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The Phones Show Chat


Two more of the great chat show podcasts are now available from Steve Litchfield & Co.
Phones Show Chat 58 – covers the Nokia N8, Acer Stream, the Nokia X3 and much more.
Phones Show Chat 59 – covers the Nokia X3, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini-Pro, Google Nexus One, the Nokia N8 and much more.
These great podcasts are a highly recommended way of keeping up to speed with the latest smartphones and gadgets. They’re interesting, fun and informative ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

RAC Traffic for iPhone – Part 1


Another very useful app for your GPS equipped iPhone is this ‘RAC Traffic’ app and it’s free from the ‘App Store’. When traffic delays etc are important to you when you’re driving, having this app on your iPhone is just great! ๐Ÿ™‚
You simply turn it on and within a few moments, the app locks onto your precise location with your iPhone’s GPS reciever, showing a blue spot (and blinking ring) where you are (as shown in the screenshot), it then recieves traffic information from the RAC.
See ‘RAC Traffic for iPhone – Part 2‘.

The Phone Show (Video) & Phone Chat (Audio)


I’ve known Steve Litchfield for what must be about 18 years! Since he soon become one of the biggest names amongst Psion Palmtop enthusiasts. Steve these days produces some really great video and audio shows covering reviews etc on a wide range of smartphones; accompanied by Tim Salmon and a group number of other contributors.

The Phone Show (Video)
Programme: 122, 07/10/10 – Nokia N8, Motorola Flipout.
Programme: 121,ย 22/09/10 – New phones galore, Android v Symbian… the real world.
Programme: 120,ย 11/09/10 – The Top 5 720p-shooting smartphones, Nokia E5.

Note – many more great, informative and interesting video podcasts are available from

The Phone Show (Audio Chat)
Chat No. 57, 04/10/10 – Nokia N8 (Symbian), HTC Desire (Android) and more…
Chat No. 56, 27/09/10 – Nokia E63, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Flipout, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and more…
Chat No. 55, 20/09/10 –ย Nokia E7, Kev abandons the iPhone 4! and more….

Note – more many great, informative and interesting audio podcasts are available from

Highly recommended! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

CoPilot 8 ‘Live’ on an iPhone, Part.5


CoPilot Traffic Incident – the detail – A quick tap on the incident and you can open the detail of the partiular traffic incident that you’ve been alerted to and investigated; e.g. as shown in the screenshot.

E.g. Contraflow (as a result of road works etc), 5.7 miles ahead etc. Now a nice feature here, is that you can tap on the ‘alternative route’ screen button on the bottom right corner.

CoPilot 8 ‘Live’ on an iPhone, Part.4


CoPilot Traffic Incident – the main indicator
Ok, so I hadn’t planned in advance of subscribing to CoPilot’s ‘Live Traffic’ until I was in the middle of a long journey! Ok, so I had a good strong 3G signal, so swiftly subscribed, from within CoPilot, whilst on route! ๐Ÿ™‚
Within a few moments, I was ready to tap on ‘Connect’ via 3G to CoPilot’s traffic servers and to rapidly see where any traffic incidents where on my route; how kool is that! ๐Ÿ™‚
As shown in the screenshot, if CoPilot picks up a traffic incident, you’ll get a vocal alert, you’ll also see a route bar down the right hand side that shows where the reported incident is.

CoPilot 8 ‘Live’ on an iPhone, Part.3


CoPilot Info Bar is a very nice feature that I particularly like ๐Ÿ™‚ it gives youย the facility to quickly customise the ‘Info Bar’. Showing either:
a) Destination;
b) Current Road (useful if you need to let someone know where you are);
c) Nearest Town;
d) ETA & Distance;
e) ETA & Time Remainingย (my favourite :-));
f) Speed & Distance.