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iWatch: Is it time for wearable computers?

iWatch: Is it time for wearable computers? | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
We have gradually accepted more and more intrusive forms of technology. Is the smart watch the next logical step?
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iOS 6: Apple drops Google Maps, debuts in-house ‘Maps’ with incredible 3D mode

iOS 6: Apple drops Google Maps, debuts in-house ‘Maps’ with incredible 3D mode | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

From 9To5Mac

 

"According to trusted sources, Apple has an incredible headline feature in development for iOS 6: a completely in-house maps application. Apple will drop the Google Maps program running on iOS since 2007 in favor for a new Maps app with an Apple backend. The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps program on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but it is described as a much cleaner, faster, and more reliable experience.

 

"While Apple has always had full control of the actual iOS Maps application design, the backend has belonged to Google. That will change with iOS 6 thanks to their purchases of Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9; acquisitions that Apple has used to create a complete mapping database. Now that the application is fully in-house, it is being referred to simply as “Maps” (some people call the current version Google Maps because of the backend). We reported prior to the launch of iOS 5 that Apple and Google had extended their Maps deal, and now it is obvious when that deal ends."


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