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Apple has snapped up local transit and directions service Hopstop to bolster its mapping services.
The local transit and directions service remains available in the Google Play marketplace, for now at least.
The Windows Phone flavor of the transit and directions app is kaput, but the iOS version just received a new update.
The online guide to New York City train and bus schedules raises an undisclosed sum from a group of private investors, including Yaron Galai, co-founder of search-advertising company Quigo.
Apple's snapped up Matcha.TV, a small company that specialized in TV and movie listings and recommendations.
The iPhone maker has picked up Passif Semiconductor, a small California company that makes low-power communications chips.
A big missing feature in Apple's Maps app is directions for public transit. Check out this collection for good third-party options.
Apple has purchased another company that deals in local map data. This time it's Embark, a company that specializes in public-transit information and directions.
Tech giant posts better-than-expected earnings for its last quarter of the year, fueled once again by the iPhone.
Whether it's an overnighter to the next county or a trip up K2 (and back, hopefully), these programs help take the bumps out of your route and keep you moving in the right direction.