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How Smartphones are Changing Travel

This was my first out of state road trip in a probably a decade. And it was interesting to me to see how much smartphones have changed how road trips are done. And I don’t mean in the “keep your kids entertained” kind of way. What follows are just a few observations as to how having a smartphone has changed road trips. Continue reading

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FourSquare Wises Up, Now Useable

Since this change, FourSquare’s iPhone application has seen more use from me. It’s still not on my first iPhone screen (Gowalla’s not going away anytime soon), but it’s on my second and I have found the overall experience of FourSquare to be much more enjoyable then before. Gowalla still has a better overall user experience in my opinion, its more consistent. Continue reading

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Privacy in a World with Location Services

However, the other day when I was using Gowalla on my iPhone to check in at a place I was at (local business close to my home), I noticed something when Gowalla pulled up the locations I was close to. What I noticed was an entry labeled “[PERSON’S] House” (I have omitted the person’s name to protect their privacy at least a little). Who in their right mind thought that it was okay to add a personal’s physical residence (where they live) to a social network like this? This is a huge invasion of privacy on that person’s part. And if the person who’s house it is, said it was okay, why would they do that? There are lots of crazies in the world why would you give everyone pinpoint accuracy to where you live. It’s just not a smart move at all. Continue reading

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Google Sets the Bar (Again) – Google Maps Mobile & "My Location"

Google just can’t seem to stop outdoing themselves.  The latest version of Google Maps Mobile (download) contains a new feature called “My Location” that will show you your location on the map.  If you have GPS enabled phone, it will … Continue reading

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Google Sets the Bar (Again) – Google Maps Mobile & “My Location”

Google just can’t seem to stop outdoing themselves.  The latest version of Google Maps Mobile (download) contains a new feature called “My Location” that will show you your location on the map.  If you have GPS enabled phone, it will … Continue reading

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