iOS 6 to feature Yelp integration

I'm looking forward to iOS 6, which will be coming out this fall. I'm traveling right now and have been using the current Maps app extensively. It will be interesting to see how Apple's forthcoming Maps app works in comparison. I'm hoping that it'll have all the features I like in the current app, and more. And according to the latest rumor from Bloomberg, one new feature will be Yelp check-ins. This is Yelp's social location-sharing feature that's similar to the popular Foursquare. And as Apple announced at WWDC earlier this month, Yelp will also be integrated into Siri. As you may know, Yelp is likely the most widely used review site, a crowd-sourced service in which users review a wide range of businesses, from restaurants to doctors to car dealers.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.