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Wikipedia’s Official Mobile Apps Say So Long to Google Maps

April 7, 2012 by

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By Charles Cooper: First it was Foursquare. And then Apple. Now, it’s Wikipedia’s turn to switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. Wikipedia’s decision, announced in a blog post, is likely to raise more questions about the company’s decision to charge so-called high-volume users of its Maps APIs, which formerly were free. In March, Google started […]

Five U.S. Publishers Launch Digital Magazine Newsstand For Android

April 4, 2012 by

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From a Blog Post/Media Release: Next Issue Media , a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., today announces the launch of its all-new tablet newsstand featuring the world’s top titles, designed specifically for Android tablets.” [Clip] Customers have unlimited access to as many […]

New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

March 31, 2012 by

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Released earlier this week by the National Library of Medicine. It’s available for free. From the iTunes App Store Web Page Covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library or cultural heritage institution. Material specific instructions are included as well as health and safety links and videos. Learn More/Download App

New iOS App: Consumers Take the Driver’s Seat on Safety with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SaferBus

March 24, 2012 by

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From the FMCSA: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) [has] unveiled its SaferBus iPhone/iPad application – a first-of-its-kind app that gives bus riders a quick and free way to review a bus company’s safety record before buying a ticket or booking group travel. [Clip] SaferBus provides access to safety records […]

Mobile: GPO Adds New Features to Congressional Guide App

March 21, 2012 by

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From the U.S. Government Printing Office: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has enhanced the features of the Mobile Member Guide, a mobile Web application (app) that GPO released in November 2011, which provides the public with quick, easy access to information on Members of the 112th Congress. The app’s new features include: Official biographical […]

Reference: Doing Business at a Glance 2012, iOS App from World Bank Group (Free)

March 9, 2012 by

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From the iTunes App Store: Doing Business at a Glance 2012 lets you compare the rankings and indicators from Doing Business 2012 (DB2012) and Doing Business 2011 (DB2011), all without the need for an internet connection. The app presents rankings and quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights across 183 economies […]

Access GAO Reports and Legal Decisions via New App for iOS (Free)

March 6, 2012 by

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From the Government Accountability Office (GAO): The free app – available to users of Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads – provides direct, simple mobile access to new reports, testimonies, videos, and podcasts. [Clip] The GAO app joins other GAO digital initiatives that include podcasts, online videos and report graphics, and a presence on […]