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Apple Maps vs. Google Maps, by the numbers

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Despite Apple Maps's rocky launch, it seems that its all-too-public issues don't seem to have put as substantial a dent in Cupertino's mapping offering as Google might have hoped. Charles Arthur at the Guardian looks at the numbers.

Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.

Pain-free parking apps give you one less thing to whine about

If a free app can save you from getting a parking ticket, or wasting gas while hunting for a space, you better believe it's worth a download.

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Look! Garmin HUD displays data on your car's windshield

Garmin announced the HUD, a head-up or heads-up display that works with a Bluetooth-connected smartphone and compatible app to project traffic and navigation guidance.

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Remains of the Day: After a fashion

Apple brings in a high-fashion expert, one university's not on such good terms with Cupertino, and sorry, that's not actually your phone vibrating.

Google Maps gets stunning makeover for Web, enhancements to mobile

Google Maps gets an eye-popping makeover for its venerable Web interface as well as bringing improvements to its mobile apps.

Facebook close to acquiring navigation app Waze so it can sell you ads while you drive

Facebook is reportedly very close to buying crowdsourced navigation app Waze for anywhere between $500 million and $1 billion.

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Remains of the Day: To Siri, with love

One site delves deep into Siri's sordid past, iOS's Maps is keeping folks away from a trendy eating establishment, and a hot new iPhone app is all in the Apple family.

Remains of the Day: Without a map

An explanation for some (but not most) of Apple's mapping woes, Google's CEO exhibits l'esprit d'escalier on a massive scale, and you could be the voice of Siri.

Hands on with Google Maps for iPhone

iOS 5's Google Maps this isn't. Google's re-entry to iOS mapping is here and senior editor Dan Moren walks you through the highlights.

Google Maps arrives in App Store

Google late Wednesday arrived in the App Store, as a fully viable alternative to Apple's Maps app.

Remains of the Day: Measure once, cut and paste twice

Microsoft and Apple are at each other's throats over money, so it must be a day that ends in 'y.' Elsewhere, Apple may be inching closer to a TV as one of its partners looks to lay down some acreage in the U.S. and Cupertino's latest product is at least a thirty footer.

Remains of the Day: The land of Oz

Apple's Australian mapping missteps get traced back to a surprising source, the iPhone 5 is the year's best gadget, and Google's head honcho says that Apple and his company's relationship is probably best described as "It's Complicated."

Find My iPhone update brings direction support

Apple's added direction support to Find My iPhone, letting users plot the best route to their misplaced iOS device.