the identification of an object's real world location

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Getting coordinates for frequent locations?

In iOS, if “system services” are active in privacy, my “frequent locations” are recorded, but I can only see, for each of them, a fragment of a map and a quite generic description: the name of a road, ...
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How can I have Safari on OS X remember to permanently trust a website with my current location? [duplicate]

The only options on the location privacy prompt are 'Allow' or 'Don't Allow', with a 'Remember my decision for one day' modifier checkbox as well. But what if there's a site that I trust in perpetuity?...
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Can an app in iOS 8 access Location Services even when it is not running?

I have the Kohl's app installed on my iPhone running iOS 8.1. I notice that whenever I enable Location Access for that specific app, it starts pinging my location immediately, based on the location ...
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iPad maps: hide location circle

Is ther a way to hide the blue location circle on the iPad maps? I know I could disable wifi, but I still want to be able to access the maps. What I am trying to do is to zoom all the way out in ...
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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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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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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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Track last known location of iPad mini (2) without “Find My Phone”

I recently seem to have lost my iPad mini. I had expected Apple to have some functionality for lost devices enabled by default, but I notice that I cannot use Find My Phone via the iCloud interface, ...
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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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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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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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Geolocation on Mac Pro

Our Mac Pro is showing our old address as the location. How do we get it to change to new address? We have switched on and off, reset and it still not working.
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How do I fix OSX Maps having the wrong location (Next Door)

On OSX Maps, when I use my "Current Location" always resolves to the house next door. This is easy enough to override, by never using my current location, but is there a way to make it know the real ...
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How to manually edit locations in iPhoto 9.5 ('11) in a bigger window?

With the previous versions of iPhoto, I was used to add a location for an album or batch of pictures taken during the same outdoor trip (backcountry skiing or alpinism tour for instance). My camera is ...
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How to see your frequent location history in iOS 7.0.2?

I have an iPhone 4s and I can't see my frequent location history where it is supposed to be. I can only see the "Frequent Locations" and "Improve Maps" toggles.
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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 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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Make iPhone use GPS-only location services

The question is as simple and clear as it sounds. When celullar data and Wi-Fi are turned off on my iPhone 6, location services work great and I get my location in a moment with a precision of 1-2 ...
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How to turn WiFi on\off based on location

Applications such as WiFi Matic on Android allow you to turn on\off your WiFi automatically depending on location. Even though this disables assisted GPS which uses WiFi to help the GPS lock, it's ...
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If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work?

If I disable Location Services, will Find My iPhone continue to work? I turned off Location Services, but iOS 8.3 is allowing me to leave Find My iPad turned on. The message underneath says though: ...
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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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How accurate is the location detection on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app

How accurate is the GPS on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app? I used Find My iPhone app to track a friend. The first 3 stops were dead on but when it refreshed it showed them to be several streets over ...
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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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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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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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Can iOS use Wi-Fi to get location even if Wi-Fi is off?

On Android, if the user turns Wi-Fi off, the phone will still scan for nearby Wi-Fi access points to help determine the phone's location (discussed in e.g. this article). Does iOS also have this ...
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Command line app location? (OSX)

I wrote a small tool as a cmd tool. Where should it be placed? Which paths are automatically scanned for searching an app? I want to avoid absolute path, because I have to track it on every system.
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iOS located photos without Wi-Fi/cell network

Last week I was in another country and had no connection to internet nor to my operator. I had the Airplane mode turned on the whole time and took a lot of photos. Yesterday I came back home and ...
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iPhone 5s aware of location even with no cellular service?

I live in USA and took my VZW iPhone 5s to Scotland; I never purchased a SIM card to use there. I noticed that my iPhone pictures uploaded to Flickr have accurate location data associated with each ...
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Why does location service turn itself off?

I have an iOS application that has been marked as needing background service (Location Updates). When the app is in the foreground, I see the location arrow in the top status bar. However if I double-...
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Will I still have a geo-tag if I take a screenshot on my computer?

I am sure the answer is no but I am always a bit more investigative. Let's say I took an picture with my iPhone 5 and the image has geo tags. I email it to myself and then I take a screenshot my ...
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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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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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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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See other's Android location on an iPhone

I have an Android phone (Nexus 6P) and my wife has an iPhone 6. We would like to have the same functionality as Find My Friends offers, without both having iPhones. Thus, we share each other's ...
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How do I set a location for an event in iOS Calendar?

A date and time is incomplete without a location. How do I tell the iOS Calendar app where my event occurs, especially if the event does not have a street address that is resolvable by Apple Maps? ...
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Is it true that all cameras of all generations of iPhone can have photo + video geotagging?

I am a little bit confused about the geotagging feature in iPhone, so I will list all these lines & tell me if any of them is wrong. iPhone 2G has a Rear Camera that can take photo only with ...
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How can I kill my iPhone when my location service is turned off?

My iPhone 5 was stolen and my location service was turned off but I have Find My iPhone enabled. I have been trying to put my iPhone on lost mode but it appears to be offline. Is there any way I can ...
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Restored/Wiped- Automatically enables Location Services like in LOST MODE?

iPhone 4s with iOS 7. Like in LOST MODE where the Location Services is automatically turned on eventhough it was OFF before you lost your iPhone, it will give it's location once the device connects ...
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What iPhone app will allow one person to track the location of another in real-time?

With the permission of the person being tracked, of course! I'm running in a marathon and want my family and friends to be able to see my location on a map in real-time (or very close to it). Are ...
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Does Apple allocate a different app id for an app when submitting multiple builds for different geos?

If I submit one build for the US and a different build for the rest of the world, will Apple give me 2 separate app ids? I.e. if everything is the same (app name, etc.) except for the actual game code,...
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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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How to simulate location on Safari on OS X

I am developer and I'm trying to simulate a different location other than my own on Safari on OS X (El Capitan). How do I do that? EDIT: This is not a duplicate of how might one spoof geographic ...
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Google Now Traffic Information on iOS

The last 2 years I was a heavy Android user, trying to get the best out of my devices with the help of rooting and Tasker. However, the weak stability and reliability of the devices (even if not ...
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Does Apple's stock Reminders app geofencing work with iBeacons?

I'd like to know whether geofenced reminders in Apple's stock Reminders app can use iBeacons to trigger. My use case is that I'd like to place an iBeacon in my home, and trigger reminders when it is ...
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Turn off location services automatically, when app is no longer in foreground

I want location services to only be on when certain apps like maps are being used. I understand that maps stays in the background now since ios 8, and thus location services will stay on. Is there a ...
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How do I change geolocation of photos in the Photo app?

The thing is, there is a bunch of photos I've taken that are referred at the wrong location. For example: there is a picture of my dad that was taken at my home in Barueri, Brazil and the Photo app ...
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Spoof OS X El Capitan's Location Services

I was pretty excited about the new spotlight features introduced in Yosemite and El Capitan. Unfortunately those features aren't available in my country (India). In some forums I learned that these ...