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All posts tagged "tom tom"


Monday, July 2, 2012

Tom Tom Set to Update Maps Every Day

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5921956/tomtom-t...very-single-day

"TomTom was already a big player in digital mapping, and then it went and signed up to work with Apple on the new iOS maps app."

One of those trickle down benefits from working with Apple is that anyone that has a Tom Tom service will benefit from updated maps, at no charge.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Tom Tom Comes Out With Adapter for iPhone 4

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/08/...er-for-car-kit/

"We still maintain that you've got better options than TomTom when it comes to iPhone GPS software, but if you pulled the trigger before giving yourself a moment to consider what you were actually doing, this here news may just interest you."

Sure beats using up a folded piece of cardboard doesn't it?


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Let Darth Tell You Where to Go

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 12:00 PM

http://gizmodo.com/5530773/darth-va.../full+(Gizmodo)

"TomTom has decided to celebrate Star Wars Day-May 4th-with a Darth Vader voice for their GPS devices, complete with Imperial March playback, rattling lightsabers, and flying TIE Fighters. And there are more Star Wars characters coming soon."

Each voice will cost $13.00 USD, and C-3PO will be coming to you in June, Yoda appears in July and Han Solo will wisecrack his way to your TomTom in August. This could be really cool or very very annoying, I haven't decided.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Tom Tom a Success on iTunes App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.ipodnn.com/articles/10/0...ths.to.achieve/

"Over 100,000 copies of the TomTom iPhone app have been downloaded, the company claims in its latest quarterly results. The title is one of the more expensive ones at the App Store, currently costing at least $60 in a US-only edition. It does however supply functions not available in Google Maps, namely turn-by-turn instructions."

This certainly helped the bottom line, contributing to the fourth quarter profit of $99.2 million. In the same quarter from the previous year they posted a loss of $1.3 billion, which was the result of debt from buying Tele Atlas, a map producer. I don't have GPS other than the one in my iPhone 3GS, and to be honest using Google Maps on it works just fine for me. I suppose if I was traveling in a city I was unfamiliar with that the turn-by-turn would come in handy, but I'm thinking using the AT&T Navigator would work find and I'd only need it for a short time anyway. Do you use one of the GPS programs on a regular basis, and if so, is it handy to have even in locales you are familiar with?


Monday, December 14, 2009

Tom Tom Drops iPhone App Price, and a Country!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/12/11/tomt...o-go-to-canada/

"Maybe they're feeling a bit of pricing pressure? Whatever the reason, TomTom just released a stripped down version of its Navigation app that leaves out Canada. Oh my."

If you don't need to go to Canada, and are strictly a US kind of traveler then this will work out fine for you, and at only $49.95 USD which is about half what the full version costs. This will work with iPod touch or older iPhones as long as they are running 3.0 software and you have the Tom Tom car kit with the built in GPS receiver. I haven't found the need yet for any of these GPS programs, the Google maps work fine for my needs but since we are doing some traveling this next year, I may have to break down and get one. What do you use for your GPS needs?


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