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.
If your the kind of person that's a bit creeped out that most of your apps use Apple's Location feature and would like to turn it off either entirely, or on an app by app basis, Apple has made it easier to find the setting. Navigate to Settings>Location, that's it.
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.
We've talked about augmented reality iPhone apps here before, but Plane Finder AR has to be one of the coolest we've seen yet. This application lets you find planes in the air by pointing the camera one your iPhone (or now, iPod touch) in the air near a plane. When you do, a heads up display will show you information about the plane, including flight number, aircraft registration, speed, altitude and how far away it is.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have infamously given up his iPhone recently for an Android handset, but that doesn’t mean that his company has abandoned Apple’s iOS. Following a press conference Wednesday to introduce the new location-based Places feature, an iPhone app update hit which adds the feature.
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.