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App Reviews

Geocaching.com App is a Treasure of its Own (App Review)

I started dabbling in geocaching late last year as my son and I wanted something fun to do on days off. Being he was six at the time, he was only too eager to help daddy hunt down treasure in the real world. We bounced from one Android app to another, trying each out to see what we liked best. Due to memory limitations of my G1, I was constantly uninstalling applications and games to make room for new stuff. Couple that with a quick-draining battery and it was becoming tough to stay enthusiastic or spend much time in the field. Suffice it to say, we got out of the game for a few months. Then all of a sudden, last month’s official Geocaching.com announcement put us right back on the hunt.

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Official Geocaching.com Application Comes to Android

Location-based treasure hunters will be pleased to learn that the official Geocaching.com application has come to Android. Available for pretty much all Android phones (1.5+), the app provides direct access to geocaching.com, and lets users find nearby caches using a combination of GPS, WiFi, and cell tower triangulation. The $9.99 title has been very popular for the iPhone so we expect GPS and LBS hounds will gobble it up on Android.

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CabSense Makes Hailing a Cab Easier for New Yorkers

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and Sense Networks, Inc. have announced the release of CabSense, an app designed to make finding and hailing taxis easier.  With this

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‘Happy Hours’ Appeals to Your Inner Jimmy Buffet

A new app has arrived in the Android Market called Happy Hours and it is likely to be a hit. It’s one of those “genius-in-simplicity” applications that appeals to many

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Google Maps Navigation Reviewed by GPS Blogger

We’re huge fans of the built-in Google Maps Navigation that comes with Android 1.6 and later.  The free GPS service has come along and found itself replacing applications and services

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Wikitude 4 Now Available

One of my favorite Android apps from day one has been Wikitude, by Mobilizy.  It has always been fun to watch the reaction from people as I show them the

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New Ping Feature in waze Due Shortly

The good folks over at waze don’t like to stand still very long.  Today we received word that a new version of waze, the free, social mapping software, should be

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PhantomAlert Uses GPS to Help Avoid Traffic Tickets

When you see a name PhantomAlert you may be inclined to think that it’s something that warns you if there’s a comic character near you.  No, this app for Android

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Trimble Outdoors Releases Android App for Adventurers

Fans of geocaching, hiking, backpacking, fishing and other outdoor activities will be interested in Trimble Outdoors’ new Android application. The app allows users to get maps of their locations, track

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Waze Announces Public Beta For Android Users

Palo Alto, Calif. – June 29, 2009 – waze, Inc., the first free provider of driver-generated maps and real-time road information, today announced the public beta of its mobile application

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App Review: TeleNav GPS Navigator

If you don’t already own a GPS device then you need to grab this for your Android handset. It’s everything you expect from a stand alone unit in a convenient size. One of the most fully realized apps I’ve had a chance to play with.

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Froogloid Provides Walkthrough of a2b

The following is a guest post from Froogloid, makers of a2b. Have a look through one of the recent apps to join the Android Market designed to make your life

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