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Sorry, I did miss the fact there are a few other countries where they are offering the same pricing. I think it's been determined that they're subsidizing it in the countries where Google Play store is directly available, so US, Canada, UK, some European countries, and maybe Australia (finding it hard to get an exact list of countries...).   The point is Nexus 4 doesn't really cost much less than the iPhone 5 even with the LTE and materials difference--a testament to...
In addition to the other comments about different materials and lack of LTE, see this:   http://9to5google.com/2012/11/03/is-google-subsidizing-the-price-of-the-299-lg-nexus-4/   Only in the US is the Nexus 4 this cheap. In other countries it's only slightly cheaper than iPhone 5, leading some to believe Google is subsidizing the price in the States (NOT the same as a carrier subsidy).
As interesting as that Street Slide is, Apple already owns a bunch of street view stuff. Would they need to buy more?   http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/07/c3-technologies-3d-maps-also-offer-street-views-and-interior-views/
No, they're probably not combining multiple sources, just picking what they feel is the best source for the region (and probably using OpenStreetMap for the rest). I would assume that since TomTom's involvement is so prominently displayed both in the UI and in legal, they're providing the majority of the map data.
Apple's map data is being drawn from a very wide range of sources, including TomTom and OpenStreetMap. Check this out:   http://gspsa21.ls.apple.com/html/attribution.html   Their map skin is their own, though. They have control over how it looks, though they may not own the data.
For the last time, people. WALKING DIRECTIONS ARE NOT GONE!!!!!! Where is this garbage information coming from??           EDIT: Here's another one. Apple's map servers were struggling for a bit, throwing errors so I couldn't actually route at the time.    
    It's a pun referring to mapping, since that is what the article is about. "Wipe them off the map" as in "no more Google maps on iOS" by hijacking links from other apps and directing them to the new Maps app instead of to a webpage of Google maps, and also instantly replacing Google map data inside other apps with Apple maps.     Who said anything about losing walking directions? I've got 'em where I am on my 4 running iOS 6 beta 3 right now. Also in my opinion,...
Why does AI keep saying the Preferences icon for Notifications in Safari and System Preferences is going to change? It sure doesn't have to. The menu icon for Notification Center changed, but while it was closer to the current Notifications preferences icons it definitely wasn't the same. I don't think many people realized it was supposed to be (if it was supposed to be); I know I didn't. I think the Preferences icons are just fine, invoking the circular number badges...
Well, I tried to tip AI on Twitter but they haven't updated this. Maybe it might help shed some light on discussions if I post it here. While this may point to an upcoming change for all users, this particular one is for their special sales channel, i.e. educational institutions and resellers. Here's an image of the reseller message: http://cl.ly/2J2b183a073s2i0b2s1k The purpose of this store isn't the same as the normal store.apple.com. If you're not familiar with what...
To add to the discussion about merging accounts, what about those like me who started purchasing stuff off of iTunes forever and a day ago and had that Apple ID, and then later signed up for MobileMe? I now have my MobileMe account that I really want to use as my primary for everything. It currently does all my email, contacts, calendar, and file syncing. But I still have to use my old Apple ID for iTunes because it has all of my purchases on it. Because MobileMe (and now...
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