience is really really fast, and I'm still on an iPhone 4

    I could go on there's lots of little changes definitely a keeper.

    And naysayers must keep in mind Google dropped the ball, Apple pulled the plug. Apple came to market with a new app. Apps develop. Case in point, the Message app in iOS5 did not allow for group texting, as in select a group, one had to select one at a time, it still is the case now with iOS6, but one need not turn of the whole shebang in order to use third party apps like "Group Text", sweet ... I'm 100% positive Apple will get it together by iOS6.2
    Sep 21 12:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Many iPhone/iPad users aren't happy with Apple's (AAPL) new Maps app, which displaces Google Maps (GOOG) with today's iOS 6 launch. The loss of Street View and public transit data is frustrating many, as are the search results. Even Apple die-hard John Gruber is a critic. The discontent is unlikely to convince Apple to have a change of heart, but it could drive many users to opt for Google's home-grown iOS Maps release (likely to feature ads) when it arrives ... provided Apple doesn't block it. (iPhone 5 reviews[View news story]
    in fact there is a pop-up, thanks Apple, that even tells one how to get the icon on the home screen
    Sep 20 11:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple iPhone 5: Specifications Do Not Matter [View article]
    @techy, I think you're looking at this from the wrong direction, the reality is given choices with more features folks still choose the iPhone! It's pretty clear other choices are out there. I've been waiting 18 months and looked at Droid and WP, totally hands on review and even had a Samsung for a day. At the end of the day the question was what out of the box would integrate my data across devices so that I could be most productive. Droid and WP have workaround, but I'm sick of workaround!

    So unless the iPhone unabashedly sucks every 24-30 months ill upgrade. No bigotry there I think it's just common sense - buy what gives you the most robust ecosystem - for me that's an Apple world. Oh and I am long NOK and AAPL
    Sep 20 03:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple To $1,000? 1 Main Catalyst [View article]
    @ Richbar, forgive my noob question, what fundamental metric measures "peak", I'd like to read up on how to measure to know when a peak occurs. Is that the same as an inflection point?

    Or put another way, which fundamentals are early predictors of a peak? Other than just falling margins, it would seem that there is some technical analysis that can reveal the dynamics you mention.

    I think it would be helpful to have some consistent metrics to say "Yep, there it is, a downside is coming!" But what I mostly read is conjecture without supporting analysis.
    Sep 19 07:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Many iPhone/iPad users aren't happy with Apple's (AAPL) new Maps app, which displaces Google Maps (GOOG) with today's iOS 6 launch. The loss of Street View and public transit data is frustrating many, as are the search results. Even Apple die-hard John Gruber is a critic. The discontent is unlikely to convince Apple to have a change of heart, but it could drive many users to opt for Google's home-grown iOS Maps release (likely to feature ads) when it arrives ... provided Apple doesn't block it. (iPhone 5 reviews[View news story]
    ah interesting, could this be user error by those mentioned in the articles, nah can't be?

    Street view is offered with iOS5.1.1 at least, iPad and iPhone, you drop a pin and then click on the little orange icon of a person.

    which is very similar icon to OS 10.8, I don't recall on 10.7!?
    Sep 19 07:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Many iPhone/iPad users aren't happy with Apple's (AAPL) new Maps app, which displaces Google Maps (GOOG) with today's iOS 6 launch. The loss of Street View and public transit data is frustrating many, as are the search results. Even Apple die-hard John Gruber is a critic. The discontent is unlikely to convince Apple to have a change of heart, but it could drive many users to opt for Google's home-grown iOS Maps release (likely to feature ads) when it arrives ... provided Apple doesn't block it. (iPhone 5 reviews[View news story]
    I get the angst, but reading the blogs and checking out the hands on videos. It appears that there is strong evidence that internally Google made it harder for the relationship to continue, especially given a few who will switch to Android merely due to the map app.

    I'm not saying conspiracy theory, just saying business is business. It appears that in the short term iPhone users may suffer but Apple's culture of user experience has not worsened with iOS6, just some features are ... er ... broken, and that may very well be that Google pushed Apple in a corner. Again my view is based on reading the blogs and quotes from Google.
    Sep 19 07:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla Investors Should Be Worried [View article]
    Awesome read ... Amazing, I totally forgot about RV parks for charging! And we take a 2,000 mile road trip every summer. Kiss range anxiety goodbye there are full time RVers everywhere.

    If this blog went viral TSLA would sell like hotcakes!
    Sep 19 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tesla Investors Should Be Worried [View article]
    thanks for sharing Dave, you got a link?
    Sep 19 02:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Revolutionize The Music Industry Again? [View article]
    That's sweet CRN, here's the site, wemoveagainstthetides.com

    My son is still cool with the staff, he just had to decide between wasting our money at university or settling down and getting the degree, he made the wise choice, HA ... here's a small sample of their vibe,

    “Psychopath (remix) by Torqux, remixed by Bassex, from Psychopath (Bassex remix) ... The song listed was recommended to me by a friend who was responding to an inquiry of mine: “What is a new, fresh, and a modern example of EDM music from San Francisco?” This is what we found. This song was the first and last song that motivated me to subscribe to his channel. Bassex’s rhythm, bass and audio uniqueness, and flow stand out to me like no other artist I have heard before. It is inspiring to hear his music type. Essentially, he has a warm and fresh sound to his music, and that elevates him onto my top favorite San Francisco artists list. He deserves a shoutout."

    My son is a drummer, all genres by the time he was 15, now he's picking up guitar, got corrupted by EDM at the university. *smile*
    Sep 19 02:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Revolutionize The Music Industry Again? [View article]
    I'm in San Francisco so the music scene is probably a little different, my son visits Indy clubs and gets the occasional free CD/DVD, but mostly he has to pony up for a disc on the sidewalk.

    He was part of a website that promo'ed new music thru write-ups, and even then there were few freebies.
    Sep 18 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Revolutionize The Music Industry Again? [View article]
    Right on, and a lot of "software" out there that allows "free" is really pirateware.
    Sep 17 08:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Revolutionize The Music Industry Again? [View article]
    @CRN, keep in mind that Pandora's bread and butter is giving music lovers an opportunity to create there own "radio mix" of current or old music without buying it, which is really cool.

    We use the service at our gigs 2-3 times each week.
    Sep 17 08:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's (AAPL +1.2%) iPhone 5 pre-order announcement helped shares close within a hair's breadth of $700 today, and touch the figure for the first time in AH trading. It has also boosted the Street's confidence the company will sell ~10M iPhone 5 units before its September quarter closes. Canaccord's Mike Walkley says checks indicate demand is strong at U.S. carriers not only for the iPhone 5, but also for older models that just received price cuts[View news story]
    Coverage area?
    Sep 17 05:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Important iPhone 5 Release Details We're Ignoring [View article]
    @rocco, I totally knew what you meant!!
    Sep 15 10:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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