Smartphones & Tablets


Rubber Mat to hold phone or GPS

Ran across this on Facebook. Like the simple design, but not sure how it would hold up on sudden stops and such. Different though.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Android Auto with Google Assistant Driving Mode

Google is making big changes to Android Auto:

And also to Google Assistant:

dobs108 smile

IOS 12.4

As the title says, Apple has released iOS 12.4.

It has installed without issues on my iPhone 8+ and my 9.7 inch iPad Pro.

From the descriptions, it looks like it is mostly a bug fix release, although they did restore one feature that had been previously removed after discovery of a security vulnerability.

- Tom -

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Installing POI into Google Maps??

Has anybody tried this?

A google search brings up some info.

Step 1: Prepare your info
Import a file
Make sure your info is one of these file types:


Files can be up to 40MB.

The first row should contain titles. To import data properly, make sure you have a column with one of the following:

-Latitude-longitude information
-Place names

Google Maps Leads 100 Drivers to Field of Mud

Drivers using Google Maps to navigate to Denver International Airport were led to a field of mud:

I was on Peña Boulevard only two months ago, using Google Maps to navigate!

dobs108 rolleyes

Smartphone With Garmin-Like Mount

I have often admired Garmin for their mounts. I have had a few different Garmin automobile navigators and I have been pretty satisfied with the mounts that come with most of them.

IOS 12.3.2 Released

IOS 12.3.2 has been released, but it looks like this one is only for the iPhone 8+. The release notes say that it fixes a problem with the camera in the iPhone 8+ and do not mention anything else.

In addition, when I check my iPad Pro for an update, it says that IOS 12.3.1 is up to date on that device.

In any event, I have not seen any problems with the 12.3.2 update on my iPhone 8+.

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IOS 12.3.1 released

As the Subject line says, IOS 12.3.1 was released. I have installed it on my iPhone 8+ and on my 9.7" iPad Pro without any visible issues.

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Got Cicadas?

The Cicada Brood XIII is currently hatching and you can use your GPS mapping and photo skills to help researches delineate the boundaries. Just pick up the Cicada Safari app for your smart phone, register, and then start taking geo-location images of the species and creepy crawly happenings in your area.

Waze sound problems.

I use my android smartphone on my motorcycle. They are connected by BT. I play my phones music files on the motorcycle audio system. Also have hands free access to my phone. That works great until I startup the Waze app. In 5 to 10 minutes later. The audio to the bike will stop and come out of the tiny phone speakers. Happens every time.

Garmin Glo 2 GPS Receiver

In buying a 2019 Subaru Forester, I intended to run Android Auto on the multimedia screen and Google Maps Navigation on the phone. The first problem to overcome was that the phone kept losing the GPS fix even though it was located under the windshield. First I went to Androidpit:

iOS update

iOS 12.3 is out

Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Network Radios

Is anybody here using Network Radios? If so, have you loaded any maps onto them? If so, how well did they work on a device with such a small screen?


Just downloaded and activated my subscription to this this weekend when riding with others this weekend. Kind of some neat tech (GPX load in/out, POI via's, telemetry, etc.) - but the best seems to be the ability to create random routing based on some basic criteria - direction, distance/time, and type of ride (highway, main roads, twisty, and super twisty).

Which Device Would You Select Primarily For Google Maps Automobile Navigation?

If you were going to buy a device today, primarily for running the Google Maps automobile navigation app, what would you choose? Extra points given for devices that have a mount available that is very good quality, like the Garmin mounts.

Smartphone & GPS Exercise

For as long as I have had a cell phone, I have sort wondered what tower I am connecting to when I am at home. Yesterday, using the Network Signal Info app on my Samsung Galaxy S9, I obtained the GPS coordinates for the site that I was connect to, entered them into my Garmin DriveLuxe 51 and took a drive.

WCCO-TV Road Tests Four Free Traffic Apps

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It has been a long, frustrating winter of nightmare commutes for many drivers. Whether it’s snow, a crash or construction back-ups, some apps on the market promise to steer you around all the gridlock.

New version of Smartphone Link for iOS

Version 2.9.7

Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Android GPS App

I'd like to add GPS coordinates to photos taken with my DSLR camera. My camera doesn't have GPS receiver. I'm thinking that if there's an Android app I can use to track my whereabouts at every second, I can get geotags from the app and add it into the photos EXIF manually.

IOS 12.1.4

I do not see it mentioned yet, so I will point out that Apple released iOS 12.1.4 some time ago. I installed it on my iPhone 8+ and have seen no issues with it.

Aside from the normal type of bug fixes and small improvements, this update fixes the flaw that lets people listen to what the microphone of your phone is picking up without your knowledge.

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