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Global Posting System: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite system (space-based) that provides geographical location and time information in all weather, anywhere on Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver

Find My iPhone used in Chilean search and rescue operation

09/07/2011, While location data and tracking may be frowned upon due to their invasion of privacy, it seems that there are more noble uses for it. In recent news there has been a report on the Chilean airplane crash, where the plane attempted two landings but failed...

North Korea GPS jamming device has 100km range

09/07/2011, The reclusive country known as North Korea is said to be in possession of a GPS jamming device that can disrupt signals that occur across a wide area, in fact, including those that are more than 100km away. To date, the North did disrupt signals in South...

TomTom announces iPad optimized version

09/01/2011, Good news TomTom users, it appears that the popular navigation app on the iPhone has finally been optimized for the iPad, as pictured above (image credits: Giiks). It seems that TomTom has been paying attention to what their users want and have finally...

TomTom GO LIVE 1535M With Travel Apps and Twitter

08/29/2011, The market have been tough for GPS makers since smartphones are doing the same job by integrating efficient location technologies and offering a broad choice of navigation applications. Even TomTom has its own iPhone app that has been recently updated...

Bracketron’s Cradle-iT Golf Cart Mount

08/16/2011, Do you happen to play golf a lot? If you do, you probably use the golf cart quite a bit to travel from hole to hole, and if you needed to mount your smartphone on your golf cart for GPS or entertainment purposes, perhaps Bracketron has something for you...

GadgetTrak helps authorities track stolen phones

08/11/2011, It looks like thieves need to be a little more careful the next time they decide to steal a smartphone. The folks over at GadgetTrak, the creators of the smartphone tracking software, have reported that their software is currently leading authorities to a...

Gundam-themed navigation app

08/10/2011, Bandai Namco has announced that they they will be rolling out a Gundam-themed navigation app that is available only for iPhone users who reside in Japan. This particular navigation app will enable one to travel from one destination to another, and along...

Moby: Private Location Sharing App with Battery Life Optimization

08/05/2011, Moby is Foursquare or Google Latitude for families: it is a totally private location-sharing service. Parents can see where their kids are (in real-time) on a map, and the alert button allows users to request help with a quick tap. The app will then send...

Fancy your voice on a car navigation system?

08/05/2011, Forget about Yoda’s voice making its debut on your GPS navigation system – the little fellow tends to speak in reverse, and sometimes when you need clear and concise directions, he isn’t the best person to look for. You know what they...