the identification of an object's real world location

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How can I have Safari on OS X remember to permanently trust a website with my current location?

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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Never have Chrome track my location when using Google.com

I spend a great deal of time outside the USA, but I only want to use Google.com. Not Google.com.zz. (Were zz is a two letter country code). In Chrome, when I type Google.com, I always want the ...
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How do I share my location on more than one iOS device?

To take advantage of Mac-continuity, Safari, Photos, Passbook, and Keychain sharing features, I have to use the same account on all my devices. But, location sharing is also enabled through iCloud and ...
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How can I tell if my friend is broadcasting their location from an iPad vers an iPhone?

I wondered if there was a way to tell the device being used to broadcast a location in Find My Friends. As in, if someone switched over their location from iPhone to iPad to show that they were at one ...
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How can I check location found in iOS weather app?

I use iOS weather app and I want to add location of my dacha (villa). Its name is 'Журавушка'. Weather app found it, but I'm not sure that this is exactly Журавушка I'm looking for :) So, how can I ...
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How can I add locations to iCal events?

The OS X Calendar app will suggest locations as I enter text into the location field of an appointment; but in practice, it does a terrible (technically, an astonishingly terrible) job of suggesting ...
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Location is saying I'm in one place when I'm in another

I was in Walton Liverpool and Find my iPhone was saying I was in Childwall/Broadgreen Liverpool. Is there any reason why it was showing a different location?
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force iPad/iPhone to use specific location for services

Is there any way to force an iPhone or iPad(jailbroken) to use a different location other then my actual current one. For searching... Say I am in ny,ny and do a search, I want location services to ...
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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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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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Access the GPS from Terminal [duplicate]

Is it possible to find out the location of a computer similar to the "set time by location" feature via command line? I'm working on a little script that would update my network location settings ...
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No geolocation data in my photos even though location services are on for Camera

It turns out none of my photos on my iPhone 4S (ios 6.1.3) are geotagged. The location services are on for camera and GPS works (confirmed in Maps for example). I downloaded an image via image ...
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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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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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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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Refresh my current location iPhone

Many apps use your "current location" (or what they think is your current location), to make ads relevant to where you are, and other location related app features seem to use this information. ...
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Determine geolocation in shell / Terminal on OS X 10.5

Is there a way to determine geolocation in shell / Terminal on OS X 10.5? There's another question, Is there a way to access a Mac's geolocation from terminal? (Mountain Lion), but it seems to ...
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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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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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Can I add a room number to an event's location?

Suppose I have an event at a building of which the location can find the address so I get a nice travel time estimate. Problem is, the building contains an awful lot of rooms and I'd really like to ...
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How to disable camera on iOS devices in specific locations using a configuration profile or app

What I need to do is to disable the iOS camera (and any apps using the camera, of course) when entering a specific location. I know that I can use a configuration profile that disables the camera ...
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iOS7: How do I find a location in Maps and assign it as the location on a calendar entry?

I like that the Calendar now allows assigning a location to an entry which can then be opened in Maps. Unfortunately it appears to be confined to locations assigned to contacts - which make sense if ...
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How can I use an iPhone to “tag” a location using GPS so I can bookmark a location?

I need to tag a "location" of interest such as An nest or hive out in nature where no cellular service is available Location of a good view on a mountain (where no cell service is visible) Location ...
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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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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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How to preview location of image on Albums on iPad?

I am able to see image's location on Photos tab on iPad, but how to preview the same in Albums tag?
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Logging location of a MacBook running OS X Yosemite

Is it possible to log the time and location of a MacBook using Location Services in OS X? For example, every 15 mins a location lookup is triggered. If the most recently logged location is different ...
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iPhoto Smart Album for non-geotagged photos?

Is it possible to make a Smart Album in iPhoto that gathers all the photos without any location info, to facilitate geo-tagging them? I can't seem to find "lack of location" as a filtering option on ...
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Share my Location — “from” keeps switching between 3 ipads

I have 5 iPads and 1 iPhone attached to one AppleID. 1 iphone and 2 ipads work fine when it comes to this issue. But I noticed in iCloud 2 out of 3 children's ipads, say: "Online, Location Services ...