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Old 05-09-2015, 08:16 AM   #1
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The top 5 million apps for a smart phone

Seriously, the freekin' sky is not even the limit with this tech, take for example the Ulysee Speedometer. Try it on a jet sometime! And what could be better than Pandora? I have to wonder whats next? I also wonder why anyone would buy a GPS or Ipod/portable music player? Or universal remote for that matter!
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:03 PM   #3
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I was expecting a list.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:35 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:02 AM   #6
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I also wonder why anyone would buy a GPS or Ipod/portable music player? Or universal remote for that matter!
GPS: Larger screen and I can use it without tying up my phone, using my data plan, or worrying about my battery much.

iPod: More memory=more music and my trucks deck has a USB interface that works perfectly with it. I have it in a cradle on the dash and I've used that same cradle with my phone, but then I find that about 80% of the time I forget to grab my phone when I'm getting out of the truck, requiring me to go back to the truck and get it.

The little computer we call a cel phone is undoubtedly an amazing thing, but there really are times when dedicated devices can offer advantages.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:46 AM   #7
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GPS: Larger screen and I can use it without tying up my phone, using my data plan, or worrying about my battery much.

iPod: More memory=more music and my trucks deck has a USB interface that works perfectly with it. I have it in a cradle on the dash and I've used that same cradle with my phone, but then I find that about 80% of the time I forget to grab my phone when I'm getting out of the truck, requiring me to go back to the truck and get it.

The little computer we call a cel phone is undoubtedly an amazing thing, but there really are times when dedicated devices can offer advantages.
Yeah, I don't see an iPhone or any other smartphone replacing my Garmin GPS on my bike. There's just too many places where I have no cell signal, but do have GPS. This is especially true of AT&T.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:02 PM   #8
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Yeah, I don't see an iPhone or any other smartphone replacing my Garmin GPS on my bike. There's just too many places where I have no cell signal, but do have GPS. This is especially true of AT&T.
But there's lots of offline mapping options out there now - I've just been setting up a basic Acer tablet to use in my 4x4 - Open Streetmaps for on road nav, Viewranger GPS for topomaps & loading/recording tracks & routes. Music of course, Physics Toolbox accelerometer app for testing brake system performance after some recent mods..

No doubt a dedicated GPS can be good though - the waterproofness & durability of some of the motorcycle specific ones is a real plus on a bike, but it does tend to come at a pretty big premium over a basic phone.

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Yeah, I don't see an iPhone or any other smartphone replacing my Garmin GPS on my bike. There's just too many places where I have no cell signal, but do have GPS. This is especially true of AT&T.
You can save maps offline with Google maps now
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Seriously, the freekin' sky is not even the limit with this tech, take for example the Ulysee Speedometer. Try it on a jet sometime! And what could be better than Pandora? I have to wonder whats next? I also wonder why anyone would buy a GPS or Ipod/portable music player? Or universal remote for that matter!
Ok, let's make this list. I will start. My number one app out of the 5 million has to be Google Maps.

4,999,999 to go...
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:51 PM   #11
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Ok, let's make this list. I will start. My number one app out of the 5 million has to be Google Maps.

4,999,999 to go...
I have a MotoX. Can't forward or email text messages from it. So I got an app - Text To Email - that allows me to email a single text or a string of texts. Very helpful when someone texts me information that I'd have expected to get in an email.

4,999,998 . . . Next?
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:10 AM   #12
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Co-Pilot (among others) turns a phone or tab into an offline GPS device.
I can flip into a search engine or use Via Michelin to find a decent restaurant in a strange place.
The Michelin routeplanner was somewhat flaky last time I looked, but it does give you a whole range of hotels and restaurants centered on any given destination.
Michelin also has a car preparedness check app.

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Old 05-12-2015, 06:56 AM   #13
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Waze - GPS app that has traffic feedback from other users and routes accordingly. It sucks a lot of data and the usual privacy concerns but has saved me a ton of commuting time.

NOAA Hi-Def Radar from WeatherSphere shows real-time storms and tracks.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:46 AM   #14
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I use the heck out of Gas Buddy. Works well for finding the cheapest gas in the area, but very handy when you're out on the superslab in a completely unfamiliar part of the country, and need to find that next exit that has a gas station.

4,999,992...

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Old 05-12-2015, 08:09 AM   #15
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Mine has as app that displays a phone like touch pad with numbers. It allows you to speak to other people if you punch in their number code.
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