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NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

NAVIGON 2.0 adds offline maps to iPhone

Garmin has launched a new version of its NAVIGON navigation app for iPhone, with v2.0 adding the option to download maps for offline access as well as introducing quarterly map updates. NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone follows Nokia Maps' offline mapping with state-by-state downloads in the US (those using the app outside the US will likely get country-by-country download options) so that you can navigate while your data connection is turned off.

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Apple acquires C3 Technologies for next-generation 3D mapping

Apple acquires C3 Technologies for next-generation 3D mapping

This week its been revealed that Apple's newest investment into its in-house-built Google Maps application is 3D mapping firm C3 Technologies. This is the second business Apple has purchased in the same vein, the first being Poly9 - C3 having been purchased and shut down by its buyer this summer, that buyer now confirmed by 9to5mac to be Apple. C3 is in the business of creating photo-realistic models of our modern city environments using declassified missile targeting methods previously part of aerospace and defense company Saab AB. Thusly this situation is about to get hardcore.

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iPhone 4S Siri international maps and local info due 2012

iPhone 4S Siri international maps and local info due 2012

The iPhone 4S' Siri personal assistant system is one of the new smartphone's headline features, but buyers outside of the US have been discovering not all the functionality is present. Currently - as we mentioned in our iPhone 4S review - Siri cannot access Maps or Yelp business functionality outside of the US, but according to Apple's FAQ those services will be added "in additional countries" come 2012.

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Apple recaps iOS 5 improvements

Apple recaps iOS 5 improvements

The Apple “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is still developing and of course they can’t dive right into the next-gen iPhone just yet. Instead, they’re going over several of the new features to come with iOS 5, most of which we’ve seen previously at WWDC 2011. But here’s a recap of the more finalized versions.

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Apple “Assistant” voice control system tipped for iPhone 5

Apple “Assistant” voice control system tipped for iPhone 5

Apple's long-anticipated voice control system for the iPhone and iPad could make its debut in iOS 5 or as an iPhone 5 exclusive later this year, if a leaked screenshot confirming an "Assistant" feature in the platform's settings is anything to go by. According to that image, passed to 9 to 5 Mac by a trusted source, and the iOS 5 SDK itself, Assistant will use a combination of on-device and cloud processing to recognize natural-speech instructions - such as "Find me more music by U2" - and be able to use various data sources to present the best set of results.

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Apple WWDC 2011 Super Wrap-Up

Apple WWDC 2011 Super Wrap-Up

The Apple WWDC 2011 keynote today revealed all the details for Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud as was promised. Although there was no mention about any upcoming hardware such as the iPhone 5, the event was a major step forward for the company in software. Here's all the highlights and everything you need to know about the event wrapped up in a tidy little package. Plus, you can check out the full keynote video after the cut.

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Apple App Store far more paid-app friendly than Android Market

Apple App Store far more paid-app friendly than Android Market

Developers looking to sell paid apps will likely find richer pickings in the iOS App Store rather than the Android Market, according to research firm Distimo, which has discovered that around 80-percent of paid titles for Android devices are only downloaded less than 100 times. Meanwhile, only two paid Android apps have been downloaded more than 500,000 times worldwide since the Android Market launched, versus six paid iOS apps breaking that milestone over the past two months in the US alone.

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Apple’s eco-cred slated in Greenpeace data center report

Apple’s eco-cred slated in Greenpeace data center report

Apple has been named the least green of tech companies in a controversial new Greenpeace evaluation, due to its use of energy from coal-fueled power stations. The league table - which ranks Yahoo! as the greenest company, followed by Google and Amazon - is part of Greenpeace's "How Dirty is Your Data?" report that will be released today. It suggests that Apple's new North Carolina data center - expected to be the epicenter of new MobileMe and cloud-based services - will triple the company's electricity consumption.

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