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It’s time to rejoice, iOS 6 users! A great, free alternative to Apple Maps has been released to the App Store in the form of Nokia’s Here, its newly rebranded maps app. It works on iPads and iPhones running iOS 4.3 or higher, and looks and feels like the map application native to Windows Phone. Here has several advantages over Apple Maps, like a public transport view that shows routes and stops, and the addition of nearby points of interest when you plug in an address. It also has cloud-based storage of your favorite locations that can be accessed across all of your devices and caching of maps for offline use. While Google hasn’t thrown its hat into the iOS 6 ring yet, Nokia’s Here represents a marked improvement over what iPhone 5 owners were forced into using. Since Here is free, it’s literally a no-risk opportunity to navigate to your holiday destinations safer and more accurately than the fiasco that is Apple Maps.

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 22, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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