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iPhone® For Dummies®, 4th Edition by Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 12. Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather

In This Chapter

  • Mapping your route with Maps

  • Course-setting with Compass

  • Getting quotes with Stocks

  • Watching the weather with Weather

In this chapter, we look at four of the iPhone's Internet-enabled apps: Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather. We call them Internet-enabled because they display information collected over your Internet connection — whether Wi-Fi or wireless data network — in real time (or in the case of Stocks, near-real time).

Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather

Maps Are Where It's At

In the first edition of this book, we said that the Maps feature was one of the sleeper hits of our iPhone experience and an app we both use more than we expected because it's so darn handy. Since then, Maps has become better and more capable. With Maps, you can quickly and easily discover exactly where you are, find nearby restaurants and businesses, get turn-by-turn driving, walking, and public transportation instructions from any address to any other address, and see real-time traffic information for many locations.

Finding your current location with Maps

Finding your current location with Maps

If you have an iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4, a pulsating blue marker indicates your location on the map when the phone's GPS is used to find your location and a purple arrowhead appears to the right of the current time in the ...

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