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Australia has completed the rollout of advanced mobile location technology which makes it possible to pinpoint the exact spot from which a triple zero call is made.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Global messaging solutions app providerZoleo has introduced Location Share+, the app’s latest feature which automatically shares user location updates and breadcrumb history viewable on a map on the platform.

Published in Business IT
Thursday, 29 April 2021 11:19

Amazon expands its parcel pickup network

New parcel pickup locations in Australia have been introduced to cater customers who prefer to have their package delivered to a pickup location. According to an Amazon survey, one in five Australians want to pick up their package at a location to “keep it a surprise from their household.”

Published in Business IT

Israel is using an app to track people within the country and notify them if they happen to visit the same location as a person who is known to be infected by the coronavirus.

Published in Health

After a week of hard labour, the obvious instinct of a worker is to look for some light relief. Thankfully, one need not look very far this week, for Google chief executive Pichai Sundararajan — who now goes by the Westernised name Sundar Pichai — has been waxing voluble on privacy, a topic which provides much comedic relief when tackled by Google executives.

Published in Open Sauce

Google does not respect its own settings as far as location is concerned, and continues to record movements even after the Location History setting is turned off for its services, a report says.

Published in Mobility

No more is there a "v" or dot point, the latest Bluetooth is simply Bluetooth 5, and it will help with beacons, IoT, location, speed, range and more.

Published in Mobility

ACMA advises that calls to Triple Zero (000) from mobile phones now contain improved location information, following upgrades to the Triple Zero (000) service.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 14 July 2014 15:31

Apple hits back at China over privacy fears

Apple has hit back at China after the country's state-based TV station claimed location data in iPhones oculd be used to compromise state secrets.

Published in Security
Thursday, 28 November 2013 14:19

Fake's Findery finds its way down under

Findery, a location-based app from one of the co-founders of Flickr, has hit Australian shores ahead of the rest of the world.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 22 July 2013 16:46

Apple maps out its future with acquisitions

Apple is back on the front foot with its Maps application, acquiring two promising mapping companies to add to its portfolio.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:01

Roamz reaches Android

Popular Australian iPhone app is now available for Android too.

Published in Mobility

With the new update, Localscope integrates with the APIv2 of Foursquare to provide users with richer results while searching for locations and also integrates with the Foursquare iPhone App. The newly added in-app browser further enables users to explore the detailed web view of a location from within Localscope. Additionally Localscope is now localized to 6 more languages including Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Greek, Russian and Swedish.

Apple Staff Favorite Localscope now integrates with Top Selling Navigation app MotionX GPS Drive, Social GPS Navigation app Waze, and MetroView Australia & New Zealand to bring local search and GPS navigation closer together. This release onwards, Localscope has been translated to completely support the German, French, Italian, and Spanish languages.

Apple has made a lengthy but incomplete response to the concerns raised last week regarding the apparent logging of locations by the iPhone. It says it doesn't track users, but did not deny claims that data stored in the iPhone can be used to track where it had been.

Published in Virtualisation
Sunday, 24 April 2011 12:52

Thoughts on the iPhone 'tracking' beat-up

Following the media frenzy over the Apple iPhone's exposé for supposedly tracking users' movements, it might be unwise to point out the obvious.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Thursday, 21 April 2011 09:52

iPhone keeps track of your movements

The iPhone keeps a log of where it has been. A new open source program plots the data on a map for easy viewing. Privacy advocates are worried.

Published in Mobility

Apple staff pick Localscope, a feature-rich social GPS app for the App Store's "Staff Favorites" section soon after it was awarded "App of the Week" in Australia and New Zealand.

Mobile check-in services such as Foursquare are "overhyped" according to an industry analyst firm.

Published in Mobility
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