So you adore your first gen iPhone or iPod Touch, but have mates who have the iPhone 3G or 3GS. You’re generally happy with your iPhone except the fact that every now and then your friends fool around with apps (especially turn by turn navigation ones) that won’t have any chance of working on yours.
It looks like all the leaked news and rumors of names like iSlate, iTablet all had us fooled. Its now officially been unveiled at the “Latest Creation” Apple event, Apple’s latest tablet computer will be called the iPad. Before unveiling the new mobile device, Steve Jobs stressed that they were not hiding some sort of netbook. In fact, he mentioned that netbooks were simply just “cheap laptops”. Instead, the Apple CEO presented the press a device which he felt sat comfortably between and iPhone on one end and MacBook on the other.
A new iPhone app which caught my attention the other day is this new Dragon Search application. For those of you who are keen on your voice search. This is a nice app thats been nicely designed to work very similarly to the Google Mobile voice search enabled app.
Just a few days after it was officially submitted, its now available! TomTom’s updated sat nav app is now in version 1.2 and available from the App Store. It boasts a number of much needed updates and surprisingly, TomTom has decided to support iPod Touch and the first gen GPS-less iPhone.
For those who have been waiting / undecided whether or not to get the sat nav app for your iPhone, this update is significant in that TomTom has now caught up with the others by allowing for turn-by-turn navigation. However, this still means you will need that expensive car kit to work. The Tom Tom car kit has a built-in GPS module, integrated speaker and line out. However, it’s not vital if you have the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS.