iPhone Life magazine


Why the new Maps app is better than the old one


The Maps app in iOS 6 has taken a lot of heat, and the narrative has become that it's a huge blunder that would never have happened had Steve Jobs been around. Yet some of the latest, in-depth reviews are pointing to specific ways in which the new Maps app is superior to the iOS 5 version. Also, MacRumors is reporting that users are already seeing improvements in the app, such as a fixed Flyover image of the Statue of Liberty.

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for Maps app, recommends alternatives


Usage of Apple's new Maps app is way down, as users switch to alternatives out of frustration with the problems they're having with it. Earlier today Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized in an open letter: "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment.

Free iPhone 5/iOS 6 user guide ebook from Apple; Alternate maps app


In my experience, ebook guides to iOS can be very helpful, such as the one I bought that covers all aspects of iCloud. And now for the lucky owners of the new iPhone 5, Apple has released the free ebook iPhone User Guide for iOS 6. You can download it from the iBook Store or via iTunes. You can also access this book in your browser as a pdf file.

Life in the nüüd. Lifeproof introduces the first heavy-duty, waterproof iPad case.




After months of anticipation and rumored development, Lifeproof, (arguably one of the best protective case manufacturers for iDevices) has produced, and now released, their version of the award-winning Lifeproof case, for the iPad 2 and 3rd generation models.


Called the “nüüd”, this new, completely submersible iPad case is a revolution of design and functionality. This cleverly designed case provides a high level of defense for our precious iPads, unlike anything else on the market.

What's Next? You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet... [on the evolution of Apple]



With all the chatter in the blogosphere, about new products soon to be released, and patent battles being fought on all fronts in the courts of law, I think it's important to keep in mind the old expression: "You ain't seen nuthin' yet!" Truly, hasn't this week been a great example of that.
With the court cases bringing out details Apple would just as likely have preferred to keep private, we have been granted a rare insight into the evolution of products in the Apple iDevice chain, as well as having been given glimpses into what Apple had in mind, in prototype form, two years ago.
That said, can you imagine what Cupertino has in store for us in say, 5 years? That's not that long. Think about it. Within 5 years, devices and functions that are now, only in prototype/patent form, may very well be seeing the light of day. It's not for nothing that Johny Ive says that the products Apple is working on now, are some of the best, most exciting products Apple has ever invented!

iOS 6 Maps app superior to Google maps; will also be used in third-party apps


I'm really looking forward to iOS, and one big reason is Apple's new Maps app. Until now, the built-in app has tapped into Google's mapping service for all of its data. But Apple is showing Google the door, and is replacing the current app with a superior solution. AppleInsider has posted two detailed articles that tell you everything you need to know. The first article explains Apple's shift to its own mapping technology, and how that will impact Google.

The “Measure Your Land” v3.0.5 – tape measure for planet Earth – is released!

The “Measure Your Land” v3.0.5 – tape measure for planet Earth – is released!


The Ribaba’s team of independent iOS developers is proud to release an update of “Measure Your Land“ iOS app. In this minor update a search bar is added. Now it is possible to search for any building or ground by it’s address (or zip code) and measure it’s length or area.


“Thanks for all our 10 000+ users for choosing “Measure Your Land“ app! We like to receive feedback. The search bar in current release is the result of such feedback.“ – says team lead Ivan Rublev.


Free CoPilot Live Upgrade


This is an important notice to existing CoPilot Live v8 customers. Please see the press release that came out today.

Note: This upgrade offer has been available for a little while, as I received my free upgraded version on my Android device at the end of May. So it’s possible you may have upgraded yours already but you better check to make sure.

Route 1.3 for iOS Adds Email and Print Support

Reno, Nevada - Surrendered Studios LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Route 1.3, an update to its popular navigation app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The third update is now available, and it includes options for sharing the calculated route. Route for iOS is the perfect tool for finding the shortest path between multiple destinations.

Summer Travel Series: Great Gear And Apps For The Season!


Greetings fellow iTravelers and iAdveturers! Welcome back to my special Summer Travel series, in which I take a look at great apps and awesome accessories that can make our summertime adventures more convenient and more enjoyable.


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