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The Biggest Travel Villain of 2012 is...

December 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM | by | ()

It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2012 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Needless to say, we're ready for 2013, but first we're taking a brief look back at the best of 2012 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.

Yes, friends. Hell hath frozen over since an Apple product has earned this "worst of" award. There once was a time when we completely trusted and relied on our iPhone to safely steer our travels, from currency exchange rates to highway turn-offs. The latter was much damaged this year with the release of iOS 6 and its Apple Maps, which took the place of the familiar and reliable Google Maps.

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Even Australian Police Hate Apple Maps

Where: Australia
December 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM | by | ()

We've already talked about the problems with Apple Maps and how we miss Google Maps as a standard feature on our iPhone. The former has renamed cities, created new land masses and even directed us down some thru roads that ended abruptly with a dead end sign. Even Apple sacked the guy who created the application last month.

Now, Australian police have gotten involved with their hatred for the navigation app. No, you wont get arrested for using the maps, but you might get lost and they don't want that to happen.

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iOS 6 Maps Drools, Google Maps Rules

September 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM | by | ()

Another day, another slew of inaccuracies discovered in iOS 6 Maps. The app, which comes new with the software update on iPads and iPhones but deletes Google Maps, is so crazy bad that it's become the butt of late night comedian monologue jokes, even spawning a particularly hilarious mocking Tumblr.

And it's not just getting driving directions wrong or putting a park where there's actually a parking lot. iOS 6 Maps has managed to make the world appear to be melting in 3D view, reverted some cities to their occupied names from World War II and, well...they're just generally confused about Australia (examples here & here).

Heck, Apple Maps can't even get their own worldwide flagship store to look like it's not in some post-apocalyptic state. Hey, at least North Korea looks awesome!

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