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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.

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.

Google patent has camera checking local weather for optimal settings

Google's been on a roll lately with patents and they aren't slowing down anytime soon, even if a few of those patents are for odd features we might never see in a smartphone. That or Google is taking the way Google Now works to other aspects of our devices. This new patent has our cameras checking GPS and local weather to enable optimal settings for the perfect photo-taking experience.

Pole Star indoor GPS service will support Android

I think most of us know from experience that trying to find your way around a large indoor location such as a convention center or an unfamiliar mall can be very challenging. You can wander around in unfamiliar mall looking for a specific store or finally break down and ask some complete stranger where the store you need is located. Another option is a new application for Android devices called Pole Star.

ViewRanger for the outdoorsy Android users gets updated

If you're an outdoorsy type of Android user, you may be familiar with the outdoor GPS app called ViewRanger. The developers behind the application have announced a significant new update for the Android application bringing it to version 3.5.0. The update was released this month and is available to download now.

Apple buys WiFiSlam, looks to take on Google’s indoor Maps

Today we've learned that the folks over in Cupertino from Apple have just purchased the popular Android-friendly indoor mapping company WiFiSLAM to the tune of around $20 million. WiFiSLAM is an indoor mapping start-up company from Silicon Valley, one that many Android developers have been using to integrate indoor features to their Android apps. It sounds like Apple is trying to improve their Maps offering - and quick.

Menu and Hours app comes to Android for one city

If you are an Android using foodie, a new app is now available to download called Menu and Hours. The application allows you to keep the menu and the hours of operation for your favorite local restaurants right on your smartphone. The app hit the Google Play store as of yesterday and is available to download now.

Twist for Android uses GPS to tell your friends you’ll be late

There's a brand new app that was just released today for Android called Twist. We all have that friend or sibling that is just late for everything right? I'll be there in 10. Then they leave 8 minutes later are are 20 minutes late. Twist for Android looks to curb that by using GPS to give you a real-time alert on progress, as well as the estimated time of arrival. Read on for more details.

TomTom Navigation app gets support for more than 200 more devices

TomTom, one of the leaders in GPS navigation, has just dropped an update for its Android app. The update adds some new features, but the most important part of the update is that it adds support for more than 200 new Android devices. This means a ton of new people will be able to use the app to find their way from one place to another.
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