08/01/2012, If you’re paying a visit to the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, be sure to load up your Android phone with Wifarer’s recently launched app. Available for free on the Google Play Store (iOS version coming soon), the app is designed to enhance the visitor experience and offers customized tours with real-time indoor navigation and automatic delivery of location-based multimedia content.
07/30/2012, Any readers out there who are into hiking as well? If you are, and you’re looking for a GPS receiver to take on your future trips, you might want to check out Magellan’s new eXplorist TOPO! Special Edition receivers. These GPS devices combine Magellan’s rugged and waterproof designs with National Geographic’s full-color USGS topographic maps that have been scanned at high resolution and seamlessly tiled together for “the most detailed […]
07/11/2012, If you think that the GPS on your phone sucks and you’re looking for a way to improve it, Garmin might just have the solution for you. Called the GLO portable GPS and GLONASS receiver, this handy little device can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and provide it with a stronger, more reliable GPS connection for you to use with any of your location-based apps i.e. Google Maps. It […]
06/20/2012, Magellan Navigation, the California-based creator of professional-grade global positioning system receivers, recently announced a partnership with Canadian geospatial solutions provider Effigis. Both companies will be working on a solution that will collect and post-process geo-localized data using Effigis’ own OnPOZ software on the Magellan eXplorist GIS Pro 10. The eXplorist GIS Pro 10 is a handy yet robust and waterproof GPS device specifically designed for professional GPS/ GIS data collection. […]
06/06/2012, In case Google Maps was not enough for you as far as navigational systems are concerned, you might be somewhat jealous of iOS users who have access to GPS apps such as TomTom. Well if you’re an Android user and the color green is not the only one on the Android mascot, you’re in luck as TomTom’s co-founder, Peter-Fran Pauwels has said (via Pocket-Lint) that the Android version of its […]
05/22/2012, Do you own the HTC One S? If so, do you find that getting a GPS lock on the device seems a bit slow? While a slow GPS lock on the One S isn’t exactly a complaint made by many HTC One S owners, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved, right? If you’re looking for a tweak that could make your One S’ GPS lock a bit faster, […]
05/11/2012, WWDC will be held next month and it has been assumed that is when Apple will be introducing to the world the next major iOS update – iOS 6. So what sort of features can we expect in the next iOS build? If you have been following Apple news closely, you might recall that there has been talks of Apple possibly introducing a new map app of its own, ultimately […]
05/08/2012, If you’ve enjoyed TomTom’s services when it comes to offering real-time mapping, navigation and traffic data, you will be pleased to learn that if you own a Blackberry device, those services will be available to you on official Blackberry apps such as Blackberry Traffic, Blackberry Maps and Blackberry Locate Services. On top of that, the traffic information provided by TomTom will also be made available for Blackberry developers to use […]
05/07/2012, Magellan has just announced its new RoadMate portable automobile navigation family that was specially designed to elevate motorists’ daily driving experience with greater safety, convenience and time savings. I have always wondered just where the zenith of dedicated GPS machines resided, and have not been impressed with the improvements made with each new generation, considering how the GPS-equipped smartphone is fast making a dedicated GPS unit obsolete. Well, the Magellan […]
04/30/2012, Vertical Power has come up with an interesting GPS-based co-pilot that targets smaller private planes which will be able to figure out the nearest and safest place to land in the event of an emergency. Laminar Research has come alongside Vertical Power to develop the Pessimisting Airplane GPS (also known as the VP-400), where it will remain wired into the plane’s avionics at all times in order to keep track […]
04/25/2012, A little over a week ago, we wrote about the GPS dongle that was meant to improve the Transformer Prime’s GPS reception. As you know, Asus received a lot of complaints about the slate’s all-metal design, which is believed to be the culprit of the poor reception. Hence, ASUS made a promise that it will be sending out dongles, a.k.a. the TF201 GPS Extension Kit, to solve the problem.
04/23/2012, The famous geo-tagging app Foursquare has passed 20 million users worldwide and subsequently its users have churned out a staggering 2 billion check-ins. The announcement was made to commemorate the third annual 4sqDay which resulted in US-wide meet-ups. In June 2011, Foursquare reported a user count of 10 million and after doubling that figure in less than a year, the location-based social network app can proudly claim its cross-platform success […]
04/20/2012, Have you ever wanted your phone to react in a certain way depending on how you held it? For example if you started your morning jog, wouldn’t it be great if your phone could detect that and launch a fitness app that tracks your distance, speed, etc? Google could very well be working on that if a patent filed back in October 2011 were ever to materialize. According to the […]
04/18/2012, Being a fisherman does not mean you hang out by the river bank, waiting for the fish to nibble on your rod – no sir, commercial scale fisherman do risk their life and limb every single time they head out to Poseidon’s territory. Safe@Sea is a European Union funded project that intends to investigate and explore different solutions to reduce the high causality rate of fisherman who are out at […]