the identification of an object's real world location

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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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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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Apple Watch - Passbook “location aware” notification keeps appearing

Ever since I went to a Starbucks and paid with the Passbook app, I keep getting (what I assume is) a location aware notification to use my Starbucks passbook app. The trouble is that I keep getting ...
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Location in Weather Widget is Wrong

The location in the weather widget of the notification center is permanently wrong since September 2014. I was in Ampus for vacation. But today I'm at home and the location is not changing! If I ...
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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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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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iPhone shows wrong location

I recently moved and my iPhone still shows my old address for location services (e.g. in the Maps app and 3rd party applications that use Apple's location services). I assume the source of the problem ...
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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 do I permanently allow a website to access my location?

In iOS, I only need to be asked once whether I want to allow a website to share my location data. Is it possible to permanently do this in OS X version of Safari as well?
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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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Location services on a macbook pro

How can I set the location on my macbook from a GPS set when out of range of any WIFI signal (e.g. at sea)?
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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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Using Location services abroad without roaming charges

I have an offline maps application (maps.me) on my iPhone 5S GSM. Can I use the location services function abroad without getting charges for roaming when Cellular data is turned off? (Only data is ...
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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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How does Bluetooth improve location accuracy?

I noticed that iOS 7 on my iPad now says this in the Bluetooth pane of the preferences if Bluetooth is turned off: "Location accuracy and nearby services are improved when Bluetooth is turned on." ...
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Amending the Geolocation in Photos 1.0

I just had iPhoto updated from the Apple app store. Many of the photos now have the wrong geolocation attached to them. Some locations are about 5km different and others about 25km different. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Get my computer's current city and state from terminal

How can I get my computer's location to the granularity of city and country using the command-line? I know I could get the IP of the correct network interface and do an IP lookup but I wonder if the ...
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Find My Phone - iCloud - Device Location - Locked

My girlfriends computer was stolen this morning. She has Find My Phone installed. I'm tracking it from work, but it has a status of locked. (I'm assuming apple put this on when she called, and ...
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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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GPS Location and Date Stamps on iPhone Photos

Over a year ago, I took photos on my iPhone and sent them to someone via Verizon Wireless. The GPS location and date are stamped on the photos. The person receiving the photos (who is on my Verizon ...
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OS X: How to get Reminders.app to stop asking for permission to determine your location

Every time I add a location-based reminder to Reminders on iOS, the Reminders.app on OS X asks for permission to obtain my location. Is there any way to get OS X to permanently give permission to ...
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What is this 'findmydeviced' in my location icon on the top menu bar?

I have location services on (for Maps & Safari only) and I randomly get this location notification on the top menu bar saying: " Apps using location: findmydeviced" What does this mean?
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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 using iOS 8 Photos app?
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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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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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Disable webpages asking for location?

I've got a webpage that I have to access for work each morning and it continually asks to use my location. Is there an way to block this from asking for my location? I'm not so much concerned about it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to tell Messages “I'm not at home”?

I leave my Mac running 24/7, but I'm not always sitting at it. Is there any way to tell the Mac, or Messages specifically, if my phone isn't on the local wifi subnet, don't take messages, leave them ...
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Way to Geolocate Files by Date Created

Does anyone know of a way (programmatic/Terminal or GUI) to geotag files using GPX files the way that Aperture can do for photos? (I'm basically trying to create my own "Atlas" function from ...
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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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Disable geolocation in Safari

I have tried to check "Decline without asking" (Translated). Now, it won't show where I am on maps and so, but even though I use VPN, Google/Facebook/Youtube and other websites know that I am in ...
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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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Location services not working in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

On my wifi network there are two Mac (MacBook,MacBook Pro) and two iPhones (iPhone4, iPhone 5). The MacBook Pro has been updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The MacBook cannot be updated to OS X 10.10 ...
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Is there a way to access a Mac's geolocation from terminal?

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 scripts, switching settings etc. The mechanism should ...
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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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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 ...