Android: Tasker can handle a lot of complicated automation. If you’re looking for something a little more targeted, Location Reminder can send customised notifications based on your location using some of the fancy new geofencing techniques recently added to Google Play Services.
While home for the holidays last year, an old friend and I set out for a café. Thirty-five minutes into what should have been a fifteen-minute drive, we accepted that we needed help. “Just look it up on your phone,” my friend said from behind the wheel. “I can’t,” I replied, waving my flip phone, sans internet capabilities, above the dashboard. My friend sighed. We were lost.
GPS maps don’t always reflect changes in rapidly growing cities. Navman’s new solution is to offer the option of monthly map updates — and judging by the scale of changes involved, that might not be a bad idea.
iOS: Yesterday Google updated Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad, bringing many of the features from its Android update last week to iOS devices. Most notably, the iPad has a whole new maps experience that’s suited to a larger screen, and all iOS users will benefit from improved driving directions, traffic predictions and transit options.
We recently showed you how to order a beer in different languages across Europe. This map is a useful complement: it shows the most popular beers across the globe, suggesting options to order as you roam the planet.