Smartphones & Tablets

 

iPhone 7? Upgrade or Not?

Out of curiosity, how many actually preordered or plan to get the iPhone 7?

I actually preordered since T-Mobile actually had a great offer to get it for free with trade in, trade in value bill credit and EIP financed by T-Mobile for 24 months.

Unlock your phone

Just read an article that phone companies have to unlock your
cell phone if you ask. There are rules and conditions.
I am on AT&T and this is the site I followed. I have put in for an unlock code. It takes a couple of days to get it. Will let you know if I get it.
The article was on c/net I think. It told about several providers and the rules but I only read AT&t.

If you have AT&T go here.

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

Skin vs Case

Which one would you prefer?

I prefer skin because it is less costly, provide a better grip, add some creativity and less chunky or bulky than a case.

Android Tablet

I am looking for a new Android tablet. Looking for one with at 10 - 12 inch screen with good speed and good ram and rom and an SD card slot. I also want it to be able to have data, not just Wifi.

I have the Nexus 7 (2012) but it is getting old and I want a little bigger and better one.

So far I have found a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 at 9.7 inches.
It looks on reviews to be good.

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

Are There Any Windows 10 Tablets That Have A GPS Receiver Built Into Them?

As posted above, I am looking for a Windows 10 tablet. So far, I haven't found any mainstream brands with GPS built into them. Does anybody here happen to know of any?

What's a good cell phone call blocker?

I just got my first semi-smart phone and I'm trying to decide on a junk-call blocker. There are several on the Google store, but I'd like to get people's recommendations. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy J3, which of course is an Android. So, fellow Factorites, what's a good call blocker?

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Apple iPhone With Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App Vs. Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD

I currently have several Garmin GPS devices. The newest and most feature rich that I have is my Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD. I am pretty satisfied with its performance. I am considering getting another device for one of my vehicles and I am considering whether I should get another Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD or if I should get am Apple iPhone and install the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App.

How I use POI files with Google Maps

I don't see a section for Google Maps, so I felt the need to share how to bring in POI files to a "My Map." Then, on my Android phone, I can set that My Map as the foundation for Google Maps. SOO cool to see my special POIs as I use Google Maps.
Here's a video on how to import POI Factory files to Google My Maps.
https://youtu.be/PiMG99F7feA

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Geeks On Tour Chris and Jim

New Version of Garmin Smartphone Link out July 8

Improved stability. Downloaded to my iPhone 6 and used with no issues.

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

How to use poifiles on android smartphone?

How can i use the pois on my tablet? I can load pois easily onto my nuvi with poiloader, but I haven't found a similar app that can do so.
Also, it has to work when I don't have cell coverage.

NavMii vs GPSr

Good day folks

On a recent trip I lost my trusty old Nuvi 255 GPSr . For the return trip I resorted to my iPhone 6 with NavMii (Canada).

I paired my motorcycle helmet with the smartphone and enjoyed NavMii's voice prompts - something my old Nuvi doesn't do.

I missed the Nuvi- my waypoints, custom POIs and alerts but the NavMii app did a decent job and got me home on time.

Google Maps Help and Information 2016

I have been trying to use Google Maps a little more but am having trouble finding just the information I need. Thought it would be good to start a post.l

My question:
I can make a route in Google Maps on my PC and send it to my phone. The route comes in as a notification and if I click on the notification it will send the route to Google Maps.

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

Uh Oh Run, Hide, iOS 10 is coming

Just got this

https://www.apple.com/ios/ios10-preview/

Oh goodie.. We get to be Guinea pigs again!

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

New Version of Garmin Smartphone Link out today

For those of you that use this program the new release supposedly addresses stability issues.

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

OSMAND Tutorial

A good tutorial for loading maps and how to use them in osmand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEUvmCYuLCs&feature=youtu.be

4 inch smartphones

Do you think the release of the iPhone SE will get other manufacturers to make more small form factor smartphones without major compromises to specifications?

I would like more diversity in flagship phone sizes.

Apple's refusal to allow backdoor access to its iPhones

What do you guys think of this?

I think some non-techies have not really paid much attention to electronic privacy rights in the past. But now Apple's recent stance has increased awareness.

No matter the outcome, I'm glad to see more discussion around this topic, especially in the larger population.

Garmin Vívofit 2

Just purchased the Vívofit 2 as a gift. After downloading the manual all looks pretty straight forward. Want to set it up before giving it to my wife. Anyone have any tips that may not be covered in the manual? I talked to some guys and gals before buying this and they say they really like these fitness activity reporters.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

My Verizon Galaxy Note 4 received the Android Lolipop 5.1.1 update today OTA

I received the Android 5.1.1 update from 5.0.1 today on my Verizon Note 4 and all went very smooth OTA. Took about 15-20 minutes to download and complete the install.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago & HERE Apps

Apple Maps Most Used on iOS

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*
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