App Review: oMaps — Offline Mapping for iPhone

[appreview] title=oMaps image=https://gigaom.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/1/2009/06/appicon_omaps.png price=$0.99 url=http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=318954474&mt=8 rating=silver [/appreview] Due to hefty 3G roaming rates, Apple’s (s aapl) Maps app just won’t cut it…

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The Social Map Is All About Me

Regardless of where any of these informational breadcrumbs may originate, each of us needs to think of ourselves as the center of our respective social map universes. In other words, the social map -- in order for it to be considered a map – needs to systematically connect the dots between me, my content and my network. A map-lication of sorts. Continue Reading.

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Is it Time For a Portable Dumb Terminal?

The dedicated web worker can do pretty much anything within the confines of a web browser these days: send and receive email, create and share documents, chat via various messenger services, update task lists and calendars, even (thanks to sites like Heroku or Bungee Connect) create entire applications. We can also, thanks to laptops and mobile phones and EVDO and WiFi and a batch of other technologies, work just about anywhere. But for me at least there's a disconnect between the growing use of online applications and the technology that I'm using to access them on the road.…

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