Mitch Wagner

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California Bureau Chief, Light Reading
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Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.

Articles by Mitch Wagner
posted in October 2008

Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting For Turn-By-Turn Directions On The iPhone

At first glance, the iPhone has all the ingredients needed to support turn-by-turn directions. It runs GPS. It runs Google Maps. It has audio output and a speaker. So why doesn't the iPhone give you real-time turn-by-turn directions? The answer, I think, is that turn-by-turn directions are more complicated to deliver than they seem to be. Much as I want my iPhone to tell me where to turn when I'm driving, I'm not optimistic that we'll see that capability anytime soon.

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iPhone 2.2 Images Hit The Web

The iPhone 2.2 firmware update is on its way, and it's a meaty one, with goodies for Google Maps users and podcast fans. Beta users have been posting images of the Google Maps upgrades, with added support for Street View and walking and transit directions, and they look sweet.

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Join Us In San Diego Thursday For The Geek Bonfire

If you're in San Diego on Thursday, join us for soft drinks, snacks, and networking at the San Diego Geek Bonfire Meetup. It's open to IT managers, programmers, social networking addicts, Web entrepreneurs, science fiction fans, comic fans, gamers -- anybody who's into nerdy activities or who likes talking with people who enjoy those things.

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Blast From The Past: A 1995 Guide To Doing Business On The Internet

I stumbled over a copy of the book Doing (More) Business On The Internet, which I picked up 13 years ago when first getting a handle on this strange, new form of electronic business. Leafing through it is like looking at your high school yearbook, without the bad haircuts. The cover alone is like a trip in the Back to the Future car.

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