An upcoming version of Apple’s Maps may let you ‘peek' ahead and behind

An upcoming version of Apple’s Maps may let you ‘peek' ahead and behind

Future versions of Apple’s Maps app may let you “peek ahead and behind” hints a new patent filing (number 20180348005). The invention would allow you to peek ahead or behind during a turn-by-turn navigation presentation that Maps provides while tracking a device (e.g., a mobile device, a vehicle, etc.) traversal of a physical route. 

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Apple granted two patents for mapping applications in CarPlay

Apple granted two patents for mapping applications in CarPlay

Apple has been granted two patents involving the integration of its Maps app in CarPlay. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

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Apple World Today News Update: June 6, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: June 6, 2018

WWDC 2018 continues, and we have stories about a new Apple Watch API for monitoring Parkinson's disease, an upcoming "WWDC for investors", a couple of developer announcements and an iPhone case that purports to detect weapons and bombs:

  • Apple adds a Movement Disorder API to Apple Watch to continuously monitor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

  • Asymco analyst Horace Dediu is holding a one-day conference in LA next week for Apple investors

  • We discuss iOS 12's ability to automatically install the latest iOS version

  • MapKit JS is going to add Apple Maps to websites

  • Royal Holdings says its upcoming SWORD smartphone case will detect guns, knives or explosive devices, and can match target photos to the people around you

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Apple patent filing involves ‘time of arrival estimates’ for its Maps app

Apple patent filing involves ‘time of arrival estimates’ for its Maps app

Apple’s Maps app may soon provide better “time of arrival” estimations when you’re traveling, based on an Apple patent filing (number 20180115439). The distance between the communication devices may be determined based on “propagation times” of wireless signals transmitted by the communication devices.

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Apple World Today News Update: April 26, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: April 26, 2018

It's Thursday, so we'll look at one throwback that failed but has been reborn, some updates to Apple Maps, and how Tim and Donald got along:

  • Apple Maps received some good updates during the month, including several indoor airport maps, lane guidance for some European countries, and public transit instructions for five US states

  • Tim Cook and Donald Trump had a productive meeting yesterday, with Cook lauding the tax cuts and tax reform, saying that Apple will be investing in the USA

  • Remember the flop that was Snapchat Spectacles? Well, Spectacles 2 are out today, with some new features that might make them popular.

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Apple World Today News Update: February 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: February 22, 2018

Today's news brings us word about more screenshots in the iOS App Store, an auction of items signed by Steve Jobs, and a quasi-scientific test of car navigation apps by an Adobe manager:

  • Apple now allows developers put submit up to 10 screenshots per device type for their App Store listings
  • Want a piece of history? Three items signed by Steve Jobs are going up for auction soon, including an employment application from 1973
  • Bored by your commute? Gather data for an unofficial test of car navigation apps like this Adobe senior manager did
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