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Google Maps for iOS – 10 million downloads in 48 hours!

Wowzers trousers. Google Maps has reportedly been downloaded for iOS more than 10 million times in 48 hours.That’s 5% of iOS 6 devices in under two days. Most impressive. Jamie and myself discussed the app briefly in this week’s podcast. In short, it’s great. It looks terrific and performs …

Apple give Maps boss the boot

Early on September 19th we tried the new Apple Maps and found it to be pretty lacking. Apple later apologised and are now said to be booting out the manager responsible for the mapping mess. Richard Williamson is to be sacked and a new leadership team is to …

Have Microsoft and RIM left it too late?

On Tuesday Comscore published their latest figures on market share in the US.The statistics relate to quarter 3 2012 and do not take account of the launch of iPhone 5. Once again Google and Apple have seen percentage gains, Apple saw their market share grow by 2.4% to …

Starbucks iOS app adds Passbook support – in the US

When iOS6 was announced, Passbook was one of the main new features, with Starbucks being one of the biggest names to be associated with it. An update to the app on the US app store now brings the functionality which was demonstrated at the iOS6 launch. US users …

iOS6 Maps – Apple apologises

Much has been made of the deficiencies of Apple’s new “ground breaking” Mapping application that was introduced with iOS6, but Apple themselves have been keeping a fairly low profile. Aside from some general “it will get better”, they haven’t said much at all. Clearly ears were burning in …

iOS 6 Google Maps app – Not arriving any time soon

Top Google bod Eric Schmidt admitted today that a stand-alone Google Maps app isn’t going to arrive on iOS 6 any time soon. It follows the removal of Google Maps and the new not-quite-as-good Apple Maps getting added instead. Speaking to Reuters, Schmidt said… We think it would …

TomTom: “There is a difference between a map and an app”

Satellite navigation giant, TomTom have made it very clear that they take no responsibility for the Apple Maps fiasco that’s haunted the launch of the iPhone 5 and iOS6. Caroline Fisher, vice-president of TomTom’s consumer business unit has stated: “We are more than willing to work with Apple …

Have Google already submitted an iOS6 Google Maps app?

After wide scale criticism of the iOS maps application, 9to5Mac is reporting that Google may have already submitted a Google Maps application to the app store. If true, the only question that remains is whether Apple will approve it. The ‘duplicating existing functionality’ clause really won’t wash anymore. There are …

YouTube Comes To iOS 6

Yes folks, if you missed the YouTube app on the latest Beta of iOS, head on over to the AppStore and download the all me YouTube app. If like me you watch the odd tutorial or funny video it makes it handy to have. You don’t quite get …

iOS 6 will be available on 19th September

Apple has just announced at their ongoing press event that  iOS 6 will be will be rolled out to customers on the 19th of September. We assume a GM seed will be given to developers a little before then to allow them to make adjustments for apps before …

New Day, New iPhone Leak

Speculation has been mounting regarding a possible date for the launch of the new iPhone and as the days go by more and more leaks are springing. Today’s comes thanks to a picture from Apple.pro and reportedly shows the front plate of the new iPhone which shows a newly …

My iOS 6 Wishlist

As an iPhone user I look forward to the yearly updates to iOS as much as anyone. I don’t just get excited about the customer facing stuff but also the API’s made available to developers as that’s what allows them to create amazing apps. John Gruber wrote an …