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MacVoices #23208: MacVoices Live! - Apple Maps vs. Google Maps (1)
August 08, 2023 · 33 min

This MacVoices Live! session kicks off as Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-Arthurs, David Ginsburg, Jim Rea, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet, Web Bixby, and Mark Fuccio look at how Apple Maps has improved, and how it measures up against its main competitor, Google Maps.The panel compare the two from interface, personal experience, privacy, and preference viewpoints. The panel then starts a conversation about whether convergence of macOS and iOS is occurring. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:0:03:12 The Superiority of Google Maps0:04:03 Jeff's New Place: Polished and Finished0:06:27 Web's wine joke and Mark's response0:06:39 Positive report on Apple Maps' improvements0:08:36 Personal preference for Apple Maps over Google Maps0:10:13 Apple Maps vs. Google Maps for browsing preferences0:12:34 Apple Maps lacks Waze's real-time user-generated updates0:16:40 Waze vs. Apple Maps: Missed Opportunity for Improvement0:18:07 Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: A History of Comparison0:19:49 Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: The Battle for Business Information0:22:45 Apple Maps vs Google Maps: Interface vs Granularity0:25:12 Apple's Advantage: Integration within the Apple Ecosystem0:27:15 Apple Maps: Prompting reviews based on geolocation and visits


After 11 years of work, people actually like Apple Mapshttps://appleinsider.com/articles/23/07/18/wsj-after-11-years-of-work-people-actually-like-apple-maps

The Mac sure is starting to look like the iPhonehttps://www.theverge.com/2023/7/12/23792490/macos-sonoma-public-beta-previewGuests:

Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990's selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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