iOS 6′s Maps App May Also Come to OS X

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Apple may be looking at porting the mobile Maps app for iOS 6 to its desktop OS X operating system in the future. A recently discovered code dump by Technically Personal reveals that there are lines of codes with references to Intel graphics chipsets that are found on Mac hardware, suggesting that Apple may bring its in-house […]

Will Voice Guided Turn-by-Turn GPS Directions Be Coming to iOS 6?

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With rumors that Apple may be ditching Google as far as the Maps app on iOS is concerned, there is now speculation that the move may also bring native voice guided turn-by-turn GPS instructions to the Maps app for the first time on Apple’s mobile iOS platform. According to a report on the Wall Street […]

Nokia Adds Social to Nokia Maps for Windows Phone

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The Nokia Maps app for Windows Phone is now in version 2.0 and along with the upgrade in version number, Nokia has also added some new features to its maps app. Nokia is now adding a social layer and crowd sourcing some of reviews of places and destinations. The new Nokia Maps 2.0 app now […]

Google Patents Application to ID Location Using a Photo of a Landmark

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Standing somewhat close to a major landmark but don’t know where you are? Hopefully, with Google’s patent application, there will be an app for that soon as the software giant has created a system where a user can snap a picture of a nearby landmark, upload it to Google’s servers, and Google will do the […]

Two U.S. Malls Now Tracking Shoppers Through Their Cell Phones

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Two malls in the U.S., both operated by Forest City Commercial Management, have begun to track customers inside shops and stores effective Black Friday. The way the tracking works is through antennas placed around the mall where shoppers’ cell phones are then triangulated, providing retailers with anonymous geographic data. Tracking systems are already being implemented […]

How to Make Siri Remember Where You Live and Work

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Siri, the new personal assistant app for the iPhone 4S is pretty amazing, but lately, I found that she is slacking. After teaching Siri a number of locations and using location based reminders, Siri forgot where I lived. The address was there in my contact card, but Siri kept telling me, I don’t know where your home […]

Samsung Adds GLONASS Support for Improved GPS Accuracy on Windows Phone

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Samsung has released an app called High Fidelity Position that would add support for the Russian positioning system GLONASS for improved location accuracy on the company’s Windows Phone handsets. The app, available for free in Windows Phone Marketplace, would help Samsung Windows Phone 7 obtain more reliable location position through the use of both the […]

6 Firework Photo Tips For iPhone or Android

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With the Fourth of July around the corner its assured that our smartphone cameras will soon be trained on fireworks. While a heavy duty DSLR may be your best bet for firework photos, it doesn’t mean you can’t capture some amazing fireworks photos from your smartphone. 6 Firework Photo Tips For iPhone or Android Not every smartphone […]

U.S. Government Conflicted on the Storage of Location Data on Smartphone

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The recent Senate hearing related to user privacy and tracking information related to smartphones yielded more questions and shows a more confused American government where technology and civil rights are concerned than gave answers. The hearing, called by U.S. Senator Al Franken, was to discuss what cell phone users’ rights are and how that relates […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 29th

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This week we saw a Verizon 4G LTE outage push back the Samsung Droid Charge, the release of new Dell Precision mobile workstations, release of the Droid Incredible 2 and much more. We also have a great roundup of Mother’s Day Tech Gifts that includes eReaders, smartphones and notebooks. This list includes Mother approved gifts […]

Evernote for Android Gets Sharing, Enhanced UI, PIN Locking and More

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Evernote for Android just got a major upgrade, bringing new organizational tools, sharing on social media, collaboration, security, a new widget and more. In short, this is an Evernote for Android upgrade you don’t want to skip. The new Evernote for Android includes the following features: Mobile Collaboration – If one user is a premium […]

Android Google Maps Updated with Better Latitude, Hotpot Integration

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Google Maps for Android has been updated, bringing the version number to 5.3, which delivers better social network integration for the Google-branded Google Places Hotpot and Google Latitude. With the new version of Google Maps, users can now view their location history. Also, users can set a home location where they can save the location […]

Foursquare Plans to Simplify Check-Ins with NFC

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Foursquare wants to help make it easier for its users to use its check-in services by implementing near field communications, or NFC. As it stands currently, the check-in service on Foursquare requires the active participation of the user by opening an app and selecting or entering their location via GPS readings. With NFC, users can […]

‘Check Out’ Comes After ‘Check In’

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Most users will probably have heard of check in services, like Foursquare and Facebook Places, that allow users to broadcast their location and hip lifestyle to friends and the Internet, but a new type of ‘Check Out’ service will allow users to review and recommend locations, businesses, restaurants, and bars to friends and others on […]