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Spring is here and it is time to travel! Enter our competition NOW for a chance to win 1 of 3 real traveller must-haves: CoPilot Travel Navigation Pack with Maps of your choice! It is available for Android, iPhone/iPad & Windows Phone 8.

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The CoPilot Travel Navigation Pack includes:

– CoPilot Premium Offline GPS Navigation App of your choice. You can choose from maps of North America, Europe, Brazil, Middle East, Southern Africa, Australasia, South East Asia or India, and discover locations, countries or even continents you haven’t explored yet.

– 1 Year Free of ActiveTraffic™ to avoid the traffic jams

– CoPilot USB Car Charger for your device

– A premium quality in-car smartphone mount

– Cool CoPilot stuff you can’t get elsewhere

– And, of course … candies 🙂

 

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The winner will be selected randomly among all the people who participated in the CoPilot Sweepstakes between 26th March and 8th April 2015. Competition winner will be announced on the10th of April on the CoPilot Facebook pageGoogle+ and Twitter – so remember to like or follow to check if you have won!

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CoPilot at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain

We had a great time at MWC 2015 in Barcelona! Here some impressions:

1. Our CoPilot Stand early in the morning

 

2. The visually impressive Samsung stand

 

3. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge:

 

4. Microsoft and Sony

 

5. Virtual Reality Simulation

 

6. LG G Flex 2

 

7. And our personalised Android MWC badge


See you next year 🙂

 

The Apple Watch is here!

Apple revealed the launch details for the new Apple Watch at an event in San Francisco yesterday evening. Prices for the aluminium Sport model start from $349, the stainless steel model from $549 and the high-end Watch Edition models (18-karat Gold model) start from $10,000. The devices will be available to pre-order from 10th April and will go on sale from 24th April.

 

There are a wide range of straps to choose from – ranging from the rubber sport band at $49, a leather loop and Milanese loop (both $149), a modern leather buckle at $249, right up to a stainless steel link bracelet at $449. Most straps come in a variety of colours too to give a very wide range of customisation options.

 

Apple showed us again the key features of the Apple Watch, though we didn’t really see much that hadn’t already been demoed back in November at the initial product reveal. The Apple Watch will work as a timekeeper (of course!) – with a wide range of watch faces and modes , a fitness coach with step counter heart-rate monitor and reminders. You can read and deal with emails, and even make phone calls directly from the watch too – thanks to the inclusion of built in speaker and microphone.

 

An iPhone is needed to setup the Watch and most functions of the Watch require the iPhone to be within range (it connects via Bluetooth 4.0). It is possible to store music on the watch and listen to it with Bluetooth headphones, though Apple haven’t announced how much on-board storage is included.

 

Battery life is around 18 hours with medium use, so it needs to be charged every night – charging reportedly takes around 2.5 hours

 

A range of new third-party apps have been announced with the likes of Twitter, Nike, Mint, NYTimes, ESPN, Evernote, eBay and TripAdvisor all ready for launch for next month.

 

See more about the Apple Watch at: https://www.apple.com/watch/

 

What do you think of the Apple Watch, will you be getting one? Let us know in the comments below.

 

The Best of the Best: Europe Travel Tips

Are you traveling to Europe soon? To celebrate our -20% CoPilot Premium Europe App sale this week, we took a look back and choose our favorite Europe travel tips for you. What’s your favorite destination in Europe? Here is our selection:

Cappadocia – Turkey

With its subterranean cities, cave houses, and enchanting landscape, Cappadocia in Turkey  is one of the most extraordinary places on the planet.

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Salinas de Torrevieja – Spain

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Looking for something different? Then drive off to the Salinas de Torrevieja in Spain. The water of the lake is pink, thanks to tiny algae that live in the salt water. Ah and there are plenty of pink flamingos out there too!

 

 

Monsanto, Portugal

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If you are driving inPortugal this summer, remember to calculate your route via Monsanto, voted in 1938 as the “most Portuguese village in Portugal”

 

Lake Como – Italy

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Lake Como in Italy is the must-see place around the year with its beautiful scenery, refreshing lake and amazing food.

 Alta Badia, Italy

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This beautiful resort in the heart of the Dolomites is perfect for skiing, cross-skiing and snowboarding. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy delicious Southern Tyrol gourmet food and drink.

We hope you liked our little list! If you know even better resorts, please do tell us here in comments or come to say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.

Safe travels!

PS: We also have an amazing sale for our CoPilot GPS app users: Get -20% off your in-app upgrade to full turn-by-turn navigation with 3D maps! What are you waiting for? Download the free CoPilot GPS App from the AppStore, PlayStore, WindowsPhone Store and Amazon and then go to MyCoPilot > Features and Upgrades to enjoy this special limited offer.

What you always wanted to know about Carnival in Rio

Do you have enough of cold weather and bulky sweaters? Why not flee the winter and celebrate summer in Brasil this year? It’s February and that can only mean one thing: Carnival in Rio! So pack your camera, sun screen and download CoPilot Premium Brasil:

 

The biggest party of the planet in numbers

Every year the 5-day Carnival in Rio de Janeiro attracts around 1 million visitors from abroad and ca. 2 million people party in the streets of Rio every day during the festivities. Around 200 so-called “samba schools” participate in the annual parades. Samba schools are clubs with 3000 or more members and responsible for creating the colourful floats and intricate costumes the carnival in Rio is famous for around the globe.

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Costumes

The vibrant costumes are hand-made and designed according to the theme of each samba school. Since the costumes are very pricey, participants often save money over a long period of time to be able to afford their ensemble. Of course you can purchase your own costume to party like a local.

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Photo: Nicolas de Camaret  – Carnaval 2014 – Rio de Janeiro, Source: http://ow.ly/I0SIt

 

Samba

What would the Carnival of Rio be without music? During the festivities street music can be heard from every corner of the city. Before you travel to Rio, you might want to brush up on your dance moves by attending a Samba course. But even if you don’t like dancing, don’t fear. You can still watch the parades float by from a comfy seat in a Sambadrome viewing area.

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History

The carnival started to take shape 200-300 years ago when Portuguese immigrants imported European carnival traditions into Brazil.  Over the centuries it took its own unmistakable shape, developing into one of the biggest yearly events in the world.

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Photo: Nicolas de Camaret from São Paulo, Brazil – Carnaval 2014 – Portela – Rio de Janeiro, Source: http://ow.ly/I0T86

 

What is the “Sambadrome”?

The Sambadrome is a purpose-built 700 m long arena which can host up to 90 000 people. It is built along both sides of the parade ground, allowing viewers to take in the floats and displays from above. It takes one samba school an entire 90 minutes to parade from one end of the Sambadrome to the other. Better take some snacks, this will be a long night.

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We hope you liked our little list! If you know even better resorts, please do tell us here in comments or come to say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.

Safe travels!

 

See also:

http://www.rio.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Carnival

http://www.rio-carnival.net/

http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-entertainment/carnival-in-rio-a-short-history/#