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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.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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