Tag: Location

Google’s location history now used as a tool by law enforcement

While Google uses your location history, once enabled, primarily to send you targeted ads and other location-based services, we kind of knew that sooner...
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Selling of location data must be investigated by the FCC, senators urge

T-Mobile, AT&T, and other telcos may need to be more careful this time in protecting the privacy of the consumers. Some US senators and...

Accuweather uses Foursquare’s SDK for more personalized information

Apps and services that use Location-based features have gotten a pretty bad rap lately because of security and privacy issues, to the point that...

Google testing out system to provide accurate location for 911 calls

If you’ve ever had to make a 911 call, you know that sometimes you can get too flustered that you may give out the...

Location-based anonymous social app Yik Yak to finally shut down

In news that isn’t really a surprise to anyone who has been following the app’s progress (or lack thereof), location-based social app has finally...

Google’s Trusted Contacts lets you share your location during emergency

Google really knows everything. Okay, that sounds creepy but the search giant has a new app that will make you feel safe because your...

Emergency Location Service launches in Europe, helps locate caller

Google may have just added spam protection on the Phone app for Nexus devices but the Android team also recently introduced the Emergency Location...

Google’s Nearby gives you a heads up to location-relevant apps

Location. Location. Location. This isn’t just the mantra of real estate agents anymore, but nowadays, it’s what a lot of apps and mobile device...

Missing phone owners being directed to Atlanta home

Just when we thought that find-my-phone apps are very useful, here comes news that you don't want happening to you. Couple Michael Saba and...

Google releases two Nearby APIs for messages and connections

In line with the Eddystone BLE (Bluetooth low energy) format, Google is also introducing new Nearby APIs to make communication with anyone easier, faster,...
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Facebook intros new way to send map, location pin in Messenger

Sending one's location in Facebook Messenger is easy. But honestly, it can be annoying at times because more often than not, I would be...

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...

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Pixel 4 Review: Grand Vision, Underwhelming Execution

Now in its fourth major generation (the Pixel 3a counts only as a half), Google has established the Pixel smartphone to represent what it's...

Pixel 4 Review: Grand Vision, Underwhelming Execution

Now in its fourth major generation (the Pixel 3a counts only as a half), Google has established the Pixel smartphone to represent what it's...