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Third-party features accessible via Maps
Garmin and Embark have announced that their respective iOS apps will bring public transportation features to Apple's new Maps app in iOS 6. Although the core Maps utility does not provide public transit navigation, Apple earlier this year outlined plans to utilize third-party services to expand Maps'...
Mapping vehicles acquired by Uber from Microsoft in June
Uber is working to improve the routes taken by its drivers, by mapping the roads itself with its own fleet of vehicles. The ride-sharing company has confirmed it has its own Street View-style mapping vehicles traveling the roads and taking its own imaging data, following a photographic leak of the vehicle...
NAVTEQ map updates make the perfect gift
If you are in the hunt for the perfect gift for the tech-savvy and tech-averse recipient alike, NAVTEQ has an ingenious and convenient solution for you.
Maps now support pinch to zoom
TomTom on Monday released an update to its self-titled navigation app for the iPhone. Version 1.3 brings a number of improvements, including Google search for finding points of interest or other information. Users can now view real-time traffic information or use pinch gestures...
Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo to be among initial partners
The nine-months-in-the-making formal rollout of "iOS in the Car" appears to finally be taking shape, and Apple is expected formally announce partnerships with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo to bring the multi-media technology into the companies' future automobiles, sources tell the Financial Times....
Pioneer outs head unit/GPS for electric vehicles
Pioneer is the first company to introduce a vehicle navigation head unit meant for use in electric vehicles (EVs) such as the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The AVIC-ZH09-MEV sports a fold-out seven-inch touchscreen and proprietary technology that is said to be capable of estimating the...
TomTom intros open-source PND technology
GPS navigator maker TomTom on Tuesday announced it has developed a new, open-source standard that would ideally bring real-time weather, traffic and other key information on navigation devices from many manufacturers as well as map data from various types of vendors. Called...
3.1.1 adds bugfixes, restores Leopard support
GPS mapping application RouteBuddy released a bugfix upgrade to its recent v3.1 update. Called v3.1.1, the upgrade addresses several bugs as well as restores support for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) users, fixing an issue that caused the program to be unable to launch in 10.5. The...
myTouch 3G gets TeleNav
To coincide with the launch of the myTouch 3G handset at T-Mobile on Wednesday, TeleNav on Tuesday said it will begin offering a free 30-day trial of its GPS Navigator service for the handset at the same time. The turn-by-turn GPS navigation service will be launched with a...
BBerry 8330 at Sprint
Continuing its spate of releases at CTIA, Sprint today revealed its own version of the BlackBerry Curve 8330. Like the Verizon model introduced just a day ago, the 8330 is the first Curve for CDMA phone networks and adds both 3G Internet access over EVDO as well as true GPS...
Reviewing today's game and yesterday's origins
This is a hands-on review of what I expect I'd be calling, easily, the best game I'd ever played, if only I'd kept my hand in. For I played the original Elite, the really original one, as first appeared on the BBC Micro in 1984. It was a marvel that stretched that 8-bit technology to its core -- yet...
Bahrain latest country to approve iPad-based Electronic Flight Bags
Gulf Air has become the latest carrier to adopt the new standard of using iPads to replace traditional "flight bags" of required navigational maps and charts. The principle flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain will purchase a total of 355 iPads to use in the airline's fleet, and will save fuel as well...
Motorola Photon 4G priced and dated
Sprint on Wednesday locked down the date and price for the Photon 4G. Its first high-end Motorola Android phone will be on shelves July 31 and will cost $200 on contract. Premier subscribers will get the option of buying one three days earlier, on July 28.
Siri voice search said likely for iOS 5
Apple's plans for iOS 5 may lean heavily on its buyout of Siri if a rumor on Monday proves true. The acquisition's voice-guided, multi-step searching is believed to be "deeply integrated" into the OS and would be shown off at WWDC in June. A possibility exists that it would...
Sony Ericsson Vivaz due at AT&T: FCC
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz handset was originally spotted in February for North America at the FCC, and now, the device has been confirmed to arrive at AT&T thanks to another filing. An image of the handset with AT&T branding and mentions of AT&T services such as Navigator, Maps...
BlackBerry 8900 gets price
A leaked price sheet from AT&T for the Southwestern region revealed the BlackBerry 8900 smartphone will cost $200 on a new two-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate at the carrier. The replacement for the 8300-series of phones sports a higher-resolution 480x360 display...
Garmin GPS with 3.2MP cam
Garmin on Thursday announced the upcoming release of the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices, unique in that they offer a 3.2-megapixel camera, complete with geotagging capabilities. The autofocus camera has a 4x digital zoom and stores images on the...
BBerry Curve 8900 for ATT
AT&T on Monday revealed that it will finally pick up the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in early summer. The smartphone is a major update to the outgoing 8300 series with a much sharper 480x360 display as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera, the latest BlackBerry OS and both GPS as well...
LG Incite at ATT
AT&T today added a second full touchscreen phone in as many weeks through the LG Incite. Unlike the earlier Samsung Eternity, the Incite is a full Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone and comes with an LG-customized front end that both encourages more use of finger input over a stylus...
BBerry Bold in Germany
Research in Motion today officially began shipping the BlackBerry Bold to Austria and Germany, putting the device in competition with the iPhone 3G and other devices for the first time. The devices are available through T-Mobile in each country and are the first true 3G Blackberries...
Sprint Pearl and Q9c Soon
Sprint will contribute its own share to Black Friday (the 23rd) by releasing two crucial smartphones as well as a third device for its iDEN network, says a new tip from Crave. The carrier intends to release its already hinted-at Moto Q2 (also known as the Q9c) the day after Thanksgiving...
OpenOSX today unveiled its new "OpenOSX GrassPro" product and is offering its "OpenOSX Grass" application, included with its GrassPro product, as a free download. The "OpenOSX Grass" standalone application is based on the open-source "GRASS 6.0.0 GIS" software with raster, topological vector, image processing,...
Navigation in Google Maps apps enabled in 19 more countries
Google has made two changes to its Google Maps mobile apps. The app now provides navigational instructions in an additional 19 countries, bringing the total number of countries with the function enabled to 96, while users finding issues with local maps are able to notify Google of new places of interest...
Google Maps Navigation out for Canada, Europe
Google on Wednesday said that Google Maps Navigation version 4.2 has now launched and brings support to more countries. The Internet-based navigation service is now available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and...
Google Maps Navigation official with 3D
Google today provided added details of the turn-by-turn mapping service found on the Motorola Droid. Google Maps Navigation adds many of the features that would normally exist in a dedicated GPS unit, such as a bird's-eye view and spoken directions, but takes advantage of...
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