“A recent torrent of complaints has prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue a public apology for the company’s new maps app in the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, which previously relied on Google Maps,” Janet Vertesi writes for CNN. “Addresses are not showing up correctly, public transit directions aren’t available, and the satellite views make it look as if the Brooklyn Bridge is bending into the Hudson River.”
“Unlike the naysayers, I was delighted to see the change,” Vertesi writes. “That’s because six months ago, I broke up with Google.”
Vertesi writes, “It’s not a decision I made lightly. I was in an intimate relationship with the company for years. Google knew what I watched on YouTube and which trains I caught into New York City for a night out. It facilitated collaborations with my colleagues and helped me navigate foreign cities. We had some good times together, Google and I. But over time, our relationship changed. Ads started to show up based on keywords that I had typed into the search engine or in my e-mail. In Google search, things I was looking for were now buried beneath “helpful” suggestions of things I wasn’t interested in in the slightest.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gk” for the heads up.]