How to Save Google Maps for Offline Use

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These days many smartphone owners use Google Maps for navigation and directions almost daily, simply because it’s so easy and convenient. However if you’re like me, you’ve been frustrated by a lack of cell phone service or signal while traveling at some point. Thankfully Google Maps has a feature built-in where we can save maps […]

Honda Debuts Siri Eyes Free, HERE Connected Maps in 2014 Civic

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Auto-maker Honda is bringing a more connected experience to its 2014 Civic thanks to the introduction of new features, such as integration of Apple’s Siri Eyes Free as well as Nokia’s HERE connected maps. The technologies are appearing as Honday Display Audio and HondaLink inside the cars, and the automaker says that “together these technologies […]

Nokia’s Location Cloud Adds Intelligence to Connected Cars [Video]

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Nokia has big plans with its locations business. Thanks to its Navteq acquisition, Nokia’s maps are now present in some 80 percent of in-dash vehicle systems as well as on Windows Phone. Now, through a re-brand to the HERE name, Nokia is making a big push into making cars more connected, more intelligent, and making […]

3 Navigation Features That Google Maps Should Borrow From Nokia’s Here Drive+

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With all the leading smartphone platforms coming with their own voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for free, Google Maps is still the leading free navigation platform given the market share that Android has picked up. Yet, despite Google Maps being a common tool online and Google Maps with Navigation being a much sought after experience […]

Google Maps Arrives on iPad

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After having launched its third-party mapping and navigation application for the iPhone after Apple had shunned Google services for iOS’s Maps app on iOS 6, Google is now making Google Maps available for iPad owners. Hints at an iPad-specific version appeared about a week ago when Google updated the iPhone Google Maps version, and now […]

Garmin’s HUD Accessory Helps Drivers Keep Eyes On the Road With GPS Navigation

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Garmin is introducing an after-market heads-up display, or HUD, accessory that could project your next turn-by-turn direction onto your windshield. The aim of the accessory is so that users who use GPS navigation systems, particularly those manufactured or with software from Garmin or its Navigon subsidiary, could be more focused on driving and less distracted […]

OS X Mavericks Allows You to Start Your Apple Maps Nav on Desktop

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Apple is introducing a new app for its desktop operating system called Maps. Now, just like on the iPhone and iPad, desktop users can have access to maps on their Mac and MacBook. It’s a nice interface, and Apple is hoping that the native app will allow its home-built Maps application to compete against Google’s […]

Google Redefines Mapping Experience

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Google is redefining the mapping experience for Android, iOS, tablets, and desktops with the new introduction of Google Maps at the Google I/O developer conference. Google says that it now provides over 15 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions and it’s working to improve that experience with additional imagery, photos, and user-submitted photo spheres captured with […]

Apple Explores ‘Street View’ for iOS Maps in Latest Patent, Next Stop iCar?

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In the latest Apple-submitted patent filing to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it appears that the iPhone-maker may be exploring options to bring a Google ‘Street View‘-like feature to the Apple Maps application for iOS. With iOS 6, Apple had removed Google’s underlying code to power its Maps application on the iPhone, essentially shunning […]

TeleNav’s Scout is Another Option for Free iPhone Voice GPS Navigation

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TeleNav had just launched an update to its Scout app for iPhone that now delivers free voice-guided turn-by-turn instructions to users. Though not fully optimized for the iPhone 5′s lengthened phone display resolution, Scout works well and provides excellent features, such as spoken street name, voice-guided instructions, and route optimization based on traffic conditions. The […]

iOS 6 Native Google Maps App Inches Closer to Launch

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With the launch of the iPhone 5 and the debut of the underlying iOS 6 operating system, Apple had abandoned its relationship with Google and removed the Google mapping service that powers the native iOS Maps app. Instead, Apple developed its own mapping solution, which has been met with criticism due to some inaccurate routing […]

5 Navigation Apps to Replace Apple Maps in iOS 6

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When Apple replaced Google maps on the iPhone 5 and in iOS 6, users howled due to the incomplete search results and inaccurate turn-by-turn directions the new app shows. We recommended that users wait before relying on Apple’s new Maps app during emergencies and even showed you how to replace it with the Google Web […]

iOS 6 Release Brings Modern Maps, Navigation to iPhone

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One of the best features in iOS 6 is the improved Apple Maps app. This app replaces Google Maps on the iPhone when users install iOS 6, and brings modern maps with navigation to the iPhone. The iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS all receive this update today, but the best features like Flyover […]

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S III GPS Problems

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A free Android app called GPS Status and Toolkit saved me from getting lost on a recent trip by fixing my Samsung Galaxy S III GPS signal failure. This weekend I went to visit my son at college. While returning home we stopped midway through the four-hour trip in an unfamiliar town looking for supper. […]

Nokia Integrates Groupon Deals Into Maps

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Nokia Maps, which is currently available exclusively to Nokia’s Lumia-branded line of Windows Phone 7 smartphones, has recently been updated to incorporate Groupon deals. When users search for a business or categories of businesses, a map will populate with the usual pins. However, if there are any specials, discounts, or offers that are going on, […]

iOS 6′s Maps App May Also Come to OS X

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Apple may be looking at porting the mobile Maps app for iOS 6 to its desktop OS X operating system in the future. A recently discovered code dump by Technically Personal reveals that there are lines of codes with references to Intel graphics chipsets that are found on Mac hardware, suggesting that Apple may bring its in-house […]

Amazon Rumored to Enter 3D Mapping Market for Kindle Fire Tablet

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Now that we’ve seen Apple’s and Google’s competing efforts for 3D turn-by-turn mapping for iOS and Android respectively, it appears that Amazon, which relies on the Android base code for its Kindle Fire tablet, will also be entering the 3D mapping market. The online retailer had reportedly acquired mapping startup UpNext, though Amazon has still […]