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Old 11-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #29
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A friend said the google GPS was better than his standalone GPS. Really the phone one is are only one ever and worked well..
Norm whether you realize it or not your phone GPS is actually using Googles map base - even if you dont have the Google Maps app. All the smart phones pretty well use google maps for their built in GPS systems or at least they did up until a month or so ago when Apple decided to brake away from the norm and part ways with Google and start their own map system from scratch which is why there new phone has GPS issues
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I didrecognize that it was Google and you are correct it is very good. Apple admits theie 'maps' problem, at least the admission is positive. I'm sure Apple will figure it out.
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I didrecognize that it was Google and you are correct it is very good. Apple admits theie 'maps' problem, at least the admission is positive. I'm sure Apple will figure it out.
The problem with Apple and their new GPS is'nt going to get fixed anytime soon and they have pretty well admitted it. It took years for Google to develop the map system they have and it required lots of user input over the years - down loading map corrections etc. Thus the reason I suggest that those with an older iphone not up grade their operating system to the newest one or if they do they need to down load the Google Map app and us it - which funny enough is Apple's own suggested solution to the problem.
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Motion x GPS for iPhone. Dead on with garmin and Magellan.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #33
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Apps

For most of the power smart phone users this may not be too helpful but for those older like us it might provide a little insight to the possibilities.

After 3 days I've added a bunch of apps

Tracks- go on a hike or bike ride and it keeps a record of your route

Night Clock - creates a bed side clock, stays on all night, any color display that I can read without my glasses.

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Gas Buddy - tracks our location and gives us local gas stations and prices

B & N Nook - my library every where, allows reading while waiting anytime.

Tune in Radio - tracks where we are and lists radio stations, about 70 where we live as well as police and fire bands.

Skype - no cost video phone

Speed Test - tells me down and upload speed of wireless. At home 3G is 2=3 Mb down and 1-1.5 Mb up; 4G is 15.5 Mb down and 5.5 Mb up. 4G really zooms.

SportsTap - Tells scores and news for virtually every sport.

C:Geo - GeoCache program. haven't tried yet, still looking for the best.

Google Drive - Google documents, word processor, spreadsheet and storage.

Noodles - a simple list program, really nice, multiple list possible and cross off items with a swipe of the finger.

Flashlight - simple but really good, uses the camera's flash Led and is really bright.

That's what we've added so far. There are probably a couple dozen more that come on the phone, some to be deleted and some to be used like Google Maps. There is one named Local that provides info on restaurants, banks, .... for where ever you are. Really nice because you don't have to type in where you are.

Some are really useful because they are linked to our lists of friends and automatically notify of their birthdays, linking directly to the calendar.
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