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iPhone 7 to get iGPS? Apple secretly buys Coherent Navigation, Inc.

New iPhone 7 feature helps you find yourself, precisely. Apple acquisition of Coherent Navigation gets us there...

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Location-based apps' next frontier: Indoors

Using your smartphone to get around inside will become increasingly popular, analysts say, everywhere from your own home to hospitals, hotels and other types of businesses.

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IBM brings location awareness to MobileFirst apps

Enterprise apps built with IBM's MobileFirst management and development platform can now be made more aware of their surroundings.

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The top 10 U.S. locations for service centers

Outside of China or India, Syracuse, N.Y., may be the top location in the U.S. to establish a service center, according to a new report.

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Facebook tests delivering tips about your location

Facebook is getting closer to territory occupied by Yelp and Foursquare by testing a new service that will provide users with recommendations about their locations.

SpaceCurve rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

Seattle startup SpaceCurve on Tuesday will release a new database system aimed at speeding the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it's being generated.

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Key to productivity: A good place to gossip

Detailed analysis of office worker activities shows those who hang out and talk are far more productive than loners

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Copresence -- a BUMP up from AirDrop?

Copresence is the name of a technology recently discovered referenced inside Google Play and Chrome APIs. Bloggers know it exists but sure of little else. Is Copresence intended as a way for mobile users to share files and location...

17 ways to hate Microsoft Outlook 2013 less

Few software products draw such universal -- and deserved -- scorn as Outlook 2013. Here’s how to tame the beast.

13 Tools for Web Developers to Use on Android Devices

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

Zut alors! SEO outlawed in France (so avoid Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret)

Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret gags French blogger Caroline Doudet. A French bar got fed up of its lousy reviews, so it fixed its food and service. No, wait, the other thing: It took a food blogger to court, to shut her up....

17 Siri tips for Apple's iOS 7

While you wait for Apple's iOS 8 Siri improvements it makes sense to make sure we're getting the best from what the voice assistant already offers through these short tips. Ear for Siri Use the Play/Pause button on your earphones...

Katharine the white shark crashes research site's servers

Katharine, a 14-foot electronically tagged white shark, has become so popular with visitors to a shark-tracking site that she's now routinely crashing servers.

Google pays $500 million to buy satellite maker Skybox Imaging

Google stands to gather massive amounts of geographic data for information as wildly diverse as the health of farm fields and congestion of parking lots, by purchasing the super-smart satellite imaging and analytics company Skybox...

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be ignored or used on boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps and being deployed in increasingly fun places.

WWDC 2014: Apple's plan to save high street retail

Blink and you could have missed it, but Apple's plans to save retail were hidden among hundreds of announcements at WWDC -- soon every digital consumer experience geek will be knocking on Cupertino's door. Opening the...

iOS 7: Using your iPhone to get the milk

Apple's iOS lets you create contextual reminders to do things when you reach places -- great for remembering essential but often forgotten tasks. [ABOVE: Based on an image by GCD on Flickr] Location, location, location Apple...

iOS 7: Making Find My Friends useful and less creepy

If you or a friend has that problem of never turning up on time and leaving you waiting, Apple's Find My Friends app may help. In this short report I'll show you how. Privacy Find my Friends uses iOS 7's location features. I...

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