And iCloud: “Some companies mine your cloud data or email for personal information to serve you targeted ads”. Google Maps update on iOS brings support for Apple Watch as well as improvements in the iOS app. The maps app has been updated to the version 4.11.0 that marks its debut on the Apple Watch.
Launch iTunes and click the “Restore” button while holding OPTION on your keyboard to be able to select the IPSW file you’ve downloaded.
In a thinly veiled swipe at Google, Apple’s section about Maps highlights the pains to which the company goes to break up and protect data about a user’s travel habits and trips, saying, “Helping you get from Point A to Point B matters a great deal to us, but knowing the history of all your Point A’s and Point B’s doesn’t”. It’s always been in Apple’s culture to not store data if unnecessary and use anonymity whenever possible.
What’s more, Siri can do more than ever Apple said as it now has new proactive suggestions help you get things done before you ask.
However, just today, Google updated its iOS app that came prepacked with support for Apple Watch.
Apple is also expected to offer a Google Street View-like feature of its own soon, as company-branded vans and cars equipped with 3D camera gear used for mapping recently roamed the streets of the USA and the United Kingdom It may take a while to catch up to Google in terms of Street View maps, but Apple nonetheless seems to be making notable progress with its Apple Maps.
Apple addressed iOS 9 and the new privacy concerns that could arise from the system’s new features. “And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be”, he was quoted by TechCrunch as saying at the time. It turns your data into indecipherable text that can only be read by the right key… Mobile devices and apps have become gold mines for personal data. Smartphones raised the stakes in the online advertising industry, since they allow companies to collect an even more information about what people are doing, such as where they are or who they call the most. “We’ve been protecting your data for over a decade with SSL and TLS in Safari, FileVault on Mac, and encryption that’s built into iOS”, Apple notes.
“We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits, we don’t monetize the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud“, Cook writes.
His research has found privacy does matter to users, even if they often feel resigned to being tracked anyway.