Smartphones & Tablets


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.

- Tom -

XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 620

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.

- Tom -

XXL540, GO LIVE 1535, GO 620

Garmin Drive App

You can download the Garmin Drive App for the DriveSmart 55/65 models. It offers subscription free functions that are very impressive. Some of the same functions are available on the DS 51/61 and other models, but they require a paid subscription to use them.

rest area csv into google maps

so im sure somewhere this topic has been covered so i apologize for asking it again cause i couldnt find it. I am trying to import the rest area combined csv file into google maps to create a map to use on my galaxy note 8 with google maps. when i impoort it says column names cant be more than 64 characters or contain certain characters.

"Idea scrapped" Nexus 7 (2012) Set up for use in dash

"He just text me and said after he got home he realized the set up wouldn't work for what he wanted to do so he scrapped the idea. Thanks for all your help and if he changes his mind and wants to try agsin I will let you all know.
Thanks so much,

My son is trying to set up an old Nexus 7 (2012) that is old technology so he can use in the dash of his truck.

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

WeatherTech CupFone

I just saw a commercial on TV for the WeatherTech CupFone. I have been dragging my feet getting a smartphone holder for our vehicles. Frankly, most of them don't look that good to me. This one looks interesting, though.

Alfred Security Camera App

If you get bored and want something to do. You can make a security camera on the cheap. Download the Android App Alfred Security Camera app. Pull out one of the many old smartphones you stored away. Install the app. One phone will be the camera and your PC or another Smartphone will be the viewer. It does have some nice features in the settings.

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

Is Anybody Here Using An Old Smartphone Like A Traditional GPS On The Dash?

As posted above, I am just wondering if anybody here is using an old smartphone or tablet and just leaving it in a mount on their dash for GPS only purposes? Obviously, I could do that with my current smartphone, but I really like having the ability to see the screen continuously while driving and navigating. If my main phone receives a call, and I answer it, I can no longer see the screen.

Is Anybody Here Using A Tablet For Navigation?

As posted above, I am just wondering if anybody here is using a tablet for navigation. If so, do you have a mount for it? If you do, what mount do you have and would you recommend it?

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