gps navigation

Glympse for Android update brings Evernote archiving

Glympse is an app that allows you to share your current location with others. The nice part of Glympse is how this is all handled -- on your terms. You create the Glympse and then choose who you want to share with and for how long. You can share over email or SMS as well as social sites. As of today Glympse has added some new features for Android users.

Garmin Monterra handheld GPS arrives powered by Android

Garmin has officially announced the Monterra and while this handheld device has the looks of a smartphone, it is actually a handheld outdoor GPS unit. The interesting part is that the Monterra is running Android. Garmin has said this is their first WiFi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS with Android. Being an Android device, the Monterra will have access to the Play Store, however putting that aside, there are some outdoor specific features that may be a bit more important for some users.

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.
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