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Apple iOS 6 Maps solution – Google Maps generates mobile screen button *like*

iScreen_Maps iPhone map solution - img Russ Imrie

Google Search app – iPhone map solution – img Russ Imrie

Indicated by the red arrow, a Google Search app-generated button for “District Taco“, (a local eatery with wifi pw guacamole and used as an innocent search target :) using the Google Search app (Android, iOS) will save a mini-map button to your home screen… iPhone 4 shown.

Search first time for whatever you want, object is to generate that button, which will take you to that good ‘ol Google Maps mobile friendly place—with car, transit, walk, pics, the whole works.

Until Apple finishes the spinning and triage for their new map system, this will do fine.

No Tacos were injured in the production of this blog post

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

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From BBC News – Samsung and Apples scrappy-scrappy


BBC News – Samsung and Apples patent clash heads to trial by jury.

the San Jose Mercury News digs into details too, with jury selection scheduled for today, Monday July 30.

Do you know the way to San Jose? If not, you could just follow the attorneys, apparently, as Samsung and Apple get down on the mat and go for a throw then a pin in a courtroom in America‘s hi-tech headquarters.

The odd interbreeding among tech firms where Apple is one of Samsung’s best customers of smartphone components is hard to get your head around and makes this SO interesting.