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Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations

Apple unveiled useful tweaks and new ideas at its Worldwide Developer Conference. Take a peek at our favorites, from MacBook Pro to iOS 6.
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Apple vs. Google really heats up now: Google Maps is no longer the default iOS mapping app, replaced by Apple Maps, a vector-based mapping app Apple says was built from the ground up. Apple Maps includes local search with more than 100 million business in the system, real-time traffic data and crowdsourced incident reports, turn-by-turn navigation with built in ETA and re-routing based on incidents, integration with Siri so users can ask for directions, the location of gas stations, and so on, and what Apple calls Flyover (the ability to see images within the map from the "air"). The Flyover demonstration brought up a 3-D view of a building, which you can tour in 360 degrees with pretty amazing fidelity (Google introduced 3-D support a week earlier). Maps is very visually appealing, with street signs popping into view, info cards on points of interest, and more.

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moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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6/13/2012 | 10:36:04 AM
re: Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations
Can you please stop using the world "Blitz". It is short for "Blitzkrieg", the propaganda name for multiple heinous attacks by Nazi Germany on its neighboring countries. The English language is so rich in words that you do not have to fall back on Nazi jargon to make a point. How uneducated are the folks allowed to be who write, edit, and publish such articles?
DavidB
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DavidB,
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6/13/2012 | 6:00:47 AM
re: Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations
Do you know what isn't an Innovation? A really annoying slide show on a website in 2012. Come on Info Week. Stop this childish design so maybe somebody will want to read the content!
Dewm
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Dewm,
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6/12/2012 | 5:09:59 PM
re: Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations
This title is a little misleading.

The only innovation I found in this article was the Passbook feature.
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