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Cook’s Maps Letter

It’s refreshing to see a CEO take this approach — being honest and upfront that something isn’t quite right. Rightly so, as Maps on iOS 6 suck – as this article from my home-town so painfully highlights.

What struck me as interesting is Tim Cook openly recommending that people try other rival mapping applications, suggesting that a fix for the numerous problems in the Apple’s new Maps app aren’t coming anytime soon.

 

£2-a-month broadband levy will not save newspapers

The first comment nails it:

“A £2-a-month levy on automobiles could save our horse and cart business.”

How to fix iOS 6 Maps

Open Safari and navigate to maps.google.com.

Google Maps - iOS 6

Add to Home Screen.

Google Maps - iOS 6

Done.

Google Maps - iPhone

iOS 6 Maps Are Just Plain Wrong

If there is one thing you want a map to be, its accurate.

The BBC have a good round-up of the gaping flaws users here in the UK are facing. It’s quite clear this isn’t ready for prime-time on an international level at all.

Enough Said?

Apple Samsung Charger

*NoteThe graphic above says Apple has made “two changes over more than 10 years”, which isn’t technically correct as the dock connector was introduced nine years ago in 2003. 

Twelve months of music – My 2011 on Last.fm

I have been using music scrobbling service Last.fm since 2006 to keep track of the music I listen too, and I always find it interesting to look back over what I listen to the most. The list below shows the top 20 artists that I listened to the most during 2011, along with a few comments on artists I have something to say about:

  • 01. Daft Punk (Plays: 544) – Daft Punk is at the top for 2011 due to the late December 2010 release of their TRON album, and the excellent remix album that soon followed.
  • 02. Digitalism (Plays: 384) – German duo Digitalism released their new album “I Love You, Dude” in 2011, hence the heavy play count. 
  • 03. deadmau5 (Plays: 240)
  • 04. Sébastien Tellier (Plays: 172)
  • 05. Justice (Plays: 148) – Justice released their new album titled “Audio, Video, Disco” in 2011, although not as memorable as Cross it had a few decent tracks. Overall though it disappointed me.
  • 06. Lady Gaga (Plays: 126)
  • 07. Cee Lo Green (Plays: 110) – Bright Lights Bigger City is fun.
  • 08. Air (Plays: 108)
  • 09. Jamiroquai (Plays: 95)
  • 10. Metric (Plays: 95)
  • 11. Gorillaz (Plays: 93)
  • 12. Röyksopp (Plays: 89)
  • 13. Calvin Harris (Plays: 86)
  • 14. Boys Noize (Plays: 81)
  • 15. Kanye West (Plays: 78)
  • 16. Electric Light Orchestra (Plays: 76)
  • 17. Fila Brazillia (Plays: 73) – My old University Audio Technology lecturer makes up one half of electronica outfit Fila Brazillia. I’ve listened to their music in the past, but this year I found them on Spotify which is why they charted in 2011.
  •  18. Tinie Tempah (Plays: 72)
  • 19. Phoenix (Plays: 64)
  • 20. N*E*R*D (Plays: 64)

The Anatomy Of An Effective Homepage

A neat infographic explaining the basics of any good website layout.

PCWorld Posts For January 2010 – Retro TV’s, Flash Chips & The iPad

iPad IPS Screen TechnologyIn a month which saw PCWorld celebrate 50 Million visitors, Apple finally revealed their tablet device putting an end to the endless rumour mill. During January I wrote about a retro LG CRT TV, Google’s Nexus One phone, CES rumours and of course the iPad.

Check out my posts for the month of January below:

The GeekTech blog is also now on Facebook, so be sure to fan the team up over there!

PCWorld Posts For December 2009 – Safer Laptop Batteries, Dell’s Android Tablet, Insane Memory Kits & more…

December has passed us by and a new year is with us, so as ever, it’s time to look back over my posts from PCWorld for the last month. Below is just a selection of some of my posts made, including details on Dell’s rumoured upcoming Android-based tablet, and a feature detailing five alternative operating systems to Google’s upcoming Chrome OS. You can find more of my posts from PCWorld on the GeekTech blog or directly via this link.

If you want to read more from GeekTech then be sure to follow the blog’s Twitter account, and of course don’t forget to follow me up on Twitter too! Be sure to check back next month for more posts.

Happy New Year – 2010

I just wanted to make a short blog post wishing all my readers and subscribers a Happy New Year. May 2010 bring you everything you hope for.

Brayford Fireworks by Rob Dray

What are your plans for the year, have you made a list of goals for the the next 12 months? If so be sure to link to your blog post in the comments, or just tell us your plans directly here.

Yes, it is the second of January, I’m a day late I know, but it doesn’t matter, my kind warm message still rings true. Have a great 2010!

(Photo by Rob Dray)