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3232 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Mar 2022 at 6:05 PM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-03-21 4:13:04 PM  
Go be smug somewhere else.
 
2022-03-21 5:31:27 PM  

downstairs: Go be smug somewhere else.


They're using Apple Maps. They can't find somewhere else.
 
2022-03-21 6:10:58 PM  

Demetrius: downstairs: Go be smug somewhere else.

They're using Apple Maps. They can't find somewhere else.


Oh, come on. Just last week I used Apple Maps to find a store in southeast Denver and I have to say that Phoenix is really nice this time of year.
 
2022-03-21 6:13:20 PM  
My iPride is hurt by this Subby.  iI will have to seek my iRevenge.
 
2022-03-21 6:15:17 PM  
My wife insists on using Apple Maps, I just make sure to have Google maps handy for when Apple Maps makes a mistake.
 
2022-03-21 6:24:09 PM  

Snort: My iPride is hurt by this Subby.  iI will have to seek my iRevenge.


You have my iSword!
 
2022-03-21 6:28:45 PM  
I've had Google Maps make mistakes.  It once tried to put me (in a car) onto a bicycle path through a forest preserve.  It once put me on a complicated route underground in the Loop (downtown Chicago) that did no good.  They did that due to street closures because a marathon had just ended.  When I decided to just take a sane route above ground I had no problems other than Google Maps kept asking me if the street I was driving on is open.  No.  I am plowing through a marathon Google...  Really, it asked me questions.
 
2022-03-21 6:29:46 PM  

Arachnophobe: Snort: My iPride is hurt by this Subby.  iI will have to seek my iRevenge.

You have my iSword!


And my iAxe!
 
2022-03-21 6:31:05 PM  
Google maps was down about two hours ago so I'm getting a real kick outta these replies.
 
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2022-03-21 6:34:57 PM  

strathmeyer: Google maps was down about two hours ago so I'm getting a real kick outta these replies.


They said, after having not read and/or understood the article
 
2022-03-21 6:38:40 PM  
Silicon Valley - "It's Apple Maps bad"
Youtube tVq1wgIN62E
 
2022-03-21 6:39:35 PM  
iUse Apple Maps only when the wife pulls our her phone or hooks it to the car.  I'm stuck with Android on a company phone, and Google Maps has been great on long drives, despite my equal hatred for the company.

/just wish the company security policy didn't block non-Play Store apps
//I miss NewPipe
///get it if you're not restricted, download stuff
 
2022-03-21 6:41:31 PM  
Did they realize Jobs vision of putting South at the top of the map?
 
2022-03-21 6:43:08 PM  
I find Apple maps And Google maps « equal but different »

But I do like that Apple Maps makes my Apple Watch buzz when a turn is coming up. Great for a long drive that could be hours between turns
 
2022-03-21 6:44:46 PM  
Just so long as they don't drop the iPatch.

/arrf
 
2022-03-21 6:45:17 PM  
Arrf? Okay, dog pirate then...
 
2022-03-21 6:54:51 PM  
I prefer Apple Maps.

/hides
 
2022-03-21 6:55:59 PM  
Apple Maps is mostly okay tbh.

It does occasionally ask me to swerve through random parking lots on the way home though.
 
2022-03-21 7:02:33 PM  
iCloud was down. Yikes.
 
2022-03-21 7:06:17 PM  
I report location errors for my home monthly (used to do it weekly), and Google continues to fail miserably at correcting the problem.

So I tell everyone to use Apple Maps, because it accurately guides people to my place and not the place 15 minutes away.
 
2022-03-21 7:07:05 PM  

montreal_medic: I find Apple maps And Google maps « equal but different »

But I do like that Apple Maps makes my Apple Watch buzz when a turn is coming up. Great for a long drive that could be hours between turns


Apple map has found us some better bypasses around some cities than Google map...and vice-versa.  I can never remember which.
 
2022-03-21 7:10:10 PM  

Gough: montreal_medic: I find Apple maps And Google maps « equal but different »

But I do like that Apple Maps makes my Apple Watch buzz when a turn is coming up. Great for a long drive that could be hours between turns

Apple map has found us some better bypasses around some cities than Google map...and vice-versa.  I can never remember which.


Every once in a while, a delay or construction forces a détour I never would have known about or considered, but that is a really pleasant drive, just not generally the absolute shortest or fastest route

I try to remember the ones I will be near again. Some are really quite nice
 
2022-03-21 7:11:52 PM  

Optimus Primate: I prefer Apple Maps.

/hides


Prefers Apple Maps. Hides. Now we will never find you.
 
2022-03-21 7:15:51 PM  
I appear twice on Apple Look around.  One is me in my driveway getting groceries out of the trunk.  The second is me exiting a Florida dive bar with a baby in my arms.  Good look.
 
2022-03-21 7:31:40 PM  
I bounce between apple and Google. Mostly depends on which car I'm driving. Both of our cars are old. The Prius doesn't even support bt audio so I need to use the aux port into a belkin adaptor. I prefer Google in that car because of the music support inside of their maps. "Newer" car at least supports bt audio and has steering wheel controls. I like Apple Maps in that car. I think Apple Maps has a much nicer interface and their data has come a loooooong way.
 
2022-03-21 7:34:32 PM  
Oh and both are infinitely better than those rand mcnally atlas or map quest printouts.
 
2022-03-21 7:40:27 PM  
Somehow Apple figured out how not to make landmarks disappear as you zoom in. I hope Google poaches whoever was responsible for figuring that out.
 
2022-03-21 7:43:24 PM  
Also, for Geoguessr, it would be really nice if Google would use state highway shields on state highway labels, like Apple Maps does, instead of the generic pill shape. That would be one less thing to have to try to remember.
 
2022-03-21 7:43:45 PM  

montreal_medic: I find Apple maps And Google maps « equal but different »

But I do like that Apple Maps makes my Apple Watch buzz when a turn is coming up. Great for a long drive that could be hours between turns


Yes they are different. Google get's you to where you want to go.

This is what you get for paying extra for a vowel.
 
2022-03-21 7:48:36 PM  

IdentInvalid: iUse Apple Maps only when the wife pulls our her phone or hooks it to the car.  I'm stuck with Android on a company phone, and Google Maps has been great on long drives, despite my equal hatred for the company.

/just wish the company security policy didn't block non-Play Store apps
//I miss NewPipe
///get it if you're not restricted, download stuff


Apple isn't really any better, so you know. They collect just as much data about you, with the bonus that they have your encryption keys for you icloud in their servers and will hand them over to the authorities. Google doesn't have the ability to decrypt your data, if nothing else.
 
2022-03-21 8:02:11 PM  
I use Apple Maps when I click on a contact's address. It's easier than trying to get the copy paste to work. The app used to be much worse, but they've added some improvements like sometimes including a landmark right before a turn, like "Turn right on Hampden after the KFC". That helps because my brain has zoned out and by the time I'm actively listening I've missed the street, but not the landmark .
 
2022-03-21 8:07:11 PM  

beakerxf: I use Apple Maps when I click on a contact's address. It's easier than trying to get the copy paste to work. The app used to be much worse, but they've added some improvements like sometimes including a landmark right before a turn, like "Turn right on Hampden after the KFC". That helps because my brain has zoned out and by the time I'm actively listening I've missed the street, but not the landmark .


How much is KFC paying for that?
 
2022-03-21 8:20:56 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: beakerxf: I use Apple Maps when I click on a contact's address. It's easier than trying to get the copy paste to work. The app used to be much worse, but they've added some improvements like sometimes including a landmark right before a turn, like "Turn right on Hampden after the KFC". That helps because my brain has zoned out and by the time I'm actively listening I've missed the street, but not the landmark .

How much is KFC paying for that?


Yeah, I assumed it was a form of ad placement.
 
2022-03-21 8:21:50 PM  
I heard there's a google maps app for iOS.

Not-do-far-out-there conspiracy guys says maybe Biden's cyber threat warning today was relevant.

So Russia cyber warfare is as bad as their ground warfare?

I didn't read the article but I can jump to conclusions all day. And I will.
 
2022-03-21 8:25:40 PM  
I really like Apple Maps traffic updates and turn reminders to my watch. For some reason I don't get that on Google maps. They let me know when there's cops doing radar or an accident or extra traffic.
 
2022-03-21 8:32:57 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: I've had Google Maps make mistakes.  It once tried to put me (in a car) onto a bicycle path through a forest preserve.  It once put me on a complicated route underground in the Loop (downtown Chicago) that did no good.  They did that due to street closures because a marathon had just ended.  When I decided to just take a sane route above ground I had no problems other than Google Maps kept asking me if the street I was driving on is open.  No.  I am plowing through a marathon Google...  Really, it asked me questions.


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2022-03-21 8:33:29 PM  

scruffythecat: My wife insists on using Apple Maps, I just make sure to have Google maps handy for when Apple Maps makes a mistake.


I don't know who you think you are, but you stay the fuck away from my wife!!
 
2022-03-21 8:35:58 PM  

daffy: montreal_medic: I find Apple maps And Google maps « equal but different »

But I do like that Apple Maps makes my Apple Watch buzz when a turn is coming up. Great for a long drive that could be hours between turns

Yes they are different. Google get's you to where you want to go.

This is what you get for paying extra for a vowel.


Never had either send me wrong - just slightly different routes
 
2022-03-21 8:36:23 PM  
I use Apple Maps when I want to go on an adventure and don't care where I end up,
 
2022-03-21 9:00:11 PM  
When I visited Mexico City last year, I came across multiple errors in Google Maps. (1) Walking instructions did not realize that Chapultepec Park was open and nearly had me going a half mile out of my way. (2) A restaurant near to the cathedral was misplaced by several blocks.

As a regular Google Maps user, I was shocked.

Apple Maps had neither of these problems.
 
2022-03-21 9:02:51 PM  
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2022-03-21 9:05:13 PM  
I used to be all about Google Maps (and when I lived in Philadelphia, Waze), but in the last year I've almost completely switched to Apple Maps.  It plays much nicer with my car, and I find it tends to stick to the main roads a little bit better.  More than once, I've had Google Maps send me on some wild goose chase through neighborhoods and I'm pretty sure across some guy's farm with lots of left turns onto busy roads without 4-way stops, all in the name of trying to save me 45 seconds of travel time.
 
2022-03-21 9:19:38 PM  
Dunno what subby's problem is.  I've had to fire Google Maps three times for driving me around in circles.  That has never happened with Apple Maps.
 
2022-03-21 9:26:00 PM  

lilbjorn: Dunno what subby's problem is.  I've had to fire Google Maps three times for driving me around in circles.  That has never happened with Apple Maps.


Perhaps Subby was trying to revive a dead meme, not realizing that Apple killed it by hiring away all of the top Google Maps talent.
 
2022-03-21 10:18:41 PM  
I used Apple Maps over the weekend and it warned me about a speed trap on the interstate.

It didn't say "speed trap" though; it used a different term. "Speed check", maybe? I forget.
 
2022-03-21 10:51:58 PM  
Anything more than stars and a sextant is pure hogwash.
 
2022-03-22 12:12:57 AM  
People are really still doing the "Apple Maps sucks thing"? It was indeed trash...years ago. It works fine.
 
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