Shelly Palmer Radio Report – November 22, 2012

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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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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).