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Nokia Here Maps finally available for IOS

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

It has been a good week for IOS device owners. First we were gifted an official Google Calendar app and now Nokia has released its Nokia Here Maps for IOS. 

This is one of the Nokia units that was not acquired by Microsoft and it seems they take mapping very seriously. In addition to offering turn by turn navigation, voice guidance, real time traffic alerts and public transit routing, it offers users the ability to download maps locally for over 100 countries.  This means you can route even when travelling out of country or going through bad reception areas.

I have been using the android version since its beta release and overall I am very pleased with its performance. It provides much more accurate routing than the built in Apple Maps.

Why not download this little gem and keep it in your toolkit for a rainy day?

App Store link (link)

Google Maps now has real-time Waze traffic information

technologyEdward KiledjianComment
When Google paid close to 1B$ for Waze, it was safe to assume they would quickly start sucking in real-time traffic information. We now learn that mobile users (Android and IOS) will see Waze traffic information on their Google Maps in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the US. 

Why isn't Canada on this list? Come on Google....

Waze users are also being given 2 gifts. The Waze (IOS and Android) apps will now be integrsted with Google search (so finding locations will be easier and more accurate). If you use the Waze Map Editor (on the web) it now benefits from Google Street view data.

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