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Series: Find Yourself with GPS

The Global Positioning System opens up opportunities for cool products and… games!

Joe Kissell No comments

Navigon Mobile Navigator 1.6

Looking for an iPhone app to provide weather conditions and forecasts that goes well beyond Apple's bundled Weather app? Adam, who cares deeply about past, present, and future weather, looks at his current iPhone weather app of choice, WeatherBug Elite.

Adam Engst 40 comments

Navigon MobileNavigator App Bests Standalone Devices

Thinking about buying a car navigation GPS device? If you have an iPhone, consider the Navigon MobileNavigator app instead, since it has all the same features, done as well as or better than most standalone devices. And because it’s an app, free updates bring bug fixes and useful new features.

Jeff Carlson 17 comments

Tracking a Rainy Ride with Cyclemeter

Jeff Carlson biked 42 miles in the rain, and thanks to Abvio’s Cyclemeter app for iOS, he has the data to prove it.

Adam Engst 32 comments

Comparing Apple’s Maps and Google Maps

Although the new Google Maps for iOS hasn’t been out long enough to get significant use in the wild, a close examination reveals some pros and cons in comparison with Apple’s new-in-iOS-6 Maps app. Follow along as Adam Engst compares the two.

Adam Engst 15 comments

Here Be Digital Dragons: Musings on Modern Mapping

Internet mapping services have democratized cartography and brought it to the masses. Adam Engst has been working with maps of late and shares the most effective services, techniques, and tips that he’s found.

Adam Engst 18 comments

Tech Notes from a Cross-Border Trip to Canada

Adam Engst recently took a trip from upstate New York to Vancouver, British Columbia. As always, technology made the trip significantly easier than in the past, though he found that some bits (CarPlay in rental cars and North American T-Mobile connectivity) were vastly more helpful than others (an App Clip for buying gas and Apple Maps encouraging illegal U-turns).