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Dec 15, 2012, 12:29 PM
 
What the **** are you waiting for?

App Store - Google Maps
     
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Dec 16, 2012, 01:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
What the **** are you waiting for?
App Store - Google Maps
What a great review. I'd like Google to go *** themselves...the fewer Google apps the better.
     
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Dec 16, 2012, 02:36 PM
 
Why is that?
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 07:16 AM
 
and where is the review?
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 07:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Why is that?
I have my reasons...where's your review?
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 07:40 AM
 
It's a mini-review. I inferred from his post that he liked and recommended it.

I suppose knowing why he likes it could be helpful.

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Dec 17, 2012, 07:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by chomsky101 View Post
and where is the review?
Originally Posted by cgc View Post
where's your review?
Have you ever used Google Maps?

It's a lot like that.
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 07:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I suppose knowing why he likes it could be helpful.
Proper relative positioning of locations.

Also known as the one job of a map.
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 10:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Proper relative positioning of locations.
Also known as the one job of a map.
Google's maps are very readable due to the manner in which they present cities and other items on them. Bing does the same thing and doesn't bog my (work) computer down...I don't cross pollinate so I use Bing maps and Bing search exclusively as I've grown to like and trust Bing.
     
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Dec 17, 2012, 01:28 PM
 
Remember to uncheck that "Share anonymous data" box when you first launch Google Maps.

I installed GM on my phone's iPhone 4. Works great. However, it really seemed to suck the battery down quickly.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Remember to uncheck that "Share anonymous data" box when you first launch Google Maps.
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Is that next to the "Exfiltrate my data to the Google/Borg mothership for analysis" checkbox?
     
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Dec 18, 2012, 08:36 AM
 
That's one of the advantages of Bing!

Microsoft doesn't want your data.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
That's one of the advantages of Bing!
Microsoft doesn't want your data.
That, or they simply don't bother asking your permission.
     
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Dec 18, 2012, 03:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
That, or they simply don't bother asking your permission.
More likely it'd crash they're servers with a message like, "Microsoft has detected your data and must restart server farm for changes to take effect."
     
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Please quit Microsoft Restart Updater before Microsoft Restart Updater can be updated.
     
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I find that the new Google Maps' search doesn't seem to be on a par with its previous incarnation. I searched for "parking downtown san antonio" and got all sorts of hits that had nothing to do with parking, but a few about "Olmos Park," a small city within San Antonio's city limits - and nowhere near downtown... I'm also not thrilled with the "look," I guess because it doesn't look like it used to.

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Never been to SA. Are these are bad results?



     
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Jan 6, 2013, 04:53 PM
 
I'm happy that I get free voice navigation on my iPhone 4, and the search is worlds better than Apple's Maps app, but there are still some bugs. Google's voice guidance announced that I should take the "G West Bridge" instead of the George Washington Bridge and then shortly later instructed me to take the "Harlem Riv Doctor" instead of Harlem River Drive.

One major issue I have with the app is that it doesn't pull data from my address book and autocomplete based on it. It doesn't even autocomplete previous entries. Maybe it would work better if I was logged in to my google account, but that isn't something I want to do and shouldn't need it for this feature.
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Jan 15, 2013, 07:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Never been to SA. Are these are bad results?



Your results were a bit better than mine. The Market Street parking garage is really close to downtown, while Ace and Enter Park have multiple locations "near" as well as in downtown. Kind of confusing, the way the dots on the map are just there, without reference to the listings below (no numbers, etc.), don't you think?

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Jan 15, 2013, 07:12 PM
 
It makes sense to me since you can't see the map view and the list view at the same time.
     
   
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