Smartphones & Tablets


Viago/Kit Kat

Got a new Samsung tablet today.Using the KitKat operating system. I see some restrications on using SD Card to load certain programs to it.The problem now is that I can not load the Viago maps to SD Card.Aware this is a known problem with KitKat.Has anyone came up with a work around?

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.


For those who don't have the Garmin Foursquare feature and use your smart-phone for navigation. This may be a alternate method to find the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit — in any city in the world.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Nokia HERE comes to iOS

For all those interested, check the app store.

nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

PND Versus Google Maps

I just returned from a short trip to San Antonio, about 300 miles one way. For the drive down and back, I used my wife's Via 1535TM and used Google maps on my iPhone to get around town. I like having the speed limit and traffic delay views available on the Via. I also like the convenience of Google (or Apple) maps on my iPhone for the shorter trips.

Which one do you prefer?

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Lexus built-in

Here Navigation

The topic of Here Navigation was posted on thread on the Viago discussion.

Wanted to start this new thread on Here Navigation for discussion.So not to distract from the Viago topic.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Smartphones Impacting More Than Just GPS Use in Vehicles

It appears smartphones are making obsolete more than just GPS receivers in vehicles these days.

Can the good old car radio be far behind?

Waze: Sherriffs push to have police tracking disabled in app

This may be of interest to Waze users.

Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

VPN Android

Just started looking into the use of VPN when staying at hotels with open Internet connections.Has any of our members used a VPN with success and felt comfortable with it ?Getting ready to try this one out . Also thinking about getting T-Mobile mifi if feedback not good on VPN.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT,Nuvi 2597 LMT and Garmin Viago.

Waze problems on my LG G3

In the past, I have been an ardent supporter of Waze, and even recommended it highly on this forum. It has served me well on my HTC One and LG G3. One issue I noticed was that occasionally, the sound went out. The oral directions stopped. Today, after the voice directions quit, I shut off Waze, and no sounds (ringtones, notifications) worked. The settings showed that everything was normal.

Tool to View Custom POI Factory Files on iPhone 6?

Is there any app out there that will allow me to access the POI files from POI factory on my iPhone and show them on the map near my location or route the way a Garmin does?

People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

NAVIGON App for iOS Updated

Just came out. Not sure of all the enhancements.

GPSMAP64s, Montana 600, fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 6, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

HERE Beta for Android Phones is now available on Google Play Store

"HERE Beta", Nokia's navigation app, is now available and free for android phones at the Play Store.

If it does not show when you search for HERE Beta, then search for "nokia", click on "Z Launcher Beta", scroll to the bottom and it should appear under "More" apps by "Nokia Apps LLC".

Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Maps.Me is now Free

I don't know if this app is good/bad. It used to be a paid app but now it is free. If anyone uses this app, please comment.



Trapster Will Die At The End Of The Year

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Looking for an iOS app for my poi

Is there a iOS app where I can load in my own poi's and get alerts on my phone

Good Price On A Refurbished Tablet At Woot Today

Over at Woot they have a refurbished Asus ME173X-A1-BL MeMO Pad 7" tablet for just $64.99. While this model is a little older it still has good specs and it would make a great unit to use for navigation by adding one of the free or low cost offline navigation apps. It does include the GPS sensor, however it is WiFi only so you would need an offline app.

Live every day like it's your last. Some day you'll be right - Benny Hill

Another Smartlink Traffic Question

Have a Garmin 3590LMT with a Samsung G4 and I am no longer receiving any traffic information on the GPS. With Bluetooth disabled I see the message "searching for signal" and checking the traffic provider in Settings it is Here (which I believe is correct). With Bluetooth enabled, I still do not receive any traffic info.

Garmin StreetPilot App for iOS Updated - New Mapping

Just released, new mapping.

GPSMAP64s, Montana 600, fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 6, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Nexus 6

OK, it's time for me to spend money again. I am trying to talk my husband into a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I have been reviewing it on line and now I need advice from the experts. You did good in telling me about the Nexus 7 so now it is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The reason I want this is to carry less with me. I always carry my smartphone, my Nexus 7 Tablet and sometimes my wifi camera.

Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)
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