Monday, November 22, 2010

CoPilot Live $2.99 Thanksgiving Week Sale!

CoPilot® Live™ GPS Navigation Apps on Sale for Thanksgiving Holiday

Award-winning app for smartphones and iPad provides holiday travelers easy-to-use, reliable navigation at a Black Friday bargain price

Princeton, NJ - November 22, 2010--CoPilot Live, the full-featured, voice-guided GPS navigation application for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile smartphones is slashing the price of its award-wining apps during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week ahead. 

CoPilot Live USA for iPhone and Android-powered smartphones is on sale for the bargain price of $2.99.  CoPilot Live North America, which includes maps of the U.S. and Canada, is on sale for iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile smartphones for $9.99.   The hi-resolution, large screen optimized CoPilot Live HD North America app for iPad is on sale for $19.99.  As with all CoPilot Live apps, this is a one-time purchase, there are no ongoing monthly subscription fees. 

CoPilot Live provides easy to follow, powerful turn-by-turn guidance with clear 3D guidance views and voice directions.  Destination entry is made easy with predictive address matching that finds addresses as you type.  The apps feature millions of useful Points of Interest (POIs) and sophisticated guidance features such as ClearTurn™ realistic display with lane indicator arrows and real sign post information for clear guidance at major highway exits and complex intersections.

CoPilot Live’s apps feature the additional crucial benefit of allowing drivers to navigate without a data connection.  Detailed street-level maps are stored directly on the device, not downloaded each trip, so drivers don’t need to rely on a cellular connection for navigation. 

The CoPilot Live iPhone and iPad apps are available for purchase via iTunes; the Android apps in Android Market and Windows Mobile in the Windows Marketplace or at www.copilotlive.com/store.  For more information, visit www.copilotlive.com.

A video of CoPilot Live is available at: 

A gallery of images is available at:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/copilotlive/collections/72157625164520360/

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Copilot Live from Alk.com and opinions...

So I posted a tweet today for my favorite navigation app on the iphone. I got some people asking me back privately how can I recommend a specific app and say "it's the only app to rate DocMurdock-Approved".

Here's the tweet - "Love @copilotlive for my iPhone 4. The ONLY Navigation app to rate DOCMURDOCK - APPROVED. http://bit.ly/8fWVXH Get it today!"

And now for the reasons why:

A. I'm DocMurdock. If I like something and give it my stamp of approval...well there you go. It's my stamp :)

B. I've tested and reviewed the app and did so against one of the more popular apps on the iPhone, the infamous AT&T Navigator app from AT&T. I've also taken a look at others such as GPS Drive which is cute, but I don't know that I'd trust it on a long distance trip. Would I use it to skedaddle around town? Maybe, but I'd trust Copilot to get me to my destination and if it got me to the wrong place I know that when I submit a map error that it will get fixed.

If you're shopping for the holidays and you're not sure what to get someone and they have an iPhone, at some point they'll need a way to get from point a to point b and ways to avoid weather, traffic and other issues, CopilotLive is the single app that we recommend because it just works. Don't waste money on others and be dissuaded and disappointed. Get the one which proves time and time again it's a great tool and a worthwhile investment.

It's also DocMurdock - APPROVED!! (which means something to some people and more all the time)

Now, on the opinions part of things. From time to time people will ask my opinion of something, or they'll ask me to write a recommendation for something. I will do that and give a testimonial for the product or service if I've tried it or believe in it. Someone approached me for one of these in the past 24 hours and I resisted because the guidance to me from beyond was not to do it. As the emails to me got more and more needy I resisted and finally the last email came that was a shocker: (Don't ask me the name of this person, they will remain nameless)

"I know Maria really well" it said. I had to sit back and take that in. You say you know my wife really well and you want me to watch a video, read a couple of paragraphs and then render an opinion that will cause people to buy your product or service and I have no idea who you are? But you want me to do that because you know my wife???

Oh no, that's not gonna fly with me. If you want and can handle an unbiased opinion of your product or service and then have it touted to many people, then let's see the product or service and you will get an unbiased review as well as full disclosure about anything else surrounding the product or service.

That's another reason I recommend CoPilotLive. They got the review, they stepped up showed their moxie and their product rates HIGHLY.

But don't toss out the "I know your wife" card and expect me to jump up and write a review of your product or service that would be seen on a less than equal footing. Not my style and not the way I roll.

Have an amazing day.

Michael

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Emails...to watch OUT for.

In our computer world of today there are many wonderful things out there that can be done with the machines we use.

We can go through our lives and accomplish much work, we can do our jobs, we can run our companies or we can sit back write code and make people's lives miserable.

In the case of the email shown below it's designed to make lives miserable. It's sent out to more than 40 people with a line that's pretty much a dead-giveaway that it's got a virus attached to whatever is on the other end of the link in it. How do I know? Because I've been a victim of one of these. It's no fun.

Here's how it happens. You get an email from a friend it looks perfectly normal, you're in a rush and you click the link, you get sent to a website, a bunch of stuff lands on your screen and at the same time on your computer and it infects the whole computer like a plague.

It goes into your addressbook, pulls all of your addresses and then composes an email to send out to all of those people and those that are too busy will proceed to do the same thing and bit by bit everyones addressbook is cleaned out, their friends are emailed and eventually the addresses end up on a server being sent out to other companies to use in their mailings or worse.

If you receive anything like this, check the address where it came from. If it ends in yahoo.com call the person who sent it to you and let them know. Otherwise post something on facebook or twitter or both to let others know as someone out there may know your friend and they may be a victim as well.

Thanks for taking time to read and if you have questions, email me back

Mike

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Have been remiss

Hi Readers,

I've been a bit remiss in sending things out to my viewing public on here so I just want to send out a note to let you know that I've not forgotten you and that there is something forth coming in just a bit.

Love,

Michael

(Also if you're looking for a great gift check out the following link to CoPilot Live for the iPhone!)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copilot-live-north-america/id324327451?mt=8

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