Smartphones & Tablets


The NSA is tracking us

As most everyone knows from reading the news about the Snowden/NSA leaks, the NSA is spying on everyone, all the time, and storing the data forever in huge data warehouses.

HP slate

Any body had comments on these. I have had 2, first locked up looking for a pass word. After a trip to Colorado, India and Phillapines and back to India I was told the unit was faulty derrr. Relacement unit failed to turn on. I was sent a replacemnt, in the meantime I had purchaced a Samsung tab3, it worked perfectly out the box, one small problem which was solved via "live chat".

Ex-Nokia HERE and NAVTEQ executive Torsten Kren Joins Apple

Apple is serious about making their Maps app a good one...

*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

TomTom IOS ver 1.18.1 adds free Offline Speed Cameras to your map

There as a new update after v1.18 was released and this update has:

- This update adds free Offline Speed Cameras to your map

- iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen. users (and other users of iOS5.x): this is the last version of the TomTom app that will support your device.

has anyone tried the offline speed camera to see if it works?

CoPilot for Android POI Alerts

Does anyone know how to get the POI alerts on CoPilot GPS nav app for Android to speak the category of the POI set for audio alert? Right now it just says "Point of Interest" instead of for example, "Rest Area".

Garmin 1490T and Tom Tom In-Dash Eclipse II

Copilot - 10% off CoPilot USA & Canada Apps and Map Regions

Get copilot with maps for $8.99

Copilot - 10% off CoPilot USA & Canada Apps and Map Regions

SmartPhone And Smartwatch GPS Application

I don't have a wristwatch synched with my smartphone, but I know they exist. Is anybody here running a GPS app on their smartphone and seeing a map on their watch display? Part of me is interested in getting a wristwatch connected to my smartphone so that I can read text messages, etc., but then I started thinking about the GPS function.


I am posting this here because although this isn't a cell phone forum, since this uses a smartphone and has the ability to send GPS coordinates, this might be of some interest to some members here.

Life in a solid state world

Today, I overslept for work. I'm a full-blown middle-aged person. smile

Why? Because the speaker on my Razr Maxx stopped working.

I have 5 alarms set, which go off between 4:25 AM EST and 5:30 AM. A fool proof system, until the speaker stops working.

Even worse, I am on-call. I could have missed a call because the ringer uses the speaker.

NAVIGON Sale on In-App Purchases, 30% off

NAVIGON is having a pretty good summer sale of In-App purchases, 30% off.

This includes Freshmaps XL, the onboard map and database content, it is refreshed every three months.

This looks like a pretty good deal.

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

Navigating Via Cell Tower Triangulation

If you have NO GPS signal whatsoever. Say you are in an underground parking facility or deep in a mall, etc., and want to determine where you are, what apps are best suited for this? In fact, if you turned off the GPS, would some apps do an okay job of navigating or would it be pretty crude?

new plans (wireless service)

What do you folks think about the new phone plans? i.e. say family of 4 smartphones, 10gb shared, $160, but you can't upgrade?

Android Auto

I was getting ready to purchase a new stereo for my truck but after reading about Android Auto at last week's Google I/O conference I'm going to hold off for a few months. It looks like Google is finally coming out with a product which will allow us to fully integrate our phones into car stereos.

GPS And Other Apps On Smartphones And Tablets

The Garmin Viago app was released recently, but we have had other GPS apps for smartphones and tablets available for quite some time now. One of the things that I read from time to time is people stating that it won't replace their existing automobile GPS navigator. The way I look at this issue is that it isn't an either/or issue. Of course it won't replace a dedicated automobile GPS!

What Smartphones & Tablets Do You Think Are Good For Running GPS Applications?

As posted above, what smartphones and tablets do you think are good for running GPS applications? With Garmin Viago now available, I have a renewed interest in this topic. I have used a number of different smartphones with Garmin software in the past. My first one was a Pharos GPS Phone 600 with Garmin Mobile XT. It was replaced with a Garmin Nuvifone G60. Next was the Garminfone A50.


Have been using the new Chromecast for about a month now. Really happy with it so far. Adds a lot to a regular TV.

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

Ridiculous Roaming Charge

I've read several articles regarding ridiculous roaming charges. Here's another story (note: I'm not the author):

Apparently it’s possible to run up a $750 international data roaming bill in one minute on AT&T.

Google Maps Volume

I'm having problems adjusting the volume of the voice. While listening to music at the same time, the Google Maps navigation instructions boom extremely loud. No matter what I do I can not lower the volume to a level that doesn't nearly mute my music.

Groove IP

For those using the Groove IP and Google Voice combo for calls.The new Groove IP can be found at .You will need to register for a new account.Tried the ring back number for WIFI and it worked OK.

"Google Voice users: GrooVe IP will no longer support Google Voice users from May 15, 2014".

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

Toronto 680news traffic new app

There is a new 680news traffic app that will announce traffic along your route and will announce traffic along your route. the app is called 680news traffic and free from appstore or android google store.

Any comments and do you like it or is there a better app that offers traffic without a paid subscription.

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