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I’m Going New Places Just So I Can Use The New Google Maps

Google Maps for iOS and Android just got an update, and I’m just thrilled about it. If I had to list my top 10 most used apps, I believe that Google Maps might make it in the top 5. A new look and added features have made it nice to look at and easier to [...]

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Next Year, Your In-Car Navigation System Will Look Like This

Everyone knows that operating a phone while also trying to operate a vehicle can be a recipe for disaster. There are plenty of systems designed to help you keep your eyes on the road, but Navdy is taking that statement literally. Navdy’s transparent Heads-Up Display projects information from your phone outward, so it appears to [...]

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Apple Maps is Literally Getting Better Every Single Day (And How You Can Help)

You’ll recall, with the introduction of iOS 7, Apple scrapped Google Maps in favor of its own, proprietary mapping data in an app simply called Maps. It was a catastrophic disaster, and what made it worse was that you couldn’t just go download Google Maps from the App Store. That option came a little while [...]

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This Is What Apple CarPlay Looks Like In A Brand New Ferrari FF

Later this year, we’ll see vehicles rolling off the assembly line with a brand new type of infotainment system powered by Apple. If you missed our previous article about the technology, it’s called CarPlay, and it’s making its debut with Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Jaguar. Additional top auto manufacturers have committed to deploy [...]

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Apple Announces CarPlay Infotainment Coming to Ferrari, Mercedes, Honda, et al Later This Year

Beginning later this year, six top auto manufacturers will begin integrating iOS functionality in their vehicles, which will let you pair your iPhone for hands-free voice control of your phone calls, text messages, music, navigation, and of course, Siri. Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, and Jaguar will be the launch partners for the in-car [...]

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Californians: Texting & Driving Not Okay, But Go Ahead And Use Google Maps

There are currently three different laws on the books governing how California residents can and cannot use their mobile devices while operating a vehicle. The first specifically bans the use of “handheld cell phones” on public roadways unless you’re using it to call emergency services. The second stipulates that only drivers over the age of [...]

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How To: Create Custom Maps With Google Maps

For all those times you need to create customized maps with specific points of interest, stops along a route, or numerous locations, Google Maps Engine is a dream come true. It’s been around for a while, but I thought I’d take the time to give you a simple tutorial on using it. I’m working on [...]

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Google Just Paid Over $1 Billion For One Of Our Favorite GPS Apps

Whether you’re an iPhone or Android user, you’ve likely heard of Waze. They’re a small startup based in Israel who just hit the startup jackpot: being acquired by Google for a 10-figure price. So what’s different about Waze than Google Maps or Apple Maps? One major thing: the social component. You see, all of Waze’s [...]

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36 Million Waze Users Contributed More Than 90 Million Traffic Reports Over Six Billion Miles In 2012

A report from social traffic and navigation app company Waze this week revealed that of the millions of users of the Waze traffic app, nearly 100 Million reports of traffic hazards, speed traps, and other traffic information have been submitted to help make commuting easier for all of us on the road. If you haven’t [...]

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Bentley Shows Off The Car Dashboard Of The Future

One of the categories I enjoy keeping up with is the convergence of our digital lives and our cars. I love traveling, and more often than not, I actually opt for hopping in the car instead of a plane. Maybe it’s that old saying about the journey being just as exciting as reaching your destination. [...]

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