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RunKeeper receives a major update, right on time for those New Year fitness resolutions

RunKeeper, the hugely popular personal training and fitness tracking app has received a major update. The timing couldn't be any better, straight after the holiday periods antics of over eating and drinking and the time when those New Year resolutions of weight loss and getting fit start to become a reality.

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iOS 6 Maps app caught on blurry cropped cam, mocked-up

We had heard rumors that Apple would be bumping Google data from the Maps app in iOS 6, and a possible reason why, and now we've reached the next stage in the long road of rumors -- the blurry, highly cropped camera spy shot.

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Find my iPad app helps 8-year-old catch burglars and $350,000-worth of stolen property

An eight-year-old kid from Tennessee was able to track down some burglars that had broken into his home and stolen his iPad by using an Apple-made location-tracking app. The Find my iPad app helped police locate the hotel where these thieves were staying, and their stash of $350,000-worth of stolen loot amassed over other break-ins.

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Localmind 2.0 review: Ask questions and get local, expert answers right on your iPhone

Localmind 2.0 uses your iPhone's GPS to help you zero-in on local experts so you can chat with them live and ask them questions about the things that are important to you in your area. If you're familiar with Foursquare and Quora, it's almost a hybrid of those services where you can questions like, "are there any good bars around this restaurant you just suggested?"

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TomTom reveals new update, enables navigation via Twitter and Facebook

TomTom has unveiled its latest update for the popular iPhone and iPad navigation app. Version 1.10 will include a couple of new features like Twitter and Facebook integration. The integration will allow users to navigate to friends, places and even certain events much more easily.

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Receive lost pet notifications and track them with Tagg

Tagg is at CES 2012 showing off their tracking app for pets. The hardware receiver is extremely lightweight and attaches directly to your pet's collar. Once activated, the receiver will continuously monitor your pet's location. If they happen to wander outside your home area, you will receive a text or e-mail notification. From there you can track your pet's location via the free application or iPhone and iPad.

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TeleNav launching free HTML5-based turn-by-turn GPS service

TeleNav, one of the largest back-end providers of GPS navigation services for smartphones and other in-car turn-by-turn navigation systems, has announced the upcoming release of a free HTML5-based voice-guided GPS navigation service that works on your iPhone through the Safari Mobile Browser.

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Garmin launches Garmin Fit app and the ANT+ adaptor for iPhone

Garmin has announced an iPhone fitness app called Garmin Fit and also an accessory called the ANT+. The fitness app will allow users to track their workouts including pace, distance, time and calories burnt. It can also map your runs and automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect which is a web community for Garmin Fit users.

The ANT+ adapor clips into the 30 pin dock connector on your iPhone and it can then connect wirelessly with various Garmin accessories such as a heart rate monitor and even a foot pod senor. The foot pod sensor allows users who are using a treadmill or similar to track speed, distance and even run cadence.

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TomTom updated, now optimized for iPad

TomTom, the GPS enabled navigation app has just been updated and it now includes an optimized version for the iPad. The app is now a universal binary so there will be no need to pay for an additional navigation app for your iPad if you already have it on your iPhone.

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MobileMount promises to be the strongest iPhone and iPad mount out there

A new Kickstarter project has started up for MobileMount, a nice looking suction cup mount for the iPhone, iPad and other smartphones and tablets. The kickstand mount is produced by JR Sanches of J & M Company and promises to deliver the best mount your money can buy.

The MobileMount is a universal mount/kickstand for virtually any hand held device with a flat surface, like smartphones and tablets. Comprised of two twist-to-lock suction cups and one ball joint, this device's unique design allows for superior suction and durability.

The twist-to-lock suction cups are said to be the strongest out there and will secure your devices "for weeks", rather than days or hours from competing mounts. The universal design means you can use it on your iPhone or iPad, or any other flat-surfaced device. They also came up with a smart ball and joint system that allows for free horizontal and vertical rotation, making it a perfect setup for using your iPhone on your car dashboard or windshield as a GPS unit.

Pledges for the MobileMount start at just a buck and go all the way up to $700, but a pledge of just $25 will secure you a black MobileMount and 4 vinyl circles (for use with devices that have a matte surface) for delivery in January of next year. They're goal is $20,000, but they've already passed $10K so it doesn't look like this will have any trouble getting to market.

I'll personally be pledging $50 to get a couple of these bad boys -- one for my iPad 2 at the office and one for a windshield mount for my iPhone 4 in the car.

Check out the full video after the break!

Source: Kickstarter

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