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  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    @Kyle, Wow! It's like we are talking two different apps: Hong Kong is correct it is showing the administration territory; Statue of Liberty clearly says unverified ... My point is these are minuscule reasons to upgrade or not, it's just a map app!
    Sep 22, 2012. 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    Thanks ChopChop0, thats' interesting, so Android has a better map, from Google no less, than the app Google provided for iPhone 1-4.

    Or is Android OS using something other than the Google Maps?

    When I checked out the Lumia and Samsung, I was more interested in productivity features/apps so I did look at utility apps like maps. I still would have stayed with Apple devices but I wanted to be aware as an investor, especially w/r to WP.
    Sep 21, 2012. 10:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    so far the only things that are iffy are
    1. missing street view
    2. no transit directions
    3. the 3D is fast but it's kind of funky zooming in, but I have not used any other 3D software, so Apple may be best in class as far as I know.
    4. some have said there are location issues, I've found none, but I'm in the bay area.
    Sep 21, 2012. 10:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    right on it 'may be' a legitimate gripe for urban folks like me, the absence of transit directions, but like I posted on another thread living in SF I've always used nextbus.com

    @chop, the old Google had turn by turn to but it was not graphically driven, and it was kind of manual as i recall, it was up to the user to click ahead to the next turn, what the Apple Maps app does is cycles ahead to the next turn just like true GPS navigation.

    So to me and my colleagues at work, this true-GPS feature alone is worth the upgrade and loss of street view. I tried to use the new web based Google Maps just now and whoa, it changed not sure how to do the old turn by turn anymore?!
    Sep 21, 2012. 10:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wins And Losses In Apple's IOS 6 [View article]
    the key word here is "preloaded apps"
    a user can "add" Google Maps and YouTube to the home screen and BAM, like it never disappeared!

    non-issue for what 4 clicks!?
    Sep 21, 2012. 08:20 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    all the posts and articles so far point to Google pushing the user experience aside for ad clicks.
    Sep 21, 2012. 08:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    LOL, Rookie, that's a sly slap in da face! "technically difficult"

    ... foul, foul, that's a low blow!
    Sep 21, 2012. 04:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    Two reasons that were highlighted by Apple, Jon Ives, I believe, one, the phone can still be used with one hand for text. Also, two, it's called aspect ratio, according to wiki, the most common aspect ratio since 2009 is the 16:9 format which is the foundation to the new iPhone dimensions.

    It's quite possible that apple's entire ecosystem will be going the direction of full length(?) HD video, hmmm?
    Sep 21, 2012. 04:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    that's funny, and indeed true. but I am an urban iphone user who lives in San Francisco, 12 years, and have never used Google for transit, I use Nextbus.

    point taken, we'll see. I still think that's not a deal closer.
    Sep 21, 2012. 04:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    I was texting a friend who stood in line at 6am, Valley Faire Santa Clara/San Jose, #300, 4 hours later her network increased and she was buzzed on Starbucks and Krispy Kreme.

    Apple knows how to party right and entertain customers. Seriously, the line was a snapshot of Silicon Valley, but she did say almost all that she met were in line for the first and last time. That's an interesting thought, every launch noobies get in line! Wow. I personally have to wait a few weeks for FedEx.
    Sep 21, 2012. 04:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The iPhone 5 May Mark The End Of The Steve Jobs Era [View article]
    display ratios screwed up? 16:9?!
    Sep 21, 2012. 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Punkslaps Apple - Cook Makes Strategic Error [View article]
    I, I'm not seeing this "outrage" largest lines in history at the stores you know!

    I think what you're seeing is two different cultures, those that like to verbalize and voice concern, and those who like to buy what gives them the best user experience, the latter are clearly the silent majority.
    Sep 21, 2012. 02:09 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The iPhone 5 May Mark The End Of The Steve Jobs Era [View article]
    Actually if you refer strictly to navigation the new turn by turn is pretty cool! I wish it would refresh mile turn to turn but I'm sure that's coming in 6.1
    Sep 21, 2012. 12:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple iPhone 5: Specifications Do Not Matter [View article]
    yep and clearly millions of users don't give a hoot about forums either. Ha
    Sep 21, 2012. 12:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple iPhone 5: Specifications Do Not Matter [View article]
    that's an overstatement and the media, plus a few techies are having their fun in the sun for sure. I test drove the Apple app today and as far as "navigation" goes, Whoa, it is a marked improvement over Google.

    The other stuff, like Street View, has an easy workaround, and for sure the 3D needs some work, but you know two days ago I had no 3D!

    Disclosure: I drive 120 miles each day and sometimes more, and I use navigation at least 3 days a week for site visits.
    Sep 21, 2012. 12:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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