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Apple vehicles abandoned as employees go on foot to boost Maps data

Apple has confirmed that employees are taking in the sights of California on foot in order to gather data for the Maps app. Individuals were first spotted wearing backpacks sporting “Apple Maps,” and laden with what appeared to be cameras and sensor equipment in October. The Apple employees were tracked in San Francisco, and now the iPad and iPhone… Read more →

For Apple users without latest security updates, the letter ‘d’ is not always the letter ‘d’

Most Apple users install updates, but there’s always a small group of people who, for various reasons, lag behind when it comes to installing updates, for one reason or another, legitimate, or not. If you’re one of the users in the latter category, then you should be aware that the letter “d” is not always the letter “d” when displayed… Read more →

Black Friday prices are not necessarily the lowest in the UK, Which? reports

Following its latest investigation of Black Friday prices, Which? — part of the UK’s Consumers’ Association — says that “nearly nine in 10 of last year’s Black Friday ‘deals’ were cheaper or the same price at other times of the year.” Unless you have been tracking prices, you may not be getting the bargain you think. Which? tracked the prices… Read more →

Nuance spins off automotive segment into new publicly traded company

November has been a month of consolidation for voice recognition software maker Nuance. After selling its document imaging business for $400 million last week, Nuance just announced that it plans to spin off its automotive division into a separate, publicly traded company called Nuance Auto. Nuance said the move will help the company become more focused on its healthcare and… Read more →