iOS 5 Reveals Clues About GPS-Enabled 3G iPod Touch?

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Today’s iPod Touch is the lesser sibling of the iPhone, eschewing the more expensive device’s cellular radios and GPS functionality, but iOS 5 reveals clues that the iPod Touch will come with a cellular radio and GPS toggle switches. Rumors of a 3G-enabled iPod Touch without voice capabilities, like the 3G-enabled iPad, have been going […]

Google Maps for Brings More 3D Buildings to More Cities Globally

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With Google Maps 5.0 for Android, Google had enabled 3D building renderings for select cities in the U.S. Now, the map-maker and search giant will be expanding its goal of rendering city skylines in 3D in more major metropolitan cities around the globe, including London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 major cities […]

Batmobile Uses an iPad as Dashboard!

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Batman fan Casey Putsch had created a Batmobile of his own, which resembles the famed automobile in Tim Burton’s movies, and modified his replica to include the latest of modern technologies. For one, rather than the standard internal combustion engine, Putsch opted instead for a Boeing turbine engine salvaged from a U.S. naval drone helicopter. […]

3 Ways the ThunderBolt Beats the iPhone when Traveling

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I use both a Thunderbolt on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network and an iPhone 4 on AT&T’s 3G Network. The HTC Thunderbolt  is a much more satisfying travel companion than my iPhone 4. I’ve been both to the test on my family’s summer road trip across the southeastern states. There are three primary reasons why I’ve been happier […]

Google Street View Updated with High Resolution Panoramic Images

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Google has updated Street View for Google Maps, which allows users to have access to high resolution panoramic images. Now, rather than sitting there with your Android phone trying to decipher where your location is, you can actually immerse yourself into the maps and explore your surroundings. According to Google, ‘New imagery is now available […]

The Best iPad and iPad 2 Apps – Summer Apps [June 2011]

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Now that summer is officially in full swing, we thought we’d bring you the best apps for using while travelling this summer. We chose the categories below because they would be useful while on a road trip, waiting for a plane or in a hotel room. You can read, watch video, or play a couple […]

Nokia Extends Free GPS Navigation to Series 40 Feature Phones

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Blurring the lines between smartphones and feature phones, Nokia will be extending its Nokia Maps, formerly Ovi Maps, to its Nokia S40 (Series 40) phone owners. While S40 devices resemble Symbian devices, those phones running the S40 interfaces aren’t considered smartphones and Nokia targets these devices towards new and emerging markets. The premise is similar […]

Garmin Announces Navigon Acquisition

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Garmin has announced that it has acquired Navigon, one of the leading GPS software solution for voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions on smartphones. “This acquisition is a great complement to Garmin’s existing automotive and mobile business.  Navigonhas invested significantly in the European automotive OEM business, and we feel that we can rapidly expand our automotive OEM footprint […]

Google Contemplating Offline, Locally Stored Maps for Android?

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Google may be considering taking its turn-by-turn Google Maps with Navigation offline soon to give non-connected devices the ability to navigate sans a continuous mobile broadband connection. This would benefit the Android platform greatly in a number of ways, and could potentially allow customers a way to save on data consumption in an age where […]

Windows Phone Nokia Maps Integration Won’t Happen Until 2012

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Though Microsoft had announced the next update to its Windows Phone 7 platform earlier this week, boasting more Bing services and over 500 new features, the switch to use Nokia Maps to power Bing Maps won’t happen in Mango. In an interview with Phonescoop, Microsoft’s Greg Sullivan says that more work will be needed to […]

Nokia to Power Bing Maps as Result of Windows Phone 7 Deal

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While details still have not been released, the latest insider information reported by Search Engine Land suggests that Nokia–and by proxy of its acquisition, Navteq–could potentially be powering mapping information on Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which is the default mapping service on Windows Phone 7 devices. All the details aren’t ironed out, and things can change, […]

U.S. Government Conflicted on the Storage of Location Data on Smartphone

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The recent Senate hearing related to user privacy and tracking information related to smartphones yielded more questions and shows a more confused American government where technology and civil rights are concerned than gave answers. The hearing, called by U.S. Senator Al Franken, was to discuss what cell phone users’ rights are and how that relates […]

Google Looks to Android Users to Report When Maps Are Wrong

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The latest update to Google Maps for Android, bringing the app to version 5.4.0, comes with several new features and bug fixes; most notable is the service’s use of crowd-sourced information to let Google’s map team know when maps are incorrect. According to the version history, Google says of the feature, “Report “destination not here” […]

How My iPad Made Me Hate Paper and Helped Me Save Over $15,000

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I hate paper! It is everywhere but thanks in part to my iPad I don’t want to use it anywhere, except maybe the bathroom and dining room. So I’m gonna show you a few ways that my iPad has made me hate paper while saving literally thousands of dollars. Speaker Notes As a preacher I […]

Apple Says They are Not Tracking You in Official Response

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Apple officially responded to the GPS tracking mess which received a lot of attention this week by saying they are not guilty and they will quit. Officially they say they are not tracking you in the Q&A posted on their press site. But since people are being creeped out they will quit. The first question […]

Nokia Focuses on Location, Mapping for Growth

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After having launched its 3D mapping campaign through Ovi Maps at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia may be looking at an even larger re-organization campaign to deliver value to users through location services an apps. Nokia will be bridging its mobile phone business together with Navteq, which it had acquired, and […]