Don't-Miss GPS & Navigation Software Stories

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Mileage trackers made easy

Tracking mileage can be tedious, but it’s also necessary, whether you need to report it to the IRS or file for reimbursement from your employer. Here are three apps that make it quick and painless.

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Apple buys GPS startup Coherent to beef up mapping technology

Several Coherent employees have taken jobs working on Apple's map and location technologies.

Goodbye GPS? DARPA preparing alternative position-tracking technology

DARPA considers GPS unreliable, as it isn't always available and signals can be easily jammed.

Standards bodies join forces to create better geolocation Web data

The W3C and OGC pledge to ease the path for developing location-enriched Web data

Five ways your phone’s location tracking can change your life

Use your phone’s location based services to save time, money and embarrassment.

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DoCoMo haptic handles put navigation in your palm

NTT DoCoMo, the mobile carrier, also showed a wearable skin sensor to track fat burning.

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Google Maps' contextually aware Explore button shows you cool stuff nearby

If it's the morning, Google Maps' Explore feature will point you towards breakfast joints; if it's raining, it won't tell you to walk 30 minutes in the rain.

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New Google Maps ads blend in with their surroundings

Google overhauled advertising for Maps on PCs and mobile by putting them front and center whenever you search for a local business.