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Sun, Smart offers unlimited Waze for Php99/month

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 7, 2013

The recent acquisition of Waze by Google has made it a very popular app among travelers and commuter, even an essential app for those driving around the metro every day. If you have unlimited data on your mobile phone, it's one of the first ones you have to download. For those who don't have unlimited internet, they can now use Waze alone for just Php99 a month. That is, if you're a Sun or Smart prepaid subscriber. To get Waze running for a month, just text WAZE99 to 211. This promo is only for Sun and Smart prepaid users only.

Google acquires Waze for $1 billion

Relevance: 97%      Posted on: June 12, 2013

You know that social traffic app with a logo of a smiling chat bubble with wheels? Yep, that's Waze. And Google has confirmed that it has already closed its acquisition for a reported $1 billion plus. Waze is an Israeli community mapping and navigation app that provides users with real-time traffic updates in about 190 counties. It has a strong user base of 50 million and has a 4 and a half star rating on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. With the acquisition of the 5-year-old company, Google is aiming to enhance Google Maps with some…

Waze for Windows Phone now available

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: November 26, 2013

Waze, a Google-owned community-based traffic and navigation app, is now available for download on the Windows Phone Store. Waze for Windows Phone was released almost the same time that Instagram was made available for the said platform. It is a free download that is 27MB in size and only works on Windows Phone 8 devices. Below are the features of Waze for WP8: * Live routing based on community-generated, real-time traffic and road info. * Community-contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps, road closures and more. * Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change. * Learns your frequent…

Motorists watch out: List of roads closed today for earthquake drill

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: July 30, 2015

Navigation app Waze gave out notifications to its users in the Philippines reminding them that today is the day that MMDA will conduct the Shakedrill 2015 in preparation for the expected earthquake in the country. They listed down the places as well as the time that specific roads will be closed. Below are the planned closures for today, July 30, 2015, and their corresponding times: Apolinario Mabini - 09:00-11:59 Roxas Blvd Service Rd - 09:00-11:59 Exchange Rd - 18:00-23:59 San Miguel Ave - 18:00-23:59 Pearl Dr - 18:00-23:59 North - 10:30-11:30 Parkway Dr - 10:30-11:30 East - 10:30-11:30 West - 10:30-11:30 Marcelo H del Pilar -…

7 must-have apps for Manila’s Traffic Armageddon

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: February 18, 2014

ABS-CBN has reported that yesterday might be the beginning of the so-called 'Traffic Armageddon' in Manila due to the construction of the Skyway 3 project and the NAIAEx phase 2 project. It was foreseen that traffic volume in EDSA would increase by more than half, so it's inevitable that we'll get stuck in traffic. Here are 7 free must-have apps that you should have to prepare for this fiasco! 1. Tour Events - Available in iOS For those who like sleeping while commuting (and occasionally oversleeping and going past your stop), this is the perfect app. After setting your destination,…

Ford announces SYNC 3 appearing on Fiesta and Escape

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: June 2, 2015

The beefed up version of Ford’s SYNC 3 has been announced to make its way to the 2016 Fiesta and Escape which are set to arrive in a few months’ time. The new SYNC 3 boasts the following features: Easier and faster navigation Support for touchscreen More natural voice commands Wi-Fi updating Better communication towards the connected mobile phone Supports Android Auto and CarPlay Capable to be tied up with navigation apps (like Waze) when launched No exact dates were mentioned for the launch of the 2016 Fiesta and Escape, but they're currently pegged for a summer release. For a…

Android pisses on Apple logo, Google apologizes after

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: April 25, 2015

On a lighter note, users of Google Maps recently came across with something that instantly caught their attention -- the Android character taking a glorious piss at Apple's logo. Google comes out with an apology. Google Maps uses a tool called Map Maker that acts like a crowdsourcing method to update the map around the world so information is always fresh (think Waze). Anyone could update it, but a team from Google is supposedly screening them and checking if they are accurate. Well it seems someone successfully hid from the radar. A representative from Google released a statement regarding the prank: "We’re sorry for this…

Nokia HERE Maps now available in the Google Play Store

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: December 11, 2014

As Nokia expands its services across its platforms and even revealed its first device after the Microsoft deal, it announced that the HERE Maps app is now available beyond just Samsung phones, as the app went live for all Android users in the Google Play Store. The app, which works absolutely free, had actually been available for Android users a day before, but only as an APK (Android application package) download. Starting today, the app is finally available for installation where the Android masses gather to discover and download new apps. Nokia's mapping service enters the Android ecosystem where it is dominated locally by…

Smart Launches New Surf Plus Postpaid Plans

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: May 13, 2015

In an effort to meet the growing demand for mobile internet access, Smart Communications Inc. debuts a set of tiers under the new Smart Surf Plus plan which starts at Plan 399 and goes all the way up to Plan 1999. Most of the inclusions listed above are pretty straightforward, except the VAS Content which stands for Value Added Service. In a nutshell, VAS Content will give users access to a chosen online service or app without any deduction to their monthly data allocation. Do note, however, that some of these VAS contents have limit. Once a subscriber goes over…

Tim Cook apologizes for crappy iOS 6 Maps

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: September 29, 2012

The new Maps app is one of the reasons why Apple users refuse to upgrade their device to iOS 6. It is inaccurate, subpar, half-baked and ugly at times. Because of that, Apple's CEO Tim Cook apologizes and suggests you try other maps. Tim Cook acknowledges the shortcomings of the Maps app and apologizes to customers through an open letter saying, "We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better." If that wasn't bold enough, he went on to suggest that you try the competition's mapping…