gps

Nike+ Running app finally released for Android

We have good news for all you Android gym buffs or users that love a good workout. Today Nike has finally released their somewhat popular Nike+ app for Android called Nike+ Running. This exercise and workout monitoring and tracking app has finally been expanded to the world of Android and is loaded full of features -- it's about time.

Russian app shames parking jerks via social networks

We've all been there: you're trying to park downtown and some jerk takes up the last two spaces in his Beamer. Apparently the problem is even more pronounced in Russian cities like Moscow, where drivers regularly hop the curb to park on the sidewalk. Local online newspaper The Village has decided to do something about it: using a combination of photo recognition, IP address targeting and social networks, they're exposing parking jerks all over town.

CoPilot GPS navigation app goes free for Android

If you had your eye out for a quality GPS navigation app for your Android smartphone, a new free app is now available on Google Play. The app is CoPilot GPS, a free version of ALK's navigation software. ALK also has CoPilot Live for Android offering turn-by-turn navigation and off-line mapping selling for £20.

Runkeeper is Pebble Watch’s first confirmed app

If you've been keeping an eye on Kickstarter news for the last few weeks, you've no doubt heard about the Pebble, the e-paper Bluetooth watch that's broken the crowdsourcing record with an incredible $7.9 million raised. The designers have said from the beginning that they intend to allow app development for the watch, which is capable of pairing with Android and iOS devices. The first confirmed developer to take up the challenge is FitnessKepper, whose RunKeeper app has been downloaded millions of times on Android alone.

ASUS Transformer Prime GPS dongles shipping now

Last week ASUS opened up a registration page for owners of the Eee Pad Transformer Pad who were dissatisfied with the all-metal tablet's GPS reception, promising to send them an external GPS dongle to fix the issue. The first of those dongles (or as ASUS calls them, the "TF201 GPS Extension Kit") are now reaching owners' homes. If you havent's ordered one, you can register your Transformer Prime and apply for a free dongle at the ASUS support site.

Telenav nets 30 million navigation subscribers

If you're a regular user of Google's built-in Android navigation, you're probably not aware of TeleNav, an alternative available on both Android and iOS. But plenty of others are: the company announced today that it had passed 27 million paying subscribers and 3.3 million free users as well. On Android four versions of TeleNav on offer: the standard app, a tablet version and modified versions specifically for Verizon and T-Mobile. They've also got an HTML5-based web navigation service that can be accessed by apps.

ASUS opens registration for Transformer Prime GPS dongle

If you're an owner of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, listen up: you're automatically eligible for a free GPS dongle to alleviate some less-than-stellar satellite reception. ASUS has just opened their registration page with instructions on the four-step process to claim your free hardware. The GPS dongle (which ASUS is calling the "external GPS extension kit") fits into the Transformer Prime's docking port and comes in a dark or light color to match your tablet.

ASUS Transformer Prime GPS dongle pictured

We're going to need need a bigger dock. After months of complaints of low GPS reception on ASUS' flagship Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, the company has committed to sending out free GPS dongles for affected customers. Land of Droid managed to grab a photo of the purported dongle, and, well... it's more of an antenna. And assuming that this is indeed the final hardware, it's very, very big. From the fuzzy pictures provided it looks like the dongle  is about the same size as the locking mechanism on the Transformer Prime's keyboard dock.

ASUS confirms GPS dongles for Transformer Prime owners

Yesterday we posted scattered reports coming from members of ASUS' official support forums, indicating that the company was planning on releasing free GPS dongles called the "GPS Extension Kit" to combat the tablet's well-documented lack of signal. Now ASUS itself has told AllThingsD that indeed the program will go forward, with signups for the free extension beginning on April 16th (two Mondays from now). All owners of the Transformer Prime should be eligible for the free GPS dongle.

ASUS offers free GPS dongle for Transformer Prime owners

While a pretty awesome tablet in its own right, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime has been plagued with reception issues since its release, most notably in the WiFi and GPS department. It looks like ASUS has finally found a solution to the GPS issues, at least, which are speculatively due to the tablet's all-metal chassis. Since radio waves can only be improved so much by software, they've gone the hardware route, and are planning on providing an external GPS dongle that plugs into the Transformer Prime's docking port.
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