Used to calibrate airplane cameras, Google Maps has found gigantic camera calibration targets all over the US, with the greatest concentration at Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert of California. According to Peta Pixel, camera-equipped aerial vehicles can fly over the giant charts and use them to test, calibrate, and focus their cameras while traveling at various altitudes and speeds.
Google Maps returned to the iPhone Thursday and immediately became the most downloaded app of the year and will likely be for awhile. Leo says this is because Apple Maps is such a dismal failure. Even police in Australia are warning users to not use Apple maps because it could be very dangerous. Three motorists were stranded in the Australian desert because they were told by Apple Maps that the town was 45 miles away from where it actually was!
Google Maps has disappeared from her iPhone 4. She really likes street view, and would like that functionality back. Leo says that Google will be releasing a maps app for iOS. Apple replaced Google Maps with their own a few months ago, and it'll only be a matter of time.
Jason agrees with Leo that the iPhone screen is just too small and he decided to switch to the Samsung Galaxy SIII. He really likes it, but the Android operating system isn't quite as polished. iOS is smoother. For example, turn by turn navigation talks over him while he's on the phone. Leo thinks this is a fair criticism.
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