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Old 02-04-2012, 12:13
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I find it funny that after all this time iOS STILL doesn't have a proper FREE turn by turn navigation app like Android has had since 2.0 in 2009...and don't try and say it isn't useful because the voice readouts are very useful in the car when you are lost...
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:50
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Itunes is the devil of software and icloud is utterly useless.
I still don't know what they did to iTunes on PCs, but its always seemed fine on a Mac.

icloud isn't utterly useless. I use it to keep contacts, calendar, notes and reminders automatically in sync on different devices.

Which seems pretty useful to me.
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Old 02-04-2012, 13:08
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To be fair to him, his potential partner has a lot to contend with...iOS/Apple/iphone/ipad are all pretty awesome.
Problem he will never find a partner as easy to control as his itunes
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Old 02-04-2012, 13:34
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I see that your using free dating sites. Funny that, you will spend over the odds on a mobile phone. Yet wont spend anything to try and find a woman/bloke.
I'm a member of more than one, not all free. Adult Friend finder being the most expensive...Match being about the cheapest.

Problem he will never find a partner as easy to control as his itunes

Says alot for your ability that you cant get your head around iTunes then donesnt it
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Old 02-04-2012, 13:35
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I find it funny that after all this time iOS STILL doesn't have a proper FREE turn by turn navigation app like Android has had since 2.0 in 2009...and don't try and say it isn't useful because the voice readouts are very useful in the car when you are lost...

Yeah and its totally shite!

Skobbler kicks the arse out of Android Nav anyday
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:02
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Yeah and its totally shite!

Skobbler kicks the arse out of Android Nav anyday
Erm no....turn by turn via Google maps and the voice even tells you where to go....not to mention you have street view as well in case you're really lost...

Android users don't need to waste money on trashy imitations like that when there's a native app built in...
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:09
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Certainly I've found Google Maps equal to a dedicated satnav. And now it also has public transport directions as well, it's great for getting round London, better than the TFL journey planner.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:16
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Erm no....turn by turn via Google maps and the voice even tells you where to go....not to mention you have street view as well in case you're really lost...

Android users don't need to waste money on trashy imitations like that when there's a native app built in...
If you're talking about about google navigation, well it's ok but a bit flakey. I wouldn't want to rely on it. It also needs a constant data connection.

If you want you use your phone properly for turn by turn driving nav then the best solution is something like Copilot or similar,
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:20
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Erm no....turn by turn via Google maps and the voice even tells you where to go....not to mention you have street view as well in case you're really lost...

Android users don't need to waste money on trashy imitations like that when there's a native app built in...


No its shite. I paid £1.49 and get offline maps too.

The Android app is just rubbish.

At any moment you expect it to say “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, please take the next left". Thats how crappy the voice is.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:22
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one thing that does help is you can pre-cache the maps on Google Maps before you go. Enable "Precache map area" in Labs under Settings on Maps, then follow the instructions and the map is saved. In fact after a quick play just now, it's managed to reroute without a data connection.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:23
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No its shite. I paid £1.49 and get offline maps too.

The Android app is just rubbish.

At any moment you expect it to say “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, please take the next left". Thats how crappy the voice is.
Oh Steve. We can all see that Android could fetch you breakfast in bed and you'd still complain it had brought you the wrong type of marmalade.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:26
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I'm a member of more than one, not all free. Adult Friend finder being the most expensive...Match being about the cheapest.
I am just having a laugh, no need to take it seriously. What you spend your money on is none of my business.

No its shite. I paid £1.49 and get offline maps too.

The Android app is just rubbish.

At any moment you expect it to say “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, please take the next left". Thats how crappy the voice is.
Its certainly not rubbish. Its a very good app.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:30
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Oh Steve. We can all see that Android could fetch you breakfast in bed and you'd still complain it had brought you the wrong type of marmalade.


And if it had brought the wrong marmalade, I'd be justified in my complaint.

I have very specific likes and dislikes when it comes to things I spread on bread and receiving the wrong one would spoil the meal.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:31
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I am just having a laugh, no need to take it seriously. What you spend your money on is none of my business.



Its certainly not rubbish. Its a very good app.
Voice needs some work though
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:33
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one thing that does help is you can pre-cache the maps on Google Maps before you go. Enable "Precache map area" in Labs under Settings on Maps, then follow the instructions and the map is saved. In fact after a quick play just now, it's managed to reroute without a data connection.
Could be awkward if you get caught short, need to use the satnav and you've got a bad (or no) signal.

I'll stick to Nokia maps, way better than all the others at the moment
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:33
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No its shite. I paid £1.49 and get offline maps too.

The Android app is just rubbish.

At any moment you expect it to say “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change, please take the next left". Thats how crappy the voice is.
I bet you've never even used it. You can save whole areas of the map for offline use..and streetview is a massive plus...

Why would I waste £1.49 on some poor copy when a free built in app is that good. Plus most sat nav voices sound like that anyway.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:37
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I bet you've never even used it. You can save whole areas of the map for offline use..and streetview is a massive plus...

Why would I waste £1.49 on some poor copy when a free built in app is that good. Plus most sat nav voices sound like that anyway.
Pre-caching is useless if your in an area with no data connection and need to get a new route. Google nav is a nice freebie beta app but it's no competition to a proper nav program.

Street view is available on iPhone and Android isn't it ?
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:42
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Pre-caching is useless if your in an area with no data connection and need to get a new route. Google nav is a nice freebie beta app but it's no competition to a proper nav program.

Street view is available on iPhone and Android isn't it ?
Not with turn by turn navigation though. I can literally get it to walk me through the route at street level where you can even look around at all the landmarks before you actually set off....far more useful
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:48
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Could be awkward if you get caught short, need to use the satnav and you've got a bad (or no) signal.

I'll stick to Nokia maps, way better than all the others at the moment
Pre-caching is useless if your in an area with no data connection and need to get a new route. Google nav is a nice freebie beta app but it's no competition to a proper nav program.

No reason why you can't pre-cache the whole country if you want. I don't think I'm in the minority when I say that I set the route before heading off, I don't just find myself lost on the moors somewhere and only then decide to fire up a maps app. I live in the South East though, so I accept having 'no data signal' is a more alien concept for me than it might be for others.
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Old 02-04-2012, 14:54
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Old 02-04-2012, 15:05
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They all sound very robotic.

Did I mention my Skobbler App also has speed cameras in the offline map database

Oh and a proper human voice

Now wheres my marmalade
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Old 02-04-2012, 15:11
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If you're talking about about google navigation, well it's ok but a bit flakey. I wouldn't want to rely on it. It also needs a constant data connection.

If you want you use your phone properly for turn by turn driving nav then the best solution is something like Copilot or similar,
not flakey at all and it hasn't needed a constant connection for quite some time now. it caches all the maps for any planned route in advance.
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Old 02-04-2012, 15:14
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They all sound very robotic.
You've listened to all 100 of them? hmm.....
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Old 02-04-2012, 15:23
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You've listened to all 100 of them? hmm.....
No I havent listened to all 100 of them, but quite a few.

Are you saying that in the 100 there are natural voices not created by computer, if so link to them please.
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