Problem: you can't afford a set, scenery or very much else for your promo video. Solution: Brian Blessed in front of a filing cabinet in your office. That's what TomTom has done anyway, to push its competition to find the next voice of TomTom. It was a good call on a low budget, and everyone loves a bit of booming Blessed action. Read more
October 21st, 2010
HTC has revealed that its new alternative to Google Maps (and Bing and Yahoo and Ovi and all the other maps, we suppose) HTC Locations has a secret ingredient - TomTom. Read more
September 30th, 2010
TomTom is rolling out version 4.0 of TomTom HD Traffic. It now reports 200% more traffic jams in rush hour, and delivers information to the TomTom device two minutes after a problem is reported on the roads. There’ll be no extra cost for existing TomTom users either. TomTom says: “Existing HD Traffic customers will experience the benefits immediately, without the need for any software upgrade.” Out now | Free | TomTom
September 9th, 2010
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Google has launched Google Navigation: walking today, with tweaks specifically designed to appeal to pedestrians, ramblers and those too boozed up to use Google Navigation in their car. Google said it has found that while people used turn by turn navigation whilst driving, they also use the service whilst walking. To fill the gap in its service, it's launched turn by turn navigation that's been tweaked for walkers. Read more
September 3rd, 2010
Satnav maven Mio has just launched its latest in-car GPS kit – and it’s the company’s first piece of gear that buddies up to the iPhone 4. Bearing the somewhat unimaginative name of Mio GPS Car Kit, it features its own powerful GPS receiver, a cradle and Bluetooth talents that turn it into a hands-free speakerphone. Read more
September 2nd, 2010
[gallery] Sony satnav stereos just got a TomTom makeover, with the two firms partnering to launch Sony Xplod navigators: Slick satnav units built into car stereos, with TomTom navigation inside to boot. Read more
July 8th, 2010
If you’re planning on using your satnav or a maps app on your mobile for your holiday trip this summer you might want to think again. Data roaming charges when using Google Maps Navigation can stack up, and cost around 20p per mile. Read more
June 25th, 2010
Boris Johnson is planning to roll out wi-fi across London, including the underground, meaning that those with hectic email accounts will no longer be able to escape from the deluge, even on the tube. Read more

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