How to Turn Off Location Data for iOS 8 Photos

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If you don’t want your location data saved on your photos that you take with your iPhone or iPad in iOS 8, here’s how to disable the feature. Every photo that you take with any camera comes with what’s called EXIF data, which consists of the settings used for taking the photo (shutter speed, aperture, […]

Verizon Smart Rewards Program Launches, But There’s a Catch

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Back in February Verizon Wireless announced a new program called “Smart Rewards” that gives loyal Verizon customers points which can be redeemed for cash, discounts on hotels, and various other things similar to credit card reward programs. After initially launching in a few select markets, Verizon Smart Rewards is officially launching nationwide on July 24th. […]

How to Turn Off Location Data for Photos in iOS 7

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Every photo that you take with any camera comes with what’s called EXIF data, which consists of the settings used for taking the photo (shutter speed, aperture, etc), as well as the date and time the photo was taken. Furthermore, if your camera has GPS built-in, it has the ability to store the location of […]

Why Nokia, Not Microsoft, Should Use Its New $7 Billion to Acquire BlackBerry

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On Monday, Microsoft had announced that it is acquiring Nokia’s device business along with Nokia’s talent and management in crafting smartphones, effectively transforming Microsoft further into a devices and services company for the cost of $7 billion. Shortly after the Microsoft announcement, rumors are circulating once again that the Redmond, Washington software giant turned device […]

Nokia’s Location Cloud Adds Intelligence to Connected Cars [Video]

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Nokia has big plans with its locations business. Thanks to its Navteq acquisition, Nokia’s maps are now present in some 80 percent of in-dash vehicle systems as well as on Windows Phone. Now, through a re-brand to the HERE name, Nokia is making a big push into making cars more connected, more intelligent, and making […]

Your iPhone Knows Where You Live, Eat and Work

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With iOS 7 beta 5 your iPhone knows where you live, your favorite restaurants and even when you get to work late — and it’s awesome. iPhone location tracking isn’t new, and it’s something users agree to when setting up the iPhone, but it can be a surprise to see the nitty-gritty details of where […]

Apple Maps Search Might Not Suck Soon

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Business listings in Apple Maps search isn’t anywhere close to competing services like Google Maps, but that could change soon with Apple’s purchase of Canadian firm Locationary. The deal reportedly wrapped up this week as an Apple spokesperson confirmed the purchase to All Things D. Apple did not reveal what it paid for Locationary or […]

Garmin’s HUD Accessory Helps Drivers Keep Eyes On the Road With GPS Navigation

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Garmin is introducing an after-market heads-up display, or HUD, accessory that could project your next turn-by-turn direction onto your windshield. The aim of the accessory is so that users who use GPS navigation systems, particularly those manufactured or with software from Garmin or its Navigon subsidiary, could be more focused on driving and less distracted […]

Google Redefines Mapping Experience

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Google is redefining the mapping experience for Android, iOS, tablets, and desktops with the new introduction of Google Maps at the Google I/O developer conference. Google says that it now provides over 15 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions and it’s working to improve that experience with additional imagery, photos, and user-submitted photo spheres captured with […]

More Accurate GPS System Paves the Way to Commercial Driverless Cars

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A new car navigation system developed by researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain may soon pave the way to driverless cars with GPS that’s up to 90 percent more accurate than systems used today. Additionally, it would make navigating in urban areas with tall buildings and trees more easy as GPS signals […]

Facebook Nearby to Take On Yelp, Google Local Recommendations

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In a bid to compete against local recommendation sites like Google, which has its own user-generated reviews along with expert reviews via the company’s Zagat acquisition, and Yelp, Facebook has launched a new update to its iOS and Android application to bring a new feature called ‘Nearby.’ Nearby will work in conjunction with your check-ins […]

Australian Police Advises Motorists Against Using Apple Maps

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Apple’s iOS Maps app and mapping service has gained a new critic in the form of the Australian police force. In Victoria, police are urging motorists against using Apple Maps, citing that egregious misdirection from the fault may cause potentially life threatening situations. In particular, the app’s routing to the city of Mildura to the […]

TeleNav’s Scout is Another Option for Free iPhone Voice GPS Navigation

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TeleNav had just launched an update to its Scout app for iPhone that now delivers free voice-guided turn-by-turn instructions to users. Though not fully optimized for the iPhone 5′s lengthened phone display resolution, Scout works well and provides excellent features, such as spoken street name, voice-guided instructions, and route optimization based on traffic conditions. The […]

iOS 6 Native Google Maps App Inches Closer to Launch

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With the launch of the iPhone 5 and the debut of the underlying iOS 6 operating system, Apple had abandoned its relationship with Google and removed the Google mapping service that powers the native iOS Maps app. Instead, Apple developed its own mapping solution, which has been met with criticism due to some inaccurate routing […]

Google Now Updated to Include Pedometer Card

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Google’s intelligent search app, Google Now, for Android smartphones and tablets now include an intelligent pedometer app that tracks your distance and knows how far you’ve walked. The updated card should automatically begin appearing on Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or later and joins cards for weather, nearby restaurant suggestions, and other related search […]

Leaked Info Emerges for Native Google Maps App for iOS 6

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With iOS 6, Apple made the bold and controversial move to switch away from Google’s mapping services for its native iOS Maps app in favor of an Apple-developed back-end service. While the service does have its weak points–like inaccurate mapping–it does have its strong points like being the first version of a native iOS solution […]

Patent Suggests Apple Bringing Automatic Profiles to Location-Aware iPhone

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Want your iPhone to switch to vibrate or mute in a meeting? Turn off notification and wireless when you enter a classroom? A newly uncovered Apple patent suggest that Apple is looking at enabling automatic profile switching, a much requested feature for the flagship smartphone since it was introduced in mid-2007, through the use of […]