Posts tagged as: Map

Latest Windows 10 Preview Targets Browser and Maps

Microsoft has made a new build of Windows 10 available to mobile phones and PCs alike. Build 14291 makes significant changes to several important features. First, the Edge browser now supports extensions. Though this feature is limited to PCs, it makes the browser more competitive with Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari. The Edge browser also […]

Google’s Project Tango Wants to Create 3D Alternate Realities

Google has announced Project Tango, an initiative that involves an Android smartphone able to create 3D maps of the world around it. Google is offering adventurous app developers kits that include a 5-inch Android smartphone with a bevy of sensors on board that can track the full 3D motion of the device. The kit includes […]

Nokia’s Drive+ Beta Now Open to All Windows Phones

Microsoft today announced that a beta version of Nokia’s Drive+ navigation application is being made available to all Windows Phone 8 devices in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. The app had previously only been available to Nokia’s Lumia-branded Windows Phones. The application features turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, offline maps, speed limit warnings, and day and […]

Bluetooth Spec Addition to Use GNSS for Map Data

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has cleared a proposal to more explicitly add location awareness to the standard. Bluetooth 2.0 and up devices will have the option of using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) profile, which will let a GPS-aware device share its location data with other Bluetooth hardware. Implementing GNSS could let a […]

Close Quarters Drops of Rush Mode, Introduces Conquest Domination

Battlefield 3’s upcoming Close Quarters map pack, which focuses on indoor combat and is due out this June, won’t support the game’s “Rush” multiplayer mode, according to a post by lead designer Niklas Fegraeus on The Battlefield Blog: “We understood quickly that Rush, being a large and progressive mode that takes you on a journey […]

Ford Releases Free Text to Speech Bluetooth Update for SYNC

Ford has released a free software update for its SYNC in-car system. Version G1 V3.2.2 will give more SYNC users the ability to have text messages read aloud to them while driving through the emerging Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP). Last year, Ford praised RIM for embracing the standard, and called on other manufacturers and […]

OmniFocus Comes to the iPad

The Omni Group has announced that OmniFocus for iPad is now available on the App Store. The iPad edition of the popular OmniFocus task management application syncs with OmniFocus for iPhone and OmniFocus for Mac, and offers a host of professional features for both new and experienced users. OmniFocus for iPad features a Quick Entry […]

The San Francisco Marathon Teams Up with Skyhook

Skyhook Wireless ¬†and The San Francisco Marathon today announced a collaboration to deploy a real-time map of geotagged mobile activity around the Marathon on Sunday, July 25. The map is live today at: Skyhook’s system is used to determine location on tens of millions of mobile devices and process millions of location requests on […]

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