Apple Maps, the Cupertino-based company's mapping solution, has received a countless amount of criticism since its simultaneous launch along with iOS 6 back in September. Users have bashed Apple for the lack of transit directions, bugs that severely distort maps and more, which have all collectively rendered the app almost useless. Google Maps, recently launched in the App Store and, apparently, the need for a noteworthy alternative to Apple Maps was glaring - evident by the whopping 10 million (and counting) downloads the app has received since its debut on the App Store just 48 hours ago.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to get around AT&T and Apple's restrictions on tethering devices to your iPhone to share the HSPA data connection? A company by the name of Sagem Orga is teaming up with Telefonica to do just that by creating the SMFi. It's what would happen if a SIM card and a wireless router had a baby. Said baby would allow you to easily broadcast WiFi through your cellular device to a nearby Wi-Fi device.