Google Street View Coming to Next Navigon iOS Update

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Navigon announced at Mobile World Congress that it will be releasing new app updates to its turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation apps for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform this spring. On iOS, Navigon will be brining Google Street View to the GPS navigation app, allowing Navigon iPhone and iPad owners to get street-level views of […]

Asus Transformer Prime Update Brings Improved GPS

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Last night, an update for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime started rolling out to owners and lo and behold, it appears that the software update has improved the GPS which has been one of the blights on an otherwise fantastic device. This is a little surprisingly considering the company said earlier this month that […]

LightSquared Feeling Entitlement, Demands FCC Approval for Spectrum Use

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Despite various reports of LightSquared’s proposed 4G LTE network interfering with GPS reception, the network is demanding that the FCC approve its rights to use the spectrum that it owns. LightSquared further asserts that since GPS devices use unlicensed spectrum, GPS-makers deserve no protection from the FCC. Following a delayed launch of its network due […]

Win a Photon 4G and a Year of Telenav GPS

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Do you have a new smartphone at the top of your holiday wishlist? How about a year of GPS navigation service to make sure that you don’t get lost while you ring in the new year with friends and family. If that sounds like a great deal, then GottaBeMobile and TeleNav have just the contest […]

GPS by TeleNav Review: Turn by Turn Navigation for the iPhone

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The iPhone does many things great right out of the box, but turn by turn navigation is not one of those things. Fortunately, there are a number of iPhone apps that add turn by turn navigation to your iPhone. After seeing my concerns of switching from Android to iPhone, TeleNav¬†asked me to try out their […]

Two U.S. Malls Now Tracking Shoppers Through Their Cell Phones

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Two malls in the U.S., both operated by Forest City Commercial Management, have begun to track customers inside shops and stores effective Black Friday. The way the tracking works is through antennas placed around the mall where shoppers’ cell phones are then triangulated, providing retailers with anonymous geographic data. Tracking systems are already being implemented […]

Navigon 2.0 for iOS Now Available

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After having released its debut smartphone GPS voice-guided navigation app for Windows Phone 7 and updated the version for Android, Navigon is back with a new second major revision for iOS in the form of Navigon 2.0. Navigon’s GPS navigation app is among my favorites for all three platform, and the nice part about the […]

TAGG the Pet Tracker Gives Your Dog Text, Email and GPS

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If you want to know where your dog is, get text alerts when he roams far from home and just have peace of mind that your dog is where he is supposed to be, you should check out TAGG the Pet Tracker. Qualcomm has built a small cell phone that snaps on to your dog’s […]

Apple’s Find My Friends On iOS 5 Is Google Latitude With Benefits

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Today Apple announced Find My Friends, an app that can help users find the people they know through the iPhone without all that messy back and forth of texting: “Where are you?” “By the hot dog stand.” “Which hot dog stand?” “The one near the big tree” “‚Ķ” If this app sounds familiar, it is. […]

What Happens When Google Doesn’t Think Your Address Exists

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A common concern for many Internet users is that giants like Google know too much about them. This is a valid concern, but recently I ran into the opposite problem — Google didn’t know enough about me. Specifically Google didn’t think that my address existed. This may sound like a small problem, but I assure […]

Samsung Infuse 4G GPS Failures

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I use GPS and the Android Navigation app on my Samsung Infuse 4G a lot. Sadly, despite loving this phone, I’m going to have to get a new one if Samsung can’t come up with a fix for the horrible GPS reception of the Infuse 4G. I fire up the Nav app on Android and […]

10 Ways Smartphones Save You Time and Money

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Switching to a smartphone is a big deal, not only are there new things to learn, but there’s the added cost of a data plan to factor into the decision. Currently Verizon is offering a $100 gift card to customers who upgrade from a dumbphone to a smartphone, which has led to a lot of […]

Samsung Adds GLONASS Support for Improved GPS Accuracy on Windows Phone

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Samsung has released an app called High Fidelity Position that would add support for the Russian positioning system GLONASS for improved location accuracy on the company’s Windows Phone handsets. The app, available for free in Windows Phone Marketplace, would help Samsung Windows Phone 7 obtain more reliable location position through the use of both the […]

Garmin Introduces New $0.99 iPhone GPS App with Cheap Subscription

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In an effort to attract users to premium GPS navigation, Garmin, the GPS navigation leader, is wooing customers to its new Garmin Street Pilot onDemand iPhone app, which works much in the same way as Google Maps with Navigation on Android or subscription-based TeleNav, for a low entry price point of just $0.99. The $0.99 […]