News tagged ‘GPS’

TomTom GPS Kit for iPhone [Video]


Many users are waiting for iPhone navigation software from TomTom. But it looks like TomTom will create a complete  solution with a hardware part. They plan to create TomTom GPS Kit that will have additional GPS (more accurate), docking station, charger and probably a loudspeaker.

The devices that will support this kit are iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and even iPod Touch and iPhone 2G.


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Navigon MobileNavigator for Free

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Navigon has just released free version of their navigation application. Navigon MobileNavigator Lite includes the same range of functions as the full version, although no active route guidance with GPS support is available. In other words you have the maps and you can just browse without Turn-by-turn directions.

In US AppStore we were able to find and download Navigon MobileNavigator Lite North America. There are many different other apps in different AppStores. For example there is MobileNavigator British Isles in UK AppStore. Unfortunately there is no free Europe in one app.

Who still has not tested the Navigon can do it now. Good download.

The app is free, here are couple AppStore links:.

  • MobileNavigator Lite North America link
  • MobileNavigator British Isles Lite link


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113 new features of firmware 3.0


Here is a list of 113 new features in 3.0 firmware. The information is  from hackint0sh site forum:

1. Cut/Paste
2. Copy/Paste
3. Shake to undo/redo typing
4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
5. MMS
6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
9. Forward texts or picture messages
10. Delete individual texts or picture messages

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NYC UpNext 3D: The map of New York in 3D [AppStore, Video]

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NYC UpNext 3D is a new application available in AppStore. It offers a 3D map of New York. There is a support for GPS, users can see their position and all the surrounding streets. The application also includes Manhattan. Every single building is shown with the correct proportions of height, width and thickness. UpNext 3D NYC integrates many points of interest and users reviews. The app is very well made. There is even a subway map.

App costs $2.99 (AppStore link). Here's a video demonstration:


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Saturday, May 23rd, 2009. 16:13

Magnetometer in future iPhone

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The Boy Genius has reported two new screenshots of the iPhone firmware 3.0. They show the integration of a magnetometer on the next model of iPhone.

The magnetometer (compass) is a sensor that detects the Earth's magnetic field. It will be particularly useful when used together with GPS and navigation software. Here's a video that shows magnetometer work on a Nokia N97:

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xgps 1.2.7 [Cydia]


The new version 1.2.7 of xgps is available in Cydia. Here is the list of changes:

  • fixed problems with directions in Japanese,
  • the speed is improved,
  • awaiting between notification sound and voice guidance decreased,
  • the voice of xgps now works even if the iPhone is in Silent mode,
  • added new features that let you zoom with a double tap on the map (it does not work yet) and to zoom out with a triple tap on the screen (this should work),
  • several bugs fixed,
  • the display of the StatusBar is correced,
  • displaying the wrong direction bug fixed,
  • the interaction with the user interface is improved.


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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009. 10:48

xGPS 1.2.5


The new 1.2.5 xGPS version will appear in Cydia in a few hours. If you want to try it asap, you can manually download it here.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009. 1:03

Aluminum iPhone Pro Concept

In light of recent rumors 9to5mac have added two pictures that represent a new concept for future iPhone. This is iPhone Pro Unibody made completely out of aluminum. The iPhone also has an 3.2 megapixel camera, a VGA front iSight, GPS, removable battery, and 16 or 32 GB storage.




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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. 1:35

Finally available xGPS 1.2 [Cydia]


The new version of xGPS is finally out. Avaliable in Cydia for jailbreaked iPhones. The biggest improvement of this version, as you know, is the support for the voice instructions.

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You can watch the video of this app here and here.


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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009. 1:19

New video xgps and date of issue

The new version of xgps 1.2 will be released on 2nd of March. Here is a new video demonstration. Turn-by-turn voice commands work quite good.


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Friday, February 27th, 2009. 23:37

Gmap v1.2 [AppStore]


This app didn't work very well in the past. Today has been updated up to version 1.2, which adds numerous bug fixes and real-time turn tracking. It does indeed provide turn-by-turn directions (distance countdown to each turn) by way of GPS. Local points of interest (Food, Fuel, etc.) can be found, addresses can be searched, routes can be edited, detours added, and types of roads can be avoided (highways, toll roads, etc.). If a turn is missed, the route is recalculated. By having actual maps stored on the device itself, it does not require the use of an active internet connection to pull mapping data (like Google Maps).

The 800-900 MB applications each cost $19.99 and carry regional maps for the Western and Eastern halves of the United States (Europe coming soon, some time in March).


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Sygic turn-by-turn GPS navigation


One of the most elusive and desired apps for iPhone is turn-by-turn GPS navigation. We heard that TomTom was developing a GPS navigator. To date, it hasn't shipped. Recently, the focus has been on xGPS, an app that requires a jailbroken iPhone to work.

At Mobile World Congress 2009 (MWC09) in Barcelona, Spain, Sygic is demoing a version of their namesake GPS navigation software running on an iPhone 3G. The Sygic software uses maps from TeleAtlas, the same company that supplies map data for Google Maps. Sygic produces similar software for Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.

Applicatin has turn-by-turn GPS directions with voice prompts, points of interest, support for multiple countries, and locally-stored maps.


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iChange car concept


The Rinspeed iChange is an electric car concept promising 0-60 in four seconds along with a transforming rear end that can create two extra seats. And an iPhone controls everything but the driving parts. The dash features an iPhone dock, and as you can see, there really aren't many other buttons—heck, there's not even a slot for the key. So the iPhone is used to turn on the car, control the Harman/Kardon infotainment system with GPS navigation, and, we believe, even handle the air conditioning complete with vents.


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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 14:40

MWC - Samsung Omnia HD

One more interesting, fantastic device. Indeed it is the first phone in the world to record video in HD 720p (1280 × 720). Here are the photos (click to get high resolution images):


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Samsung OMNIA HD (I8910) Product Specification:


HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
EDGE/GPRS Class 12 Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS Tri Band (900/1900/2100MHz)


Symbian S60 5.0 (Full touch UI)


3.7" 16M Full Touch QHD AMOLED (360x640)


8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF

Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot


DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV

24fps@HD(1280 x 720p) Video recording

DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed)

Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture


FM Radio with RDS

MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA

Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0: )

Value-added Features

GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation, Proximacy, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer

Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget

Mobile Widget, Share Pix, Document Viewer, E-Dictionary, Biz Card Recognition, Podcasting, 3D Games, Application Download, Push Email (MS Exchange),Real-time video uploading, Smart Search


Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi


8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB)


123 x 58 x 12.9


1500 mAh


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xGPS: Turn-By-Turn Voice Navigation for iPhone [Cydia]


xGPS uses Google's map data and driving directions, adding a real-time navigation readout and a voice engine. You can also select a map area to download ahead of time, just in case you expect to lose your data connection during the drive. There is also a night mode for those who hate bright white screen shining at night.

xGPS without vocalization in already available in Cydia for jailbreaked iPhones. The new version 1.2 will be ready in a week or so.

Sounds like one more reason to jailbreak. Watch the video, how this nice app works:


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