Instago Map Street View: A simple app with great potential

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Instago Map Street View holds true to its name, and takes two things that Google does well, and puts them in front of you simultaneously. The GPS built into Android devices is only as good as the software that accesses it, and whether you use Google Maps or not, replacements for Google ...

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Paranoid Android 4.1 beta released with reworked PIE controls for KitKat

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There are plenty of options when looking to run a custom ROM on your Android device and one of the most popular, besides CyanogenMod, is Paranoid Android. Official PA ROMs only support Nexus devices, so if you don’t see your device in the downloads, it’s not supported by the main ...

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Scout navigation app intros real-time social meet up and ETA sharing

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GPS and navigation application Scout has a new update this week folds in a layer of social sharing. With the latest release of Scout users will be able to share their estimated time of arrival for destinations and real-time location. Headed to a family reunion or a big business outing? ...

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Scout for Android gets ETA sharing, offline maps, more

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Scout for Android (TeleNav) was updated on Wednesday to include a brand new dashboard experience and new features. Details include offline maps and navigation, a new dashboard, and ETA sharing through (OnMyWay). We had a chance to test these new features a few weeks ago and were really ...

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Google Maps Updated, Tablet Support for Transit Navigation, Bubble Buttons, and More…

Google Maps was updated to version 5.9.0 today, adding a couple new “Transit” features to what is by far one of the most used apps on Android. If you’re a tablet owner brave enough to wield your expensive toy around while traveling by public transit then you will be happy to ...

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Ivona Paving the Way to Have Snoop Dogg Give Provide Spoken Turn-by-Turn Directions

I know that all of you out there that use Google Navigation frequently have been longing for the ability to change the voice pack that comes with the app. Now there is a 3rd party company called Ivona that has released a text to speech app that allows you to install more pleasing voices to ...

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NDrive 11 Announced With Significant Improvements, Enhancements [CONTEST]

Earlier this week NDrive announced the next iteration of their navigation system, NDrive 11. Looking like a brand new title altogether, the app features new menus, buttons, and symbols. Further, NDrive 11 also offers a stronger database of points of interest (POI’s) as well as an improved ...

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MapQuest Jumps on the Android Bandwagon

So MapQuest has decided to throw it's hat into the Android ring, and offer an app for Android based handsets and tablets that have GPS capabilities. If you use Google Maps, it can be hard to imagine why anyone would try to take on Maps at it's own game. The answer? Maps navigation does not work ...

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Google Maps 4.5 Hits Android Market with Walking Navigation Beta

Folks with Android 1.6 or higher on their handsets should be seeing the familiar Android Market update notification.  Google has rolled out yet another update to their increasingly awesome Maps application.  This time around (v4.5) Google has meshed the previously available walking directions ...

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Google Maps Navigation Navigates To Canada

Oh ya, it’s true. If “YOU ARE CANADIAN!”, then you now have access to Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps Navigation is a free turn-by-turn navigation service which was released with the Motorola Droid last year in October and has since become available to all devices running ...

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Roger’s Navigator for Android

Hey Canadian’s, depressed you can’t find a great turn-by-turn app because Google Navigation isn’t available yet? Rogers has just announced Rogers Navigator(TM) for Android. Rogers also recently announced Rogers Navigator(TM) for iPhone which was a re-branded version of the ...

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Navigon’s MobileNavigator to Hit Android (and Windows) Handsets

Navigon has announced the coming arrival of their MobileNavigator for both Android and Windows based phones. The program originally launched on the iPhone where it is one of the more popular navigation apps. MobileNavigator sports a number of interesting features, including the display of ...

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Broadcom Company Enables Android To Run On Advanced Navigation Processor!

Broadcom Company, a global leader in wired and wireless communications, announced at the 2010 CES Wednesday that they have successfully ported Android to run on the company’s advanced navigation processor (the Broadcom® BCM4760).  The advanced processor integrates bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ...

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How To Properly Use Google Maps: A Satirical Narrative

With all of the new Lab features included in the latest version of Google Maps(3.3.1), it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. You may ask yourself, “How could the terrain layer possibly assist me in getting me where I’m going?”, “How does knowing what’s nearby help me when ...

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The Ride is Getting Bumpy

It was bound to happen. To date, Android has enjoyed a pretty smooth ride. Updates have been frequent, reviews have been positive and the Android world was rosy. But explosive growth is always fraught with casualties and drama. On the heels of Eclair’s release that drama is hitting ...

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