Roadee - Turn by Turn Directions iPhone App w/ Voice Guidance, $2

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Roadee is an open source navigation app for the iPhone 3G and 3GS that uses openstreetmap. It gives you turn by turn directions with voice guidance. This application is not very good and has many problems, but at least there is a cheap navigation app in the App Store. Roadee is available from the App Store for only $1.99


Features:
English Voice Guidance
Landscape-support
Choose between, voice, signal or mute
Added "Midnightcommander" map overlay for driving at night
Warnings are only displayed once per installation
Localized in French and Dutch
Better Route Descriptions
POI Search
Navigate to a Contact on your iPhone



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TomTom Car Kit Video

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TomTom has added a video of the TomTom Car Kit to their website. The release date and pricing are still unknown. The Car Kit has the following features:
  • Loud Speaker
  • Enhances iPhone's GPS Signal
  • Hands free Calling
  • Charges iPhone
  • Play Music through Car Stereo

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PrivaCy: Block iPhone Apps from Spying on You

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Saurick has released PrivaCy, an iPhone app that blocks iPhone apps from watching what you do on your phone. PrivaCy is available for free in Cydia.

"It has recently come to the attention of angry Cydia users that they are being watched by many of the applications they have installed from the App Store.

Sites like I-phone-home have been discussing this in detail, leading to a post on the Dev-Team Blog about one provider in particular: Pinch Media.

Pinch Media, however, is not the only tracking provider: on the iPhone alone there are three other companies: Flurry, Medialets, and Mobclix.

Developers integrate these systems for much the same reason people use Google Analytics: to better understand how their customers use their products.

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions Apple places on their App Store, these providers are unable to directly interface with the users they affect.

Instead, they rely on developers of every single application to document what information is being logged, and allow users to "opt-out" if they desire.

Thanks to applicatons like redsn0w and Cydia, however, these restrictions are no longer important: a system-wide global "opt-out" setting is now possible.

Pinch Media realized this fact, and took the lead in contacting me regarding getting this feature out there to all the users of jailbroken devices: they care.

With BigBoss, we then contacted all of the other providers, getting not only their blessing, but also their technical expertise in disabling their systems.

The result is PrivaCy: a new Settings panel that allows you to selectively opt-out of sending anonymous usage statistics to each of these providers.

This extension was a team effort, and was able to be executed as quickly as it was thanks to the help and interest of the companies involved."

More info here.

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Apple, AT&T, Google Respond to FCC

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Apple and AT&T has responded to the FCC inquiry regarding the rejection of the Google Voice iPhone App. Google has also wrote their own response to the FCC. You can view Apple's response here.

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Bell Palm Pre Commercial Similar to iPhone Ad

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A recent Bell commercial for the Palm Pre is very similar to the iPhone commercials that Apple runs.
Take a look below.

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iPhone App Preview: Asphalt 5

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Screenshots of Asphalt 5 have been posted. There are 12 tracks and 33 cars. Multiplayer via Bluetooth has been added. This app will be available later in the App Store.



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Qik Removes Wi-Fi only Restriction, Now Works on 3G and EDGE

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The video streaming application Qik has updated their App Store application that removes the Wi-Fi only restriction. You are now able to upload video over 3G and EDGE.

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iPhone 3GS Capable of 1080p HD Video Playback

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A Chinese website has indicated that the iPhone 3GS is capable of playing back 720p and 1080p video. This could mean that the iPhone is capable of of playing back HD video on an HDTV via a Component AV Cable. Apple is obviously placing restrictions on the iPhone 3GS. Maybe we'll see this feature unveiled in the 3.1 software update later next month.


Check out this video.

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UPDATED: TomTom for iPhone Available in US App Store

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The TomTom navigation app is now available for purchase in the New Zealand iTunes App Store. There are four applications available:
U.S. & Canada: NZ $124.99 (US $84.41)
Western Europe: NZ $179.99 (US $121.55)
Australia: NZ $104.99 (US $70.90)
New Zealand: NZ $119.99 (US $81.03)
These applications are only available in the New Zealand App Store. To view these apps in iTunes set the Country to New Zealand.

UPDATE: TomTom for iPhone is now available in the US and Canada iTunes App Store's. The price is set at $99. The TomTom for iPhone Car Kit (shown below) will become available "later this summer".

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