Ford cars have been known to boast its Ford Sync technology that pairs smartphones with its vehicles, and now it looks like Toyota will be adding a similar feature to their cars in the future with the Touch Life infotainment system, that will mirror the phone’s display with a 7” touch screen.
Could this bit of news be a redeeming feature for the ailing handset manufacturer from Finland? You decide – we are talking about Nokia Maps which traditionally was available only on Nokia devices, but has since expanded to see action on iOS and Android platforms. Well, that makes perfect sense since both iOS and Android-powered devices have long since surpassed Nokia’s market share where smartphones are concerned. With the latest […]
When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was revealed earlier this week, it had one interesting feature that was mentioned but not discussed: its onboard barometer. Now you might be wondering; what could a phone possibly do with information about the air pressure? To provide you with more accurate weather info? Well, it turns out the answer is simpler than we thought.As you all know, the barometer is used to determine air […]
Google went about quietly updating their Google Maps on Android, where the Internet search giant decided to throw in NFC support – signalling the possibility of future apps arriving with such support as well in order to take advantage of the situation. The official change would be storage related, where Maps is said to be far more efficient than ever before with regards to its method of storing downloaded map […]
Heard of LiveViewGPS before? They are actually a leading GPS tracker system company with a couple of new portable GPS tracking devices that are perfect for covert tracking, where they are known as the LiveViewGPS PT-8100N and the PT-8500 CDMA GPS Tracker. Measuring a mere 2.75″ x 1.6″, the micro-sized LiveViewGPS PT-8100N will be useful for stealthy operations, where it can protect valuable merchandise and equipment in addition to humans […]
For those of us who do not properly train our pooches the art of recall, we run the risk of injury or heaven forbid, death, to our four legged furry kids whenever we leave the gate open as they tend to zoom out in the blink of an eye. Sometimes when they make a dash for it after being cooped up in their playpen or home compound for the whole […]
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you have any children that are planning to go trick or treating, you might want to keep an eye out for them. But since it’s never cool follow your kids around, how about use the power of technology to monitor them instead? Iconosys has just announced the launch of Trick or Tracker – a location app designed for occasions just like Halloween.
Magellan has just announced an update for its iPhone GPS navigation app, RoadMate, to version 2.2. Besides being a functional navigation app to help you find a way to your destination, the update brings your maps up to date, adds red light camera and fixed speed camera alerts (for you speed demons out there) and a brand new Junction View feature to guide users through tricky freeway interchanges – great […]
Now that iOS 5 is in the wild (it has been in beta for months), Apple has released the Find My Friends app. The concept isn’t new: this is an app that lets you locate your friends who willingly share their position temporarily, or at all times.While the idea and the technology have been investigated before, the actual implementation has not always been successful. In the past, I have used […]
You can never quite tell just when the next weirdo is going to whisk your kid away – there are far too many cases to cite from the past to make this a very real and present fear for today’s parents. Gone are the carefree days when you can leave your kids to their own devices around the neighborhood, and they’ll return home safe and sound in the evening. At […]
Don’t want to use Bing Maps on your Windows Phone device? Well you’re not left with many choices, but today – NAVIGON has added one more to the list with NAVIGON for Windows Phone 7. The app has useful features such as spoken turn-by-turn directions, visual lane guidance, live traffic information and rerouting, among many other features.Taking advantage of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), it features an augmented reality function Reality […]
Ford has teamed up with TomTom in order to offer semi-integrated navigation not in the US, but in Europe instead. From today onwards, TomTom will be integrating its GO LIVE 1000 and GO LIVE 1005 models using a specifically designed cradle for Ford models in Europe. Bear in mind that this is not available in the UK and Ireland at the moment, but who knows what might happen down the […]
If you happen to love the show Top Gear as well as the magazines and all the cars that come with it, then chances are you’re a true blue nut for the series regardless of its format. Well, here’s a little bit of good news for you – if you’ve always wondered how it felt like to have a celebrity give you instructions while you drive, why not pick up […]
If you’re in need for a rather unique way of advertising your product or company, Philips & Co. has a new proposition that they’re calling “Blue Marble”, and essentially what they will do for you is that they will create a QR code that can be scanned along with whatever pertinent information you would like attached with it.