It’s July 4, and every American knows what that means: celebrating our independence with extravagant firework displays! As fireworks going off around me all-night make obvious, it seems more than a few people can’t get enough of the festivities. To those (and tons of others), it is only natural to
On Tuesday, GPS software outfit MapQuest announced on their blog that version 1.5.1 of MapQuest 4 Mobile for iPhone [App Store, Free] now incorporates a voice guidance feature within the app. The feature uses a voice to guide the user through directions and then confirms the directions once a turn has been made.
Other new features include Off-Route Assistance and Twin Tap to Zoom Out.
Apple's stock Google-powered Maps app on the iPhone is about to get some unexpected competition. AOL has just released MapQuest 4 Mobile for iPhone and iPod touch, available as a free application in the App Store. Self-described as a "leap forward in how people interact with maps, directions and local search," the app adds a few features not found in the Maps app.
AOL is updating their AIM app to version 2.0, adding location-awareness and SMS support for when you log out. Users will gain the ability to view people in a group called "Near Me" showing buddies within a certain distance to chat with only those nearby, and the ability to opt to share your location with others on AIM. You can also now have messages sent to you while the app is closed forwarded to you as SMS's. The new features come at a price, however. AOL has renamed their free app AIM Free [Free], and switched over to an ad supported model. A paid version, called AIM Paid, is said to be navigating the approval process already. Fortunately, the ads don't show up while chatting. [via Ars Technica]