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Apple Maps Fail

Here’s how ridiculously Apple Maps sucks today…

BCC High School is located in Bethesda, MD. It’s not far from the location you see here on the map if you’re in San Diego or something, but it’s definitely nowhere near this spot, which is actually Northwood High School in Silver Spring.

So, it’s clearly marked as BCC. But it’s Northwood.

When you click the icon (a feature of Apple Maps I actually love a lot), the location screen shows the correct address for Northwood, but it’s labeled BCC. Students at either school might be able to get away with using this as an excuse for missing class at least once, right?

I can't make it to school today. I'm lost.

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New York City just approved a pilot program that will allow riders to hail cabs on their smartphones

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New York City just approved a pilot program that will allow riders to hail cabs on their smartphones, paving the way for app-building upstarts trying to make the journey as enjoyable as the destination.

This should be a boon to Uber — and stranded cab riders everywhere.

This is great news. Uber and others are truly useful. It has been upsetting to see the taxi industry winning in their effort to stop this type of innovation. Good ideas should always be supported and embraced.

I wonder how long it will take Apple to just build the functionality to hail a cab into their maps? Oh wait, they fired the maps guy and their maps sucks. Okay, I guess Google will do it for us!

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Jailbreaking as a Career Path to Being a Spy

That’s it… I’ll be a spy!

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I keep reading things like this…

I keep reading things like this…

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IOS 4 bug on 3GS?

I think there’s definitely a bug in IOS for where you intermittently cannot hear through iphone. People can hear you but you can’t hear through the earpiece. You have to use Bluetooth or headphone and headphone is shown as an option even when not plugged in!

I’ve gotten this twice – yesterday, on my old iPhone 3GS and today on my brand new one.

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I had an awesome experience dealing with Apple today

I had an awesome experience dealing with Apple today at the brand new Georgetown Apple Store location. My phone wouldn’t work in iPhone mode (only speaker or bluetooth) and it had “Headphones” as an option even though they weren’t plugged in.

They gave me a new phone.

Satisfied? You bet!