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Geolocation

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MyRoll brings brains to smartphone photo albums

Using smart algorithms that parse and organize your photo library, MyRoll is less a storage destination and more of an improved way to experience your memories.

By July 17, 2014

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This app wipes out ugly street art

A clever advertising campaign in Romania uses geolocation to get buildings sparkling clean.

By June 13, 2014

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Text-to-911 is here, but it isn't everything you might think

In a world where people text more often than call, typing your emergency to 911 is the logical next step. But there are kinks to work out before you'll be able to use it nationwide.

By May 14, 2014

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​Tell Google Glass to get lost with new top-level voice command

Niantic's Field Trip app gets promoted to the head of Google Glass class with "explore nearby," a new top-level voice command.

By April 29, 2014

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MasterCard to boost credit card security with smartphones

Using geolocation data, the credit card company proposes a plan that will only allow card transactions when a users' smartphone is within close proximity.

By February 25, 2014

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Broadcom aims to double Wi-Fi speeds with new 802.11ac chip

The mobile chipmaker expects to be moving to double-antenna 2x2 MIMO technology for mobile phones. Also: a new GPS chip for wearable devices.

By February 24, 2014

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Firefox OS taps into Cordova for easier Web-app development

Developers writing apps using the Cordova software foundation now can reach Mozilla's browser-based operating system as well as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry OS.

By February 21, 2014

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Tinder flaw may have exposed members' exact whereabouts for months

For much of 2013, the dating application was a little too forthcoming with users' locations, according to security researchers.

By February 19, 2014

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Save 50 percent on any LockItTight subscription

This LoJack-style service helps you track laptops and Android phones. This Cheapskate exclusive gives you upgraded service for as little as a buck per month.

By February 20, 2014

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Google's Niantic follows Ingress with Endgame

What do three novels, 15 e-book novellas, a stack of YouTube videos, and a geolocation augmented reality game have in common? They're all part of Endgame, the next game from Niantic Labs.

By January 15, 2014