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Apple buys GPS firm Coherent Navigation, reports say

Apple will likely use the company's tech and resources to improve and expand its own mapping and navigation technology.

By May 18, 2015


Apple updates Hopstop iOS app after buying company

The Windows Phone flavor of the transit and directions app is kaput, but the iOS version just received a new update.

By July 29, 2013


Hopstop for Windows Phone vanishes after Apple buy

The local transit and directions service remains available in the Google Play marketplace, for now at least.

By July 22, 2013


Apple acquires navigation service Hopstop

Apple has snapped up local transit and directions service Hopstop to bolster its mapping services.

By July 19, 2013


Apple's Q4 racks up $37.5B in sales, 33.8M iPhones, 14.1M iPads

Tech giant posts better-than-expected earnings for its last quarter of the year, fueled once again by the iPhone.

By October 28, 2013


Apple buys transit-app maker Embark

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.

By August 22, 2013


Apple picks up video guide service Matcha.TV

Apple's snapped up Matcha.TV, a small company that specialized in TV and movie listings and recommendations.

By August 13, 2013


Apple buys another chipmaker

The iPhone maker has picked up Passif Semiconductor, a small California company that makes low-power communications chips.

By August 1, 2013


Top third-party public transit apps for iOS

A big missing feature in Apple's Maps app is directions for public transit. Check out this collection for good third-party options.

By October 1, 2012


Apple Maps stinks, iOS 6 leaks data: Should I get the iPhone 5?

CNET's Ask Maggie offers advice on whether or not to buy the new iPhone 5 given the poor reviews of Apple Maps. And what can users do to reduce their wireless data usage?

By October 5, 2012