Daily Archives:February 13th, 2007

Nokia Smart2go

Nokia’s starting to produce some quite interesting software for their smartphones. I wrote a little while ago about the podcast-listening application, and now they’ve come out with Smart2Go, a free and very capable mapping program – think of some mix of Google Maps, Google Earth, and Tom Tom.

They’re giving it away, but some of the services, such as Tom-Tom-style navigation using your bluetooth or built-in GPS, need to be paid for on a time basis. So if you’re visiting Italy for just a week, you can get a 7-day license for voice-based navigation and guidance for £4.29. The app is pretty heavy on network bandwidth, so if you’re not on a flat rate you may want to use the Windows app which lets you pre-download the maps to your phone.

Quite nice.

Why people love dogs

A nice article by Jon Katz.

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