It’s clear that Maps on iOS 6 is bad. The list of complaints is huge, and the fact that Apple’s own CEO, Tim Cook felt a need to apologize is a clear sign that things aren’t good. Cook linked to some third-party solutions in his apology, but the apps offered are either paid or simply not as reliable as Google maps.
The great thing is that this hasn’t stopped developers. We just ran into this neat Google Maps client called ClassicMap that looks almost identical to Maps on iOS 6, but that’s powered by Google. Keep in mind that this is a version 1.0 [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of an LG Nexus device in the works. Then we go through our coverage of the AT&T event yesterday where we had some hands-on time with the HTC One X+, One VX, Samsung Galaxy Camera and even some additional time with the Nokia Lumia 920. Then we talk about some improvements to iOS 6, though things are still not perfect. We later talk about the rumors of a probable Microsoft Surface phone and Redmond’s look for a manufacturer. We end today’s show remembering Steve Jobs, his legacy and importance to our [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through the HTC One X+ launch and all the device details. Then we talk about the HTC One x+ variant coming to AT&T along with a new HTC One VX for the mid-tiered market. We later talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note II and some minor software problems that Sammy is going through. We then talk about the probability of a Microsoft Surface smartphone, since rumors keep coming strong. We end today’s show talking about the iPad mini, its probable release date and also the fact that the black variant seems to come with black aluminum as [...]
At times when there’s no such thing as an unlimited data plan on Verizon, the worst thing that can happen to anyone, is to have an iPhone that won’t adequately switch to Wi-Fi when available. Such was the case for the Verizon iPhone 5, which aside from not being able to handle LTE-data along with a phone call simultaneously; it also kept sucking mobile data when you switched it to Wi-Fi.
Apple has just issued a specific update to Verizon customers that fixes the issue. Now this isn’t your typical iOS 6 update, but more of a Carrier Settings update, so the [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through the iPhone 5’s scheduled expansion to regional US carriers and also 22 more countries worldwide. Then we talk about AT&T’s four new LTE Android devices built by Samsung, which include the Galaxy Note II. RIM later makes the news with the recent leaked video of the BlackBerry 10 N-Series QWERTY smartphone. Later we go through the leaked photo of the HTC One X+, aside with some other details from the phone. We end today’s show talking about Tim Cook’s recent public apology for letting customers down with [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent leaks of the first photo taken by the Samsung i9260, dubbed the possible Galaxy Nexus 2. We then talk about our iPhone 5 review and impressions of what things went positive for the phone. Then we go through all the bad parts of the iPhone 5, which have actually made a lot of buzz in the media lately. Then we talk about RIM’s new moves with BlackBerry 10 devices reaching carriers and some other desperate measures to try to gain back developers. We end today’s show by talking about Google’s sad dismiss of a [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through Samsung’s announcement that they’ll be deploying Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III starting today with Poland. We later talk about Apple’s recent move to fix maps on iOS 6 by hiring ex-Google Maps employees. Then we go through Intel’s recent silent announcement that they’ll be expanding to both dual-core and quad-core processors for smartphones in the next coming months. The iPhone 5 again makes the news because it just sold 5 million units on opening weekend, but we end today’s show by [...]