Mobile Apps That Made a Difference in 2013

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Say what you want about this mobile device versus that mobile device. There are always comparisons by the dozens. But when it comes to mobile computing it really is all about Mobile Apps and what they can or can not do for you. Fortunately, many Mobile Apps are now available across the big three platforms […]

Microsoft Looks to End the App Gap by the end of 2014

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There are long bets and there are long bets. You have to give Microsoft some credit for being stubborn when it comes to the big steps it took when it decided to change up the faces of Windows, beginning with Windows Phone and extending that to its desktop and mobile efforts. Microsoft has taken a […]

Google Brings Real Time Traffic from Waze to Google Maps

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Following the company’s buyout of the Waze, mapping service earlier this year, users had expected that Google would bring some of the real-time mapping solutions of Waze’s application to Google Maps. That day has come, As of right now, Google Maps for Android and iOS  users are able to get directions based on real-time traffic conditions. […]

Google Buys Waze Mapping Sevice

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It’s possible that real-time mapping capabilities are on their way to Google Maps applications through the purchase of Waze, instead of just an in-house update to Google Maps, following today’s purchase of Waze by Google. Apparently a maps application combined with Google’s mapping product won’t happen for some time, with Google saying in the statement […]

Apple Has No Plans To Buy Waze

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Despite rumors this week, Apple does not plan to buy social mapping company Waze, accoridng to reports on CNet and TechCrunch. Yesterday rumors began to circulate that Apple wanted to buy Waze to help improve the Apple Maps app. Waze is a social mapping service that uses data collected from its estimated 30 million users to […]

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 […]

On the Road Reviews: OSO Dash Grip, Waze, and Twist

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Over the recent Labor Day holiday here in the US, my lovely wife and I took a road trip back to Chicago to visit family. It’s the first time we’ve been back to the Windy City in the summer for quite some time and boy did we have a great time. But, that’s not the […]

Apple Maps Relies on TomTom, Waze, NASA and More to Get You Home

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This fall iOS 6 will officially put Google Maps in the glovebox with the old fold up maps and roll out Apple Maps to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The new Apple Maps brings voice guided turn-by-turn directions, beautiful 3D views and other long missing features to the iPhone. I’m using Apple Maps right […]