Apple's iOS 6 has some great tweaks and a few misses. Take our visual tour of the must-know changes.
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Yes, Apple new Maps has turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd gen). It has real-time traffic information too. But its 3-D maps are a mess. Gizmodo calls Apple's new 3-D maps a "turd in a very ornate punch bowl," and that's putting it gently.
Maps' messed-up 3-D is a surreal, Dali-esque landscape of weirdly distorted roadways, bridges, and other structures. And its zoom feature is painfully slow. Surely, Apple will correct these glaring shortcomings sooner rather than later. But it's a shocker that Apple released this flawed app in the first place.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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