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(C|Net)   Australia police discourage use of Apple maps so motorists won't Darwin themselves   (news.cnet.com) divider line 11
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2012-12-10 11:50:32 AM  
4 votes:
I still refuse to update the iOs on my phone because of this bullshiat. It's starting to become extremely inconvenient as more and more apps are requiring the latest version to install properly

/may be time to finally jailbreak the thing
2012-12-10 12:34:35 PM  
2 votes:
Get Waze!
GPS + police trap + Hazards + auto traffic rerouting + free
2012-12-10 02:52:52 PM  
1 votes:

SleepingEye: - Popup notifications (weren't those "banned" on webpages like 8 years ago for being a bad user experience?)


Those made me want to hurl my wife's iPhone through a window. I'd be typing away and all of a sudden it would pop up and disrupt what I'm doing. I'm halfway through entering a password and some popup farking interrupts me.

/finally moved my wife to an Android
2012-12-10 12:12:25 PM  
1 votes:
The five northern stations along the Red Line on the DC metro were closed this weekend, so I had to drive to the Fort Totten metro station to catch the metro. The POS Apple Map showed 'no results' for that search so instead I headed towards Fort Totten Park (which it miraculously found), then looked for Metro station signs from there. Same issue in NYC a few weeks ago with the subway stations and not being able to find them easily.

It's ridiculous that it's been at least a couple months and we're still dealing with this shiat. I've been having problems with the maps for a while now and since I travel for work, I need the maps to be accurate.

I've given up and I'm now waiting for Jelly Bean to be the native install on the Galaxy SIII and I'm jumping ship. At least I'll get my precious Google Maps back.

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2012-12-10 12:09:48 PM  
1 votes:

BigLuca: aagrajag:
You got me. I owe you a beer if you ever find yourself in Nagano.

Well, I don't think I'll ever travel to China, but if I do I'll take you up on that beer!

:-P


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2012-12-10 11:49:22 AM  
1 votes:

aagrajag: BigLuca: ThunderChild: So they're having problems with finding strangers in the Alps?

You are mixing up Australia with Austria, which seems to be a common mistake for some reason. One has Barbies and boxing kangaroos and the other has leather pants and Hitlers. They both start with "Austr", but one ends quickly with a "ia" and the other kinda stretches out. They have similar names because Austrailia was settled by prisoners from Austria and they wanted to make it feel like home, but that was a long time ago (in the BC era) so they people evolved over generations to become shrunken dark dudes with bones in their noses and no shirts (or "Outbacks") to better survive the harsh desert like conditions. And finally, Australia is almost twice the size of Austria and about 1,000 miles away (in any direction cause it's on the other side of the Earth).

New here, huh? It 's a "thing" to deliberately confuse the two.


Might want to re-read that paragraph.
2012-12-10 11:45:26 AM  
1 votes:
it's a feature.
2012-12-10 11:44:24 AM  
1 votes:

ThunderChild: So they're having problems with finding strangers in the Alps?


You are mixing up Australia with Austria, which seems to be a common mistake for some reason. One has Barbies and boxing kangaroos and the other has leather pants and Hitlers. They both start with "Austr", but one ends quickly with a "ia" and the other kinda stretches out. They have similar names because Austrailia was settled by prisoners from Austria and they wanted to make it feel like home, but that was a long time ago (in the BC era) so they people evolved over generations to become shrunken dark dudes with bones in their noses and no shirts (or "Outbacks") to better survive the harsh desert like conditions. And finally, Australia is almost twice the size of Austria and about 1,000 miles away (in any direction cause it's on the other side of the Earth).
2012-12-10 11:43:01 AM  
1 votes:

hogans: Theaetetus: I wonder if we have the same problem in the states... anyone know of a name that's shared by a town and county where the town isn't in the center of the county?

How about Essex, Massachusetts?


Where does it tell you "Jacksonville, FL" is?
2012-12-10 11:35:26 AM  
1 votes:
Subby, don't Tazman me, you devil.
2012-12-10 11:27:58 AM  
1 votes:
A few weeks ago I asked Apple Maps to direct me to the IKEA in Elizabeth, NJ. It directed me to the end of a dead-end street, underneath an overpass, a good five miles away from the IKEA, and then cheerfully informed me that I had arrived at my destination. That was pretty sketchy.

I like the new iOS, but since then, we've been relying on my wife's Android phone for GPS navigation. Apple Maps simply was released half-baked and not ready for primetime. Very un-Apple-like to release such a shoddy product.
 
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