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Apple Maps Directs Users Onto Airport Taxiway

About a year ago Apple launched its very own mapping service for the iPhone 5, which at the time had only recently launched. The service was, in our words, "hilariously awful" , and led users on wild goose chases that often ended horribly for all ... involved. Now, a full year later, we're presented with yet another shocking Apple Maps story. This time the case is based way up in Alaska, where drivers using the service were directed onto an airport taxiway -- yes, that's the area used to move airplanes from their hangars to take-off positions. Apple Maps Users Ignore Warning Signs A recent report ... (view more)

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$100 Device Jams Newark Airport's Guidance System

Ever get the feeling you're being watched? Those people involved in the transportation industry get that feeling a lot, primarily because their vehicles are often tracked by employers using global positioning system (GPS) devices. To avoid this ... eerie feeling, a New Jersey-based engineer began using a GPS 'jammer'. The only problem: every time he went near New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport, his jammer screwed up the facility's critical satellite systems. Cheap Jammer Throws Off Airport's GPS Guidance System Until recently Greg Bojczak was an employee for Wharton, New Jersey-based engineering ... (view more)

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