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Posts from — August 2012

Apple adds Flyover, deletes Google’s Street View from iOS 6 Maps

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google’s StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.
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August 31, 2012   15 Comments

Radio: Apple vs. Samsung

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s quarterly earnings announcements, to chat about Apple vs. Samsung and the mobile industry in general.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

August 31, 2012   No Comments

Devil’s advocates play up sympathy for Samsung after Apple trial

Daniel Eran Dilger

In a desperate bid to appear evenhanded, mainstream journalists of all stripes have dashed to their MacBooks to construct sympathetic stories casting teary-eyed hope for Samsung while fretting about the potential for more expensive iPhones after Apple’s victory in defending its patents.
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August 26, 2012   26 Comments

How Apple’s new vector-based Maps leave Google Maps looking jittery

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple isn’t just declaring its independence from Google Maps with its new in-house backend for Maps in iOS 6. It has developed a superior way to deliver map data that relies on resolution independent vectors rather than Google’s multiple zoom levels of bit mapped images.

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August 3, 2012   15 Comments

Apple wants to wipe Google off the map with iOS 6

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is not only disconnecting its native iOS 6 Maps app from Google’s servers, but will also redirect all third party app requests to its own mapping servers, immediately taking the majority of mobile maps traffic away from Google as it forges new strategic partnerships for mapping.

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August 2, 2012   7 Comments