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Scout for iPhone gets voice recognition for hands free driving

Scout, the popular GPS navigation app by Telenav, has just received an update that brings true voice recognition that lets the app listen for your commands as long as Scout is open.

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Navigon vs. Scout vs. TomTom: iPhone turn-by-turn navigation app shootout!

Garmin's Navigon, Telenav's Scout, and TomTom are all excellent GPS turn-by-turn navigation apps available for the iPhone, and all handle navigation, especially the bells and whistles surrounding it, differently. Since turn-by-turn GPS navigation apps are among the few that have maintained higher price points in the app store, so it's not financial viable to simply buy them all and figure out which one works best for you. That's where iMore comes in! We've loaded them up, driven around, and figured out who offers the best all-in-one maps and voice navigation package, and more importantly, which one is best for you!

Note: We will be using the U.S. versions of all three apps but all three have many different offerings across several countries.

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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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Developer Spotlight: Ryan, Abhishek, and Feng from TeleNav

TiPb's developer spotlights are like DVD/iTunes Extras for the App Store -- a weekly look behind the scenes at the programers and designers that bring you the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games you love. This week Rene talks with Ryan, Abhishek, and Feng from TeleNav...

...And with the help of Todd, they responded with the fantastic video posted above. Many thanks to everyone at TeleNav for this!

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Like TeleNav and TiPb on Facebook for a chance to win 30 free one-year AT&T Navigator subscriptions!

Giving away 3 one-year subscriptions to the TeleNav powered AT&T Navigator isn't cool. You know what's cool? Giving away 30 one-year subscriptions. To celebrate the launch of AT&T Navigator 1.8i (for the AT&T iPhone) -- the first app to takes advantage of TeleNav’s hybrid navigation service! -- that's exactly what they're doing.

And here's all you have to do to enter:

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Verizon iPhone users to get Verizon Navigator for only $4.99/month?

Looks like Verizon iPhone users will be getting access Verizon Navigator app that AT&T iPhone users, and other Verizon smartphone users, have been enjoying for a while now -- but our sources at Verizon are now telling us it will only cost $4.99.

That means Verizon Navigator for iPhone will be half the price of Verizon Navigator on other devices and half the price of AT&T Navigator.

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TeleNav AT&T Navigator/Rogers Navigator give-away winners!

Thanks to everyone who joined TeleNav and TiPb on Facebook for the AT&T Navigator/Rogers Navigator 1-year subscription give-away!

The entry was simple, all you had to do was:

Tons of you did, and we very much appreciate it. Without further ado, here are the winners this time around (and if you're not one of them, stay tuned, we have more great give-aways coming your way)

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Top 5 iPhone travel apps

Today's top 5 is directed towards iPhone users who travel for work, for fun, or for a little bit of both. From booking to preparing, finding your way to finding your food, and keeping yourself entertained while go, the iPhone really does have plenty of apps for all of that. Just like our other top 5 must-have iPhone app posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full run down, follow us after the break!

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Fring, Slacker, TeleNav, NAVIGON comment on Apple's iPhone 4.0 multitasking

The first of Apple's big iPhone OS 4 announcements was multitasking, and the first set of multitasking announcements were APIs to let streaming music (think internet radio), location services (think navigation, check-in games, social networks), and VoIP services (think internet telephony) register threads in the background. For users this means you can keep listening to your songs, getting your turn-by-turn directions, and answering your virtual phone all while surfing the web or playing a game.

To find out what it means for developers, we asked some. Read what they had to say after the break!

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AT&T Navigator for iPhone Updated to v1.5i

Yesterday Navigon MobileNavigator received a pretty nice update, today Telenav released a update of their own for AT&T Navigator that includes some very nice new features. They are as follows:

  • Shake-to-Go(tm): Users can now shake their iPhone at any time while in an AT&T Navigator menu screen and it will automatically initiate a route to a pre-designated "home" address the user has set.
  • Speed Limit Display & Alerts: Navigation screen includes speed limit information and provides visual alerts if the limit is exceeded.
  • Last Trip Origin: Once a trip is completed, users can easily return to the origin of their last trip by accessing the "Recent Places" menu.
  • Nighttime Maps: The brightness levels of map screens are adjusted for nighttime driving for easier viewing.
  • Improved Route Avoidance Options: Drivers may now choose to avoid routes that make use of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes or choose to avoid routes that include toll roads.
  • Improved Pedestrian Mode: Users will be able to clearly identify when they are navigating in pedestrian mode with the introduction of a new pedestrian icon on the map screen.

AT&T Navigator version 1.5i is now available to download within the App Store. The app is free to download with a subscription cost of $9.99 per month, or $69 for a year.

Check out this latest version in action after the break!

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