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HERE Maps Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Michael Halloran on November 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: VALIANT EFFORT
This alternative to the stock Apple Maps attempts to lure users away from Apple's poorly-reviewed mapping service. HERE has some nice features but ultimately falls short of expectations.
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App Update: Waze GPS Driving App Gets Even More Social

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on October 31st, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PADAWAN POTENTIAL :: Read Review »

Waze is more than a navigation app; its developers promise to help us all outsmart traffic together with a combination of social and database-driven technologies. The new update adds even more social features, including collaborative driving directions, live maps, new interface and design, as well as iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support.

Here's a list of all the new features:

✓ See friends driving to your destination & everyone's ETA
✓ Send a pick up request to grab anyone's location & navigate to them
✓ Share your drive by sending a live map of your route & ETA to anyone
✓ New design and UI throughout
✓ Sign in with Facebook
✓ Nearing destination bar
✓ Toll road usage indication
✓ Private messages
✓ Parking location pin
✓ Support for iOS6 and iPhone 5

Quick Route Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Michael Halloran on October 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SUITABLE REPLACEMENT
Quick Route is a navigation app alternative powered by Google Places and aimed at users who are frustrated with Apple's native maps application.
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Garmin U.S.A. Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH NAVIGATION
Garmin U.S.A. recently added iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support, and it now has new features that make it even better like Google street view.
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You Are Here Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on September 25th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEVER GET LOST
You Are Here uses the iPhone’s GPS to show users where they are on any map that they import into the app.
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New App: Via is Voice Guided Turn By Turn for Runners

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 5th, 2012

You can think of Via as voice guided turn by turn navigation, for runners. It's pretty simple -- set your start and end points, then go! It's compatible with the built in Music app so you can listen to music while running -- the voice navigation prompts will guide you over the music. Awesome idea.

Keep On Top Of Events In Your Area With Time To Enjoy

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 13th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

With an ever burgeoning selection of Calendar and Travel apps, Time to Enjoy sets out to be different by turning the calendar function into a search engine for events.

Powered by eventful.com and Tribune Media Services, the app provides event details within the US, Canada and Europe, the app allows users to search for local events, all via their current location or by entering a city of their choice. Various categories are searchable such as museum events, local attractions, music focused or family targeted. A search radius of anything from walking distance to a 50 mile car drive means there should be something for a short trip or an all day excursion.

Users can learn various details about upcoming events such as timings and venues, as well as see trailers for movies and even purchase tickets. An alert function ensures nothing is forgotten about.

Time to Enjoy is out now and free to download.

CoPilot Live Upgrades North American GPS Apps

Posted by Lisa Caplan on July 10th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Good news for those who use CoPilot Live, version eight. The developers, ALK Technologies, are offering a big upgrade free of charge to version nine. The new line of CoPilot Live GPS apps for the US and Canada still have access to live navigation, but now with more perks. The biggest addition is voiced turn-by-turn directions, no doubt a response to Apple’s iOS 6 announcement, but there’s more. The new routing features give you three different ways to find where you are going, each with information not only on distance but on mileage and with the year of free live traffic they are offering to new subscribers on their website it’s even better.

The new design is less distracting, with lane assist arrows and what they call “ClearTurn” display. There is also “Tap and Go” navigation which lets you literally just tap on a location on the map to get directions. It even has “social navigation” allowing you to check into Facebook and Twitter with your locale or to search Wikipedia or Bing’s Local Search from within the app. If you upgrade or try V9 for the first time, let us know what you think in the comments.

UpNext Maps Review

By Kevin Stout on May 14th, 2012
UpNext Maps have 3D maps for select cities as well as venue searches and navigation everywhere.
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Free Offline Navigation Through CoPilot GPS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 14th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

ALK Technologies, known for its great mobile navigation software, has made a pretty impressive move with their latest app: the navigation app in question is free!

CoPilot GPS uses a freemium style model to ensure it's free. Users can plan their routes without an internet connection and figure out the best turn by turn route, whether they're in a car or walking. Points of interests are installed, as well as the option to find a destination manually.

It's all quite professional and as anyone would expect from a paid for navigational app.

The difference here is that it's completely free. An in-app purchase of $24.99 unlocks voice-guided navigation with the option to also download a real-time traffic service for $9.99 for a 12 month subscription.

It's a wise move as CoPilot GPS is immediately appealing for anyone in need of a navigation app but at a low price. Plus, there's always the option to unlock further features.

It's out now for both iPhone and iPad.

Start Car Sharing with aCar2Go

Posted by Jordan Minor on April 17th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Car2Go, like other "carsharing" services, allows customers to quickly rent small cars for short periods of time. It's great for when cars break down or when one needs an easy way to get around a new city during a vacation. Now, they are making the service even more convenient with the launch of their new aCar2Go app.

Currently, Car2Go operates in the following cities: Hamburg; Ulm; Lyon; Vancouver, British Columbia; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C. They also have the world's first electric car fleet in San Diego, California. Using the app, anyone living in said cities can find and book the nearest available Car2Go, find gas stations and parking lots, view the operating area and view the route to their car. Soon enough, users will be behind the wheel of one of those familiar, little blue and white Smart Fortwos.

Quick auto access is now just an app away. aCar2Go is available now for $1.99 on the App Store.


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Easy Trails GPS Updates with New Interface and Features

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 5th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Easy Trails GPS, the navigation application made specifically for outdoor enthusiasts, has updated to 6.0 and added new features and interface changes with the release.

The interface for Easy Trails GPS 6.0 has been significantly changed with this update. The interface design was rewritten completely from scratch to keep in mind usability. The new interface displays every feature of the application regardless of the current activity going on, making it easy to switch between Easy Trails GPS’s many features.

Other features added in the release is support for Retina display devices, sharing location via Twitter, the ability to archive up to 1000 tracks and 2500 waypoints, waypoint proximity alerts can be turned on with use of the Notification Center, exporting all track information, and the ability to copy and save waypoint pictures to the clipboard or the iOS camera roll.

Easy Trails GPS is available for $3.99.

HopStop Makes Commuting And Travelling Simpler

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 31st, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Regular users of public transport know that it's a bit of a maze to navigate through. It's all too easy to stick with the tried and tested routes while still not really knowing anything else about travelling around a city. HopStop sets out to help in such matters by offering detailed public transit, walking, taxi and biking directions for dozens of cities throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

A free app, HopStop offers directions from the user's current location, the ability to find nearby subway stations or bus stops along with estimates for taxi costs ensuring there are plenty of options.

High quality transit maps are available for NYC, LIRR, Metro North and San Francisco, with updates for NYC transit advisory services. Further biking directions are available for cities such as NYC, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco.

For the disabled users, it's easy to see what services are wheelchair accessible, plus calorie consumption and carbon emissions are calculated for the health and environment conscious.

HopStop is out now and set to solve everyone's travelling woes in both new and familiar cities.

Beat the Traffic Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Michael Halloran on January 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEEDS SOME WORK
Navigation app that lets users observe current traffic conditions, accidents and road construction in real-time.
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Bike CycloComputer HUD Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Greg Dawson on October 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BIKE NAVIGATION
Bike CycloComputer HUD for iPhone is a heads-up display for viewing all the necessary data when on a bike ride such as pace, speed, inclination and much more.
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