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  Reply # 693292 29-Sep-2012 08:41 Send private message

Just reading that the VP responsible for sofware and ultimately iOS6 Maps is the same one who pushed Apple to bring out Siri, against peers' advice. Apparently Siri is not that well accepted within Apple.




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  Reply # 693295 29-Sep-2012 08:44 Send private message

gehenna:
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myopinion: The thing that bothers me most about Apple is having to switch accounts all the time because the stuff I want isn't in the NZ store. Just wish it was open slather. Of course other stores have the same problem. Just saying.


Very true. 

It means you have to find somewhere to get US iTunes cards reliably and safely, which I have not yet.


I use this place, no dramas so far and have bought from them a number of times: http://itunesdirect.com.au/


Thanks - I'll give them a go!








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  Reply # 693296 29-Sep-2012 08:47 Send private message

freitasm: Just reading that the VP responsible for sofware and ultimately iOS6 Maps is the same one who pushed Apple to bring out Siri, against peers' advice. Apparently Siri is not that well accepted within Apple.


I've never used it - just seen videos.

Does it actually provide something useful or is it just an amusing party trick?










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  Reply # 693297 29-Sep-2012 08:52 Send private message

It would be interesting to do this in New Zealand... In Canada it seems Apple iOS6 Maps only gets it right 20% of the time.




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  Reply # 693306 29-Sep-2012 09:09 Send private message

got an idea:

the amazing geekzone race

get apple to provide some iphone 4

get contestants to only use apple maps ... at their own peril of course ...

and noone will probably win any prizes we get to keep it all

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  Reply # 693311 29-Sep-2012 09:28 Send private message

Geektastic:
freitasm: Just reading that the VP responsible for sofware and ultimately iOS6 Maps is the same one who pushed Apple to bring out Siri, against peers' advice. Apparently Siri is not that well accepted within Apple.


I've never used it - just seen videos.

Does it actually provide something useful or is it just an amusing party trick?


Party trick for the next 2 years.





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  Reply # 693314 29-Sep-2012 09:32 Send private message

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freitasm: Just reading that the VP responsible for sofware and ultimately iOS6 Maps is the same one who pushed Apple to bring out Siri, against peers' advice. Apparently Siri is not that well accepted within Apple.


I've never used it - just seen videos.

Does it actually provide something useful or is it just an amusing party trick?


Party trick for the next 2 years.


What happens in 2 years? iPhone 6?








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  Reply # 693326 29-Sep-2012 09:56 Send private message

By then it should be as good as google map in 2012 but still behind google map 'standard' since new features are being added everyday.





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  Reply # 694770 2-Oct-2012 12:17 Send private message

I see that Grabone is the first cab off the rank with passbook in NZ. Any one plan on using it, or had any experiences to share?

http://www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2012/10/grabone-first-passbook-ranks-nz


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  Reply # 694772 2-Oct-2012 12:20 Send private message

Maybe. Not a big fan of the whole daily deal thing though.

At least someone is using it; I hope Ticketec or someone gets on it for concerts etc.








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