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Free Whereis iPhone App Offers Turn-By-Turn Navigation

iOS: There’s no shortage of GPS apps for the iPhone, but most come with hefty price tags attached. Telstra’s Whereis app is an unusual exception: it offers turn-by-turn directions for Australians, and it’s completely free.

Whereis Adds Landmarks To Turn-By-Turn Directions

If you’re giving directions, chances are you’ll end up saying something like “turn right at the shopping centre” at some point. Whereis has now added that feature to its online direction-finding service.

Whereis Upgrades With More Speed Cameras

Telstra has upgraded its Whereis maps site, and it’s no surprise that it now resembles Google Maps more closely. Added information in this version includes more about speed limits, traffic lights, and expanded rural coverage. While the new site looks good, the real test comes with how well the maps work in transit. If you’ve had experience of the new Whereis, share it in the comments. Whereis

Whereis Adds Patrolled Surf Beach Information

Telstra’s Whereis map service has added information on 300 Australian beaches from Surf Life Saving Australia, including whether the beach is patrolled and an overall safety rating. The data can be accessed via Whereis-based GPS systems, or on the Whereis site — though the navigation to find individual beaches from the master list is pretty awkward. Despite that minor glitch, it’s potentially useful information when you’re planning summer beach trips. Whereis

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