* Posts by beardypete

3 posts • joined 21 Apr 2012

The Register's 2018 homepage redesign: What's going on now?

beardypete

Please leave things as they always have been - the content doesn't need to be curated, users read at least daily and simply want to know that they haven't missed anything, the old format works perfectly to that end.

Huge if true: iPhone 8 will feature 3D selfies, rodent defibrillator

beardypete

Great article - Donald will be proud of you!

Ten... Satnavs to suit all budgets

beardypete

What's the point of a SatNav review that doesn't comment on the accuracy of the maps?!!!

I've used TomToms for over a decade now and the thing that bugs me is that the same mapping errors are still there, despite the company's touting quarterly updates (for a hefty fee) - it really is a weakness and means that in towns and cities you'll often find yourself being directed the wrong way down one-way systems and into pedestrianised areas, whilst In rural areas you definitely need a map with you as well, because you're likely to be taken down impassable farm tracks.

I also use Nokia's FREE SatNav apps which come with downloadable maps of any country you care to choose and which are far more accurate than TomTom's - they're frequently updated and include safety camera and speed limit warnings, plus live traffic info (for sussing out what's out there) and traffic optimised routing - and as I said, they're FREE.

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