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What location data will an Android phone provide to an iOS device that lacks GPS?

Will my iPad 4 Wi-Fi only (or an iPod touch) get live location data for navigation purposes if I connect to an Android mobile phone that is enabled as a Wi-Fi hotspot?
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Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag photos without a data connection?

In a few weeks, I will have the iPhone 4. I won't take data with SMS-call hours. But I love taking pictures wherever I go, and the geo-tagging feature is a great thing. Does the iPhone 4 geo-tag ...
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How to disable location services? (MacOSX 10.6.8)

I just downloaded an application, that asked me permission to figure my location. I said "OK, let's see what happens". Next thing I know, my lat/long with 4 decimal places and a pin on a Google map ...
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Location Indicator, Hollow vs. Solid

The location indicator in the top bar of iOS seems to have two states: hollow and solid. Hollow: And solid: I know that the icon is visible whenever an application is using Location Services, ...
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nvram -p shows “LocationServicesEnabled %01” … does that mean I have a GPS?

What does LocationServicesEnabled mean on a MacBookPro Retina?
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how might one spoof geographic location on a desktop Mac

I use a social network site that attaches location information to posts made on iPhones or MacBooks. When I post from my desktop, no GPS information is available and this field is left blank (there is ...
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How to publish the Places map from Aperture with geotagged pictures?

So I have a set of pictures taken along the way of a road trip. They were taken with an iPhone so they're geotagged but we could be dealing with manually geotagged pics, doesn't matter. I want to ...
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Does there exist an iPhone application that can call an online API (RESTful or otherwise) triggered by geofences?

I've pretty much stated the entire question in the title: I'm looking for an iPhone application that can call an online API (preferably RESTful but I'll accept anything) as a reaction to triggering a ...
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iOS 6 - does it save my location?

I recently found out that the iPhone keeps (at least on older versions) your location data in a data file: http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/#faq I have an iPhone on iOS 6 but my ...
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Automatically executing actions according to the current location

I would like to have in my MacBook Pro a functionality which execute automatically some actions according to my current location. This actions could be for example Change the default printer Change ...
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What is the function of each of the system location services in iOS 6?

I'd like to know what functionality I gain or lose by enabling / deactivating each of the services under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. Some incomplete information is ...
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Retroactively geotag photos

On my iPhone, I normally turn off Location Services on the Camera for privacy. I turned it in today for a specific event, but not before I had taken several photos without location information. How ...
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Why does my wifi iPad think its location is in another state?

I live in MA but my iPad thinks it is in Clarksville, Indiana (both in Maps and other apps). This becomes annoying if I try to post in Facebook and all friends ask what I am doing in IN. This has been ...
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Can I reset my privacy settings on OS X Mountain Lion like I can on iOS 6?

iOS allows me to reset my location settings, causing apps to have to ask me again if they can use my location information. iOS 6 allows me to reset all location and privacy settings globally as well: ...
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Al Jazeera sports aplication geolocation problems for iPad

I have an app for Al Jazeera sports. I have a subscription with them on the app, and now I'm going to the USA to study and I need to watch the games on my iPad since I'll have no TV access when the ...
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On new iPad, “notify me” button does not function in Find My Friends

I want to use the new notify me feature in find my friends, so I can know when they arrive at XX or leave from YY. I have two friends set up in Find my Friends. I have upgraded to the new iOS 6. ...
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NMEA GPS data from mobile hotspot -> Wifi-only iPad

I have a 4G mobile hotspot for when I travel on business. It makes NMEA GPS data available to connected clients. I've been thinking about buying an iPad (first one for me). Can the wifi-only iPad ...
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Is there a way to access a Mac's geolocation from terminal?

(Note the Mountain Lion update at end of question) Some GUI apps use OS X location services, but I want to retrieve a Mac's physical location from the command line. This could be useful for running ...
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Does the iPad 2 location services work without WiFi?

I'm going on holiday and downloaded some offline maps app, I was just wondering if the location services (GPS?) work without any data i.e Wifi for 3G on the iPad 2?
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How do I get iOS Reminders to recognize my location/geofence better?

I really like the idea of location based reminders, and would love to use them more. When I first tried them, they worked great. I had it setup to remind me to do something when I got home, and the ...
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How can I remove geolocation info from a picture on an iPhone?

Since geolocation info is usually preserved when I share a photo from my iPhone, I was wondering what the simplest way is to remove this geolocation info from an existing picture. To be clear: I ...
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Is picture location info retained when I share a photo?

When I send a picture to a friend (e.g. via Messages, Mail, or Tweet), is the location information in that photo preserved? In other words, can they see where I took that photo? What about when I use ...
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Concern with location sevices on previously owned iPad

I bought an iPad off of Craigslist, I wiped it clean and set it up as my own. Is there any way that the previous owner can view my location? Either with MobileMe or find my iPad?
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Why do Location Services turn off on its own sometime?

I have an iPhone 3Gs and the latest iPod Touch. Neither have 3G data connectivity and are only connected to the Internet via WiFi. When either device spends a while not being connected to WiFi (for ...
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How would Find my iPod work on a locked iPod Touch?

In order for an iPod Touch (which has Find My iPod enabled) to let Apple's servers know where it is located (e.g. via Wi-Fi positioning), I believe it needs to transmit the location over Wi-Fi. Let's ...
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Help with troubleshooting location services where one app isn't registering

We have an app which uses Location Services. One of our users is complaining that he can't see the app in the Location Services settings, even though the appellation reports that Location Services are ...
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Why can't I turn on Location Services in OS X?

Each time I open System Preferences, I authenticate and turn on Enable Location Services. The check box appears to turn on, but if I close System Preferences and look, it's off again. When this ...
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How can I prevent turning off the locations services on managed iPhones?

Is it possible to disallow iPhone/iPad users to turn off the location services on their iDevices? E.g. by configuring profiles, software or system settings, etc. I have a client that needs to track ...
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How did iPhone 4 know to switch timezone in Airplane Mode?

I have both an iPhone 4 (from work) and an iPhone 3GS (personal). Today I took a cross country flight from BOS to LAX. Upon boarding the plane this morning, after having stayed up all night packing ...
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A way for an iPhone to automaticly login to a captive portal (auto-submit a form based on location?)

The wifi connectivity at my office is behind a captive portal; before you can use it you need to select your classification and then login using your standard security credentials. Since we require ...
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How long does a login to “Find my Friends” persist?

I understand the purpose of the login is to keep nefarious people who 'obtain' your phone from knowing the whereabouts to your friends. Does anybody know how long the iPhone keeps the session open ...
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Fake/randomize/delete geolocation in Safari for certain Websites

I would like Safari on Mac OS X Lion to send correct geo informations to some websites but not to others. Instead sending correct location data I would like it to send either no location data, faked ...
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Can my iPhone search for Wi-Fi only when in a specific location?

Searching for Wi-Fi uses battery, and it's annoying when the "Choose Network" dialogue box pops up when an iPhone is Wi-Fi enabled, but I don't have any desire to connect to a network. Is there any ...
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Google on my iOS devices is stuck in a different region than I live in

For some reason, my browser always defaults to New Zealand. I've reset my location in the Store and in the settings, but it always pulls up google.co.nz when doing a search and the default map centers ...
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How do I manage locations for the Reminders iPhone app?

I want to manage where my home, work etc is for the reminders app. Where can I do that?
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What are the different types of System Services using Location in iOS 5?

With the new iOS 5 comes new way of managing Location Services. This allows you not only manage which applications can use Location, but also which System Services are allowed to use it. There is ...
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How to set a Reminder on iOS5 for a location AND date?

I'd like to set a Reminder on iOS5 for my iPhone 4 for when I leave work on Friday... However, the app seems to allow only location OR date/time notifications (or you can have both independently). Is ...
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Exactly what are the limitations of geofenced reminders?

One of the most exciting new features since iOS5 is the ability to setup reminders - and even better - the ability to setup geofenced reminders based on when you arrive or leave a location. I have ...
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How does my iPod touch knows my location (if it doesn't have a GPS)?

If there's no GPS in the iPod, how can it know (with such a good precision) my location?
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Why is the Location Services icon always present?

I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 last night. In iOS 4, the purple GPS arrow appeared next to the battery indicator when an app I was using (or had running in the background) was actively accessing my ...
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Where does OSX 10.6 store user specific location data

For some reason, whenever websites try to identify my location, my MacBook Pro always gets confused and spits out a location that is not based on my current coordinates, but rather is my hometown, ...
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iPod Touch “Location Services” Issues

This post is meant to be informative as possible while leading up to my question. When I first purchased my iPod Touch in 2009, Skyhook Wireless was responsible for maintaining the database used by ...
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Is there Maps application on non-3G iPad 2?

As I know iPad 3G can define user's location using A-GPS module, and there is a Maps application which is closely related to this functionality. But can non-3G iPads define user's location basing on ...
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Can I automate location changing so I don't have to drive the choice manually?

Wondering is anyone knows of an application that can change settings on my Macbook Pro depending on the wireless networks it detects? Ie, If I was at work, connect to the Work Wireless, Change ...
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Update 'Find my iPhone' location with new wireless network setup

Apple used to use Skyhook Wireless to do geolocation on wifi devices to assist with GPS. Now, according to their recent location services press release, as well as previous iOS release notes, they ...
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Real tracking app for iPhone? [closed]

Is there an app that can tell me someone else's exact or general location by entering their phone number, no matter if they give permission or not? (Preferably not.) Or is there some other device, ...
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Is adding a GPS cradle to the iPod touch worthwhile?

I am looking for a GPS that will guide me on hikes and travel from point A to point B without loss of signal in remote areas. I have found this accessory for the iPod touch that enables GPS location ...
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Driving down the road and GPS works on iPod?

I was riding in the car today and the as I was traveling home, decided to pull up maps on the iPod. I know that GPS isn't used by iPod and uses wifi to triangulate it's position. However I wasn't ...
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Why doesn't iOS 4 have any apps to match Locale on Android?

Locale seems to be one of the coolest apps on the Android devices. Lets you reconfigure multiple aspects of your phone depending on location. I for example would like to change my default calendar ...
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Does the iPod touch have a GPS?

Does the iPod touch have a GPS? If not how, does it know where it is and how dependable is it?