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Find Latitude and Longitude Coordinates & Ways To Use Them Online

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Find Latitude and Longitude Coordinates & Ways To Use Them Online

Most of the time, when you’re looking for directions or want to find a location, you probably go directly to Google Maps (or whatever your favorite mapping tool is) and look up the address. Well, that’s fine when you have the address, or you know the names of the city, town or location that you want to find. However, there are plenty of cases when names of places aren’t so important as their location on the Earth.

17-05-2013
Find Latitude and Longitude Coordinates & Ways To Use Them Online
How GPS Works [MakeUseOf Explains]

Technology Explained

How GPS Works [MakeUseOf Explains]

As an avid gamer, I’m surprised by the correlation between GPS-like features in modern video games and the proliferation of GPS technology in mundane life. When I was a kid, paper maps and cartography were still common; if you got lost, you suffered through it and found your way to your destination. Nowadays, we’ve got the wonders of GPS to guide us there and back again. What is GPS? How does it work?

24-04-2013
How GPS Works [MakeUseOf Explains]
Waze: A Social GPS For Your Daily Commute [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Waze: A Social GPS For Your Daily Commute [iOS]

Out of all the navigation apps that are currently on the market, Waze may very well have the best concept. The only catch is that it doesn’t have a “big name” backing it (like Google or Apple Maps). Regardless, it’s on our list of Best Apps For The iPhone, and there’s a reason for that. The app blends elements from both crowdsourcing and mapping to create something truly useful.

12-03-2013
Waze: A Social GPS For Your Daily Commute [iOS]
Sick Of Your GPS App’s Data Connection Flaking Out? Try 3 Updated Offline Maps [Android]

Android

Sick Of Your GPS App’s Data Connection Flaking Out? Try 3 Updated Offline Maps [Android]

Not long ago, Chris covered three of the best offline GPS apps available on Android. Since then, many other GPS apps released or received major updates. Do these newcomers compare favorably with those reviewed by Chris? To answer this question, I evaluate the apps based on four criteria – first, how effective is the app at helping users navigate offline? Second, what are its top features? Third, how data efficient is the app? Fourth, is the paid version worth purchasing?

12-03-2013
Sick Of Your GPS App’s Data Connection Flaking Out? Try 3 Updated Offline Maps [Android]
Get There Faster – 10 Google Maps & Navigation Tips

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Get There Faster – 10 Google Maps & Navigation Tips

Google Maps is still the most powerful mapping service ever, despite what Apple might say. Whether you’re using Google Maps in a browser on your desktop or an app on your mobile phone, Google Maps is packed with useful features, some of which are a bit hidden. Even better, the Google Maps app works in concert with the Google Maps website on your computer.

11-01-2013
Get There Faster – 10 Google Maps & Navigation Tips
How To Pimp Your GPS With Free Sat Nav Voices

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How To Pimp Your GPS With Free Sat Nav Voices

I’m sure many of you have a Sat Nav (Satellite Navigation) tool, such as a TomTom or Garmin device. You probably realise that you can change the voices, but maybe you haven’t been bothered to do so yet because you thought it would be too much effort. Well, it’s not difficult and won’t take you long at all. Changing your Sat Nav voice is easy and can be done for free.

27-09-2012
How To Pimp Your GPS With Free Sat Nav Voices
Checkmark Vs Apple’s Reminders For Location Aware Alerts [iPhone]

iPhone and iPad

Checkmark Vs Apple’s Reminders For Location Aware Alerts [iPhone]

Some very smart third-party developers have created another location reminder app called Checkmark ($0.99) that makes it even easier to configure reminders using preset locations you frequently go to. If you often forget things when you’re out and about, location reminders could possibly save you precious time and maybe even a little money.

28-07-2012
Checkmark Vs Apple’s Reminders For Location Aware Alerts [iPhone]
Garmin Forerunner 405CX Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

Garmin Forerunner 405CX Review and Giveaway

Today, I will be reviewing the Garmin Forerunner 405CX: a heart-rate monitor with a built-in GPS. We bought this $270 Garmin Forerunner 405CX, so you can expect an honest, unbiased review. And of course, the cherry on top is that one lucky reader will win this review unit – participate in the giveaway at the end, and you too will have a chance to win it!

12-06-2012
Garmin Forerunner 405CX Review and Giveaway
4 Ideas For A Fun Date Using A GPS Smartphone & Some Romance

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4 Ideas For A Fun Date Using A GPS Smartphone & Some Romance

Almost everybody has a smartphone with a GPS these days, but they’re still sorely underused when it comes to creative days out of the house. If you’re a geek looking to impress a date with your creativity, passion for life and cool tools, then using your GPS to liven things up could be the answer.

15-05-2012
4 Ideas For A Fun Date Using A GPS Smartphone & Some Romance
Top 8 Apps & Services For Tracing A Mobile Phone Location [iOS, Android, WP7 & Others]

Android iPhone and iPad

Top 8 Apps & Services For Tracing A Mobile Phone Location [iOS, Android, WP7 & Others]

There are a couple of good reasons you might want to trace the location of a mobile phone. Theft is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to smartphones, due to the amount of personal data being carried around in our pockets on a daily basis. Keeping track of friends and family is another potential use. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the options.

11-05-2012
Top 8 Apps & Services For Tracing A Mobile Phone Location [iOS, Android, WP7 & Others]
3 James Bond Gadgets You Can Make From an Old Smartphone

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3 James Bond Gadgets You Can Make From an Old Smartphone

The smartphone is the most sophisticated gadget we carry with us everyday. And while we don’t have our own Q Branch working for us in a secret lab, thanks to a few intrepid DIY-ers and hackers, we can repurpose our old smartphones in our basements. Here are three James Bond styled spy gadgets you can make from an old smartphone.

25-04-2012
3 James Bond Gadgets You Can Make From an Old Smartphone
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