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Best iPhone GPS Navigation App

by Michael on January 21, 2012 · 0 comments

If you’re looking for a GPS navigation app for your iPhone, look no further than MotionX GPS Drive. This thing is awesome — and it only costs $0.99. If you’d like turn-by-turn voice directions, it’ll cost you an extra $9.99/year, but still…

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I’m bummed. Ever since I first decided to jailbreak my iPhone, I’ve been using SBSettings to manage my phone’s settings. It’s super convenient to use, and gives you more control than otherwise available through the built-in settings app.

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In late August I mentioned the Garmin nuvi battery recall. Unfortunately, our Garmin nuvi 260W was in the “small subset” off affected units, so we sent it off for service. Better that than have our battery start a fire, right?

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Garmin nuvi GPS Battery Recall

by Michael on August 26, 2010 · 0 comments

If you have a Garmin nuvi GPS, then listen up. I just received an e-mail from Garmin about a product safety recall relating to a potential risk of the battery overheating in your GPS unit. Bummer, huh? Here’s the scoop…

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iPhone GPS Suddenly Stopped Working

by Michael on August 11, 2010 · 0 comments

After 12 months of flawless performance, I was disappointed yesterday morning when I discovered that the GPS on my iPhone 3Gs wasn’t working. I had just fired up RunKeeper for my morning run, but couldn’t get a signal.

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How Accurate is Runkeeper?

by Michael on July 20, 2010 · 0 comments

In the time since I published my RunKeeper vs. Nike+ comparison, I’ve had several people ask me if RunKeeper is accurate. The short answer is yes, mostly. The slightly longer answer is not always, and when it’s wrong, it’s really wrong.

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Garmin nuvi 260W Text-to-Speech Not Working

by Michael on January 18, 2010 · 3 comments

We have a Garmin nuvi 260W, and we love it. The wide screen and text-to-speech functionality make navigation a snap. We were thus very disappointed when our GPS suddenly stop reading of the street names.

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Garmin nuvi GPS Review and Accessories

by Michael on January 17, 2010 · 0 comments

Just over a year ago, we got our first GPS navigator. We’ve had various handheld GPS units over the years for geocaching, but we’ve never had a dedicated unit for in-car navigation. All I can say now is that I’m glad we took the plunge.

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