Saturday, January 10, 2009

iPod Touch/GPS

"If You Don;t Ask - You Won;t Get" Abel Goddard, Speaker, Author, Coach, fellow Toastmaster/Edge Member and friend.

The iPod Touch (trademarked as iPod touch) is a portable media player and Wi-Fi mobile platform designed and marketed by Apple Inc.

Mio™ Moov 500 Mio Moov 500 Portable GPS Receiver With 4.7'' Touchscreen149 Portable GPS Receiver

Aren;t they GORGEOUS!!?? Say hello to the new electronic toys Sabrina and I got from our friend Bil who is the D31 LGM. I am not sure who is happier Sabrina with her iPod or me with my GPS!! THEY BOTH ROCK!

And as Abel says "If you don;t ask you won;t get" - It certainly came in handy to say OUT LOUD that "I could really use a GPS" and especially when I get lost while transporting Bil to many of the TM District 31 events which are all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island - it is a WIN/WIN as we will both benefit for the GPS!

Thanks Bil and thanks Toastmasters International - an organization that is really helping me learn how to navagate the "Art of Travel" within my district on a local level and outside of my district on a national level.

Now if you;ll excuse me - I gotta find my way to my next destination...and I can now play
"Geocaching" - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.


Navigate the roads with ease. "Make the most of your driving experience with the Moov 500 from Mio. This portable GPS receiver features turn-by-turn voice guidance, a 4.7-inch touchscreen and is pre-loaded with over 3.5 million points of interest. Plus, it is already includes maps of all 50 states and Puerto Rico, so you can easily find your destination".

Bright, 4.7" super-wide touchscreen makes it easy to see while you're on the road
Preloaded U.S. maps of all 50 states and Puerto Rico so there are no downloads or SD cards required

Dynamic turn-by-turn voice guidance tells you when to make the next turn
Text-to-speech navigation tells you the actual name of a street, highway or exit beforehand
Loaded with over 3.5 million Points of Interest (POIs): make it easy to find ATMs, gas, hotel & more.

Get fast and accurate GPS signal reception every time with the SiRFInstantFixII
Built-in speaker lets you hear the turn-by-turn voice guidance loud and clear


The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) developed by the United States Department of Defense. It is the only fully functional GNSS in the world. It uses a constellation of between 24 and 32 Medium Earth Orbit satellites that transmit precise microwave signals, which enable GPS receivers to determine their current location, the time, and their velocity. Its official name is NAVSTAR GPS. Although NAVSTAR is not an acronym,[1] a few backronyms have been created for it.[2] The GPS satellite constellation is managed by the United States Air Force 50th Space Wing. GPS is often used by civilians as a navigation system.


iPod Touch
The product was launched on September 5, 2007 at an event called The Beat Goes On.[3] The iPod Touch adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line and is available with 8, 16, or 32 GB of flash memory. It includes Apple's Safari web browser and is the first iPod with wireless access to the iTunes Store. With a software update, which is sold by Apple, it also has access to Apple's App Store.[4] The second generation iPod Touch, featuring external volume controls, a built-in speaker, a contoured back and built-in Nike+ support, was unveiled on September 9, 2008 at the Let's Rock keynote presentation.

The iPod Touch has the iPhone's multi-touch interface, with a physical home button off the touch screen. The home screen has a list of buttons for the available applications. The iPod Touch is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g. All iPod Touch models include the applications Music, Videos, and Photos (collectively duplicating the standard functions of the iPod Classic), iTunes (providing access to the Wi-Fi Music Store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings. Later models added Mail (accessing POP/IMAP/SMTP e-mail), Maps, Stocks, Notes, and Weather, which could also be added to the earlier models with the purchase of a US$20 software upgrade.[5] The user can add direct links to web sites (called "Web Clips") to the home screen.

On July 11, 2008 the iPhone 2.0 Software Update was released for the iPod Touch for US$9.95. The update allowed first generation iPod Touch devices to access the App Store, download third-party applications, in addition to a host of minor "fixes". The iPod Touch 2.0 Software Update supports WPA2 Enterprise with 802.1X authentication.[6]

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