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15 great uses for iPhone GPS

Clever apps that make the most of your phone’s location features

Travelers used to need a guidebook, map, local newspaper, and much more just to cover the basics of getting around an unfamiliar city. Today, location-aware apps on the iPhone can not only replace all your city guides, they can do a better job of helping you interact with the world around you-whether you’re just in town for the weekend or you’ve lived there your whole life. Continue reading

Amazing iPhone tricks

Behold the iPhone. It’s so simple on the surface; merely swipe your finger, and voila!—e-mail, Web browsing, calendars, contacts, and more. But there’s much more to the iPhone than meets the eye. There are clever ways to use those built-in tools to do things that Apple never intended (or, at least, never deigned to tell us about). And there are all those third-party applications that can extend the iPhone’s powers even further.

We’ll share some of our favorite tricks and tips for using the iPhone in unexpected ways. Looking for ways to keep files, notes, to-dos, events, and other data synchronized among multiple iPhones, Macs, and other users? We’ve got em. We’ll also show you how to take maximum advantage of the iPhone’s GPS powers and how to turn the phone’s built-in camera into a personal shopper or wide-angle lens. And if you can’t stand to be out of the loop for a moment, we’ll help you cram as much media from blogs, radio, and news feeds as possible onto your iPhone. These are just a few alluring hints of the remarkable power that lies in your hands, waiting to be tapped.

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15 Great Uses for iPhone GPS

iPhone MotionX-GPS Drive v2.0 live in the App Store

MotionX was leading the *outdoor* GPS apps sales in the past. They had great momentum with their app called MotionX GPS for outdoor sporting people, which loved their offering in the App Store and then they surprisingly released MotionX GPS Drive. Competing directly with big names like TomTom, Sygic, Navigon, iGO My way and Ndrive. They undercut the current model of paying one time for the maps of your choice, to the model of 30 day for free maps and paying for every month you need it with an “In App Purchase”, all to be downloaded and cached over 3G.

iPhone car integration

Now since some time has passed, MotionX did not stood still and developed the 2.0 edition which has the following great improvements.

MotionX made a cheap entry price in the store for only 2.99 dollars to begin with. The long term cost of this app is higher than the other competitors if you buy their maps every month, but for the people who once in a while need Turn-by-Turn Voice guided GPS Navigation this is the app to save money with. And they prove that there is a public for this model, they are leading the App Store since they have entered with MotionX GPS Drive, in the navigation section.

● New Night Mode maps! Option to use automatically based on time of day.
● Faster re-routing detection when you go off-course.
● Simulation mode added to the core application.
● Choose between iPod music fading or p…ausing during voice instructions.
● New re-route button in Get Directions mode makes manual re-routing fast & easy.
● Improved interface for entering Canadian addresses.
● Improved airport search.
● Gas station search improved.
● New map data available; clear your cache (Setup page) to utilize.
● Additional voice prompts added and timing of prompts has been improved.
● Initiate routing without a GPS signal.
● Various optimizations and bug fixes.

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CoPilot Live updates US edition for iPhone to 8.0.0.469 On Sale $19.99

CoPilot Live has silently updated 5 of their editions to the new version 8.0.0.469. The following countries/regions are updated: UK and Ireland, North America, Nordics, Italia and Iberia. All the other Editions: Europe, D-A-CH, France and BeNeLux still are at 8.0.0.417.

The updates differ per edition. The North America edition updates the following:

– In-app access to iPod controls
– Fixed Lat/Lon destination entry
– Ability to turn off Text-to-Speech help
– Improved User Interface performance
– Additional GPS performance improvements

While the Europe editions also have “ClearTurn enhanced junction display in portrait” in stead of “Ability to turn off Text-to-Speech help”

iPhone apps

Click the Download link button below; this will take you to the iTunes page where you can get Co Pilot live! Note: If you don’t have iTunes download you will be brough to the free iTunes download page first. Once you have iTunes download you will be able to get the Co Pilot live app.

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Are you considering buying a GPS unit for about $100 or more this holiday season?

What if you could turn your iPhone into a GPS navigation unit for $19.99?

CoPilot Live North America is a full featured GPS navigation iPhone app with turn by turn voice directions. It contains detailed US & Canada road and street maps.

CoPilot Live usually sells for $34.99 and it is on sale for $19.99 now! (sale ends Monday 30th Nov) It includes lifetime voice turn by turn navigation!

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KEY FEATURES (from iTunes)

  • Detailed Text to Speech turn-by-turn voice directions
  • Street maps of USA and Canada stored on your iPhone
  • Clear 3D and 2D driving views with speed-variable zoom and street names
  • Navigate to a zip code, house number, street, intersection or address book contact
  • Detour button to work out an alternative route
  • Tap anywhere on the map to go there or create a custom POI
  • Portrait/landscape display auto-switching
  • Tap to dial a POI directly on-screen
  • Comprehensive pre-trip planning and preview
  • Route optimizer for multi stop trips
  • Continued guidance in tunnels and underpasses
  • Automatic day/night mode
  • LiveLink™ location sharing and messaging: keep track of your CoPilot friends, live on-screen!
  • Live weather info for your location/destination
  • RV mode provides guidance for larger vehicles
  • Huge range of customization options
  • Easy to use fluid menus, pinch zoom and shortcut buttons

The other full fledged GPS iPhone apps that don’t require a cell phone signal are currently at

Navigon MobileNavigator – $69.99

TomTom – $99.99

making CoPilot an excellent value for the money at $19.99! Just remember it’s a 1.3 GB download so allow some time for the download before your trip, if you are buying it at the last second.

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Availability: App Store [iTunes link]

Price: $34.99 (on sale at $19.99)

iPhone MotionX-GPS Drive v2.0 live in the App Store

 Nov 08, 2009

MotionX was leading the *outdoor* GPS apps sales in the past. They had great momentum with their app called MotionX GPS for outdoor sporting people, which loved their offering in the App Store and then they surprisingly released MotionX GPS Drive. Competing directly with big names like TomTom, Sygic, Navigon, iGO My way and Ndrive. They undercut the current model of paying one time for the maps of your choice, to the model of 30 day for free maps and paying for every month you need it with an “In App Purchase”, all to be downloaded and cached over 3G.

iPhone car integration

Now since some time has passed, MotionX did not stood still and developed the 2.0 edition which has the following great improvements.

MotionX made a cheap entry price in the store for only 2.99 dollars to begin with. The long term cost of this app is higher than the other competitors if you buy their maps every month, but for the people who once in a while need Turn-by-Turn Voice guided GPS Navigation this is the app to save money with. And they prove that there is a public for this model, they are leading the App Store since they have entered with MotionX GPS Drive, in the navigation section.

● New Night Mode maps! Option to use automatically based on time of day.
● Faster re-routing detection when you go off-course.
● Simulation mode added to the core application.
● Choose between iPod music fading or p…ausing during voice instructions.
● New re-route button in Get Directions mode makes manual re-routing fast & easy.
● Improved interface for entering Canadian addresses.
● Improved airport search.
● Gas station search improved.
● New map data available; clear your cache (Setup page) to utilize.
● Additional voice prompts added and timing of prompts has been improved.
● Initiate routing without a GPS signal.
● Various optimizations and bug fixes.

Click this GPS Drive Motion X link (below), this will take you to the iTunes page where you can get Motion X GPS Drive! If you don’t have iTunes download you will be brough to the free iTunes download page first. Once you have iTunes download you will be able to get the GPS DRive Motion X Drive app.

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