GPS in Everyday Life

GPS technology was initially invented for military purposes back in the 1960s; however, it gradually incorporated into the mass consumer based market in the form of being a part of various products such as personal navigational that has been encountering massive growth in our everyday lives while we are getting around the roads. Nevertheless, in the past few years, all the personal GPS devices have become more portable and affordable; there are numerous advantages of using such sort of GPS navigators instead of finding your way around the roads.

Recreational and Developmental Activities concerning GPS technology:

Anglers, trekkers, and Hikers were most possibly were among the initial group who started taking advantage of this particular technology. On the other hand, the accessibility of this specific technology is useful in giving rise to various new kinds of recreational and developmental activities. One of the most amazing examples is the geocaching. It is a high-tech, individualized game related to treasure hunting which is being played by people making use of different GPS devices. In the game, the geocaching hobbyists plant different containers which are known as caches in different kinds of likely and possible places and then upload their locations over the Web for other adventures seekers to locate them. GPS technology when utilized with creativity can be extremely effective to bring a revolution to the way different games are being played or simply giving rise to new forms of communal or social interaction.

GPS tracking will never let you lose your beloved:

As the GPS chips are becoming smaller and smaller, you will also be able to get different GPS devices in the form of collar bands that are normally utilized by the pet owners as this way they can easily track down their pets in case they are lost. In the same way, parents can make use of these GPS devices if they are living under a fear that their children may get lost in crowded areas.

 

An Update to Apple’s Controversy

This is certainly getting stranger with every passing day!

In the beginning, Apple monitored and kept such files that recorded users’ movements for more than a year. Later when these secret files were un-earthed by Alasdair Allan and Peter Warden, Apple panicked and started denying that no such data was been kept. When people did not believe them and preferred to switch, they started giving all kinds of flimsy rationales and excuses that did not even make sense. Now that the iPhone and iPad users have articulated their anxiety and distress about this ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘Conspiracy theories’; Apple is now restoring to some stern damage control.

 

Recently, Apple has released an update related to this stating that it will fix the ‘Bug’ in the application that enables it to track the location of the users. It will also allow the users to disable their location data that is being transmitted by their gadgets by making use of this particular update.

Wasn’t it that such a thing didn’t even exist!! ??

 

GPS Technology – Enhancing Security

We all are very much aware about different crime prevention techniques and methods particularly when it comes to GPS tracking and navigation devices and how these devices have been helping the police to apprehend and locate the stolen appliances, bikes, cars and many others. The creative utilization of different GPS devices is continuously making people wonder as it keeps on protecting and expanding its users to a great extent.

Lately, it has been in news that a bank robber was being caught for the reason that a quick thinking teller had already placed a GPS device in his bag along with the cash. Now apparently the robbers was only able to look out for the sings of a dye and no tracking device at all. In the same manner, another robbery attempt was being foiled as GPS devices were being utilized as a protective and precautionary measure. Another story was also reports where again the GPS device made it possible for the related authorities to fully take control of a bus by the remote means.

The idea was basically originated by the Department of Homeland Security, and later on it has been fully control a bus by remote means. In the Same way, an attempt that was being made by the terrorists to hijack buses and potentially turning the messenger loaded automobiles into such weapons that are capable of enormous destruction.

To avoid such acts and threats, all the vehicles drivers are required to press the panic button, which is apparently located hidden somewhere near the steering wheel. As soon as the distress signal is being generated, it activates the GPS device installed in the bus and enables the authorities to easily identify the vehicle, its travel direction, speed, and location. In such a scenario, the dispatcher can easily override the vehicle remotely slowly bringing the vehicle to a safe and secure place even preventing it from starting again. Presently, Coach USA and the Gray Line double-decker tourist buses are making use of this particular technology which is extremely useful in improving the safety and security of their passengers.

We should be grateful to different companies such as TomTom, Magellan, Garmin and various others as they have made our lives quite safer and secure via using such technological means and techniques.

 

 

Apple Denies Tracking iPhones and iPads

Your 3G-enabled iPad and iPhone have been sending out your exact geographical locations to someone and you do not even know about it that this particular information has been in use!! You never know who has been tapping into this particular information and if in case, it has been misused? These are some of the questions that are being presently asked by the horrified and shocked Apple users and the alarming part is that there are no answers at all!

For the time being, Apple has stated that it has ‘not tracked’ its consumers’ movements’ and this is something that has never been done. On the other hand, it is being one of the most serious, dangerous threats associated with its credibility as researchers have located the secret files that detail Apple users’ movements, and they could be plotted against a map. This entire data goes back a few months and even a year in some of the cases!

 

 

 

Google Android Smart phones are No.1 Choice of U.S. Consumers

With the continuous release of innovative smart phones, mobile devices and PC tablets, they are directly associated to the mounting innovation in these particular niches. Technological advancements and developments are creating a need for modern and compact mobile products.

Nielsen, one of the leading research based companies has lately confirmed it after they have conducted a research. The data being collected highlighted that the Smartphone market is exceptionally competitive and this makes the consumers take a new challenge when they are considering opting for their new Smartphone.

There are three leading manufacturers when it comes to the Smartphone market; however, Google’s Android Smartphone has finally taken the lead. According to the new data, the USA consumers prefer buying Android phones as compared to any other Smartphone model on the market. Both the iPhone and Blackberry have been sharing 27 percent market share for the past year whereas Google’s Android presently is holding around 29 percent of the entire U.S. based Smartphone market.

Android is offering its users with a lot more choices; this is something far away from the fairly low-tech Samsung Intercept to the high-end with Motorola Droid Pro. Android offers a large variety of manufacturers as the Operating System can be modified so that the models, features along with the overall user experience completely varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nielsen explains this point that when it is about the producers then Apple winners and RIM, ever since they are the only ones that are creating and selling Smartphones with their respective OS. The company has further added that the HTC’s consumer base has 12% a HTC Android device and 7% own a HTC device running Microsoft OS. At Motorola, it is 10% and 1% of consumers who have Android and Microsoft OS.

 

 

What Facebook Fan Page Can Do For You?

Mostly people all around the world come online at some point of the day. The question here is, are all of them on Facebook? Facebook is being one of the largest social media-networking portal which has forced people to go online a lot more frequently just to check their account. While they are on Facebook, they want to check on their messages, friends’ updates, updates, videos uploaded, latest photo albums, with a lot more that Facebook is offering them. Each and every business entity is on Facebook now and this is because of the fan page features which Facebook is offering to its users. You are even going to find CNN on Facebook. You must be amazed that CNN is having its fan page on Facebook so you certainly can think of every business entity is establishing itself on Facebook. You are going to find your favorite video games, TV shows, sports athletes, Hollywood actors, and even such stuff that has not yet been released in the markets. You will be getting to know that everything is now having their existence on Facebook with the Fan page feature and they are having their own page on Facebook.
Having a Facebook page is something extremely normal as now even individuals can put one up very easily. The entire procedure is extremely easy and you will be able to set up your very own Facebook Fan Page by following few simple steps. As soon as you are done creating the page, your Fan Page will go live and you can share it with your friends, family, and acquaintances to Like it. It is relatively that easy and convenient. Probably the hard part here is basically considering having a good and popular fan page. There are a large number of Fan pages on Facebook until now. You simply have to name it and you will be getting a page. Therefore, thinking of getting a unique Facebook Fan page could be one of the toughest parts. The page definitely is based on your goals and objectives. If you are creating for a page then you certainly have to keep it informative and presentable for your potential customers and clients that will be like or viewing your page. Same is the case with a brand or a product; you are required to have such a page which should be interactive and nice so that the fans are able to enjoy all the benefits and offerings related to your page. You can even advertise your page while you happen to post anything that your fans would find relevant such as a new commercial your brand has or any video, photo of any event that your product has recently launched and various others. Various other reasons for creating Facebook Fan Pages could be because of entertainment purposes such as a group of people that prefer to have such a page which is matching their interest or field. It could be that a brand new musical band is extending itself while they are putting their music over Facebook for their lovers to listen to. There are simply no limitations or restrictions as to what you can do and what could be done with your Facebook fan page.
Creating a page for your business or various other purposes is just the beginning; it is just all about gaining as much fans as you can to make it popular. For the popularity of the pages, they require fans and while you are having a page, you are required to get a large number of fans. One considerable tip is to make all of your friends Like your fan page and this is how it will be showed to their recent activities and their friends are also going to like it for sure if they find themselves associated to it. The more and more fans you will gain, the more people are going to notice your fan page.
How Facebook Fan page can accelerate your Business: following are some of the reason related to how and why to have a Facebook fan page and how it can help you grow your business opportunity with ease and convenience.
• First and foremost, companies are very well aware of the fact that people are likely to spend more and more of their time over the world wide web. Then again, it is the trend that is making people make use of the social media networking portals no matter wherever they are. Thus, you certainly can create exposure and awareness among them about your company or brand as because of Facebook it has been a lot easier, people turst, and enjoy its updates regularly.
• You are not only going to market yourself to your present clients but also to countless potential consumers as well. Undoubtedly, you can easily establish your brand name by having a strong fan base; however, initially even you are required to make efforts with it as only then you will be able to create a solid standpoint for years to come.
• With extreme ease and convenience, you certainly can invite your entire target audience to your Facebook Fan Page. With the features offered by Facebook, it is now exceptionally easy to discriminate who precisely you prefer targeting. You can input the gender, where they live, age, marital status, movies, or their interests with a lot more. Facebook is helping advertisers to a great extent in this regard to whom you want to invite to join your Fan Page, you will also be able publish all the related information such as videos, links, or information to the mini feed of the Facebook Fan page that appears on the main page of an individual user.
• Insight option is one best features Facebook fan page is offering to its users. This will enable you to see precisely where your fans are actually coming from, particular age group, preferences, languages, and a lot more. Moreover, you can also monitor the growth of your website by having at look at how many pages hit your fan page is getting.
• On the other hand, you can also send private or personal messages to the members of your fan page. You can target audience from any particular region by sending them with messages that are simple, easy and most considerably Free.
• You are required to make sure that you are updating your fan page on regular basis, which will be enhancing the growth of your page, and you are going to get better opportunities related to your sales and business. Being connected to your consumers in a good manner can certainly be helpful for you in boosting your revenues along with growing your brand name and your business eventually.
With all the above-mentioned reasons and benefits, you should be getting a Facebook Fan Page for your business or interests right away. Do not think that you will be required too much of time to work on it. it is just a matter of few minutes and you will be having your Facebook Fan Page Live. A little effort definitely is required on your part to your networks aware about it.

 

 

 

 

iPad 2: Buggy

The proud Owners of the iPad 2, unfortunately are struggling with resolving some of the glitches that have appeared in their new gadget. for instance, the Video Chat service Facetime simply freezes if it is being used for a lengthy period of time and evidently the back-light seems to be bleeding as people have heard about it. Yes!! these are not at all serious issues and we just cannot call it as a propaganda regarding the gadget but just think how irritating and frustrating it would be to work around such kinds of problems on a fancy, a new gadget!

People, more likely the iPad 2 users are voicing their relevant concerns on different forums. Presently, a time-being solution provided is to reboot so that the service does not freeze. However, the display still remains patchy as it has turned out to be a manufacturing defect and anything regarding it just cannot be changed.

 

 

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Google’s Japanese Quake Person Finder

Google has developed a special edition of Google’s Person Finder which is supporting Japan to find all those people who have lost their lives in the recent Worst ever disaster of earthquake and subsequent Tsunami.

It can be used as a message board as well as a directory where people can leave messages or search others just to make sure that they are safe. This facility and service can be easily embedded on various social networks and web portals so that this way you can reach as many people as possible.

For more than 4000 people this services has turned out to be extremely helpful who make use of it after the Japan quake Person Finder within a few hours when it was launched.

May Allah Have Mercy !!

 

Google BlogSpot: Banned!!

More than 600,000 Blogspot users in the region of Turkey have been left dry and high as their country is coming across a ban on this frequently used web portal. This is first and foremost because of the Turkish Super League football matches as they have been shown and streamed on the portal free of charges and this is not at all acceptable to some of the companies mainly including Digiturk, which is a satellite TV company.

A copyright violation complaint has been filed in one of the Turkish Courts claiming that the matches that is has been broadcasting have been also appearing on the website.

For this reason, the Google’s Blogger/Blogspot has been completely blocked it all.

 

 

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IPad vs IPad 2 – What is the difference?

iPad 1G by the Apple Corporation had a record breaking success and lately the company has launched iPad 2 and gadget lovers are anticipating it to be as successful as its prior model. After March 11th, 2011, IPad 2 is available at all the leading stores all across the USA; however, even before, everything is pretty clear about the newly launched gadget. It is quite evident that iPad 2 is much more enhanced, powerful, and robust as its previous model.

However, you are provided with a comparison chart which will enable you to check out the differences and similarities right away while you are thinking about iPad and iPad 2.

iPAD iPAD 2
DISPLAY 9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD 9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
RESOLUTION 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
PROCESSOR

GRAPHICS

MEMORY

STORAGE

FRONT CAMERA

REAR CAMERA

CELLULAR RADIO

Wi-FI

BLUETOOTH

ACCELEROMETER

GYROSCOPE

THICKNESS

WEIGHT

NAVIGATION KEY

BATTERY LIFE

PLATFORM/ OS

1 GHz Apple A4

Power VR SGX 535

256 MB RAM

16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

None

None

EDGE plus triband HSPA

802.11a/b/g/n

2.1+ EDR

3-axis

None

13.4mm

680g (WiFi), 7300g (WiFi + 3G)

 

Multi- touch

Li – Polymer

Apple OS 4.0

1 GHz Dual-Core Apple A5

SGX543 dual core Technology

65536 MB in-built

16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

VGA

720 p

EDGE plus quadband HSPA

802.11a/b/g/n

2.1+ EDR

3-axis

3-axis

8.8mm

601g (WiFi), 607g (Version), 613g (AT&T)

Accelerometer sensor,  proximity sensor

25Wh

Apple IOS 4.3

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