They may be late to the party, but Magellan has finally updated their RoadMate GPS apps for iOS 4, complete with multitasking, fast app switching, uninterrupted navigation while on phone calls and free traffic data.
Faking your location on your iOS device may be easier than you think thanks to a jailbreak application available from Cydia called FakeLocation. Whether you want to steal the Mayorship of your neighborhood hang out Foursquare, or you want to pull a prank on a friend, we’ll show you how to fake your location no matter where you’re at.
Everything has a price--at least for Android users. According to a joint study conducted by Duke University, Penn State University and Intel Labs, a number of purportedly free application designed for the OS are in reality forcing users to unknowingly pay through the nose. The Android users weren't sending the developers any money, but rather, an alarming amount of personal information such as precise GPS locations and phone numbers.
Earlier this year, Foursquare added the ability to leave "tips" in a location for a friend, or the next person who checked into that location after you. Today, however, they expanded on that idea to bring users something called "Location Layers." The location layers give you the ability to subscribe to updates from a variety of different content publishers to provide push updates about a location you're visiting.
GPS is an amazingly transformative technology, originally designed for military commanders to pinpoint enemies and navigate through hazardous battlefields. Though GPS has since spread to car navigation devices and handheld camping gizmos. Starting with the iPhone 3G, Apple began integrating GPS into their mobile device with features users eventaully took for granted.
A new Apple patent application revealed this week showed that possible future iPhones could allow for location sharing at the touch of a button. Now parents could have an even easier way to keep track of where their rascally teenagers are at!