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vilmoskörte's answer appears to be a good one, but I took it upon myself to make a tool that does this for my own education. I put it on GitHub. WhereAmI A simple command line tool. No options, just runs and outputs Lat/Long, accuracy in meters, and a timestamp. It will need OS X Location Services to be turned on (System Preferences > Security & ...


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Technically - the process is called trilateration and operates by cross checking all BSSID - the unique identifier / MAC address for each wireless base station that your Mac can detect while it listens periodically or is actively searching to join a WiFi channel. How does Maps on Mac OS determine the computer's location You can run this scan manually ...


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Go System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy [tab] Uncheck and recheck 'Weather' and it's back to normal See below img


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For most practical situations, GPS will work well enough for you to track your progress but not have great coverage (less than 2m accuracy) or accurate speed over ground readings from iOS. From an antenna / physics perspective, you may have horrendous GPS reception since you are riding inside a mostly complete faraday cage. Even if you have your phone in a ...


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iOS 7 introduced support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) iBeacons. These are small Bluetooth devices that can be placed to indicate a very specific location and the system respond in some way when they are detected. Enter a shop and an app for the shop showing you the latest offers might be one way for this to be leveraged. This would be different from usual ...


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The hollow location indicator is used to show that one or multiple applications have active geofences. For example, you can use Reminders.app to remind you of something “when you get home”. To detect when you are near your home location it has to check your location every now and then to compare it to your home. This will usually happen when you unlock your ...


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This already has been programmed, have a look at http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/locateme/


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In your Safari preferences > Privacy : Select Prompt for each website one time only


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Domestic Satellite Navigation systems usually include limitations as a security measure. The general rule is that nothing off the shelf should be able to assist in the creation of a guided missile. To that end most, if not all, civilian GPS units will fail or work poorly if any of the following conditions are met: High Altitude - Once you are higher ...


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Source: Yes, you can use Siri for this. Simply say "Siri, remember where I parked my car." Siri will drop a pin at the GPS location you're at. You can use Maps to go back to this location. As long as the parking location is marked, you can launch the stock Maps app on your iPhone and easily get walking directions to your parked car. This way, you’ll ...


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Press the i icon in the top right of the screenshot you provided. There you can change the location for weather. Edit Did a quick search and it seems to be a bug in yosemite. Found a french website with a solution, link . it seems that the location for you weather is stored in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.ncplugin.weather. I don't know if this is a ...


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Yes - your son can block sharing of location in several ways. The best you can do is enforce restrictions on the device to prevent changes to Find My Friend / Location settings, but if your son is savvy enough to know to hide location, they will be savvy enough to: google a faraday cage and put the phone in aluminum foil enable airplane mode powered off ...


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I'm the author of LocateMe, and I just discovered that I have to copy LocateMe into the /Applications folder for it to work in Mountain Lion. I'm not sure what I'd have to do to avoid that -- probably something about getting a cert, which I'm not likely to pursue anytime soon. In the meantime, for LocateMe and probably the others, try copying them to /...


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There is no public API to control the Wifi on iOS. Therefore Apple won't allow it on the AppStore. If such an app exists then maybe on Cydia.


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It seems that you can need wifi on (but not necessarily configured) in order to get location, Core Location works using skyhook and will not function without wifi on. This is not well documented by Apple but this StackOverflow conversation covers it. According to the above, you should be able to turn on Wifi, wait for a location fix and then turn it off. ...


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This just happened to me on High Sierra. Kept trying to change so that the Mac's location would automatically update the timezone. The Mac could detect where is was (both using the Maps application and the red pin in System Preferences / Date & Time / Time Zone showed the correct location) but the time zone was 'stuck' in the place where I was last week. ...


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Register your router's MAC address with Skyhook and enter your correct latitude/longitude coordinates. http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php After a few days, your location should be correct in any website or app that uses Skyhook's database, which is fairly ubiquitous.


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Yes; The Geo tags are written into the images via the native Location Services within the phone, primarily via the GPS chip the phone contains. Since the information written is merely latitude/longitude, you do not need to have a data connection in order for that information to be determined and added. The need for a data connection in tandem with photos ...


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Those apps need to be signed with a developer certificate before they can authorise with the Core Location service. If you look in Console.app you can see the failed attempts to authorise: 31/12/2012 13:08:26.441 locationd[484]: Couldn't get information from PID 40084 31/12/2012 13:08:27.515 CoreLocationAgent[40086]: CodeSigningInforequest for pid=40084 I’...


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Let me start with some background info: WiFi has a signal range (radius) of about 300 feet (outdoors) If I detect your WiFi you could be anywhere in that 100,000 sqft large area. Bluetooth has a signal range of 30 feet (outdoors). So placing your BT in to the Discovery mode and if I can detect your Bluetooth you must be very close :) Using both signals ...


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It turns out the only thing to do is wait. I called Apple and the rep said that if power cycling the phone and "forgetting" the wifi network didn't help, the Apple database would clear stale entries after 30 to 60 days. Sure enough, after about a month my phone started showing the new location. (Note: I tried @bmike's procedure several times on each of the ...


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First of all, you need homebrew installed on your system. If you haven't, visit http://brew.sh for instructions, or let me know and I will try to guide you. Then you need to install arp-scan. To do it, open a Terminal and type brew install arp-scan. Next step. Save the following script, I called check-iphone-available.scpt, but your can rename if you want....


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Safari > Prefs > Privacy > Website use of Location services:


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The generic answer you can find at Apple support website About location precision or accuracy Depending on your device and available services, Location Services uses a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS to determine your location. If you're not within a clear line of sight to GPS satellites, your device can determine your location using ...


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It seems that this still not possible in Safari. For Firefox, there is a browser extension called Geolocater which does exactly what you want, but the latest reviews seem to indicate it is not compatible with the current version of Firefox. Chrome has this functionality built-in in the Developer Console. Press ⌥ + ⌘ + I, go to the Console tab and inside ...


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I just experienced the same thing, although with a different coupon and app. For me, it turns out that it is coming from the 'Wallet' app. If it is, go to the 'Wallet' app, click on the coupon, then the 'i' on the bottom left. You can select 'Remove Pass' and that should get rid of it.


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After installing geoipupdate and geoip with geoipupdate support navigate to the file /usr/local/Cellar/geoipupdate/2.3.1/etc/GeoIP.conf and open it. Replace: # Please see http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoipupdate/ for instructions # on setting up geoipupdate, including information on how to download a # pre-filled GeoIP.conf file. # Enter your user ID and ...


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Actually you’re already on the right track, as you also do this within your iPhone’s Privacy settings. More specifically: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services To the right of each app that is listed you’ll see an indication of when it accesses your location Now tap on any of the apps you’d like to change the location settings of (Hint: you can also ...


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Yes, GPS can be used by more than one app at a time. I frequently use Runkeeper in the background for tracking my movement, and Zombies Run or Geocaching in the foreground. I've never had any issues with any of them not getting the data.


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You don't have precise range control over geo fenced reminders with non iBeacon input. Both GPS and WiFi and cell tower location can trigger locations a good block or more away from a precise location. Until you have iBeacon hardware or software set up, you can snooze that reminder, set a follow on time based reminder or change the original reminder to go ...


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