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  • Latest Apple Maps update includes indoor mapping for Sydney airport, more

    sdw2001 said:
    Cool.  Now maybe the next thing would be to give it the real-time route-finding capabilities that Waze has had for 8 years.  
    I haven’t used Waze and don’t use navigation that often, but when I do use Maps for navigation it isn’t uncommon to get a message while in-route saying something along the lines of “You can save 12 minutes by following this alternate route” with buttons to accept or decline the alternate. Sometimes this has been to avoid an accident on the highway, other times it’s more opaque, but it definitely occurs. 

    Is this different than what you are referring to?
    In fact, I just had this happen this morning. Maps suggested a route considerably different than the one I usually take for this weekly trip, which I thought was strange. I followed the recommended route, though. On the way back (inbound), it routed me back the usual way, and I got to see why the outbound route was altered. A large power pole and line was downed in the street in what would have been my outbound route, and traffic was backed up as far as I could see.
  • Kevin Durant's life and times to be chronicled in Apple-funded 'Swagger' video production


    apple will never rise to the challenge as long as they are afraid to go beyond ‘family’ programming 

    Just like that huge failure Roy Disney, right?
  • Apple Watch is most precise wrist-worn heart rate tracker at 90% accuracy, study says

    larrya said:
    Curious - how does this study declare "best on market" when only 3 other brands are compared?  No Garmin?  No  TomTom spark? No Suunto?  No modern Fitbit, say something that was released after 2014?  Can we have something better than hollow victories?
    You realize that it takes a significant amount of time to perform a study, do the statistics, write the paper, then find a journal to get it published, then the journal has to do peer review on the article before it is published. It's not some dude in a garage running on his home treadmill and putting the numbers into his trial version of Microsoft Excel, then uploading it to his personal blog.
  • Apple Pay transactions totaled $10.9B in 2015, suffers growing pains, report says

    Oddly, the country with the widest penetration of contactless payment I've seen is one that doesn't yet have Apple
    pay--Spain. Pretty much everywhere I've been in Spain takes Applepay, from the big stores to the smallest convenience stories to taxis. I rarely had to take out a card there. Most merchants had never seen it used before, but were delighted to see it in action. 
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  • US shoppers increasingly buying iPhones from carriers instead of Apple

    The vast majority of U.S. Macs -- 44 percent -- were bought through Apple, with Best Buy coming a distant second at 20 percent.
    Nitpicking, but 44 percent is not a majority. They are the largest seller by volume, which makes them a "plurality".