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Waze v3.7 update brings Facebook Events integration

There has been plenty of chatter dealing with a possible acquisition of Waze. We have heard a few possible company names being thrown around, one of which is Facebook. And while this latest bit of Waze news isn't dealing with an acquisition by Facebook, we are seeing news that involves Facebook. Basically, Waze v3.7 has been released and part of the update includes integration with Facebook Events.

Google said to be bidding against Facebook for Waze acquisition

Waze acquisition rumors continue to flow with the latest touching on Google. Those looking back may remember we heard talk of Apple acquiring Waze back in January and more recently, it was Facebook that was said to be working on a bid. Facebook picked up some attention at the time, which likely came as a result of the dollar amount -- $1 billion. With that in mind, it looks like the latest Waze acquisition rumors are now connected to Google.

ViewRanger app upgraded to version 4.0 supporting custom gestures

ViewRanger is the name of an application described as a GPS-adventure app and trail-guide for hikers and bicyclists. The company behind the application has announced another major upgrade for the Android version of the app. The new upgrade is available on Google Play right now and brings ViewRanger to version 4.0.

GPS use while driving must be done hands-free in California

It seems pretty well understood that you should not text or talk while driving, however with the full-featured smartphones that we are using these days -- that still leaves plenty of other features. You have the option to use your smartphone as a media player and also navigation to name a few. But now it seems that the not talking or texting while driving is turning into a case of do not pick up your phone at all while driving.

TeleNav unveils web-based HTML 5 navigation for apps and more

The popular third party location-based navigation and provider TeleNav has just unveiled the full details on their new HTML 5 powered and web-based navigation service. No longer will users need to download an app, or leave the app they are in for turn-by-turn navigation and directions. With Scout for Apps by TeleNav developers can add simple voice-guided navigation services directly into any application, or web site.

Waze traffic app updates with Foursquare and Yelp integration

There are three universal forces that can never be resisted: death, taxes, and the 5:30 weekday traffic in Atlanta. Waze has been resisting the latter with its community-powered traffic system, which gathers data from thousands of active users to create a live map of the worst traffic in any given city - and how to avoid it. The popular app updates today with version 3.0, bringing in an overhauled interface and new integration with social services. The app is still free, and you can download Waze in the Android Market.

TeleNav announces web-based HTML 5 navigation service

Today the popular location-based service provider TeleNav has announced an HTML 5 browser-based navigation service for mobile devices. They've been a popular and widely used 3rd party navigation tool on Android for a long time and now their entire suite of location-based services are about to get even better, and easier to access.
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