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New Version of Google Maps Imminent, Includes App for iPad

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Google unveiled a new version of its Maps app for Android, and in the announcement it detailed new features and said an iPhone/iPad version is coming "soon." I'm thinking it will likely be available within hours or days. Perhaps the most important feature is the apps offline features, letting you cache data for accessing the app while out of range of Wi-Fi or data. In a previous post, I noted how useful this feature in Apple Maps was during a recent trip to Germany. Also available in the new version will be automatic traffic rerouting based on congestion, accidents, etc. 



How To Save Data on Your European Vacation—Go Offline with Apple Maps

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I've just recently returned from a 10-day vacation in Tübingen, Germany, a university town with a remarkable and picturesque old city and castle. Many of the buildings in the old city date back to the 15th and 16th century. In preparation for the trip, I spent more than $50 on Tom Tom's navigation app for Europe, wanting to make sure I could get where I wanted to go in the city. Its offline feature was the most important for my needs, mapping info on my iPad without requiring an Internet connection. I have a Verizon LTE iPad and could have paid for data service, but it would have entailed some extra charges, and it seemed like Tom Tom, while expensive, would ultimately save me money. (Long story short: I'm currently grandfathered into a $20/month data plan with Verizon, but would have had to forego that plan if I signed up for service in Germany, and would have been forced into the $30/month data plan forever after.) 



Scout: The Great Maps App Alternative

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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.



Speed Tracker 5.0 for iPhone&iPad is available now. GPS Speedometer and Trip Computer is everything you need in just ONE application

Speed Tracker 5.0 for iPhone&iPad is available now. GPS Speedometer and Trip Computer is everything you need in just ONE application

 

Feasterville, PA - AppAnnex LLC has proudly announced the worldwide availability of the newest Speed Tracker 5.0. GPS Speedometer and Trip Computer. Just in time for the summer driving season you can now use its full power.

Speed Tracker did a great job by combining GPS speedometer, Trip Log and Trip computer in one unique application. No more need for endless list of applications on your iPhone and iPad. Just take Speed Tracker app with you and record automatically your location, speed, time, distance and many many more.


TapDownApps releases AutoDash for iOS - Real-time GPS and Location App

TapDownApps releases AutoDash for iOS - Real-time GPS and Location App

New York, New York - TapDownApps today made available AutoDash v1.0 on the iPhone App Store. AutoDash continuously updates speed, location, direction, address, weather and other related location based information. It also includes safety features such as a big color coded display, green, yellow or red based on your configured caution speed as well as an audible "caution" alert that can be enabled for when you exceed that speed.


Easter App Special: 50% off the Popular AtoB Distance Calculator PRO - Release Info

Easter App Special: 50% off the Popular AtoB Distance Calculator PRO - Release Info

Graz, Austria - Today mobile app developer Bernhard Obereder is pleased to announce a 50% Easter discount on their best-selling "AtoB Distance Calculator PRO." Users simply tap the app to calculate distances and best travel routes.


Apple Adds Flyover Support in Maps for 15 Additional Cities

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Apple has been hard at work improving its Maps app, and people are noticing. The company hired more engineers to work on the app, and yesterday The Loop reported that Apple is frequently and significantly updating Maps. In recent months it's updated Flyover, which offers a 3D view of a city's buildings. The feature is meant to compete with Google Street View.



Google Maps Update Adds Contacts, Local Attractions

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Earlier this week Google released its first major update to Google Maps (free),with new features including integration with Google Contacts. So now, if you’re navigating to the address of someone in your contact list, Google will retrieve the address from your contacts, eliminating the need to manually enter the person’s address. And as CNET points out, the contact information doesn't necessarily need to be stored on your phone; it just needs to be stored in Google's system. 



A great navigation app (MapItAll)

A great navigation app (MapItAll)

MapItAll is an amazing app that will make your everyday travel so much easier and efficient. It allows to input multiple addresses and get a route that includes multiple locations. It will help you save money in gas and will reduce the time you spend on the road by optimizing the routes. MapItAll is definately a must have application and will be very useful to any user, mainly if he/she spends a considerable amount of time traveling and needs to establish the best route accross multiple points.


iLost. Lodestar in your pocket

iLost. Lodestar in your pocket

If you lost in the forest or in the city’s jungles and you can not find a solution?

In addition, not enough money on the phone or no signal?

iLost will show you right way and will help you the way to meet with friends.

Guiding Star will always be in your pocket. Freely choose their routes.


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