Apple is looking for someone to inject improvements to the Maps app in the iOS platform, at least that is what can be garnered according to a new job listing. The candidate who manages to charm the person in power at Cupertino will be known as an “iOS Maps Application Developer,” where he/she will be working in or around the vicinity of the company’s headquarters in Cupertino. Applicants are required […]
Dedicated GPS navigation devices are not exactly the hottest consumer electronics devices in the market at the moment, so the latest snafu by TomTom doesn’t help – as the navigation device manufacturer recently confessed of supplying driving data collected from customers to police in the Netherlands in order to nab speeding motorists. TomTom has since apologized for doing so, but the loss of goodwill might prove to be a far […]
Garmin has just announced that their OpenCaching.com geocaching service, is now available as an app on Android and iOS. In case you were wondering, geocaching is a game that was apparently invented by pirates. Back in the days when people hid their treasure, they marked a spot so that they could find it again. Geocaching works in the same way. Played by people all over the world, participants can choose to […]
Homer Simpson, the world’s most irresponsible cartoon dad, is now available to make a nuinsance of himself on your TomTom App for iPhone for the very first time – you can be sure that with him around, traveling from point A to point B using your TomTom navigation system is never going to be as boring as before, adding in some much needed comic relief just in case the journey […]
After about a week of silence, Apple has finally spoken up about the whole debacle surrounding the iOS tracking issue. In a press release today, the company has come clean about what the iOS does and how it obtains your location data.
Adiant Solutions, a company known for its GPS safety and tracking solutions, has just announced the availability of their new S-911 tracking bracelet. The S-911 is a tracking bracelet that is designed to give a peace of mind to folks with loved ones that suffer from cognitive disorders. The S-911 is the only tracking bracelet that offers real-time tracking with accuracy up-to-the-second and within several feet 24/7/365.
It is said that the kind of GPS technology you use in your personal navigation devices as well as smartphones these days originated from the war ravaged battlefields, as armies needed to send missiles in the right and most exact point possible – anything to the left or to the right (basically missing by a huge margin) could prove disastrous in terms of relations as well as the loss of […]
Nokia Research has been working on an indoor navigation concept that takes GPS-style navigation to the next level. For one, it works indoors, where GPS receivers lose the signals from satellites around the Earth. Secondly, it is accurate to 30cm (1 feet), which is more than enough to enable precise location-based services within a building, or even within a store. You could, for example, make a list of what you […]
Remember our story on Nokia’s beta version of Ovi Maps 3D? That certainly would have gotten you interested in picking up a Nokia handset down the road, although some people might beg to differ since 3D maps aren’t exactly on the top of the list for most folks.GPS maps technology has certainly come a long way since it was originally introduced so many years ago for the layperson to find […]
Nokia hasn’t been doing too hot on the smartphone and feature phone scenes of late, and it is no wonder why – their software (operating system in this case) has failed to be innovative enough to keep up with the times, what with touchscreen capability being all the rage amongst its rivals with specially catered operating systems, and Symbian being plain unable to maintain its pace.Well, other companies do have […]
We’ve covered news of the Contour range of helmet cameras before in the past, but that doesn’t mean the company is just going to sit down there without making any improvements to their existing line up. With plenty of gadget ninjas running around, it makes perfect sense for a less-than-careful moment by an individual to let slip what a company could be rolling out in due time, and in this […]
Today at the Shanghai Auto Show, Volvo unveiled its Concept Universe, a “state-of-the-art” luxurious sedan, focusing on a “human-centric” design, according to the Scandinavian company. The Concept Universe is primarily geared to the Chinese market, and, according to Jonathan Disley, Strategic Design Manager Advanced at Volvo Cars, “without the edges, all lines are infinite, marking distinctive inspiration from Scandinavian furniture design as well as Chinese writing. The Concept Universe is […]
Geographic information system (GIS) collectors have just been granted a new tool to make life easier. Called the eXplorist Pro 10, this rugged, lightweight, waterproof and Bluetooth-enabled handheld GPS device has been designed to enable users to easily map out large amounts of data in a minimal amount of time. It features a 3″ WQVGA transreflective color touchscreen, a 533MHz processor, 128MB of RAM, and 4GB of onboard storage, expandable […]
We took a look at the Garmin Forerunner 610 GPS watch a couple of days ago, and it didn’t take too long for the FCC to tear it down. Basically, it is a timepiece that not only helps you stay punctual in all of your appointments, it will also keep track of all your vital statistics, letting you know of your pace, distance, heart rate and calories burned (so that […]