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New Bike Sharing App

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

New York City will see the introduction of a new bike sharing system this fall that uses an iPhone app to help users location a bike.  Social Bicycles will provide bikes equipped with GPS devices locked to one of the wheels.  Members of the Social Bicycles network can borrow a bike, ride it to their location, then drop it off.  When a bike is not in use, it can be located via the GPS and iPhone app. 

The best part of this new bike sharing system is that bikes can be parked and locked just about anywhere, eliminating the need for special docking stations.  Read more about the Social Bicycles program on CrunchGear.

Read about other useful apps for daily living here.

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Magellan GPS for Geocachers

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Magellan has introduced a new GPS device for outdoor adventurers who enjoy geocaching. The Magellan eXplorist GC is a treasure-hunting gadget for geocachers. The eXplorist GC features a color screen, geocaching graphics and easy-to-navigate menus. It come with several of the most popular geocaches in the world preloaded.

Other helpful functions include a worldwide base map, trip odometer and waypoint creation tools. The $200 purchase price includes a 30-day free trial membership to Geocaching.com.

If you have no clue what geocaching is: watch this series about geocaching on youtube:

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Palm’s Pre 3G Touchscreen Smartphone

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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The new Palm Pre 3G smartphone was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 3.1 inch display has the same 320×480 screen resolution as the iPhone and like the iPhone supports touchscreen gestures for operations such as clearing the screen and closing an application. The Pre supports Wi-Fi, like the iPhone. A GPS is also included. The Synergy feature allows you to combine data from Microsoft Outlook, Google and Facebook to create one logical view of your day. Apps designed for the Palm webOS are integrated with other apps on the phone. The Palm Pre is offered exclusively by Sprint.

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