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Word Lens shows live language translation using an Android camera [App Reviews]

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Word Lens blew my mind last year when I saw the app provide live translation of written text. When an iPhone camera hovered over some words written in Spanish, Word Lens instantly translated the text to English.…

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Google+ Local adds Zagat and local recommendations, available in Maps for Android

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Google+ is slowly swallowing whole or integrating with the many services of Google. The latest hook comes in Google+ Local, a new feature that finds places to visit based on a user’s location, friends&#…

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CoPilot GPS offers free directions and POI search in offline map. Turn-by-turn navigation sold separately.

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Google Maps is the premiere navigation Android app on Android, but it’s not the only one. A handful of worthy alternatives exist, especially in places where Maps is sometimes unreliable or incomplete,…

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Google Maps adds indoor Street View and directions, grabs local Google Offers deals

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Google Maps for Android now tells you where to go even when you’re inside a building. The 6.7 update now available in Google Play provides the option for Maps users to get directions within certain facili…

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PlaceMe is the always-on location memorizer you never asked for [App Reviews]

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Location awareness is a common theme of many apps released in the past few years. But while most of these apps in some way or another are about discovering locales worth exploring, PlaceMe concerns itself only w…

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London Underground now providing live updates on Google Maps

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The 2012 Olympic Games in London are right around the corner, and the transportation many attendees will use just got a Google Maps update. Google announced today that it is bringing real time service alerts fo…

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Google Maps serves up 30 billion miles of navigation, adds new shortcuts, transit choice, and maps for hi-res screens

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Google Maps 6.5 is available in the Android Market. The latest version of Google’s beloved turn-by-turn navigation app now looks better on high pixel density phones thanks to a “cleaner, faster…

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Chevy GogoLink pairs Spark, Sonic cars and phones for navigation, calls, and media control

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Chevrolet has reinforced its place in the smartphone-meets-automobile world with Gogolink, an app and service that connects phones and in-car displays via Bluetooth or USB. Using the MyLink “infota…

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The Best Apps for Android Travelers

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Since I started going to tech conferences to see Android apps and devices up-close, I’ve spent a great deal of time on planes, trains, and automobiles. Those travels have often put me out of town and my com…

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Waze adds Foursquare and Yelp, new look to Android navigation app

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The Waze Android GPS app has a new look and a new live integration with social apps to better connect with events and happenings in an area. The just-announced Waze 3.0 update has stripped down to a more minimalis…

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Airbnb finds short-term homes & room rentals – all from your Android [App Reviews]

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Finding a quality hotel room is never easy to do, so imagine how tough it must be for someone trying to find an apartment or home to rent for a short period. An increasing number of people have turned to a service cal…

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Google Maps 6.0 puts indoor maps & ICS look on your Android device

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The latest version of Google Maps for Android takes the typically outdoor science of mapping and brings it indoors. Google Maps 6.0 provides floor plans for select buildings in the United States and Japan. So…

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TabbedOut tracks bar or restaurant tab, pays for it at the end of the night [Android App Reviews]

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It’s a busy Friday night at your local watering hole, and you don’t want to constantly reach for your wallet every time you get a drink. You also may want to avoid wading through the crowded bar area t…

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NDrive ’11 adds new features to navigation app

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Map and navigation app NDrive is used by more than half a million people spread out across the globe. Those users recently received an update that greatly improved performance and overall usability. Now you ca…

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Sprint Android users get TeleNav GPS Navigator updated to 7.1

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Great news for you Sprint TeleNav users out there, the navigation service has just released information that its GPS Navigator app for Android phones is getting a major update soon. This 7.1 update brings in…

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