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iPhone™ for Dummies® by Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 12. Monitoring Maps, Contemplating Compass, Scrutinizing Stocks, and Watching 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 applications: 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 (or in the case of Stocks, near-real) time.

Monitoring Maps, Contemplating Compass, Scrutinizing Stocks, and Watching 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 application 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 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 or 3GS, a pulsating blue marker indicates your location on the map when its GPS is used to find your location (see Figure 12-1). Otherwise, a somewhat larger circle is used to show your approximate ...

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