Android Street View On Google Maps Review

Google Maps has become one of the most popular of all online map resources thanks in large part to the Street View option. This option takes the viewer to a street level panoramic view of the location they want to find. The Street View feature available from Google Maps has revolutionized how people navigate from one place to another and is now available as a free app to Android users everywhere.

Overview

The Street View app gives users an instant glimpse of just about any place they want to see. While the Street View option is not available to every location on earth, all the biggest and most popular cities can be easily viewed. Curious users can take a virtual tour of distant cities and far-flung locations with just the tip of their finger. Street View on Google Maps gives the user all the trusted features Google Maps is known for along with several others.

One significant advantage provided by the Street View app is the one-touch access to the maximum zoom level provided by Google Maps. This is ideal for people who are primarily interested in using Google Maps for street level navigation. The app allows a user to take a virtual walking tour or navigate their way through an unfamiliar city with much greater ease than a traditional paper map would allow. ​

Additional Features

This app has many features that utilize existing Google Maps technology. By selecting the turn by turn navigation option, the Android is transformed into a GPS guidance system. Once a course has been selected, the app will guide the user through each step of their route until they arrive at their destination. People who are walking or behind the wheel will receive the same quality guidance. Thanks to the ever-increasing accuracy of the Google Maps network, it’s now possible to view a map in three dimensions. The 3.D feature is especially useful for people who are walking from one place to another. Select indoor locations can also be viewed with the help of the application. The floor layout of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and other popular locations around the world can be viewed instantly.

​Conclusion

Google Maps has changed the way that people find directions and learn about new locations. This free app takes this convenience to a whole new level. The Street View zoom level is now more widely available, which allows users to see distant parts of the world from the perspective of a person on the street. The easily accessed 3-D view and indoor floor maps of selected locations really make this free app stand out from other available navigation applications. Users have given this app a rating of 4.3 out of 5; it will run on Android 2.2 and up.

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Google Maps Android Review

Google Maps is now available on Android!  If you weren’t aware of it’s release, now is the best time to take advantage of this awesome app.  Google Maps Android is a navigation app that eliminates the need to purchase, store, and get lost in paper maps.  Powered by Google, this navigation program is able to keep you updated on the best route to your destination.

Like previous versions of Google Maps, this Android app can address a variety of needs including:

  • Visual and/or voice guided directions
  • Locating specific venues in the area, or give you an idea of how many are near you
  • Help you gain your bearings in a new place

Impressive Features

As mentioned above, Google Maps Android offers a voice guide feature that can give drivers precise turn-by-turn directions via a reliable GPS navigating system.  This helps you keep your attention on the road and can be a strong tool in preventing accidents caused by distracted driving.  In addition, the clear directions that are either presented on your Android screen, or are dictated with precision make it easy to find your way to almost anywhere.

One big advantage that users have when using Google Maps Android is the live information regarding traffic conditions.  Current navigational directions prove to be a valuable tool in getting you to your destination faster as you can avoid nasty congestion or closures.

The maps that you gain access to when you install Google Maps Android are designed to be clear and precise.  With a unique 3D picture, users are usually able to get a clear picture of their surroundings and can use the maps to help you identify distinctive buildings and areas that can serve as reference points in your travels.

Everyday (or night) Use

Of course, Google Maps on your Android also includes the ability to search for whatever suits your fancy.  The maps can easily pinpoint the location of hotels, restaurants, theaters, and stores, just to name a few.  So, no matter what you’re in the mood for on a particular evening, you can find the best place in town.  And all it takes is a quick search in the program.

Once you’ve arrived at your desired location, you can further utilize the services of Google Maps Android by turning to the street view feature.  This allows users to take the app to the streets where you can rely on the same precise directions as you walk that you’ve used in your vehicle.

Conclusion

Google Maps Android is an app that is absolutely worth downloading.  Having it available at the touch of a button can help ensure that you can get reliable directions and information when you need it!  Also, this app is free, which only adds to the benefits of this 4 star navigation program.

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Kids On Map iPhone App Review

It is a dangerous world out there and with so many abduction stories in the news, you may be wondering how you can protect your child beyond simply educating them about strangers. Well, if your child has their own cell phone, then you will probably want to install a brand new app called Kids On Map for iPhone. This app actually tracks your child’s whereabouts, alerting you immediately if something should occur that has put your child in danger. The app works in conjunction with another app–the Kids On Map (children’s app), keeping you always connected electronically to your child through a GPS tracking feature. You can enter the pin number of your child’s app to see their location on a Google map so you always know where they are.

The child’s app is programmed with a red button that they can push if they find themselves in a dangerous situation where they need help. It sends an alert to your parent app, letting you take action at once to call the police, thereby taking advantage of those crucial moments that are often lost when a child is abducted or attacked. You can also provide the child’s exact location, giving law enforcement the ability to quickly reach the scene.

 

 

With this app, you have additional peace of mind, knowing that you can check on your child’s location at any time, and that your child can send you a message if something is dreadfully wrong.  You can also use this app, yourself, sending a message to a trusted friend, or family member, if something should happen.   This can be a great protection if you have been threatened by someone, if you are in a violent relationship, or if you are going through a nasty divorce and you are concerned about your physical safety.

Features

  • no registration required
  • easy to use
  • view all of your children’s locations at the same time
  • emergency alert
  • can be used anywhere in the world

 

Kids On Map, version 1.0, can be installed on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generation), and iPad with iOS 4.3 or later.  It takes up little space–1.7 MB, and is designed to lengthen your phone’s battery life.  However, if you run the GPS all the time, this can affect the life of your battery.  It is recommended that you should keep the app in the iOS dock to make it the most effective.  This app is free and available only in English at this time.   Users are rating it 5 out of 5 stars, making this an app that every parent, or person concerned for their physical safety, should have.

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Trends in Online Education Apps iTunes U

Trends in Online Education 

Distance learning has been an interesting area of education to observe. As computer learning becomes more prevalent, both small and large institutions are striving to tap into the possibilities of the platform. In the early days of online learning, the options were rather limited. However, the expansion of Internet coursework makes a post-secondary education accessible worldwide. The opportunities are exciting.One of the major benefits of online learning is cost. Students are able to remain at home while accessing classes via computer. It’s important to recognize that tuition is still required, but many institutions that offer online study are also able to accept financial aid in payment. Community colleges are taking advantage of the online platform for learning, creating affordable options for students interested in general study associate degrees. There are also many specialty associate programs available completely online. Students with limited incomes are better able to afford and complete online coursework.Computer study is providing unique benefits in the approach to instruction. Students that function well in an independent setting are especially suitable for online study. In some instances, classes are structured for students to complete at their own rate. A student can progress quickly through familiar material. Students that need more time are able to take their studies at a suitable rate.

. When a student struggles with a particular problem or concept, a tutorial can provide a means of walking through a problem step by step. The same is possible in language coursework online. Immediate feedback and interactive software can be much more effective at communicating a concept than a lecture, allowing students to try as they learn.

Online education creates unique opportunities for interaction. Whereas a lecture hall can be intimidating for students that have questions, online communities make it possible for students to post questions to message boards. Interactive live classes allow students to participate in discussion and practice without feeling intimidated. There are many benefits in allowing students to post and review each other’s work. The online scenario allows students already familiar with the tech platforms of the day to put their skills to work in learning subjects of interest.

Distance learning opens doors that are otherwise closed due to location barriers. Students can learn concepts and topics that are taught in some of the most prestigious colleges without having to leave home. Non-traditional students are able to adjust to higher education coursework without leaving their job or social setting. Those that may have set aside higher education goals in order to raise families have access to classes without having to give up their commitments to being at home to care for their young children. Distance education is changing the way that people learn and is opening doors for those that may have otherwise missed the opportunity to study college courses.

Online education spans a variety of courses and degrees. In some cases, full four year degree programs can be completed online. In other cases, a two year degree can open the doors toward transferring into a four year program. Some find the completion of a degree online sufficient for attaining educational goals. Others find that this opens doors in following a further goal. Distance learning can be expected to continue to broaden the horizons of post-secondary students.

Education apps will play a big role in this mass switch to online learning and we’ll be here to let you know about updates and new arrivals as they show up on the market.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.

Features:

Free courses in a wide array of subjects
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

The world’s largest catalog of free education content
• Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress

Requirements:

• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later
• An Apple ID with an iTunes Store account
• iTunes 10.5.3 or later is required to sync with a computer
• The selection of courses, collections, and availability of content linked from within a course may vary by country

Download the Free iTunes U App Here

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Tie Master Lite Nokia app Review

Description:

If you are still wearing clip-on ties then it is time to move on with your life.  Knowing how to properly tie a necktie is a skill that you will use throughout your life and even teach to your kids.  It is also a sign of class and business prowess.  If you can tie a variety of different knots, other people will notice and you will stand out among the other hundreds of thousands of businessmen out there.

The Tie Master Lite Nokia app shows you how to tie the Four-in-hand knot and promises that you can master it.  There are even some tutorial videos to help you out with it.  You should upgrade to the pro version to get a handle on ten different knots that can be tied and how they relate to different occasions and events.

Features:

  • This is the lite version which means it doesn’t have a ton of features, but it has enough to get you hooked
  • You can learn how to do the four-in-hand knot to stay looking casual while possessing an air of professionalism
  • To get more knots you will have to go to the app store and upgrade to the Pro version
  • The Pro Version has over ten different knots to choose from so that you can know what knot to tie for any occasion.  You can look professional when you need to, and casual when it’s appropriate
  • There is also a small video you can watch to help you with tying the best knots out there
  • The app works best when it is saved onto the phone’s memory

Conclusion:

As far as education apps go this is a great one to have on hand if you are a male in the business world.  It can never hurt to get an edge in the business world, and this app can help you do just that.  You will have a variety of different knots you will learn how to tie and you can show off to coworkers that you take your dress seriously, and that you would make a good candidate for any position.  A cool idea for an app because tie knotting is one of those things males take pride in.  The only bad part about the app is that it only contains one knot for you to learn how to tie.  Most people already know at least one method of tying a tie, so it would have been smart to put at least two methods on there just in case people already know that one.  Would help it appeal to a larger market and get the app out to more people.

Voted 4 out of 5 stars by Nokia education app users and is currently free to download.

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Dictionary & Translation Pro Nokia app Review

Description:

There are a lot of different occasions where it would be really nice to have a thesaurus, dictionary, or translator handy.  What if you are reading a book and you don’t understand one of the words?  Or what if you need synonyms of a word to help with writing an essay.  Lastly, wouldn’t it be nice to have a translator for your school and business needs?  The Dictionary and Translation Pro Nokia app was created to fulfill those needs.  In this app you have access to all three of those sources (Thesaurus, Dictionary, and Translator) and can use them as much as you want as long as you have an internet connection.

There are hundreds of thousands of words in the dictionary and more words are constantly being updated to the database.  You can also find translations in a number of different languages.

Features:

  • This is an extremely simple app to use and all you really have to do is touch once to access a thesaurus, dictionary, and translation service all in one
  • This app has information for a variety of different languages including Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Hindu, Italian, and many others
  • There are over a million words that are located in the dictionary portion of the app and it is always being updated with more words as language professionals see fit
  • You will have access to all of these tools and features as long as you can access the internet
  • The easiest way to use the app is to use the “Enter Word” function and type in the English word that you would like to get a definition for.  The app will then get online and give you thesaurus, dictionary, and translation services to choose from
  • You can use the simple left and right buttons to toggle between the Thesaurus, Dictionary, and Translator
  • You can have all of these tools right inside of your pocket

Conclusion:

This app is great because you are really getting three apps in one and it is all for free.  It’s nice that you can type in any word and get access to all three tools that are provided.  The user interface makes it super easy to toggle between the different services and make the most out of the application.  The only downside to this app is that you have to have a connection to the internet in order to use it.  The databases are contained entirely online so you won’t be able to get information if you don’t have connection to a 3G or WiFi network.

Voted 4 0ut of 5 stars by Nokia education app users and can currently be downloaded for free.

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WikiHow Nokia app Review

Description:

This is definitely one of the better Nokia apps out on the market today.  The WikiHow Nokia app lets you have access to all kinds of information.  You can read over 60,000 different articles that are located in the app database and you even have the option to tag certain articles so that you can read them later.  This is a great tool to learning fun facts and pertinent information about the world that we live in.

Wikipedia is a great source for educational learning.  They have also done a good job of linking their information with apps such as this in order to spread knowledge throughout the world.  Take advantage of this wonderful information app and start educating yourself on survival items as well as random cultural and historical facts.

Features:

  • This is a very comprehensive Wikipedia app that allows you to gather information from thousands of different articles
  • There are over 60,000 different articles that you can read from once you download the app
  • Once you have opened up an article you have the option to store it to your phone so that you can go back and look at it later in case you don’t have time to read all of it in one sitting
  • One of the fun features that the app has is the Survival Kit that is offered
  • The Survival Kit shows you how to solve vehicle problems that you may encounter as well as any wilderness survival questions that you might have
  • The app is loaded with relevant as well as random information that will keep you happy for hours on end

Conclusion:

How can you not love Wikipedia?  There is just so much fun information included on there that you will never be bored with all of the stuff you can end up learning.  The Survival Kit is one of the better features on the phone because most people would love to have a reference on that kind of stuff but just don’t know where to get it.  It is also fun to read up on before you go out on a camping trip, just to make sure you know how to handle certain situations if they should arise.  Overall, a great informational app and the great part is that it is totally free to download onto your Nokia.

Voted 3 out of 5 stars by Nokia education app users and is currently free to download.

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