Map for That

Map for That

Police Warn Against Using Apple Maps After It Strands People in Middle of Nowhere Without Food or Water

(Photo: Vic Police News)

After getting rid of Google Maps on iOS 6, Apple’s own attempt at maps was so terrible it inspired a mocking Tumblr and even an apology from CEO Tim Cook. Now, it seems, the police are getting involved.

According to a release published to the Victoria Police Department website, several people have gotten stranded in the middle of a national park without food or water after attempting to follow Apple Maps’ directions to Mildura, a regional city in Australia. The city is actually located almost 45 miles away from where Apple Maps lists it. Read More

Map for That

Google to Competitors: We’re Really, Really Good at Making Maps


In the most recent installment of Apple vs. Google, Apple is expected to announce its own 3D mapping technology at its Worldwide Developer Conference next week—software which will likely replace Google Maps on iPhones and iPads by the end of the year. Yet in a San Francisco press conference yesterday, Google proved itself determined not to go down without a fight. Read More