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Apple Completes Rollout of Redesigned Maps App for U.S.

Apple Completes Rollout of Redesigned Maps App for U.S.

Apple said Thursday that it has completed the redesign of its Apple Maps app for users in the United States.
The upgraded version of Maps offers faster and more accurate navigation, Apple said.
“We set out to create the best and most private maps app on the planet that is reflective of how people explore the world today,” said Eddy Cue, the company’s senior vice president of Internet software and services.
The new …

A Guide to New York City’s Apple Pay-Friendly OMNY Fare System

New York City’s transit system is the largest in North America and its metro system has the most stops in the world.  Now, using it has become a tap simpler.
OMNY, which is short for One Metro New York, features a contactless fare collection system similar to those in use in other major cities.  It supports contactless systems such as Apple Pay and Android Pay as well as the city’s MetroCard …

Apple Completes Rollout of Enhanced Maps in U.S.

Apple Completes Rollout of Enhanced Maps in U.S.

Apple updated its Maps app with more detailed data for the remainder of the United States.
The makeover that includes more accurate details such as trees and grass, exact building shapes, parking lots, sports facilities, and parking lots, and now covers all 50 U.S. states.
The move to an improved Maps experience comes as Apple replaces third-party map data with its own data that it collects from its fleet of Apple Maps …

Philadelphia Transit System Plans Support for Apple Pay

Philadelphia Transit System Plans Support for Apple Pay

Paying for a ride on the Subway-Surface trolley line in Philly will soon get a lot easier.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the regional public transportation authority in and around Philadelphia, announced that it will upgrade fare boxes and turnstiles with Apple Pay-compatible equipment.
The $4.3 million project, which encompasses 4,226 entry points to the system, will begin to roll out in 2020, although the agency didn’t specify a specific timetable.  The …

2019 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition

The tradition of the Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition dates back to 2012, a tradition at the magazine almost as old as watching the New Year’s Eve cult classic.
Shopping for the holidays can be daunting, but what is one to do when faced with finding the perfect gift for the traveler who has diamond status with almost every airline and hotel chain.
We’ve selected gifts that will fill …

Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

Apple Rolls Out Enhanced Maps in 11 Additional States

Apple’s upgrade to its Maps app, a makeover that includes more accurate details such as trees and grass, exact building shapes, parking lots, sports facilities, and parking lots, now covers 27 states in their entirely and six states partially.
The upgrade started with Northern California during iOS 12 beta testing and was later extended to Southern California, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.  The revamped maps …

Apple and Harvard Launch Massive Women’s Health Study

Apple and Harvard Launch Massive Women’s Health Study

Apple and the Harvard School of Public Health announced a women’s health study, one that hopes to enroll over one million over the coming decade.
The study is one of three that Apple announced on Thursday.
“The Apple Women’s Health Study is the first long-term study of this scale and scope,” the company said, adding that “it aims to advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and their relationship to various health conditions, including …