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Google Maps for iOS just made your commute easier

One-tap access to useful commute info. Photo: Google Google today rolled out a new Maps update for iOS that makes accessing commute information easier than ever. A new one-tap access bar at the bottom of the app lets you quickly view nearby restaurants and hotels, real-time traffic data, and transit information. “Whether we like it …

VW’s electric cars will be inspired by Apple design

Apple’s Lexus has been upgraded with lots of new sensors. Photo: Idiggapple/Twitter Volkswagen’s top designer is looking to Apple for some design inspiration Apple abandoned its plan to build its own car from the wheels up, but car fans might still see some Apple-inspired autos hitting highways by 2020. not be making its own car …

Today in Apple history: Young Steve Jobs appears on Time cover

February 15, 1982: Steve Jobs appears on the front cover of Time magazine for the first time, becoming the public face of successful tech entrepreneurship. The first of many Time covers for Jobs, the article — titled “Striking It Rich: America’s Risk Takers” — casts him as the prototypical young upstart benefiting from the still-new …

Warren Buffett is betting even bigger on Apple

Alphabet and Google are doing the same. Photo illustration: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway firm has massively increased its AAPL holdings, while ditching virtually all its IBM stock, showing how confident the super investor is of Apple’s immediate future. Buffett’s firm increased its Apple holdings by 23.3 percent to 165.3 million shares, …

HomePod setup bug afflicts some frustrated owners

An apparent bug has left some HomePod owners unable to get their new Apple smart speakers up and running. Complaints about a mysterious “Setup Failed -6722” error message surfaced soon after HomePod launched last Friday. The problem began trickling onto Apple’s support site, Reddit and other forums over the weekend. The HomePod setup bug seems related …