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Best iPhone GPS

Monday, January 18th, 2010

For iPhone 3GS users that want true turn-by-turn navigation but don’t want to spend a fortune, MotionX GPS Drive is for you. One of its best features is the full iPhone Address Book integration, just select an entry in your iPhone contacts list, and MotionX will get you there. While navigating, you can access playlists and listen to your music, audiobooks, and podcasts without going back and forth between applications. You can even place a phone call directly from search results. If you want live voice directions MotionX even comes with a full free 30 day Live Voice Guidance package. Courtesy of MotionX. After the first 30-days, you can purchase the Live Voice Guidance during the months you need it for $2.99 or purchase a full year for $24.99.

With MotionX-Routes™ technology, “the MotionX Smart Router calculates the best route, whether you are driving or walking.” The walking routes are designed specifically for pedestrians, so if you park your car several blocks away, it will “walk you” to your destination and back to your car.

[From the iTunes App Store .99¢ to $4.99]

TomTom on the iPhone

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

tomtom-iphoneTomTom, a major player in the GPS market who’s software is the closest thing we have to an Apple produced GPS, has finally delivered on their Macworld promise and released TomTom for the iPhone. Starting with New Zealand, Australia, North America and Western Europe you can now order the software fro, the iTunes store. Keep in mind that this does not include the announced TomTom iPhone car kit, which is rumored to be bundled with the mapping software, that mounts and charges your iPhone 3G or 3GS while enhancing its GPS performance. performance, speaker, and microphone.

[via the iTunes Store]

TomTom Go 740 Live

Friday, January 9th, 2009

TomTom Go 740TomTom announced at CES their new Go 740 Live GPS, which is their first to have a built-in cellular connection, used to update traffic, weather and other live information.

Before the 740, you had to use your phone’s data connection via Bluetooth. The GO 740 Live has this service built-in, free for a year. The unit also updates map corrections. 

Besides “Lane-Guidance” the GO 740 also uses “IQ Routes” to calculate arrival times, based on time of day and weekend vs weekday traffic patterns, gathered from other TomTom users.

According to TomTom the GO 740 uses the GPRS network, and here in the US, that will be provided by AT&T.

End Thanksgiving Oil Dependance

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Every year my cousin cooks a turkey for Thanksgiving in his deep fryer, and it always comes out great. I’ve always wanted to try that, but the possibility of an explosion is there if there is just a drop of water on the turkey. That is just too much for me to risk in a suburban environment. My cousin is lucky enough to live on a ranch just out side of San Diego. Frontgate to the rescue, you know them, they are the mail order company that has $1000 lawn chairs.

Their Oil-less Turkey Fryer solves all of those concerns by cooking with propane while blasting the turkey with infrared to make a crispy turkey. It can hold up to a 16-pound bird. The cooking times is 8 to 10 minutes per pound. Available now for $199 [from Frontgate]

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