The Best of Apple Maps Fails and iOS 6 Fails

Apple Maps, Wi-fi bugs, LTE bugs, battery problems….. and on and on… let’s just say these are plain and simple FAILS!  So for sake of interest ( and laughter) we compiled the best photos of Apple Maps fails and iOS bugs. Here goes:

Turn left into the water.

Turn left into the water….? Huh?

Some parts of Clapham, London appear to be censored.

Some parts of Clapham, Londo, are … ahem… censored.

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Yah… it’s embarrassing but, it’s not our fault.

“Il Duomo di Milano” the most important square in Milan, italy,  was bombard …..

Beautiful town square in Milan, is… torn to shreds.

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United States, This river is off the maps! iOS 6 Maps that is. :)

Sorry, this has no explanation… we are as baffled as you.

Hmmm…. touche.

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Those using iOS6 get special treatment….

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Ooops…  Did NASA just compliment Apple???tumblr_matiy5Sf1v1rhptwbo1_1280

Right side: Correct  ;    Left side:  Apple Maps

Apple Licenses Design Patents to Microsoft

Apple has licensed a number of design patents to Microsoft for an undisclosed exchange. In the wake of Apple’s legal fights with Samsung and HTC, Microsoft is playing it safe and licensing the patents from its arch-rival.

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This is in stark contrast with the troubling saga between smartphone maker Samsung and Apple. The iPad maker sued Samsung after having begged Samsung to reconsider and license the patents in question. Instead, Samsung stubbornly refused and so began the epic battle. The showdown was scheduled to take place last month in a California federal court.

Glass, Fruit, or Robot?

Before I begin I would like to extend a thank you to Premier Microsoft for inviting me to write for them. For those of you unfamiliar with me I am a techie with a background in art. If you wish to know more I encourage you to visit my blog, skTECHBook.

Being of such disciplines my experience is drifted more towards Apple and their range of products and services. However, this being Premier MICROSOFT I will attempt to stay on subject lest I anger anyone with my mentioning of that company. But you must understand that Apple dominates the creative culture for the most part.

I have however worked with Microsoft’s line of products. Most of my career has consisted of working with Windows machines and services. But for personal use I tend to operate on Apple. However, I have found Google sneaking its way into my life via the Kindle Fire which made a huge dent in Apple’s profit margins last holiday season. I am sure many of you use Android powered phones so I doubt I will catch any mudslinging from that.

So here I am. A single individual. Pulled between three different large companies. Each one fighting for my attention and the contents of my wallet. I am sure many of you feel the same way. For the longest time I felt like Microsoft ruled the business realm (mature stuff). Meanwhile Apple as a smooth operator took over everything else (except hardcore gaming..but it’s obvious why). Android snuck in and is slowly filling up the middle.  However, I recently read an article explaining how Apple is losing its “street cred” with the younger kids and gaining favor with the older generation.

This could be for a couple of reasons. One, most of the die hard fans are older (they have been with the company since the beginning). Two, cost of Apple hardware in todays economic times make it difficult for younger people to afford. A possible third reason is that younger people today are more tech savvy and can create a – system for less rather than relying on Apple’s all-in-one machines. If you want further details please click this link to read the study.Kindle Fire

I think what I want to ask and for you to ask yourself is; how do you prioritize these companies? Who is best for you? Why?  Computers are tools and as such what is your favorite and best tool? Are you exclusive to one company or do you take advantage of all of them?  Voice your opinion below. Leave a comment. Let us know how you see each of these companies and their products. Is Apple slowly losing its flashy elegance? Is Microsoft going to be top dog once again?  I think myself, and all of us at Premier Microsoft want to know.

Apple in Trouble After High-Profile iCloud Hack

Apple is now in deep trouble after its cloud service iCloud was mercilessly hacked and then used to victimize  none other than WIRED Magazine news writer Matt Honan.

Instead of getting fancy….the hackers simply called Apple and deceived them into giving them a “temporary password”

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Password in hand, the hackers exploited iCloud security holes,  and retrieved Matt’s Google and Twitter passwords. Then, they simply exploited vulnerabilities in Apple’s Find My iPhone and Find My Mac  apps.  One they gained remote access, the hackers wasted no time in completely erasing contents in Matt’s iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air.

Google also got into the hacking tangle, when the hackers, hungry for more, deleted his Google and Gmail account.

So, why would a perfectly friend tech writer get hacked? It’s assumed that the hackers ( still not identified ) broke into Honan’s iCloud in order to get access to Honan’s massive 15K Twitter followers.

hackersIt didn’t stop there… the hackers also realized that Honan had linked his Twitter account to Gizmodo’s account…. they were able to send spam tweets to some 415,000 people…

Amazon also got a nasty surprise…. the hacker was able to get the temporary password by accessing Amazon’s file of Matt’s Credit Card number; thus the hacker was able to get Apple into thinking that the request for the password was legitimate.