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ALK has updated their free GPS Navigation app, Copilot GPS. The app offers detailed street maps of an entire country or region are stored on your phone, so you can plan routes and get driving or walking directions without a mobile internet connection. Millions of useful Points of Interest are built-in, so it’s easy to find nearby restaurants, hotels and…

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Peter has written to us complaining of an issue with with how navigation apps handle voice guidance in Windows Phone 8.1. In WP8.1 voice guidance is delivered, like a phone call, through the Bluetooth Voice Profile.  This ensures wide compatibility with older car kits, which is of course good, but introduced a problem for users with newer car kits with…

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DreamTime Mobile have updated their Google Maps app for Windows Phone to version 3.0. The 3rd party app, which is not affiliated with Google, lets you access multiple layers of Google Maps, such as satellite, traffic and even street view. It also lets you search Google’s database of locations and can even be used for turn by turn GPS Navigation.…

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In a press release CoPilot has announced a number of great features coming to their Windows Phone apps. Their updated app will feature: CommuteMe: CommuteMe makes everyday driving quicker, easier and more predictable by intelligently learning a driver’s preferred route to and from work. It then automatically scans the route for traffic to avoid delays and provide an accurate estimated…

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I had a rather bad experience on Friday, while driving to an unfamiliar area and using Nokia Drive, and finding my handset getting incredibly hot and the battery draining rapidly, even while being charged by my Nokia wireless cradle. The end result was suddenly seeing the Goodbye screen where I expected to see the directions to my destination, and having…

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Its nice to see a company support Windows Phone with what is a rather niche accessory, which is exactly what Garmin did with their HUD+ heads-up display for their Navigon GPS Navigation app. The Bluetooth accessory already works with the Navigon GPS Navigation app, but if you do not have that, you can still buy the HUD+ and use it…

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