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AB

13,353 posts

81 months

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TheHeretic said:
Never sed it. It seems like a stalker app.
This! It causes me no end of problems when the OH suggests we both install it.

Jesus.

sneijder

5,034 posts

120 months

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y2blade said:
Nope, and my Battery is definitely lasting longer.
Mine too, after it switched Bluetooth on by itself.

You can't gift apps any more ??

miniman

17,112 posts

148 months

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Good grief.


Alucidnation

2,839 posts

56 months

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miniman said:
Good grief.

rofl

hyperblue

2,392 posts

66 months

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^^^ Good grief indeed. You can't spell Niagara.
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TheHeretic

73,668 posts

141 months

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Works fine for me.


Aizle

12,426 posts

61 months

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miniman said:
Good grief.

rofl

poing

3,215 posts

86 months

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Seems pretty accurate to me: http://goo.gl/maps/HsuHt


TheHeretic

73,668 posts

141 months

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hyperblue said:
^^^ Good grief indeed. You can't spell Niagara.
Even the misspelling goes to the correct place.


TheHeretic

73,668 posts

141 months

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poing said:
Seems pretty accurate to me: http://goo.gl/maps/HsuHt
Fail, Miniman. hehe

miniman

17,112 posts

148 months

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Interestingly Google figures out that Niagra Falls = Niagara Falls.

Hunky Dory

917 posts

91 months

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miniman said:
Good grief.

"it's Niagara, you 'tard"

wink

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

141 months

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miniman said:
Interestingly Google figures out that Niagra Falls = Niagara Falls.
Probably down to popularity.

Interestingly, google doesn't even have it on their maps when you search.



Edited by TheHeretic on Sunday 7th October 22:43

poing

3,215 posts

86 months

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miniman said:
Interestingly Google figures out that Niagra Falls = Niagara Falls.
So Google thinks it knows best, "corrects" your spelling and sends you to the wrong continent? Genius.

ZesPak

14,348 posts

82 months

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poing said:
miniman said:
Interestingly Google figures out that Niagra Falls = Niagara Falls.
So Google thinks it knows best, "corrects" your spelling and sends you to the wrong continent? Genius.
You got it wrong, Google suggests the Niagara falls amongst the Niagra falls when you type "niagra falls".

It doesn't send you to the wrong continent, it asks you what you ment. In fact, on my Maps App on the android, if I type in "Niagra Falls", it's only the 5th suggestion:


I think it's brilliant, we have a lot of streetnames that are spelled in some older Dutch, meaning some letters are changed. Like "Keiserlei" is spelled "Keyserlei", and hundreds of other examples are spelled in different ways on signs, maps,... Google easily corrects this a lot better than any other NAV I've used.

luke111s

847 posts

74 months

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More Maps usage at the weekend

- Found the hotel we had booked by name and took us there without issue.
- Driving through a city with the 3D buildings is really nice, I really love the interface.
- I don't have a car charger yet so turned the screen off. When a turn is upcoming, the screen switches back on to display the sat nav (with lockscreen in place). Excellent feature and the first time I've seen this on any device.

- Finding Manchester Arena was more of a pain than it needed to be. It isn't in the search results on Apple Maps so I used Google Maps from the web, but that doesn't have the easy 'heading marker' so swapped back to Apple Maps to orient myself! hehe


BalhamBadger

1,091 posts

59 months

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luke111s said:
More Maps usage at the weekend

- Found the hotel we had booked by name and took us there without issue.
- Driving through a city with the 3D buildings is really nice, I really love the interface.
- I don't have a car charger yet so turned the screen off. When a turn is upcoming, the screen switches back on to display the sat nav (with lockscreen in place). Excellent feature and the first time I've seen this on any device.

- Finding Manchester Arena was more of a pain than it needed to be. It isn't in the search results on Apple Maps so I used Google Maps from the web, but that doesn't have the easy 'heading marker' so swapped back to Apple Maps to orient myself! hehe
My OH used it successfully on a 200 mile car journey last week, no issues. She was really pleased.

I was going on at her to download co-pilot as it has the onboard database - does iOS maps require an internet connection or does it download all steps/turns at the beginning of the journey?

luke111s

847 posts

74 months

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It doesn't have offline maps as far as I am aware and I don't know whether it caches the whole route to begin with either.

I had no problems with it on a 3 hour trip but I had signal the whole way.

poing

3,215 posts

86 months

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ZesPak said:
You got it wrong, Google suggests the Niagara falls amongst the Niagra falls when you type "niagra falls".

It doesn't send you to the wrong continent, it asks you what you ment. In fact, on my Maps App on the android, if I type in "Niagra Falls", it's only the 5th suggestion:


I think it's brilliant, we have a lot of streetnames that are spelled in some older Dutch, meaning some letters are changed. Like "Keiserlei" is spelled "Keyserlei", and hundreds of other examples are spelled in different ways on signs, maps,... Google easily corrects this a lot better than any other NAV I've used.
Depends how you search but it's more than a suggestion in my eyes since it defaults to it.




Not that any other search engine is likely to be better since they are pretty much all American based. And as for Apple maps, I think the world has accepted they are poo in the extreme. Not that I ever used the old ones though and have yet to actually use the new ones either.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

141 months

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They work on popularity. Most people putting that combination of letters in do not normally want the African one. Apple maps does it as well, but like google, it does give it as a suggestion.
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