ENTRIES TAGGED "location"

Why indoor navigation is so hard

Why indoor navigation is so hard

Your phone can get you to the museum, but it can't guide you to the T-Rex.

The mapping applications built into smartphones are fantastic … until you arrive at your destination. Here, Nick Farina explains how indoor navigation apps can and should work.

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Developer Week in Review: Lion drops pre-installed MySQL

Developer Week in Review: Lion drops pre-installed MySQL

MySQL is missing from Lion Server, and Apple gets a slap on the wrist from South Korea.

A pre-installed version of MySQL is noticeably absent from Lion Server, South Korea penalizes Apple for the location brouhaha, and Java 7's compiler injects a bit of randomness into software development.

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Strata Week: Google Plus focuses on data control

Strata Week: Google Plus focuses on data control

The launch of Google+, Yahoo spins off Hadoop, and a book full of iPhone location maps

Google launches Google+, saying "It's your data" and giving users better control over sharing. Yahoo spins out its Hadoop division into a separate company. And a self-published author creates a book out of his iPhone tracking maps.

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Want to know where to build a new store? Check your human density data

Want to know where to build a new store? Check your human density data

Skyhook's Ted Morgan on the applications of human density data.

Ted Morgan, Skyhook co-founder and CEO, discusses the value of human density data and why it will help drive marketing, business and development decisions.

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Softly buzzing phones could yield better augmented reality

Softly buzzing phones could yield better augmented reality

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on subtle forms of augmented reality.

Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, says subtle interactions — like a buzzing phone — could lead to better augmented reality experiences than those provided through cameras and screens.

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The iPhone tracking story, one week later

The iPhone tracking story, one week later

Apple issues a statement on location and says iOS fixes are coming soon.

Apple announces fixes and sheds more light on location data. Plus, a look at some of the reporting and potential applications that have popped up.

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Additional iPhone tracking research

Researchers and reporters are exploring many of the issues related to mobile location data.

The iPhone tracking story led to a host of related investigations. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.

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iPhone tracking: The day after

iPhone tracking: The day after

Analysis and criticism came in the wake of our iPhone tracking story.

The iPhone tracking story published here a few days ago struck an unexpected nerve. Here's a selection of the most interesting immediate reactions.

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Data News: Week in Review

Data News: Week in Review

Tracking data found in iOS 4, crowdsourcing is questioned, and the Senate doesn't get "open data"

In the latest Data News: The tracking data saved in a hidden iOS 4 file causes a stir, the value of crowdsourcing during crisis response is questioned, and the Senate finally releases its financial data … in PDF.

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Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

A hidden file in iOS 4 is regularly recording the position of devices.

Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that iPhones and 3G iPads running iOS 4 are regularly recording the location of devices into a hidden file.

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