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Opinion

Here’s why the Apple Maps screw-up isn’t just a minor issue

See that image there? It was tweeted by Tomi De Lucca earlier this morning. This is the sort of thing that’s going to fly around the world and continue to demand the attention of the mainstream media. Not only is that text there hilarious‚Ķ it’s also rather accurate. (Nice spot Matt Radford!)

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Applications Services

Panic Stations at Cupertino: Why Apple’s iOS 6.0 Maps is a multi-billion dollar problem happening right now

So, that’s a long title. But it’s entirely accurate. You will no doubt have noticed a wide array of publications talking about the utter horror that is Apple’s new iOS 6.0 proprietary mapping application. Like me, many of you will have installed the upgrade of iOS 6.0 overnight and you’ll probably have noted the new […]

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News

Video: Why you NEED to put maps on your phone

Make sure you never get lost in the woods… Excellent viral vid from Nokia — you can, of course, get Ovi Maps 3.0 at nokia.com/maps. (via Ben/ReallyMobile)

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News

Try out the all new Ovi Maps this Easter

Apparently it’s Easter soon. My wife just told me. Who knew? Easter is one of those periods that has simply arrived in front of me, rather than been anticipated, throughout my working life. Thankfully Wikipedia explains that Easter is officially based around Sunday April 4th. At Easter, of course, quite a few people start traveling. […]

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News

Nokia, want to evolve Ovi Maps faster? The whole Garmin Connect team are for hire

If you’d like to hire the team that built and created Garmin Connect, the world’s largest repository of recorded GPS activities, then today is your lucky day. Garmin decided to shut down operations at its San Francisco office just over a month ago — and thus move all Garmin Connect management and development back to […]

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News

Video: Meet the man who runs Nokia’s Navigation business: Christof Hellmis

With Nokia’s EVP of Markets, Anssi Vanjoki, predicting that the map will become the generic mobile interface and in the light of Nokia’s dramatic Ovi Maps & Navigation is free announcement back in January, I thought it would be rather interesting to meet the chap behind it all. Christof Hellmis is a highly affable and […]

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News

Video: Part 3 of the Anssi Vanjoki interview: “The generic mobile interface will be a map”

After we’d dealt with the N97 issue in Part 1 and then the way ahead of Symbian and MeeGo in Part 2, Rafe asked Nokia’s EVP for Markets, Anssi Vanjoki, to speculate on the future of mobile 3-4 years out. Most executives when faced with this kind of question will either shrivel up and look […]

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News

Vodafone 360: The Dire Maps App

This morning I thought it was time to get stuck into mobile oblivion once again and check out Vodafone 360. As I walked down to the tube I recognised the now familiar ‘oh shit’ feeling that greets all users of the Samsung H1 Vodafone 360 device: That is, the knowledge that someone might recognise you […]

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News

MIR Show – Ben and Rafe row over Nokia Maps

Toward the end of the interview we filmed with Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian last night, there was brief discussion about Nokia Maps. Rafe is obviously a rather big fan of it. Ben Smith — normally the quiet, implaccable and relaxed thinking man on the team (“come on Tim!”) went nuts. Nuts in the […]

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News

NokiaWorldWatch : Ovi maps synchronisation

We’ve just seen a live demo of a favourite location being added to Ovi maps, where a local is added on the web version then updated over the air to a series 60 device. Here’s the proof. Posted by email from MIR Live (posterous)

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News

Google Maps with even smaller magical blue circles

Over at the Google Mobile blog, Adel and Arunesh have just updated us with some great info about a new feature added to Google Maps upcoming version. According to the entry, finding your location is going to be even more precise with the addition of the ‘My Location with Wi-Fi’ feature.¬† This addition comes right […]

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News

Google Maps Mobile Streetview … near-Nirvana experience

I’ve been playing around with Google Maps Mobile Streetview. Just brilliant. In Portugal this weekend, I flicked out my E90 (running an older version, alas) and watched my taxi journey from airport to hotel. There’s something rather reassuring to see your little blue dot heading along unfamiliar streets and highways on the way to your […]