Google Maps Back on iPhones

At least one crisis solved by the New Year. Google Maps returned to iPhones on Wednesday with the release of an app for the program—ending the three-month experiment with Apple Maps that led to a rare public apology by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Google Inc. praised the new app, which allows the tool for turn-by-turn direction—a feature that Google had previously only made available on their own Android phones. Meanwhile, the much-derided Apple Maps was labeled “life-threatening” by Australian police after the system steered people looking for the city of Mildura to hot, remote desert some 44 miles away.