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Apple: Our Maps Suck, Please Use Bing, Nokia Maps and Others

Apple: Our Maps Suck, Please Use Bing, Nokia Maps and Others

September 28, 2012 2 Comments

It has been a hard road for Apple with their iPhone 5 launch and their IOS upgrade. Mainly because they took of Google Maps and forced their own new mapping service on all iPhone users. For the first time ever, Apple has admitted that they were wrong. They went so far as to even suggest ...

Bing Maps Now Using Nokia’s Live Traffic and Geocoding

Bing Maps Now Using Nokia’s Live Traffic and Geocoding

May 25, 2012 1 Comment

Back in February, Bing Maps and Nokia Maps were unified in design. Now the lines between the two are getting blurred again as Bing Maps is now using Nokia’s Live Traffic and Geocoding.   From Nokia: Traffic comes to Bing Thanks to Nokia’s Where Platform, Bing Maps can now offer the same traffic information that ...

Bing Maps and Nokia: Unified Map Design

Bing Maps and Nokia: Unified Map Design

February 29, 2012 2 Comments

Microsoft and Nokia announced today a new unified map design as part of their partnership. The first image is the before and the second one is the after… Bing: Common color palette for road map style We’ve updated our color palette to create a cleaner and consistent view of roads and landmarks resulting in a ...

Microsoft’s ‘avoid ghetto’ GPS Patent – Possibly Landing Windows Phone

Microsoft’s ‘avoid ghetto’ GPS Patent – Possibly Landing Windows Phone

February 9, 2012 1 Comment

With all the craziness surrounding CES last month, this story must of fallen through the cracks. Recently Microsoft was granted a patent that is designed to make its maps more pedestrian-friendly. The exact abstract for the filing is: “As a pedestrian travels, various difficulties can be encountered, such as traveling through an unsafe neighborhood or being in ...

Bing Maps to Get Nokia Branding Across ALL Devices (Even Blackberry)

Bing Maps to Get Nokia Branding Across ALL Devices (Even Blackberry)

January 20, 2012 No Comments

We all knew that with the Microsoft/Nokia deal also came the fact that Microsoft will be using Nokia for its mapping services. However, we did not know that Nokia’s branding was going to be on Bing maps. More importantly it will be placed on competing devices as well like Blackberry which is set to begin using Bing ...

Microsoft Publishes MapStalt App – Add or Modify Places on Open Street Maps

Microsoft Publishes MapStalt App – Add or Modify Places on Open Street Maps

August 3, 2011 No Comments

Microsoft has published a pretty cool new app to the marketplace. It is called MapStalt and with the app you can essentially add new places to  a map if it is missing a business, details, etc. It is a pretty clever way to get users to do alot of the dirty work when it comes ...

Windows Phone and Bing Maps to the Rescue

Windows Phone and Bing Maps to the Rescue

May 21, 2011 No Comments

We use our Windows Phone everyday for fun, work, getting connected to those that matter most to us. Occasionally I use Bing maps to locate areas around me like restaurants, shops, parks. One very lucky guy though used it for a reason that trumps all the different ways I have ever used my Windows Phone, he ...

Silver Navigator Get Updated: Adds Local Searches

Silver Navigator Get Updated: Adds Local Searches

May 20, 2011 No Comments

The silver Navigator as just been updated and not only have they squashed a few bugs but they added local searches as one of their features. Not bad at all and should hold us until Mango (since turn by turn navigation will be added to the actual OS). Local Searches:  (might not be available in ...

Nokia Kills OVI Brand in Favor of Nokia Services

Nokia Kills OVI Brand in Favor of Nokia Services

May 16, 2011 1 Comment

Well this just makes sense for Nokia… Nokia’s Ovi Store, Ovi Maps, and Ovi etc. will now just be called Nokia Services. Now that all those services will be on Windows Phone, it makes sense for Nokia to put their signiture on every product. Nokia WP7 devices cannot come any faster! In that same token ...

Steve Ballmer Talks Bing at Blackberry World 2011

Steve Ballmer Talks Bing at Blackberry World 2011

May 6, 2011 No Comments

We wrote a few days ago how Microsoft actually took the stage at Blackberry World 2011 to talk about Bing services on new Blackberry devices. Also, the fact that Steve Ballmer even mentioned Windows Phone 7. Here is that keynote from Blackberry world 2011… Source: CrackBerry

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HTC ONE (M8) For Windows Officially Announced & Now Available For Verizon Wireless (Press Release)

HTC offers Windows platform on flagship device, blends premium hardware with unique software experience BELLEVUE, WA – August 19,...

Watch Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Featuring Instagram, OneDrive, Amazing Photos, & Cortana (VIDEO)

Check out the latest ad by Microsoft showcasing the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Instagram and OneDrive and the newly,...

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