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How to manage your Google location history – Android customization

by: Jonathan FeistMay 7, 2015
When is the last time you checked out your saved Google location history? This Android customization post shows what you can do with, and how to manage your Google location history.
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Google knows what hotel you are staying at, now suggests stuff in the area

by: Jonathan FeistJuly 30, 2014
If you have confirmation of your hotel booking in your Gmail, Google Search will now help you discover stuff in the area. Open Google Now and try out "directions to my hotel" or "restaurants near my hotel."
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Are your photos revealing your location when you post them on the Internet?

by: Gary SimsSeptember 27, 2013
Many people are unaware that photos can contain geo-location information, and that this data can be read by anyone when you post an image on the Internet. You do turn off GeoTagging on your phone?
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Google Play Services 3.2 officially arrives, new user and developer improvements in tow

by: Kyle WiggersAugust 20, 2013
Google, continuing in the spirit of surreptitious, over-the-air core app updates in lieu of new Android firmware, completed its global rollout of Google Play Services 3.2 today.
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Ingress gets faster, prettier, better with latest update

by: Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 19, 2013
An update has been pushed to Ingress, bringing the app version to 1.18.1. The slew of small improvements should make your Ingress experience nicer.
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WhitePages Android app launched as people and store locator

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 23, 2012

We earlier featured White Pages’ Current Caller ID Android app as a great way for smartphone users to see context before they answer a call. Current Caller ID shows you a caller’s latest social streams, so you know what they’ve been up to, which can make for an interesting conversation piece. The app also gives you statistics on your usage, including most frequent callers and SMS correspondents.

WhitePages has released its app on Android, mainly as a locator app for finding friends and establishments using your smartphone’s location services.

The app has two main features: Nearby People and Nearby Stores.

Nearby People. [...]

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Qualcomm says 90% of smartphones will be cloud-connected by 2013

by: J. Angelo RacomaSeptember 13, 2012
Qualcomm says that nine out of 10 smarpthones will be connected to the cloud by 2013. These figures constitute personal cloud services, meaning you are likely to have photos, files and other digital media stored in the cloud. You're also likely to be running apps and processes through remote servers and devices, and not just locally.
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Google acquires paper-based travel guidebooks to enhance travel, local-related services

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 14, 2012
Google has acquired travel guide publication Frommer's, and plans to integrate more reviews of hotels, restaurants and other business establishments into its online services. The goal is to ultimately broker deals between users and local establishment straight from Google's UI.
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IndoorAtlas uses magnetic fields for location-awareness in buildings and large structures

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 5, 2012

Researchers from Finland have developed a system that uses the Earth’s magnetic fields in positioning, borrowing from the adaptation that homing pigeons, spiny lobsters and dolphins have developed through thousands of years.

GPS availability on mobile devices has opened up a whole world of opportunity for smartphone and tablet owners. Positioning systems give life to maps, navigation, location-aware apps and even promos for local businesses. However, the inherent disadvantage of GPS is that it requires line-of-sight to GPS satellites. GPS systems rarely give precise positioning data while indoors.

Researchers from the University [...]

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Google patents location-based mobile device alarm system

by: Ankit BanerjeeJune 11, 2012

Google is no stranger to controversy related to what some consider blatant intrusion and complete disregard for consumer privacy. While many appreciate the personalized results, others are equally wary about the information tracking and storage, and even more so when it comes to permissions required by applications allowing access to personal information on your handheld device.

In a move that is sure to stir up further controversy, Google was recently awarded a patent that will make your device, and indirectly Google, aware of your location. Engadget reports that the patent, filed back in September 2011, describes a software-based alert system and is titled [...]

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