Posts Tagged ‘gps’

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My N95 to the rescue.

February 12, 2008

My dear N95 has been saving my day in unexpected ways lately.

Last week I went with a friend for lunch, but oh, when I was there I realized that they didn’t accept credit cards and I was out of cash (and my friend didn’t have enough as to lend me), but they accepted the Food card, but mine had no credit. No problem! N95 connected to the wi-fi and I was able to deposit some money to my food card just there. Ok.. any phone with wi-fi can do that.

But today, I was late for a class and I was supposed to turn in a report which I had already done but not printed, and to make matters worse, there was a construction going on through my usual way there, and me being as poorly oriented as I a m would have gotten lost if not for the GPS enabled phone, just took a minute (of course I stopped outside of the road) and I knew what to do. By the way if you don’t want to pay for GPS service on your n95 check http://www.nav4all.com, it’s free!

Anyway, I was still late, and I had not yet printed my report so… I ended up using putty from my n95 while walking from the parking lot to the classroom and printing from the command line, thanks to that I was able to pick up my printing and submit it just in time. I still want to see an iPhone doing all that.

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Google Maps with GPS in the N95

November 14, 2007

… and any other phone with GPS for that matter.

For all the users of mobile phones with a GPS receiver that still have an old version of google maps, go now and update it. I just noticed that the new version (and maybe even a few older ones) now are smart enough to use the GPS on the phone to get your position.

Now it is not only the Helio that can do that… and I am pretty happy now because there is no way I will get lost ever again as long as I have my phone with me.