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Posted July 01 2010 - 09:20 AM
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Posted July 02 2010 - 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by Ted Todorov
MotionX GPS Drive HD Total life saver on our recent North Carolina trip -- I found the voice driven turn by turn GPS excellent, maps on the iPad big and easy to read. For $2.99 -- it rocked. Big caveat -- the voice part is a 30 day free trail -- after that you can do monthly or yearly in app purchases ($30 per year?)
A buy to keep option would be attractive, though for someone like me who only drives on trips, this might end up being a good deal. The maps are also not preloaded, so if you drive in a poor AT&T coverage are, this isn't the app for you. Again, an option to have full North American maps preloaded would be wise. But again, it is a great app -- and at $2.99 it is a low risk trail. And AFAIK it is the only iPad turn by turn app out right now.
Hulu's app is out. Not a Hulu person, so I have no comment on it.
Posted July 02 2010 - 08:33 AM
Posted July 02 2010 - 08:50 AM
Originally Posted by Joseph Bolus
I own the iPhone 4 version of this app and it's terrific!!
BTW, you *can* get it to pre-load maps by going into "Map Settings" and telling it to "cache" the Maps onto your device. You can choose to store as little as 256 MB of maps all the way up to 2 GB. Then choose your destination and select "Simulate Trip Automatically" (NOTE that you can choose an 8X speed simulation.) At that point all the maps you need for that particular trip will be pre-loaded on your phone.
Posted July 02 2010 - 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by DaveF
This sounds very cumbersome. Do I have this right? To make sure I have all the maps for a trip to see family:
* I'd have to pre-plot every place I might visit
* Start the simulation of that 16 hours of driving
* Leave my iPhone alone to churn for 2 hours (at 8x sim speed) to churn through those maps
* Now I can take trip, but hopefully not deviate from plans and not experience any 3G outage on road
After using a standalone Garmin for two years with maps pre-loaded this sounds like a very bad way to design a GPS app . Is there no way to simply download the entire map and be done with it? And at $2.99 per month, it will cost more than the $50 TomTom in less than 18 months. Maybe this isn't meant for regular GPS users? /img/vbsmilies/htf/confused.gif
Posted July 02 2010 - 11:53 AM
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Posted July 05 2010 - 04:26 AM
Originally Posted by TonyD
looking for an app that catalogs comic books.
I have about 13000 books and I need to list them, if there is an app that will scan the book and put it in a list that would be great.
Posted July 07 2010 - 07:23 AM
Posted July 07 2010 - 08:58 AM
Thanks I looked aT that but cant figure out if i need the both desktop and the iphone
Originally Posted by Joseph Bolus
You can configure Filemaker's Bento database to do this for you. There are already hundreds of templates available for it and I would be surprised if a comic book cataloger wasn't already available.
I'm not aware of a already-built comic book scan option, though. Bento does include a scripting language which "exposes" iOS4 API's so I'm sure it's only a matter of time before that option is available.
Of course, since the iPad currently lacks a camera the "scan" option is definitely out on that device.
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