MacVoices #23208: MacVoices Live! – Apple Maps vs. Google Maps (1)

This MacVoices Live! session kicks off as Chuck Joiner, Brian Flanigan-ArthursDavid GinsburgJim ReaBen RoethigJeff GametWeb Bixby, and Mark Fuccio look at how Apple Maps has improved, and how it measures up against its main competitor, Google Maps.The panel compare the two from interface, personal experience, privacy, and preference viewpoints. The panel then starts a conversation about whether convergence of macOS and iOS is occurring. (Part 1) 

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Show Notes:


0:03:12 The Superiority of Google Maps
0:04:03 Jeff’s New Place: Polished and Finished
0:06:27 Web’s wine joke and Mark’s response
0:06:39 Positive report on Apple Maps’ improvements
0:08:36 Personal preference for Apple Maps over Google Maps
0:10:13 Apple Maps vs. Google Maps for browsing preferences
0:12:34 Apple Maps lacks Waze’s real-time user-generated updates
0:16:40 Waze vs. Apple Maps: Missed Opportunity for Improvement
0:18:07 Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: A History of Comparison
0:19:49 Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: The Battle for Business Information
0:22:45 Apple Maps vs Google Maps: Interface vs Granularity
0:25:12 Apple’s Advantage: Integration within the Apple Ecosystem
0:27:15 Apple Maps: Prompting reviews based on geolocation and visits


After 11 years of work, people actually like Apple Maps

The Mac sure is starting to look like the iPhone


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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