One of the coolest and possibly the most expensive feature of an iPhone or iPad is the maps / navigation feature. On our recent vacation to Maui, we wanted to have live maps, but not have to rack up expensive data to do it. A bit of Internet sleuthing turned up PocketEarth, a very cool […]
Believe it or not, there are many ways your mobile smart phone could be used when you find yourself in the middle of an emergency situation, aside from the obvious — making a phone call for emergency assistance, I mean. The recent events in Japan and New Zealand have shown that when disaster strikes, getting […]
With the amount of gear I have around I’m surprised this doesn’t happen to me more often. The weather in Edmonton has been rather cool of late, in the ‑20 to ‑30 degree range in fact. And today, since it’s warmed up to a reasonable ‑2, I decided to drive the car, rather than our […]
This week I started using Gowalla — a check-in application/game for mobile devices similar to Foursquare, which means nothing if you’ve not used FourSquare either…so let me explain. …more This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techblog. Check out the full post here.
I’ve been a GPS and in-car navigation fan for years…mostly because I can’t navigate my way out of a wet paper bag, so my wife’d have you believe 🙂 Which is why when I was given the opportunity to take a look at the TomTom GO630 navigation system, I jumped at the chance. …more This […]