Police in the Australian state of Victoria are warning drivers not to use the Apple Maps app in iOS 6, until Apple fixes a mapping error that is leading motorists into a dangerous remote area.
What could make frequent sparring partners Apple and Google finally come together? According to Bloomberg News, the move is part of a deal to purchase some 1,100 Kodak patents — offered as part of Kodak's bankruptcy liquidation, announced last year. The patents involve the capture, manipulation and sharing of digital images and the offer for the portfolio is estimated at $500 million.
We all probably do it at least once or twice a day — Googling something. As we get near instant results we probably aren't giving too much thought as to what powers the all-knowing search engine. For the first time, Google has opened the doors to their various data centers so we can take a peek inside. It's all part of their new website 'Where the Internet Lives,' a project showing the people and colorful guts behind its services.
It's a radical idea, but what would the United States look like without its current system dominated by Democrats and Republicans? To some, it may sound like an unthinkable change. To others, it's inevitable that the landscape will be altered. Sergey Brin sides with the latter, as he's calling for U.S. politicians to shed their red or blue trappings.
When Apple decided to apologize for its flawed maps in iPhone 5, going as far as suggesting that users try other, competing products like Google Maps, the move raised a few of eyebrows. But now that Google has released its new voice response-enabled search app for the iPhone, it's looking like Apple might have another problem on its hands.
Though Hurricane Sandy caused Google to cancel today's New York Android event, the company did not allow its parade to be totally rained out. Google has updated and expanded its Nexus lineup with a new phone and tablet, while kicking Android up to version 4.2.
Google Street View has gone to the Grand Canyon. As you can imagine, cars don't traverse the terrain so well. Enter Trekker, a backpack with a 360-degree camera system.
Google's Chrome OS is an interesting pet project that has been hobbled by an awkward combination of wimpy hardware and an unclear value proposition. Those issues look set to end today with the launch of a $249 Samsung Chromebook.
Have you ever wondered which sites are really keeping their eyes on you? How about your value in ad dollars to Google and Facebook? These questions are answered in the extension Privacyfix for Chrome and Firefox.
While we've reviewed Apple's latest hardware offering, we're still in the process of getting to know iOS 6. Spoiler: it's got some pretty frustrating changes, most notably Apple swapping out iOS staple Google Maps for its own proprietary Maps app. It's an inferior offering and today Apple is apologizing for it.