Tag Archive for ‘Associated Press’

Apple to Add Organ Donor Registration to Health App ➝

Brandon Bailey, reporting for the Associated Press:

Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.

Apple Maps Used Three Times as Often as Next Leading Competitor ➝

Anick Jesdanun, writing for Associated Press:

Apple Maps quickly became the butt of jokes when it debuted in 2012. It overlooked many towns and businesses and misplaced famous landmarks. It marked New York’s Madison Square Garden arena as park space because of the word “Garden.” The service was a rare blunder for a company known for simple, easy-to-use products.

It’s a different story three years later.

Apple fixed errors as users submitted them. It quietly bought several mapping companies, mostly for their engineers and other talent. This fall, it added transit directions for several major cities, narrowing a major gap with Google. Apple Maps is now used more widely than Google Maps on iPhones.

Its amazing how widely used iOS’ default apps are.