Google Maps rides to iOS users' rescue (week in review)
Google returns its maps to Apple's mobile operating system and, separately, revamps image search to make it harder for the innocent to stumble upon porn. Also: Instagram filters out Twitter.
Google Maps returned to the iOS platform this week, but that was not enough to rescue Apple's map app rep.
Banished from Apple's iOS earlier this fall,in the form of a standalone app. The official Google Maps app returned to Apple's App store Thursday evening with turn-by-turn navigation, as well as public transit directions, integrated Street View, and a 3D-like Google Earth view. Google Maps didn't take long to among free iPhone apps.
The release came a few days after Apple again became the subject of ridicule when police in Australia issued a warningafter rescuing several people who became stranded in recent weeks in the wilderness following the app's directions.
However, the bad directions may not entirely be the iPhone makers fault; apparently there are
The company says the move is designed to ensure adult content is shown only to those who explicitly request it.
Picture this: The photo-sharing app completely turns off all support for the microblogging site.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had said it would dump BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone. But now it will run a pilot program for new BB10 devices.
The security software founder, who has arrived back in the U.S. after fleeing Belize for Guatemala, tells ABC News he faked health problems to avoid being deported to Belize.
The summit on telecommunications policy breaks down after U.S., Canada, and other democracies refuse to sign a treaty that would hand a U.N. agency more authority over how the Internet is managed.
The social network overhauls its settings, not for the first time, in an attempt to make things easier for people to understand, and phases out the option to block people from searching for your profile.
In a follow up to a 2011 study, the Federal Trade Commission found that "little or no progress has been made" on disclosure of information gathering since the first report was issued.
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