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All posts tagged "gps"


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Travel Off the Beaten Path With VZ Navigator and VZ Navigator Global From Verizon Wireless

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 09:30 AM

http://products.verizonwireless.com...d=fnd_navigator

Verizon Wireless has created two navigation apps called VZ Navigator and VZ Navigator Global. The VZ Navigator app is your guide within the country but VZ Global takes it, well, global so you can travel unfamiliar foreign territory. The apps contains voice turn-by-turn directions, accurate real highway signs (for you visual drivers like myself), integrated roadside assistance, traffic notifications and location sharing so your peeps will know exactly when you will arrive to the kegger! Pricing is dependent on which plan you select and they offer a "one day" plan for the VZ Navigator app which would be good for venturing out of your local area on summer vacation. Plus, Verizon is offering a free 30 day trial for VZ Navigator so you can try it before buying!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GoogleGoogle Says ByeBye To TomTom

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://phandroid.com/2011/06/08/rum...avigation-soon/

"TomTom, NDRIVE, CoPilot and Garmin have all just collectively cowered in fear as rumor has it Google is set to provide true offline navigation this summer. A player inside the Dutch telecom industry apparently reveal as much to All About Phones, a Dutch site focused on mobile."

I've not used stand-alone GPS software since I got my Nexus One. 99% of the places I travel have wireless service so I haven't really needed off-line maps. I have to say though, the ability to use Google Maps for navigation while off the grid will be awesome! No clue if this will just be some massive caching or if there will be an option to download all of Google's map data to your SD card. Either way I am excited. The route caching added in the last big update was wonderful for those trips that always manage to have a dead section of road or two but fill blown off-line map access will be wonderful. Alas, poor TomTom. I knew him well.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Add GPS Navigation To Your Nook Color Via Your Other Android Device?!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Software" @ 04:30 PM

http://reviewhorizon.com/2011/03/te...hout-bluetooth/

"This is very interesting if it works as advertised. ComptonSoft just launched an application that brings GPS navigation to Nook Color (and presumably other Android tablets without GPS) not by using Bluetooth how it normally happens but by using WiFi tethering from your Android Phone."

Got a Nook Color hacked to run full blown Android? Want to use it as your in-dash navigation system? Well now you can. The biggest problem with getting GPS connected to the Nook was the lack of Bluetooth but now software developer ComptonSoft has managed to get that GPS data piped across a WiFi connection from your Android phone to your Nook. Any of you guys out there with a modified Nook looking to give this a try?


Friday, January 28, 2011

Do You Share Your Location?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/most...locatoin-2011-1

"Location-based services are going to have a hard time overcoming privacy fears and proving their worth."

The survey about privacy and sharing with location-based services was done by Microsoft, and it does reveal some interesting tidbits. Over 80% of those polled have never used a location-based service to tell others where they are, or to find the location of their friends, family etc. And of the roughly 20% that had used it, the most popular service was Google Latitude or Places at 52%, followed close behind by Facebook Places at 50%. Foursquare was only used by 15% of those users in the United States, and less in the other countries polled (Japan, Canada, UK and Germany). I am not too surprised that the "have-used" crowd was smaller than the "have-not" used crowd, but I didn't think the disparity would be that large between them. And for those that use those services, I would have thought that Foursquare, for all it's hype, would have had a greater percentage of users. I wonder just how many that said they didn't actually did but didn't know it. I guess the bigger point they are trying to make here is that people are just not comfortable putting that information out there yet. Personally I don't have too big a problem using Facebook Places every now and then, since I've vetted those that are my friends there, but there aren't too many on a regular basis that I do use other than that. How about you, any qualms about using these services and letting the 'Net know where you are?


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Get your motor runnin, take your Android on the highway.

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 09:00 AM

http://lifehacker.com/5626711/the-b...ps-for-your-car

"Having an Android along for your daily commute or occasional car trips can make the ride a lot easier, safer, and simply more fun. Here are our favorite Android apps to have on hand when it's time to hit the road."

If you're a car buff like me, you love to drive. As it turns out I also love Android! So why not put the two together? On any trip I take you'll find my trusty Nexus One stuck to the windshield (on the inside, unlike the bugs). In a recent article the guys at Lifehacker went over their favorite Android programs to have along for the ride. What apps do you consider "must-haves" for your little green co-pilot? Hit the discuss link below and let us know, I could always use more software on my phone.


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