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One of my favorite local points of interest apps, Around Me (free), received a rather substantial update that will bring a smile to holiday travelers and anyone looking for close-by gas stations, eateries, shopping venues and much more. The ad-supported universal app has added hotel booking in...

December 15th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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iExit is a universal, US$0.99 app for iPhone and iPad designed to help you find what you need while on the US interstate system. There are plenty of apps with similar features, but there are a few things that put iExit above the norm. Mike Rose mentioned the app in his piece on summer road trip...

October 18th 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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I looked at Localscope (US$1.99) about a year ago, and liked what I saw. Now version 3, released today, has added bi-directional integration with iOS reminders and a feature that allows you to add geotagged reminders for any location you find in the app. Localscope can remind you with an alert if...

October 15th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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I took a look at Poynt for iOS about two years ago. I found it a mixed bag and frustrating to use, on top of not being as feature-rich as some of the similar apps on offer. Poynt has been updated, and I still find it a frustrating experience. While features have been added like ratings for busi...

September 18th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Just because you're packing an S40 or S60 device doesn't mean you should have to miss out on the haps. That's why Nokia Beta Labs is debuting a pilot app called Nokia Nearby, a hyper-local search app -- geared toward emerging markets with a heavy concentration of S40 handsets -- that helps you...

August 24th 2011 at 3:37pm 0 Comments
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Yahoo! yesterday introduced a new app called Sketch-a-Search to the iPhone. It's one of the first search apps I've seen that actually takes a new, novel approach to search taking advantage of the iPhone's multi-touch features. It's simple and easy to use. You launch the app and a split-screen come...

March 24th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Poynt has come to the iPhone, after having been a very popular free app on BlackBerry phones. Poynt provides local searches of individuals and businesses. It also shares a database with Open Table, so you can use it to make reservations at restaurants. Unlike the BlackBerry app, it has augmented rea...

March 11th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments