Nokia Drive+ beta now available for all WP8 devices in Canada and U.S.

While Nokia Drive+, Nokia’s turn-by-turn navigation app, remains in beta, it is no longer a Lumia exclusive. Nokia decided this week to make it available as a free download to all Windows Phone 8 customers in Canada, the U.S., and the United Kingdom. The app remains in beta as the team fine tunes the customer experience. In the meantime, you […]

Google to restore Google Maps access for Windows Phone devices

Windows Phone users started reporting yesterday that they could no longer access Google Maps. They were instead redirected to Google’s mobile search page. Initial suspicions ranged from some sort of technical issue to Google willfully blocking access. When Google initially responded, it explained that Google Maps was optimized for WebKit browsers and that other browsers such as Internet Explorer would […]

Google Maps for iPhone downloaded 10 million times in first 48 hours

It appears that there was a bit of pent-up demand for an alternative to Apple Maps among iOS users. Google’s Jeff Huber today announced that Google Maps for iPhone was downloaded over 10 million downloads in the first 48 hours that it was available. We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to […]

Apple CEO apologizes for Maps app issues and suggests alternatives

Apple’s new Maps app has been widely criticized since its launch in iOS 6 due to inaccuracies and bugs. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has now published an open letter in which he recognizes that its new mapping application does not live up to the usual standards associated with Apple: At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the […]