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Remains of the Day: Redefinition, please

It's a day of redefinitions. For one thing, "Kodak moment" apparently now refers to taking someone to court; the MacBook Pro with Retina display has redefined how thin you can make an LCD, and Apple may be loosely redefining the word "everything."

What iOS 6 might mean for Maps

The evidence has been mounting for a Maps overhaul in iOS 6. Dan Moren runs down a list of features that would be nice to see.

The Week in iOS Apps: Making more muscles

This week's roundup apps brings you new and better ways to get in shape, watch TV, and battle alien pigs. Because in space, no one can hear you oink.

CoPilot GPS to deliver free route planning, on-board mapping

ALK Technologies has announced CoPilot GPS, a free route planner and on-board mapping app for the iPhone and iPad. It's slated to hit the App Store this spring.

With a wave of its hand, Waze adds voice-control features to traffic app

Version 3.1 of the crowd-sourced traffic and navigation app for iOS adds the ability to report traffic incidents and calculate routes using voice commands.

Expo Notes: Garmin StreetPilot integrates with Wikipedia, Facebook, Foursquare

The latest iOS version of both StreetPilot and StreetPilot onDemand includes point-of-interest information gleaned from Wikipedia. You can also check in at locations via Facebook and Foursquare.

LocalEats update delivers menus to iPhone food finder

Version 2.4 of the mobile restaurant locator arrived on the App Store Wednesday. Now, a vast majority of restaurants listed in LocalEats will also include menu information, thanks to a partnership with SinglePlatform.

Remains of the Day: No tricks, just treats

With another acquisition Apple now has more maps than my dad's glovebox. (Scary.) Meanwhile, the company may allow in-store purchases COMING FROM INSIDE ITS APP, its engineers are investigating the spoooky mystery of depleting iPhone 4S batteries, and a couple iOS technologies may show up on the Mac, like, uh, free candy.

Navigon plans improved map management, interface for GPS apps

The 2.0 version of Navigon's iPhone apps -- announced Thursday but slated for release later this fall -- offer new map management features and a simplified interface redesign.

United puts iPads in cockpits for 'paperless flight deck'

United Airlines is joining the "paperless flight deck" revolution, announcing Tuesday that it is distributing 11,000 iPads to United and Continental pilots to replace bulky paper navigation charts in the cockpit.

New technology connects the iPad with the cockpit

Aspen Avionics is launching a new product called Connected Panel, which wirelessly connects an iPad to an aircraft’s avionics.

Remains of the Day: Jobs initiative

Apple may have bought a 3D mapping company, The Red Hot Chili Peppers get ready to rock in lo-fi, and if you though Apple's App Store had some raw deals, well, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Follow the final space shuttle mission from your iOS device

Space shuttle Atlantis’s upcoming STS-135 mission marks the end of the space shuttle program. GoSoftWorks’s GoAtlantis app helps you track the shuttle as it orbits the earth and you can help Hunter Research & Technology map its trajectory using the company’s Theodolite apps.

Garmin acquires navigation rival Navigon

GPS maker Garmin has acquired Germany-based competitor Navigon for an undisclosed amount. The company will operate as a subsidiary of Garmin.

Virtually drive Bay Bridge detour with iPad app

As part of this weekend's Bay Bridge detour, The Bay Bridge Public Information Office has released a universal iOS app to allow drivers to virtually go through the detour before taking it on in person.