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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.

Google Maps now tells you which lane to drive in

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

Dash Cam

Some people seem to be interested in a dash cam.
Here is an APP for iPhones, comes in a FREE version and a buy version for US $ 2.99

There are also APPS available for ANDROID phones.
Also FREE and paid versions available. Under $ 5.00 US

Nuvi 855LMT and Nuvi 3790LMT

Stop using Microsoft's IE browser until bug is fixed

A great reason to not us Internet Explorer as your browser!

Suggest: Pale Moon (x64) -

Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT

iPhone and ipad updating

I just updated both my ipad2 and 5S phone to the newest 7.1? Via my home wifi. The 5s went thru fine but the pad bombed. After an hour or so with apple support to restore the pad, I find out from their own techs that they recommend using I tunes to update ALL apple devices rather than home or business wifi directly. Not that you will always have problems with direct wifi but it COULD happen.

Michael J. Moonitz Massapequa, NY C340, N650, N660, N1490T, N2797 LMT

UppTalk Free Calls SMS & text

Due to changes in Google Voice, this app Groove IP will be switching to a different provider to make and receive calls. You can find the most up to date information on our Facebook page

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

This nav app may be smart, but it's no genius

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Navigon 2014/Q1 Maps Available

To those who have made the in-app purchase for updates... Hit up the Map Manager within the app... follow the prompt and happy updating...

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

Free navigation

Ran across this free GPS App. .I like the features it offers and appears very easy to use. Have not try out on the road yet. Just checking out what I can at home. Has Camera downloads also free. Not sure just how accurate they may be.It loads maps to the SD Card.

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

Gpx and android kind of thing.

Hi there, i am looking for an app for my android phone and i am searching similar to what ios have with poiviewer.

I have found some apps that can read gpx in googleplay but i have not find anyone with an connection for the navigator.

So what i want is an app that can show my gpx-file and i want it to have a button i can hit, the button should activate my navigator-app and show me the way.

Nüvi 300 and Nüvi 3597LMT

Apple's CarPlay draws safety criticism

And no, this is not Apple Bashing.

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Options for iPhone?

I used to own a Garmin GPS but it broke. I just bought my first smartphone, an iPhone 5s. Are there any speed camera alert options available to iPhone users? Seems it is a waste to buy a separate GPS just for speed camera alerts. Thanks

Your bank data may be at risk if you use iPhone, iPad and iPod

Your bank data may be at risk if you use iPhone, iPad and iPod

"If you haven't updated your iPhone recently, your personal information and possibly your financial data is at risk. As of Wednesday, he said, only 20 percent of Level's users had updated to the latest version of iOS."

nüvi® 3790LMT - Motorola Luge Smartphone and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system
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