the identification of an object's real world location

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...