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subego Dec 15, 2012 11:29 AM
Lil' Mini Review - Google Maps
What the **** are you waiting for?

App Store - Google Maps
 
cgc Dec 16, 2012 12:38 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4207010)
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.
 
subego Dec 16, 2012 01:36 PM
Why is that?
 
chomsky101 Dec 17, 2012 06:16 AM
and where is the review?
 
cgc Dec 17, 2012 06:25 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4207202)
Why is that?
I have my reasons...where's your review?
 
andi*pandi Dec 17, 2012 06:40 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.

group hug time everyone!
 
subego Dec 17, 2012 06:42 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by chomsky101 (Post 4207295)
and where is the review?
Quote, Originally Posted by cgc (Post 4207299)
where's your review?
Have you ever used Google Maps?

It's a lot like that.
 
subego Dec 17, 2012 06:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by andi*pandi (Post 4207300)
I suppose knowing why he likes it could be helpful.
Proper relative positioning of locations.

Also known as the one job of a map.
 
cgc Dec 17, 2012 09:04 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4207306)
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.
 
Thorzdad Dec 17, 2012 12:28 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.
 
cgc Dec 18, 2012 02:23 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Thorzdad (Post 4207384)
Remember to uncheck that "Share anonymous data" box when you first launch Google Maps.
...
Is that next to the "Exfiltrate my data to the Google/Borg mothership for analysis" checkbox?
 
subego Dec 18, 2012 07:36 AM
That's one of the advantages of Bing!

Microsoft doesn't want your data.
 
Thorzdad Dec 18, 2012 08:57 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4207540)
That's one of the advantages of Bing!
Microsoft doesn't want your data.
That, or they simply don't bother asking your permission. :lol:
 
cgc Dec 18, 2012 02:07 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by Thorzdad (Post 4207563)
That, or they simply don't bother asking your permission. :lol:
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."
 
subego Dec 18, 2012 07:33 PM
You must update your Restart Updater before Microsoft Server Farmâ„¢ Updater can restart.
 
Thorzdad Dec 19, 2012 08:35 AM
Please quit Microsoft Restart Updater before Microsoft Restart Updater can be updated.
 
subego Dec 19, 2012 09:17 AM
Dawg.
 
ghporter Jan 2, 2013 01:39 AM
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.
 
subego Jan 2, 2013 06:22 AM
 
SSharon Jan 6, 2013 03:53 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.
 
ghporter Jan 15, 2013 06:44 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4209805)
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?
 
subego Jan 15, 2013 06:12 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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