Location-basedservices

10.15.12
Visualized: Google Street View car fleet gets ready to conquer (and map) the world
10.15.12

Visualized: Google Street View car fleet gets ready to conquer (and map) the world

Ever wonder how Google can make such grandiose claims for the sheer amount of Street View imagery...

By J. Fingas,   10.15.12
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10.09.12
Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android gets a makeover, lets missing phones have one last gasp
10.09.12

Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android gets a makeover, lets missing phones have one last gasp

Missing phone apps such as Find My iPhone often have a glaring weakness: as they depend on pings a...

By J. Fingas,   10.09.12
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08.09.12
Foursquare brings nearby check-ins back to BlackBerry and iPhone, saves our pub crawls
08.09.12

Foursquare brings nearby check-ins back to BlackBerry and iPhone, saves our pub crawls

The Foursquare 5.0 revamp wasn't all good news for some of the location service's most loyal fans:...

By J. Fingas,   08.09.12
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07.19.12
Nokia wants to become the 'where?' company, Lumias to become sensor masters
07.19.12

Nokia wants to become the 'where?' company, Lumias to become sensor masters

Nokia is still taking its lumps in earnings, but CEO Stephen Elop has an idea as to how the troubl...

By J. Fingas,   07.19.12
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07.16.12
New Recce 3D map app offers location-based services and games, Sim City possibilities abound
07.16.12

New Recce 3D map app offers location-based services and games, Sim City possibilities abound

The mapping scene has seen plenty of activity lately -- what with Apple ditching Google to launch...

By J. Hidalgo,   07.16.12
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07.09.12
IndoorAtlas uses disturbances in the (geomagnetic) force to map interiors, plot a path to aisle 3 (video)
07.09.12

IndoorAtlas uses disturbances in the (geomagnetic) force to map interiors, plot a path to aisle 3 (video)

Interior navigation is only just coming into its own, but IndoorAtlas has developed a technology t...

By J. Fingas,   07.09.12
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06.30.12
BAE Systems' NAVSOP does positioning without GPS, makes sure the only jammin' going on is yours
06.30.12

BAE Systems' NAVSOP does positioning without GPS, makes sure the only jammin' going on is yours

Just in case GPS and GLONASS didn't make for enough of an acronym soup, BAE Systems wants to add o...

By J. Fingas,   06.30.12
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06.29.12
Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate
06.29.12

Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate

Open Street Map has been helping Flickr display geotagged shots for some time. That crowdsourced m...

By J. Fingas,   06.29.12
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06.23.12
Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes (update: potentially cheaper)
06.23.12

Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes (update: potentially cheaper)

Google must be feeling the pinch from developers like Foursquare who've jumped ship from Google Ma...

By J. Fingas,   06.23.12
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