MacVoices #23307: MacVoices Live! – Apple Maps vs. Waze; Six Fingers? (3)

The MacVoices Live! panel discusses the results of one panel member’s real-world showdown between Apple Maps and Google Waze, discussing their strengths and use cases. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-Arthurs, Web BixbyBen RoethigEric BoldenMark Fuccio, and Jim Rea explore the role of AI in mapping and navigation, highlighting its accuracy and efficiency. Our conversation wraps with an ingenious (and laughable) new practice by thieves to fool AI. (Part 3)


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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Apple Maps vs. Google Waze: A Showdown Begins
0:02:16 Apple Maps excels in city driving, while Waze shines on highways
0:07:29 Apple Maps: A Journey of Improvement
0:08:41 Apple Maps: Offline Maps, the Final Piece of the Puzzle
0:08:57 Web?
0:11:31 Incogni: Taking Back Control of Your Data Privacy
0:12:27 Setting Up Incogni: Easy Steps to Protect Your Personal Data
0:13:18 Criminals using extra fingers to challenge video evidence
0:14:17 Creepy but Ingenious: Criminals’ Effort to Escape Jail
0:14:59 Questioning the Reasoning Behind an Unconventional Idea


A new kind of AI risk I haven’t thought about yet


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.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

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.

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 built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and 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. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

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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