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How to steer clear of the Apple maps fiasco: CNET News Video

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CNET News Video: How to steer clear of the Apple maps fiasco

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Apple has taken a turn for the worst with its latest maps application available on iOS 6. Apple's Maps, which replaces Google Maps as a default map app in the latest version of iOS, is getting slammed for misnaming cities, losing landmarks, and making it difficult to find your way around. CNET's Sumi Das has the story and offers a workaround for your navigational needs.

-The world is a crazy place especially if you're using the new Apple Maps application, bridges look like rollercoasters, football stadiums have disappeared but the bigger fail is addresses that are simply wrong. I used Apple Maps to find a bar where I was meeting friends. It guided me here to Linden Street. No bar in sight. The actual address, 579 Hay Street, 1 block north. On Wednesday, Apple released a new version of its operating system, iOS 6, which ditched the ever popular Google Maps in favor of its own app. Apple Maps did fare better with turn-by-turn directions. At least in San Francisco, its home turf. -Right now, it's not really tracking us on Van Ness. It still thinks we're at Pine Street. -There were certain hiccups. It wasn't perfect, but it wasn't bad either. -If you have upgrader's remorse, there is a quick fix. Go to maps.google.com in your phone's browser and select add to home screen to create a shortcut. You can also try other apps such as Navigon and MotionX GPS Drive, or just sit tight. -I think you're gonna see either Apple making a rush to fix the problems or Google is gonna come up with their own app and they're gonna launch it and that's the app that everyone's gonna use. -In a statement, Apple said "Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get." Until then, add a few minutes to travel times estimated by Apple Maps, just in case. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, CNET.com for CBS News.

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