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Location-based game The Target to make mobile gaming more exciting

If playing alone on your smartphone has become too boring for you, it's time to try another kind of game. Location-based games are slowly getting traction in the mobile gaming community, and one of the newest kids on the block is The Target. While it started out as much more complex and complicated, changes in the mechanics now allows a smaller group of players to enjoy playing a digital and modified version of cops and robbers in the neighborhood.

Glympse for Autos lets drivers share location data

Glympse has launched a new app for drivers that will allow people to share their location as they drive. The new app is called Glympse for Auto and it is on Google Play for download right now. The idea behind the app is to make it easy to share location data with family and friends without having to take eyes off the road.

uCiC is location-based app to help answer your questions

Prominent communication theorist Marshall Mcluhan talked about the global village years before the Internet was commercialized, saying that digital technology will contract the world into one community. Decades later, we have seen this come true in a sense. A new app is contributing to this concept by letting you help strangers and vice versa through the power of pictures and mobile connection. Will uCiC (you see I see) become your new best friend?

Make your house feel like home with Automatic and Nest

Weather conditions can be far more extreme in certain parts of the states than others, and home should be a place where you feel most comfortable. For some, it can be a chill factor to come home and find that it's not so cozy and warm as it should be. In other instances, home can be unbearably hot that you don't even look forward to stepping foot though the door. Nest, the smart thermostat, has paired with Automatic, a car technology company in making it easier for you to come home to a nicely tempered home.

MarkO wants to be your productivity buddy

There was a time when our todo lists were at the very least just a checklist or, at most, timed reminders of things we need to do. These days, however, a single task may have not just multiple contexts but also multiple people involved. For those types of tasks, MarkO, pronounced as "mark-oh", tries to be of service by reminding you not just when a task needs to be done but also when you actually are in the location where it needs to be done.

Google “Copresence” a cross-platform nearby file-sharing service?

Sharing files have been a lot easier thanks to the cloud, at least compared to frantically copying files to a USB stick and passing it around. However, it could still be much easier. Cloud storage and sharing services, by nature, require an Internet connection. Ad hoc networks, including WiFi direct and Bluetooth, aren't exactly easy or fast to get up and running. And NFC just doesn't cut it for large files or bulk transfers. Enter "Copresence", tipped to be an upcoming service from Google that seeks to solve all of that.

Glympse Keyboard for Android now allows location-sharing

Location-sharing apps for mobile are nothing new. In fact, there are a lot of similar apps out there but only a few cater to the basic needs of the users. One of the more popular apps today is Glympse that lets the user control privacy by deciding which contacts can see his particular location.

Foursquare version 8.0 focuses on customized recommendations

Two weeks after Foursquare announced that they are rebranding from the ground up, they have finally unveiled version 8.0, and simply checking-in is definitely a thing of the past as far as the new app is concerned. The new Foursquare is all about giving users personalised and localized recommendations, based on what kind of things you like, where you’ve been in the past and what you should be checking out in your hood.

Foursquare relaunches with a more personalized service

Foursquare started out as one of the earliest location-sharing apps, where you can let others know where you’ve been and keep track of where your friends are. But over the past few months, they’re trying to evolve into more than just that, and they have just announced their upcoming rebranding, including a new logo and a much more personalised service where you can discover new places to visit, wherever you are.

Google Maps update lets you search less, Explore more

It's easy enough these days to just ask Google Search what interesting places can be found nearby, but that's still a few taps or spoken words away. What if you can get all of that information from a single button? Now you can! At least, once the latest Google Maps update hits your device and brings with it the fancy new Explore feature that will have you typing less and walking, or driving, around more.
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