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Make It So: Google TV Revamp Adds Voice Navigation

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Today's launch of the third version of Google TV introduces voice commands, an improved user interface, and better smartphone and tablet integration. In a plain building on Google's Mountain View campus, lines of engineers lounge in their cubicles, unabashedly watching sports, news, and YouTube clips on their deskside TVs....
Make It So: Google TV Revamp Adds Voice Navigation

Apple TV expected to support Bluetooth keyboards in upcoming update

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The tiny Apple TV is a nice little streaming device. But while its user interface is better than most, its usability suffers when you're stuck pecking out search queries or network passwords using an onscreen keyboard. Apple apparently plans to rectify this problem (to be fair, a problem with...
Apple TV expected to support Bluetooth keyboards in upcoming update

Making exploration easier for people around the world with Google Maps

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Maps keep our spirit of adventure alive by making it easier for us to explore the world around us. That’s why today, we’re making Google Maps even better with new turn-by-turn navigation with traffic conditions, biking directions, Map Maker and new Street View imagery in more locations globally. These improvements...
Making exploration easier for people around the world with Google Maps

DealNN roundup: Garmin Nuvi 50 only $69

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This week Walmart.com has the Garmin nevi 50 5-inch portable GPS for the reduced price of $69, which is $30.98 off the list price of $99.98, and $20 less than the lowest price found anywhere else. This GPS features a 5-inch color TFT display with a resolution of 480x270, voice...
DealNN roundup: Garmin Nuvi 50 only $69

HTC Locations update for Windows Phone brings offline navigation

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Nokia's Windows Phones have given us offline navigation for a while courtesy of the Drive app, and HTC's old Locations app has had some downloadable maps too -- but only for a few select Android users. That's just changed, however, with Titan owners reporting a major update to the...
HTC Locations update for Windows Phone brings offline navigation
Towards fewer apps: How Google Maps threatens Yelp, Waze, and Foursquare

Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming

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The much-anticipated Google Maps for iOS is finally here. The app offers iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's in-house Maps app an opportunity to switch back to Google's map platform. The new app includes turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Google local search and more. There are a number...
Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming

Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 10 May 2012A selection of 19 new and notable apps for you today:N.O.V.A. 3Gameloft's N.O.V.A. series started as a homage to Xbox's Halo franchise. Now in its third incarnation, the graphics have been pumped up even more for its first-person shooter action,...
Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

Baidu and Google Japan introduce updated map services, following discontent with iOS 6 maps

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Baidu and Google Japan are among the first to jump on the issues surrounding the mapping experience on iOS 6 after the duo both released updates to their respective services in China and Japan, putting the heat on Apple in two countries where the new system has been particularly poorly...
Baidu and Google Japan introduce updated map services, following discontent with iOS 6 maps

Here's The Exact Reason Apple No Longer Has Google-Based Maps On The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG)

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Apple no longer has Google-based maps because Google wouldn't allow Apple to include voice guided turn-by-turn navigation directions in its mapping application, John Paczkowski at All Things D reports. A source familiar with the situation tells Paczkowski, "There were a number of issues inflaming negotiations, but voice navigation was the...
Here's The Exact Reason Apple No Longer Has Google-Based Maps On The iPhone (AAPL, GOOG)

Samsung Reinforces its Position as World’s Largest Smartphone Maker

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This week, the latest Android challenge to Apple's iPhone was announced: Samsung's Galaxy S III. Android is the only other smartphone OS competitive with Apple's iOS and over 2011, Samsung established itself as the world's leading vendor of Android-based devices. The predecessor of the Galaxy S III, the II model,...
Samsung Reinforces its Position as World’s Largest Smartphone Maker

As Mapping Costs Rise, Waze's Volunteer Army Will Give It an Edge

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comWaze CEO Noam Bardin says that the crowdsourced mapping company is going to have some key advantages versus much bigger Google as consumers become increasingly more demanding about the quality and accuracy of their mobile mapping applications. “The companies that are in this space are going find...
As Mapping Costs Rise, Waze's Volunteer Army Will Give It an Edge
Google TV remote patent reveals Siri-like, location-based voice navigation for live television
Dolphin Browser HD for Android updates to v8.0 with new interface and redesigned features

Eavesdropping 2.0: Samsung, Intel and Telefonica invest in voice recognition tech that anticipates your every need

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Human machine interaction -- the term sounds so clinical, yet it's the most important relationship we need to foster in the 21st century. Which is why the venture arms of Samsung, Intel and Spanish telco Telefonica have sunk considerable funding into Expect Labs' voice recognition software, an investment the...
Eavesdropping 2.0: Samsung, Intel and Telefonica invest in voice recognition tech that anticipates your every need

Ecosystem, Timing Work Against Canonical's Ubuntu For Smartphones

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Canonical, the makers of the Ubuntu open source operating system, first hinted that it would be making firmware for smartphones in late 2011. The technorati were dubious at the time, knowing full well that smartphone OSes are difficult to produce and that Ubuntu may be ill-suited to small form factors....
Ecosystem, Timing Work Against Canonical's Ubuntu For Smartphones

Why Apple dumped Google Maps

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Apple took maps in a new direction over a voice-navigation spat, Facebook partners with Dropbox, and the networks want you to use Zeebox. [Read more]...
Why Apple dumped Google Maps

With Apple's Maps Misstep, Other Nav Apps Get Their Turn

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We’ve come to expect a lot from our smartphones, and that includes decent maps. Apple’s decision to remove Google Maps from the iPhone 5 and its latest software (iOS 6) in favor of its own fledgling Maps app has resulted in a black eye for the company, normally known for...
With Apple's Maps Misstep, Other Nav Apps Get Their Turn

Dolphin Mobile Browser Adds Voice Control for iOS: Party Trick or Value Add?

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If a mobile browser adds voice navigation, and no one is around to talk to it, does it make a dent in the marketplace? Dolphin, the Sequoia Capital funded iOS and Android browser known previously for its gesture based navigation, has integrated Nuance speech recognition technology, the engine behind Apple’s...
Dolphin Mobile Browser Adds Voice Control for iOS: Party Trick or Value Add?
Apple Maps turn-by-turn voice navigation goes live in Australia
Microsoft brings live TV to Xbox One with voice navigation
Apple patent details steering wheel remote control

Apple files patent application for 'intelligent automated assistant,' sounds like Siri

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Siri's managed to make it into several Apple devices now, so it doesn't shock us to spy the company's attempt to patent the polite (somewhat frosty) tones of its voice navigation system. A pretty deep patent application filed today describes an "intelligent Automated Assistant," with the claims describing an...
Apple files patent application for 'intelligent automated assistant,' sounds like Siri

Apple's Split with Google Over iOS Maps Driven by Turn-by-Turn Navigation Dispute

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Reports about the high-profile split between Apple and Google that saw Apple replace its Google-powered Maps app for iOS with its own solution have continued to trickle out, with AllThingsD now reporting that the lack of turn-by-turn directions on Google's Maps app for iOS was the key motivator for Apple.[M]ultiple...
Apple's Split with Google Over iOS Maps Driven by Turn-by-Turn Navigation Dispute

TomTom nets another major partner in mobile mapping deal with Intel-owned Telmap

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Intel-owned Telmap is set to expand its navigation and location services after it announced a new deal with TomTom at MWC, with the Dutch mapping company powering Telmap mobile apps and services on major smartphone platforms. Like Apple, Telmap will have access to TomTom’s POIs, 3D city maps and voice...
TomTom nets another major partner in mobile mapping deal with Intel-owned Telmap

What It's Like Using Waze, The Navigation App That's Created A $1 Billion Bidding War In Silicon Valley

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Yesterday, rumors re-surfaced that Waze might be acquired for $1 billion. Google and Facebook are both reportedly interested in the social navigation app. Earlier this year, Apple was said to be interested in owning Waze for a similar price. What's the attention-grabbing navigation app all about? Waze is an iOS app...
What It's Like Using Waze, The Navigation App That's Created A $1 Billion Bidding War In Silicon Valley
iOS 6 brings fragmentation to the iPhone

Google Set to Release iOS Maps App Tonight

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Google plans to release its much-awaited iOS Maps app tonight, according to sources familiar with the matter. The app should be a welcome addition for many iPhone users, who have been unhappy with an Apple-made replacement. Google Maps had been pre-installed on the iPhone since the smartphone first launched, but...
Google Set to Release iOS Maps App Tonight
Nokia's Here Maps out now for iOS with turn-by-turn, public transit, and real-time traffic

Top 10 Android Apps [Lifehacker Top 10]

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Android's been around for more than a year, and in that time developers have whipped up some great apps. Whether you're a new Android owner or a pro looking for new tools, these 10 great and free apps belong in your arsenal.Photo by lwallenstein. We're going to skip right over...
Top 10 Android Apps [Lifehacker Top 10]
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