In its first major redesign of the successful iPad tablet, Apple unveiled its newest addition, the iPad Air. Like the newly released iPhone 5S, the iPad Air has a 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor. It also has a 5-megapixel iSight camera and FaceTime HD front-facing camera and 10 hour battery life. Other iPad Air specs:
- Lighter, slimmer version. Weighs only one pound!
- 10 hour battery life
- Screen size remains the same – 9.7”
- Houses the A7 processor chip like the iPhone 5S making it 72x faster than the original iPad
Ready to buy? If you’re looking to run CoPilot on this light Apple slice, you only have a short wait. The Wi-Fi only iPad Air is available on November 1st for $499 and goes up to $629 for a 16 GB version with 4G LTE connectivity.
Also announced was the new iPad mini with retina display and the same processor was the iPad Air and iPhone 5S. The new mini will be available in November with its WiFi only model priced at $399 and the mobile connectivity model for a cool $529.
Both the iPad air and the iPad mini will have fast processing, LTE connectivity and crisp,clear screens. We cannot wait to see CoPilot running on these new devices!
Earlier we talked about Nokia’s latest efforts in the phone and tablet market. We’ll be watching the market closely to see how consumers react to the choices from both Apple and Nokia.
How did you feel about Apple’s big announcement? Surprised? Shocked? Indifferent? Let us know in the comments.
We’re always looking for ways to help ease your load. In addition to our new update for Android and iOS, we’ve got a sale! You can get our truck specific GPS for only from now until October 21st!
Get the only GPS with industry standard PC*MILER truck specific routing today!
CoPilot Truck has a few new features under the hood.
Introducing the free update of CoPilot Truck 220.127.116.116 for Android and version 18.104.22.1680 for iOS users.
You asked- we listened! State Mileage Logs are back! Your CoPilot Truck app will now automatically track stage fuel mileage to provide an accurate record for billing and tax calculation on every trip!
We’ve also got new maps to share (here’s how to get them) which feature the latest PC*MILER routing and truck specific elements.
And now you can use Google Search to help you find truck stops, gas stations and any POIs you’re looking for out on the road!
Additional features include :
- Support for iPhone 5
- New Routing Options – Practical, Shortest
Need help with your CoPilot Truck app? We’re here to help! Visit www.copilotlive.com/support
I was thrilled to attend the World Wide Developer’s Conference this past week in San Francisco, CA on behalf of the CoPilot team. Having never been to a developer’s conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect from WWDC. There is so much to see and do that the event can seem overwhelming. Luckily, you’re surrounded by like-minded people, each one as excited as I was to participate in Apple’s innovative and inspiring conference.
As a developer, I was interested to know the new features and design that Apple had in store and how we could maximize the CoPilot experience in iOS7. It was really cool to learn about the changes firsthand, like the automatic App updates to keep the latest version of CoPilot on your device. Of course, we will continue to provide What’s New information on our blogs and social media for our users to see new features and updates.
Here at CoPilot , we’re excited to dive into all the new APIs available in order to give our iOS users a great experience while using our apps. iOS 7 will be available in the fall and we can’t wait to see how awesome CoPilot can function within it.
– Alex Weisberger, Software Engineer Extraordinaire
Check out more photos from Alex’s WWDC trip here
Did you attend WWDC? Tell us about your trip in the comments!
We’ve released a complete map update featuring our latest 2013 Q1 map data for all CoPilot North America customers. The update includes thousands of new miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada and hundreds of map improvements submitted by our customers through the ALK MapSure™ service.
How to download your quarterly map update:
1) Download the latest free app update from iTunes, Google Play, Windows Phone Store or the CoPilot Web Store
2) Connect to WiFi
3) Inside your CoPilot app, go to MyCoPilot and select My Maps
Travel season is upon us! As you head to the beach or lounge pool side, don’t forget to give your device a nice place to relax as well. We’ve rounded up some of the coolest device holders to make sure you’re coveted Co-Pilot enabled smartphone or tablet has a great resting spot.
If you’re…A CAT LOVER
You’ve Gato Call Phone Stand from ModCloth $21.99
This fancy feline will gladly hold your phone while you’re tending to other important matters.
If you’re…A TRENDSETTER
Smart Pebbles multifunctional cell phone holder by DesignMAX $10.40
The heat-resistant, silicon based pebbles serve as a great laptop stand or device holder and come in many different colors.
Jonathan Adler Smartphone Holder by Jonathan Alder $48.00
Though the price tag may be hefty, this Jonathan Adler piece does allow for charging while the phone is in place. Simply plug the cord into the bottom of the stand!
If you’re…A BIG KID
Astronaut Smart Phone Holder $20
This useful action figure is also available as a soldier, polar bear or bell hop.
If you’re…INTO TRUCKS
Lori Load Stand by Monkey Business $23.99
For all you CoPilot Truckers, here’s a flatbed for your smartphone.
If you’re…A BEACH BUM
iBeach smartphone stand by treehouseoasis $36.00
These cute beach chairs will have your phone lounging in style. Available on Etsy.
Already have a great stand for your smartphone or tablet? Did you DIY your own device holder? Tell us all about it in the comments!
Happy Earth Day! Today is a great day to become aware of your carbon footprint and how you can help alleviate the waste you contribute to the planet. CoPilot can help you conserve fuel as well as time.
Check your tires: Properly inflated tires can improve your car’s overall fuel efficiency.
Drive less with Trip Optimization: Try bundling errands together to reduce how far you need to travel. Going back-and-forth to the same part of town on different days to run errands uses more gas than if you planned and did everything in the same area all at once.
You’ve Got Options: Walk, bike, ride the bus or carpool. CoPilot lets you change your method of travel so no matter what you can still get the same directions while being environmentally conscience.
Lessen Your Load: Don’t carry too much weight in your trunk and remove your car’s roofrack when not in use. This will decrease the amount of fuel being used.
Optimize your speed: You will consume up to 25% less fuel if you drive no more than 90 MPH. Our Speed Limit feature allows you to receive an audible warning when you reach or exceed the speed limit by whatever amount of MPH you set.
Plan Ahead: Whenever possible only drive during non-peak hours.
Obey The Rules: Don’t be an aggressive driver. Studies show that fast starts, weaving in and out of traffic, and accelerating to and from a stop sign or traffic light don’t save much time, but do waste fuel.
These are just a few of the many ways that we can help reduce our carbon footprints as drivers. Got any more ideas? Leave them in the comments!
We want you to be as prepared as possible so in addition to the tips we gave you on Tuesday, here are 5 more ways to keep you worry-free on the road. Please take the time to visit the National Safety Council’s page on Distracted Driving.
1. Know your vehicle’s restrictions
If you are cruising the country on the Great American Roadtrip, you might travel in an RV or other large vehicle. Make sure you know your vehicle’s height, weight, and cargo restrictions. Last thing you want is to approach a bridge and not know if your roof will make it to the other side. CoPilot can help with specific routing options for RVs or other large vehicles.
If you are operating a commercial grade truck, the federal government is issuing recommendations for use of truck-specific GPS applications. CoPilot Truck meets these requirements and would be a great option for any driver in need of a truck-specific GPS app.
We’ve just released our new MapSure™ update which includes updates reported by users via MapSure during the months of January and February and other map improvements. The updates are available for the following CoPilot North America/USA, Android and iOS customers:
- CoPilot GPS,
- CoPilot Live Premium,
- CoPilot Live Premium HD,
- CoPilot Truck,
- and CoPilot Truck HD
Here’s how to get the latest MapSure update:
– Go to MyCoPilot > News & Updates and tap “MapSure Map Update Available for Download”
– Tap the orange Install button at the bottom of the message. You do not need to restart to begin using the new map data.
IMPORTANT for CoPilot Customers: In order to receive the latest map update you MUST have the latest 2012 Q4 Quarterly Maps.
Instructions on how to get the 2012 Q4 Quarterly Maps can be found here.
This free update is part of our MapSure service that guarantees you always have the very latest maps of North America and USA on your CoPilot app.
Click here to report a map improvement through MapSure today or you can now report MapSure updates directly from within CoPilot Live.
To learn more about the ALK MapSure Service visit copilotlive.com/mapsure
We’ve released a complete map update featuring our latest 2012 Q4 map data for all CoPilot North America customers. The update includes thousands of new miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada and hundreds of map improvements submitted by our customers through the ALK MapSure service.
How to download your quarterly map update:
1) Download the latest free app update from iTunes, Google Play or the CoPilot Web Store
2) Now you’re ready to download your maps via WiFi
3) Within your CoPilot app, go to MyCoPilot and select My Maps