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Did Apple Ask Scott Forstall to Leave Because He Wouldn't Sign the Maps Apology?

Did Apple Ask Scott Forstall to Leave Because He Wouldn't Sign the Maps Apology?

Killian Bell

Apple issued a press release on Monday that announced a major executive shakeup within the Cupertino company, which will see its senior vice president of iOS software, Scott Forstall, and the recently appointed senior vice president of retail, John Browett, ousted from their positions. Browett’s dismissal could have been predicted some time ago. He’s been with Apple less than six...

Apple Allows User-Tracking Again, How To Find The Hidden Shut-Off Switch

Apple Allows User-Tracking Again, How To Find The Hidden Shut-Off Switch

Adriana Lee

There’s another iOS 6 feature that the media is buzzing about, and this time, it has nothing to do with the Maps app. According to Business Insider, Apple put out a software update last month that quietly rolled out user-tracking for advertising purposes. If you recall, we’ve already seen a dust-up before when Apple allowed user-tracking via UDID, or Unique Device Identifier (the...

Apple Maps: Best Ad For Google Ever?, Plus Tips For Workarounds

Apple Maps: Best Ad For Google Ever?, Plus Tips For Workarounds

Adriana Lee

Apple’s new (and seriously flawed) iOS 6 maps app has been drawing a lot of fire, causing the likes of websites like CNET to wonder, “Did Apple just create the best Google ad campaign ever?” (Honestly, we wondered the same thing.) Google is strangely demure on the topic — instead of publicly gloating or launching full-scale publicity skewering the iOS fail (which, in all probability,...