I came across Navigadget’s MotionX-GPS App review a few days ago and decided to spend the $2.99 for the download. It is a user friendly App that boasts six main screens: MotionX-GPS, MotionX-Stopwatch, MotionX-Navigation (compass), and MotionX-Track (map), MotionX-Waypoints and MotionX-Logbook. While most GPS units have either too many or not enough navigation features MotionX-GPS seems to provide the right amount. At $2.99 who is going to complain?
Here’s their YouTube spot:
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Tagged GPS, iPhone
Stefan Geens over at Ogle Earth has a great write-up on GPS being banned in Egypt. Take notice as Egypt is not the only country with an “notoriously paranoid military”. The opener is brilliant:
Here’s an eye opener, courtesy of an article in the Daily Star Egypt:
Today, only three countries in the world still ban the commercial use of GPS: Egypt, Syria and North Korea.
And I happen to have moved to one of them.
As I am still in an anti-IT funk I held off posting on the recently released Google Earth iPhone App in order to show solidarity with my protest. Frank and Stefan have already covered it six ways to Sunday so I’ll just link to all of their good stuff which is way the hell better than anything I could come up with. Here’s Frank’s Google Earth Blog write-up and here is Stefan’s Ogle Earth write-up.
My quick and dirty take on it is:
1) Don’t miss the overly ostentatious iTunes App store page. Above is a glimpse of what you can expect.
2) It is exactly like a little, tiny Google Earth in an iPhone.
What I’d like to know is when are we going to see an OSM App for iPhone? Steve? Mikel? Andrew?
I hadn’t noticed this before but you can actually export your iTrail tracks directly to Google Docs. The folks (Justin Davis) that make the application have also created iTrail Desktop to make the management of your data that much easier. You can pick up this gem for $2.99 at the iTunes store. HERE is the link.
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Here’s one for all of you road warriors. Snap in your iPhone into OLO and you have a laptop. From the DVICE write up:
The iPhone, when you think about it, is really more of a handheld computer than a phone. Sure, it can make phone calls, but any phone can do that. What makes the iPhone unique is its web-surfing abilities and legions of add-on programs. It’s just in a phone’s form factor.
A company called OLO Computer is working on a small laptop that’ll cradle your iPhone and allow you to use it with a large screen and full keyboard. You’ll simply pop the iPhone into a space where the trackpad usually sits, turning the iPhone into a trackpad. You’ll then be able to type out emails or text messages using the keyboard, sending them through your phone. It’s a clever idea, one that may or may not catch hold depending on how much it costs. We’ll see how this one turns out.
Posted in Gadgets
BeeTagg Reader is the latest 2D barcode reader to enter the fray. I have yet to try it but you can now download it at the iTunes App store. The BeeTagg is one of the best looking 2D barcodes out there.
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TechCrunch once again has the story on hot stuff iPhone Apps. Earthscape is FREE for a limited time so get on over to the iTunes store (LINK) and get one! In case you don’t know what it does here is Google Earth Blog‘s Frank Taylor with a video introduction: