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  • Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

    kruegdude said:
    One, this has nothing to,do with the Apple maps backpack guy and two, his complaint was that the Siri list only showed the first pat of the names so he couldn’t identify which of the one in the list was the one he wanted. 

    It’s a complaint about data presentation and nothing to do with Siri or Apple maps. If he had tried typing the name into Apple maps he would have gotten a readable list to select from. 
    Even if Apple had a million Maps backpacks if the usability of app is ultimately faulty the complaint has validity in the context of this article.
    netmagepatchythepirate
  • Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

    volcan said:
    Sorry to bring up a sore subject but Siri just sucks. I asked her on Wednesday to give me the address of a specific Kaiser Permenente location and she kept saying I found 11 locations near you, click on the one you want, however all the names were truncated so you could not determine which was which. I only wanted the one specific location which I asked for by name but she refused. Same thing when searching directly in Maps. Complete fail. I'm sure you can guess how I solved this problem.
    What is the query so I may try it? 
    You can demonstrate this issue very easily in your own city by making a query similar to this: What is the address of McDonalds restaurant on Main Street in your city. The problem is in both Maps and Siri. They ignore the details and just bring back everything within maybe 20 miles. In the case of the  Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Hills the name is too long for the results form and only the first part of the name is repeated and can’t be identified.

    My desire would be to return the exact match only, and I was being very accurate and specific. I don’t want all Kaiser locations just the one I asked for. They could always put a button to show more locations, but as with most Siri results don’t support conversational conditions. Once she gives you results she has completely forgotten the original query.

    In Google it didn’t even show the map at first. It just displayed the exact address as the first result much like it does if you ask a math formula query 
    pascal007netmagepatchythepirate
  • Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

    lkrupp said:
    Really, nobody gives a rat’s patootie what you do.
    So the poor functionality I described is just fine and dandy for you?
    netmagepatchythepirate
  • Apple Maps team spotted doing on-foot sensor recon in San Francisco

    Sorry to bring up a sore subject but Siri just sucks. I asked her on Wednesday to give me the address of a specific Kaiser Permenente location and she kept saying I found 11 locations near you, click on the one you want, however all the names were truncated so you could not determine which was which. I only wanted the one specific location which I asked for by name but she refused. Same thing when searching directly in Maps. Complete fail. I'm sure you can guess how I solved this problem.
    baconstangcaladanianpatchythepirate
  • Apple diagnostics software blocks third-party repairs of 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro

    artharg said:
    There was much hullabaloo yesterday about the alleged "spy chip" planted in servers Apple and ...
    Apple should make their own servers if they are worried about security. The X-Serve was very proprietary and i dislike 1Us, but making a generic board to run Linux shouldn't be much of a challenge for Apple engineers considering there are many small manufacturers that can do it.
    dysamoria