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(CBS Chicago)   Somebody is still using Apple Maps   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 30
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2013-01-14 09:45:44 AM  
He saw the big apple logo and thought that must be the farmer's market.
 
2013-01-14 09:50:52 AM  
I guess they took "Lincoln Park" Apple Store a little bit too literally.
 
2013-01-14 09:57:43 AM  
How can you not be confused when driving on "West North Avenue"?
 
2013-01-14 09:58:11 AM  
Drive-thru service!
 
2013-01-14 10:00:17 AM  
Haha old people.
 
2013-01-14 10:03:08 AM  
FTFA: An elderly driver lost control of a vehicle and crashed into the Apple store Saturday

serial_crusher

He saw the big apple logo and thought that must be the farmer's market.

Saturday, old people and fruits/vegetables.....sounds like a solid case to me.
 
2013-01-14 10:05:18 AM  

Basket Case: How can you not be confused when driving on "West North Avenue"?


It's not as bad as the East North West Highway exit.
 
2013-01-14 10:16:01 AM  
Mom?
 
2013-01-14 10:16:19 AM  

netringer: It's not as bad as the East North West Highway exit.


A friend of mine lives in West Norwood, which is in south east London.
 
2013-01-14 10:24:24 AM  
I lol'd. Great headline.
 
2013-01-14 10:32:14 AM  
Nice one, subbs
 
2013-01-14 10:36:02 AM  
"Recalculating..."
 
2013-01-14 10:43:39 AM  
Ha, I've seen this store and have had the urge to drive right into it Blues Brothers style (it looked really easy). I guess someone else gave into this urge.
 
2013-01-14 10:48:26 AM  
Am I the only one who's never had a problem with Apple's map app? I see all the hate, but I don't get it. I must be in an area with good map info, because I've never had an issue.
 
2013-01-14 11:29:01 AM  

adm_crunch: Am I the only one who's never had a problem with Apple's map app? I see all the hate, but I don't get it. I must be in an area with good map info, because I've never had an issue.


I haven't had an issue either but I don't use it all that often. To my it's pretty much like the 'Whar start button?' comments about windows 8. Haters gonna hate.
 
2013-01-14 11:34:52 AM  

Jenna Tellya: "Recalculating..."


The default voice on Garmin makes that the single most annoyed, condescending and just utterly disappointed word of all time.
 
2013-01-14 11:41:47 AM  

Egoy3k: adm_crunch: Am I the only one who's never had a problem with Apple's map app? I see all the hate, but I don't get it. I must be in an area with good map info, because I've never had an issue.

I haven't had an issue either but I don't use it all that often. To my it's pretty much like the 'Whar start button?' comments about windows 8. Haters gonna hate.


this.
 
2013-01-14 11:55:40 AM  
Still hasn't figured out that new fanggeld thing called a break.
 
2013-01-14 12:08:06 PM  

adm_crunch: Am I the only one who's never had a problem with Apple's map app? I see all the hate, but I don't get it. I must be in an area with good map info, because I've never had an issue.


I'm trying to figure out what all the heartburn is about Apple's map program. Yeah, some of their metadata sucks, but it is otherwise very accurate. I had to go someplace last week about 25 miles away in an unfamiliar area. So I decided to test both Apple's map and Google's new map app for iPhone. I used Apple's map to get me to my destination and Google to get me home. Apple's app was dead on accurate down to the foot. It also selected the shortest and fastest route. Google, on the other hand, selected a route some six miles longer, and had me making turns every few feet. Three times it told me to prepare to turn after I had passed the intersection. I later read this was because I had gone through an area with a weak 3G signal and my phone switched to E, which is too slow for Google to get the instruction to my phone in time. No biggie; it got me home, even if by a ridiculous route. Both apps are good, but both are battery killers. And I still like GPS Drive better. People who lament these map apps don't seem to know just how relatively new the technology is. Garmin has been doing GPS transceivers for quite awhile, but they make devices devoted solely for this function, not a small footprint app for wireless devices. And they have occasional metadata errors, too.
 
2013-01-14 12:12:23 PM  
OK, that's pretty funny. Thanks for the headline subby.
 
2013-01-14 12:43:36 PM  

JackieRabbit: adm_crunch: Am I the only one who's never had a problem with Apple's map app? I see all the hate, but I don't get it. I must be in an area with good map info, because I've never had an issue.

I'm trying to figure out what all the heartburn is about Apple's map program. Yeah, some of their metadata sucks, but it is otherwise very accurate. I had to go someplace last week about 25 miles away in an unfamiliar area. So I decided to test both Apple's map and Google's new map app for iPhone. I used Apple's map to get me to my destination and Google to get me home. Apple's app was dead on accurate down to the foot. It also selected the shortest and fastest route. Google, on the other hand, selected a route some six miles longer, and had me making turns every few feet. Three times it told me to prepare to turn after I had passed the intersection. I later read this was because I had gone through an area with a weak 3G signal and my phone switched to E, which is too slow for Google to get the instruction to my phone in time. No biggie; it got me home, even if by a ridiculous route. Both apps are good, but both are battery killers. And I still like GPS Drive better. People who lament these map apps don't seem to know just how relatively new the technology is. Garmin has been doing GPS transceivers for quite awhile, but they make devices devoted solely for this function, not a small footprint app for wireless devices. And they have occasional metadata errors, too.


The technology is not new, because even stand alone gps receivers are just running an os with the gps app on it, I have a Mio from 2005 that works wonderfully still, and it runs Windows CE.

Nokia maps have been on cell phones for years, and are still buy far the best, which Google is next.

Nokia also has traditionally let you download a map for an area so you do not need data.  Just GPS.
 
2013-01-14 01:11:38 PM  

stuffy: Still hasn't figured out that new fanggeld thing called a break.


Or a brake?
 
2013-01-14 01:19:12 PM  
Apple Maps. Close Enough.
 
2013-01-14 01:38:04 PM  
Wow, that's going to be quite the bill. They don't sell replacement windows, you have to buy an entire new store.

For equal opportunity's sake: Figures the only vulnerable part of an Apple Store would be the Windows.
 
2013-01-14 01:50:25 PM  

JackieRabbit: I'm trying to figure out what all the heartburn is about Apple's map program.


The heartburn with Apple's map program is that they remove Google Maps as an option on their devices without the users wanting them to as part of an update, which was coupled with some well known failures of the program. People hold grudges.
 
2013-01-14 02:23:24 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Wow, that's going to be quite the bill. They don't sell replacement windows, you have to buy an entire new store.

For equal opportunity's sake: Figures the only vulnerable part of an Apple Store would be the Windows.


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2013-01-14 02:35:47 PM  

mochunk: Ha, I've seen this store and have had the urge to drive right into it Blues Brothers style (it looked really easy). I guess someone else gave into this urge.


This place has everything.

The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year.
 
2013-01-14 07:08:37 PM  

stuffy: Still hasn't figured out that new fanggeld thing called a break.


That window looks plenty broken to me.
 
2013-01-14 09:39:13 PM  
*golf clap*
 
2013-01-15 08:25:30 AM  

JackieRabbit: adm_crunch: Am I the only one who's never had a problem with Apple's map app? I see all the hate, but I don't get it. I must be in an area with good map info, because I've never had an issue.

I'm trying to figure out what all the heartburn is about Apple's map program. Yeah, some of their metadata sucks, but it is otherwise very accurate. I had to go someplace last week about 25 miles away in an unfamiliar area. So I decided to test both Apple's map and Google's new map app for iPhone. I used Apple's map to get me to my destination and Google to get me home. Apple's app was dead on accurate down to the foot. It also selected the shortest and fastest route. Google, on the other hand, selected a route some six miles longer, and had me making turns every few feet. Three times it told me to prepare to turn after I had passed the intersection. I later read this was because I had gone through an area with a weak 3G signal and my phone switched to E, which is too slow for Google to get the instruction to my phone in time. No biggie; it got me home, even if by a ridiculous route. Both apps are good, but both are battery killers. And I still like GPS Drive better. People who lament these map apps don't seem to know just how relatively new the technology is. Garmin has been doing GPS transceivers for quite awhile, but they make devices devoted solely for this function, not a small footprint app for wireless devices. And they have occasional metadata errors, too.


Huh. I guess it makes sense that Apple has forum shills.
 
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