Europe’s Galileo sat-nav in big cash boost

Sufficient savings have been found in Europe’s Galileo sat-nav project for at least six additional spacecraft to be bought for the system before 2014. The European Commission says it has about 500m euros (£440m) “in its pocket” which it will use to make the extra purchase. It would take Europe’s version of GPS from 18…

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Smartphones App Designed by Scottish NHS

A new app for smartphones and tablets designed by the Scottish NHS has become one of the most popular free medical apps available for download. It outlines what kind of care patients should expect when they suffer from particular medical conditions. The SIGN app (SIGN stands for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) was the idea…

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IDC Forecast 55% Growth for Smartphone

According to report from IDC (International Data Corporation), “The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to grow 55% year over year in 2011 as a growing number of users turn in their feature phones for more advanced devices”. According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 472 million smartphones in…

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June GPS map newsletter

This month GPS map newsletter is published and covers; Why Buy A GPS Navigation, Two key factors in Navigation, Why a Dedicated GPS System is Safer, Recent Editions and Regional GPS Map News including: Iran Digital Map for GPS, PND and Mobiles, Iran GPS Map’s online shop with new features, Armenia GPS map for Garmin,…

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Navigon Selling POIs Packages for PNDs

Car drivers can now download Navigon dataset of approximately 2.2 million extra points of interest (POIs) onto their personal navigation devices (PND). These packages are based on data from OpenStreetMap and provide users of Navigon PNDs with POIs throughout Europe. Users can choose the full collection of POIs (€9.95) or a package which only includes…

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