Devices for navigation and location that make use of the data transmitted by the Global Positioning System, the network of satellite transmitters in orbit about the Earth

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Did Apple degrade the accuracy of the iPhone 4S GPS compared to the iPhone 4

I have done some extensive testing of my iPhone 4S compared to my iPhone 4 and found GPS accuracy has suffered substantially. I've been using the 4 for about a year, riding a bicycle on a 3 mile loop ...
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How to switch off the GPS (but not disable location tracking) on an iPhone?

Is there any way to switch off the GPS on an iPhone 4, so that the location tracker application can use GSM instead (this is only to save my battery)?
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iPhone 4S GPS accuracy [closed]

Has the GPS chip been upgraded in the iPhone 4S? How does it compare to the 4 and 3GS? As I understand it the GPS in iPhone 4 is much better than that in the 3GS.
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Does iPad 2 3G's GPS work without SIM card inserted?

I own an iPad 2 with 3G but I've not inserted SIM card and I'm not planning to unless it's really necessary to get GPS working. I was wondering if iPad 2 3G can navigate without SIM card (thru ...
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An iOS GPS application that shows satellite locations and lock-on details?

I'm a big fan of Kinetic and use it track my bike rides as well as map the local trails. Lately it's been giving me some grief though and telling me I have a weak GPS signal at the outset of rides. It ...
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Iphone 3G is very slow when launch apps that use GPS

I have a iPhone 3G is very slow when launching apps that use GPS, like Google Maps or similar. The phone becomes unusable until I restart the OS. One trick that seems to work occasionally is to ...
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Accesing iphone gps position from the macbook?

I observed that an ipad (wifi) connected to a personal hotspot made by an iphone does get also the GPS position. The question is how can I get this from a MacBook Pro? I would like to use it with ...
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Are there any GPS recording applications for the iPhone?

I was wondering if there was an iPhone application that would continuously reads the GPS location and saves them for later analysis. For example, I would like to be able to tell where I was at certain ...
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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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How accurate is the GPS chip in the iPhone 4?

I was just wondering what the published accuracy of the GPS chip in the iPhone 4 was...? I also understand that increased accuracy can be had if the hardware has WAAS capabilities. It is this true? ...
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iPhone app to show me my locations database

It seems that Apple stores GPS information (or GPS information of hot spots) in the iPhone/iPad, and a hacker invented a tool to show the info on Mac. I think this is a pretty useful feature for ...
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Can i track my friend's iphone with the help of any app on iphone?

Can i track my friend's iphone with the help of any app on iphone? Is it really possible? He always tells a lie about location. I tried many apps on App Store but they all are fake.
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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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iPhone app to follow/navigate an imported .gpx

Is there an iPhone app that allows one to follow an imported .gpx track, in a car navigation-like way? The apps I found so far, like Trails, can only display the track on a map. What I am looking for ...
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What's the difference between iPad's a-GPS and iPhone's GPS?

iPhone has GPS, and iPad 3G model has Assisted GPS. What's the difference between the two? Which is better? Do I need to buy GPS receiver if I want to get real GPS data?
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iPad 3G A-GPS without contract

Is A-GPS also working without an active 3G contract? Say I buy an iPad 3G with an operator SIM card in place but don't pay for 3G service, will A-GPS still work or not?
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Is MotionX GPS capable of caching Google Maps Tiles?

I've read this post here: Saving Google Maps on iOS but it didn't mention anything about MotionX GPS caching Google Maps tiles. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that it can cache proprietary tiles ...
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Is there an app to disable everything but GPS on iPhone?

I use my iPhone 4 as a GPS device when I go tramping, but since the phone is constantly searching for signal in remote locations it drains through the battery extremely quickly. The simple solution ...
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How can I fix the GPS problem that occured after jailbreaking iPhone 3GS 4.2.1?

I have an iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and updated to 4.2.1 via iTunes a few days ago. Then I jailbreaked it via redsn0w 0.9.6b6. I only marked the option to install Cydia, nothing else (i.e. I didn't ...
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iPhone: how to see if GPS is working

Is there a way where I can see if GPS is working? Or what the location service is using right now and why it is not using GPS? (Because the location service has become very inaccurate after a recent ...
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iPhone app to point me back to a waypoint (like a computer game)

I'm looking for an app which I can use to find my camper in the desert after going for a walk, or find the b&b i left my bags in after exploring a new city. I'm hoping for something really simple ...
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will running Google Latitude (or any similar app) in the background significantly affect battery life?

I have installed Google Latitude and am wondering how much quicker my battery will run flat? I know the way Apple implemented its "mutitasking" framework minimises the impact?
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Is there way to save google maps for offline iphone without jailbreak

I've iPhone 3Gs and want to download Google maps to use them offline with GPS. So is there a good app do that for me ? Note: i don't want to jailbreak my iPhone.
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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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Can iPhone 4 use GPS when out of cell tower range?

There seems to be some dispute on whether the iPhone can still get a GPS signal when out of cell tower range, see this archived Apple support thread, for example. I had a friend out in the woods ...
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Why does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...
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Do location-aware apps work on the iPod touch?

A lot of iPhone apps use GPS positioning to provide services. However, the iPod touch does not have GPS capabilities, although it does have WiFi-based location services, if I'm not mistaken. Do ...
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Bluetooth GPS on iPad

I have purchase a iPad (non 3g model) and have also recently started using an application called Foreflight for my personal flight planning while getting my private pilots license. I would love to be ...
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iPhone 3G GPS is unreliable; seems to use assisted-gps only

A few months ago the GPS in my 3G has become really unreliable. The blue circle in google maps looks to be about 2 miles in diameter, and never shrinks to a pinpoint. Apps like RunKeeper can never ...
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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?
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Can I have my iPhone navigate through my car's stereo?

Is there an iPhone navigation/GPS app that will announce the turn-by-turn directions through a car's stereo via bluetooth? I already have my iPhone synced with my car via bluetooth for calls, so I'm ...