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iPhone 5 sales fail to impress

It has been a slow week for companies in the world of technology – except for Apple. The industry giant had its hands full dealing with a multitude of mapping catastrophes and surprises from a sour deal between the company and Google.

Google wanted more in-app branding and to include a variety of Google services to the new Maps app. Apple wanted Google’s turn-by-turn navigation feature. Neither side was happy with the final proposals that lead to the Apple’s current Maps app.

Apple has added a “Report a Problem” feature, accessible by clicking a location or dropping a pin where there is an error. While Apple attempts to remedy its app, Google has enhanced its Google Maps app and made more features available via Web-browsing. But these changes aren’t available to iOs 6 users just yet. The war between the mapping systems continues to heat up as Apples stalls its acceptance of the Google Map changes.

“One can only get excited about who might next enter the theater of war,” CNET writer Chris Matyszczyk said in a Sept. 22 article review.

Microsoft quickly jumped in the battle. Its new operating system, Windows 8, has received rave reviews. Windows 8 features faster speeds and more security than ever before. It also ties into Windows RT, a tablet operating system, for synchronization. On Oct. 25, PC users can upgrade to Windows 8 for $40.

Apple continues to tread on unsteady ground as it updates its devices. Microsoft weighing in the technology battle for a fast operating puts even more pressure on Apple to deliver excellence. There’s no who might be next to take a bite out of Apple. 

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