updated 10:30 pm EDT, Mon July 12, 2010
QNAP offers remote media streaming
NAVIGON has released an update to its turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone adding iOS 4 support, while QNAP has launched its first mobile application, which allows users to wirelessly stream media content
A new update to NAVIGON's turn-by-turn navigation application for the iPhone and iPod touch has been released in the App Store. MobileNavigator includes a host of features including lane assist, day and night modes for map display, direct access to addresses in the Contacts app, integrated iPod controls, and more. Version 1.6 introduces full iOS 4 support, including multitasking functionality and graphics optimized for the iPhone 4's Retina display.
The latest NAVTEQ map data has also been included with the update, in addition to live weather information, a refined RealityView Pro, and a revamped destination overview screen. The new overview provides users with weather, parking and point of interest information for their end destination, allowing them to plan out exactly where they will need to travel ahead of time. NAVIGON has also announced a special pricing promotion that will accompany the new update. Until July 22 the applications price will be reduced to $49.99, providing users with a total savings of $30 off the regular price.
QNAP releases mobile media streaming application
QNAP Systems has launched a new application for remotely streaming music, photos and videos from QNAP NAS servers. The free QMobile app, when used in conjunction with a QNAP Turbo NAS server and the v3.3 update, allows users to stream digital content directly to an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad over either a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Users can access remote storage and browse through all of the stored multimedia files, with options to sync files to the mobile device for later access when an Internet connection is unavailable. Users are also able to view all of the files remotely, opening up additional space on their mobile device for other content.