by Brent Dirks
February 7, 2013
TomTom has updated its large number of apps with some new features and improvements. Most importantly for users, TomTom has added the latest and most recent map information to version 1.13. To give users a taste of the HD Traffic information, the update also has added a free 30-day trial to the service. After installing the update, the offer for the free traffic data will be inside the app. If HD Traffic has already been purchased, one month will be added to the subscription automatically. After the trial, the service can be bought as an in-app purchase. Twelve months of traffic is $19.99, while a single month of the service is $2.99. Along with iPad mini compatibility, the update adds iCloud backup and restore capabilities. Settings and stored destinations will be automatically saved once a day. TomTom offers a number of universal apps compatible with both the iPhone and GPS-enabled iPads. For example, TomTom U.S.A. is $49.99 while the version that covers Europe is $99.99 in the App Store. There are also other apps that cover roads across other parts of the globe. While those high prices might be hard to take, I’ve found that the price is worth it. I’ve used TomTom’s iOS app for navigating the wild roads of Texas for years, and have yet to find anything that beats it.