Articles about GPS (page 7)

Foursquare Passes 20 Million User Mark and Records Over 2 Billion Check-Ins
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 […]

Google patent plans to put your accelerometer and geographic location data to new use
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 […]

Safe@Sea project aims to reduce fisherman casualties
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 […]

DIY Red Light Camera Alerter could help reduce your traffic tickets
If you’re the type of person that frequently gets caught on camera trying to beat the red light, this is a DIY project that you might be interested in undertaking. While it does not actually help you beat the red light cameras, it will instead attempt to notify the driver that you are approaching a red light with a camera and that you should probably start slowing down if the […]

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Asus External GPS Extension Kit for Transformer Prime announced
As expected, Asus has officially announced the availability of their External GPS Extension Kit for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime in an effort to boost signal reception on that particular device. Here is an excerpt of what Asus had to say in their announcement.Thank you for purchasing the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, and helping to make it the most popular Android based tablet since its launch in December 2011. […]

TomTom iOS app gets social networking functions
Mention TomTom and you will most probably think of GPS navigation devices as well as software. Well, TomTom has just updated their iOS app to include social networking functions, making sure that your family and friends know exactly where you are all the time. Not too sure what kind of fun this move offers for the user, especially for those who love to head out for a tryst, but here […]

Google Maps Floor Plan Marker app released
Google has just rolled out their Google Maps Floor Plan Marker app, where it will allow folks who have uploaded floor plans of their business to further improve on the indoor location accuracy so that their visitors’ experience will be enhanced as they are able to enjoy using indoor maps within a particular venue. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, this app is only available for those residing in […]

New York City receives a map app of its own
Visiting New York City for the first time? If you are, New York City has recently partnered up with CityMaps to release an iOS map app that will help residents and tourists navigate the city with ease. Appropriately dubbed NYC Map, the app will provide visitors a guide to pretty much every store and attraction the city has to offer. As you can see from the app screenshots above, locations […]

Wikipedia's mobile app drops Google Maps in favor of OpenStreetMaps
If you are an iOS user and you’re looking to download or update the Wikipedia app for your device, you will be interested to learn that it looks like Wikipedia has decided to drop the use of Google Maps in favor of OpenStreetMap. According to Wikipedia, by not relying on the Google API for their code, this would allow for the Wikipedia app for iOS and Android to run on […]

Asus Transformer Prime (TF201) owners to receive GPS dongle as a solution
The Asus Transformer Prime might seem pretty decent on paper, but when you chip away at it, you would realize by now that this tablet comes with a flawed GPS as well as in select cases, Wi-Fi that does not work as intended. Well, Asus has decided that the best course of action at this point in time would be to give away a free GPS dongle for existing Transformer […]

Nokia Map Suite 2.0 is no longer in beta
For folks who use your Nokia phones to help you find your way around unfamiliar territory, here is a little bit of good news to kick start the middle of your week with, Nokia Map Suite 2.0 is no longer in beta, and you are able to download it in the latest software update. Needless to say, software updates will be subject to regional and carrier availability, so not everyone […]

Certain TomTom navigation systems hit by "leap year bug" [Updated]
Do you own a TomTom GPS navigation system? Well if you do, you could be one of the few that has been affected by a “leap year bug”. This particular bug, according to users, causes the GPS’ display to show a grey screen while claiming that the device is lacking a GPS signal. The company claims that only a limited number of models are affected by it and that they […]

London Underground gets real-time service alerts in Google Maps
The London Olympics which will be held later this summer will be the sports centerpiece for the year, barring the Euro 2012 for football (soccer) fans, of course. Having said that, I guess it is timely that Google has updated their Google Maps software to include real-time service alerts for the London Underground, ensuring that commuters as well as travellers will be notified ahead of time should there be any […]

Garmin Approach S3 Touchscreen GPS Golf Watch
Garmin does not only roll out navigation devices for those who have a poor sense of direction, but they also have an interest in the realm of sports. Their latest device to be introduced is the Garmin Approach S3 Touchscreen GPS Golf Watch, where it aims to provide you with an edge over your opponents, showing you the true shape as well as layout of the greens, so much so that […]