By Carolyn Grayson on Mon, 07/01/2013
I remember when Apple premiered its version of maps. It wasn't pretty. People were upset, really upset, and I couldn't quite figure out why, because unlike the majority of my iPhone-toting brethren, I'd never used Google Maps. I first moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue an acting career. I was armed with a Thomas Guide and a prayer. As a directionally challenged individual who had taken one too many a wrong turns and ended up in Compton on more than one occasion, I bought the first GPS system the moment it came on the market. Tom-Tom, Garmin, I've used them all. When I purchased my first iPhone, I was excited to move my GPS from a fixture in my car to the phone in my hand (I'm a minimalist), but by that time I was so accustomed to having spoken turn-by-turn directions, I couldn't imagine using a system, Google Maps, which didn't offer that support. Enter Scout (free) by Telenav.