Rumors of Apple Buying Waze Are Just That, It’s Not Happening

Waze

Yesterday we heard from TechCrunch "that there are rumours flying around that Apple is sniffing around Waze with a view to a possible acquisition." Everyone is looking for Apple to take action in some fashion to correct the Maps fiasco, so in some ways there was some plausibility to the idea of purchasing a company who has experienced success with their iOS map app. MG Siegler, also of TechCrunch, says there is no deal happening "at least not now or anytime soon". … [Read more...]

How to get Siri to use Google Maps for directions

Get Siri to use Google Maps for directions

The new Google Maps is fantastic, but there’s plenty to be said for the deep integration of Maps within iOS. Is incredibly easy to ask Siri to find directions to a contact or location and within seconds you’re navigating using Maps. If you personal preference is to use the Google Maps over Apple’s Maps, then you can get Siri to use Google Maps for directions and here’s how. … [Read more...]

App Filter: Best Compass App for iPhone

Spyglass iPhone app

If you've come here looking for the best compass app for iPhone, you probably already know the built-in compass app isn't all that great. It will most certainly tell you which direction you're facing and it can switch between true north and magnetic north, but you're not going to get much else out of it. If you're looking for something a little more powerful, allow us to recommend Spyglass.Spyglass is of the jack-of-all-trades school of compass apps. It gives you the direction in every way it can, and it does so very, very well—assuming you have a device with a magnetometer equipped. Those include the 4th generation iPod Touch 4, the iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4s, and all the current iPad models. Assuming you have one of those devices, … [Read more...]

App Filter: Best GPS App for iPhone

Best GPS app for iPhone

If you need a GPS app for driving, there are options that range all across the price scale, and many of them are more than adequate. But if you want a serious GPS app, the best GPS app for iPhone, you're looking at two options: NAVIGON and TomTom.A strong argument could be made for either, and they both offer very similar feature sets. But NAVIGON ekes out a lead in our experience. The core functionality is strong, the interface is easy to use and there are plenty of of small additions that make it great.When it comes to getting you from point A to point B, NAVIGON does a great job. Its turn-by-turn instructions are precise, and its computer generated text-to-speech does a great job presenting street names in an understandable … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, July 19th, 2010

With all of the excitement last week over Apple's press conference, we postponed the Apps of the Week post a few days. So without further ado...In this edition of Apps of the Week, we play the world's biggest multiplayer game of intergalactic basketball, get "hooked" on a new way to map out where we've been, and do the WikiShuffle timewaster on our iPhones. … [Read more...]