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Several reports and rumors have speculated that Apple is looking to dramatically revamp the default maps app. When the iPhone first launched, this app was perhaps the single best mode of finding where you were going on any device. It looked great, was extremely intuitive and had plenty of features. Unfortunately, though it has made a little progress in years since, it is definitely no longer the mapping pinnacle that it once was.

Today we’re going to toss around some ideas and suggestions for potential areas of weakness that Apple could benefit from updating.
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We’re happy to announce that we’ve randomly chosen our five winners, each of whom will receive a free copy of OffMaps 2 for iPhone and a voucher for 5 extra map downloads!

If you’re one of the lucky five listed below, stay tuned, you should be receiving an email with more details soon!

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There are plenty of ways to find out how to get to the destinations you want to visit. Your iPhone includes Google Maps, which works great for finding precise directions, and there are a number of other GPS apps that give you turn-by-turn directions and more. But how are you going to find new restaurants, libraries, doctor offices, and more?

Today, there’s tons of new data being saved daily about places all around you. The problem is just that it’s hard to put all of the info together. You could search on Google or Bing, or check Foursquare and Twitter to see where people are going. The Problem is, this can be time consuming. Localscope is an exciting new app that does the legwork for you and makes it surprisingly easy to find destinations all around you.  Keep reading to find out more.

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Google’s most recent foray into the iOS platform is Google Places (somehow suffixed with “hotpot”), a location-based recommendation app with a web backup.

Google Places is one of Google’s ventures that is aimed at both businesses and consumers. The former being able to increase their exposure and the latter able to make more informed decisions on where they visit. Whilst location-oriented features have been available in Google Maps for a long time, this is one of the first proper offerings in the App Store.

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The Cartographer started from an idea, an appreciation for something that we now see as mundane and boring. Nautical charts and maps were once seen as symbols of wealth and power. They were handed down from generation to generation and were extremely valuable. They were symbols of status, with kings and queens owning hand-made maps that were beautiful works of art. Maps opened up the world around you, making it possible for travel and exploration.

Today, maps have lost their beautify and flair. They have changed from objects to be cherished into objects to be stored in the back of you motor vehicle. The Cartographer is all about bringing the beauty back into your maps. It’s about building maps, travelling the world, and having fun.

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