Apple has long been rumored to be working on their own mapping data for their iOS devices, and that day may be coming sooner than we think, according to new legal disclaimers discovered under “Map Data” in the beta build of iOS 5.
If you’re anything like us, your workout equipment creates more dust bunnies than muscle. It’s all too easy to use a new gadget until it loses its luster, then toss it in a closet or drawer where it’ll never be found again. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is an exception to this rule.
How concerned should I be about this news that my iPhone keeps a database of everywhere I’ve been? I’m sure the truth is somewhere between Steve Jobs’ “We don’t track anyone,” and that funny (and insane) South Park episode “HumanCentiPad,” but what’s the real deal?
Tired of getting lost when you're driving? Remember that time you asked that toothless hobo which way to town and he sent you down that road that ended at the meat processing plant? Yeah, worst honeymoon ever.
Magellan gave us one of their swanky Premium Car Kits and a code for their Magellan RoadMate GPS app in the App Store. The app and the car kit work with the second and third generation iPod touch, the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. With this baby on your dash, you'll make it to your destination without smelling like processed meat.
Apple has remained mostly silent on its latest “Locationgate” scandal involving GPS-equipped iOS devices recording and saving location data -- until now. The company has just posted an extensive question and answer document on its website, covering 10 key points.
You know the drill by now. Often readers will email the man himself, asking for clarification on various issues that may be surrounding Apple or their respective products. Apple's CEO has reportedly responded to the tracking issue, in his usual fashion.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.
One of the unfortunate aspects of a Wi-Fi only iPad is the lack of a GPS chip, which is only included in the 3G models that cost $129 more. However, it appears that tethering your iPad to your iPhone allows the tablet to also receive accurate GPS data as well.
The iPhone’s integrated camera and GPS hardware is match made in heaven for use with the Places feature in Aperture and iPhoto. But what if you prefer to use a point-and-shoot or DSLR without built-in GPS? You could purchase a GPS peripheral for your camera or add the location information to each photo manually -- or give gps4cam a try.
There are few feelings that quite compete with wandering a store when you're in a hurry or you need to leave and you can't find what you came for. Sure, you can ask the staff, but what if you can't even find them? Then when you do find someone, they send you on a wild goose chase or don't know where it is themselves. Well, for a problem like this, there's a saying Cupertino just trademarked.