Android anti-theft app Gotya helps identify the thief

Oct 27, 2011 under Cell phone tracking

Without a doubt, mobile tracking technology could help people find their lost or stolen handset. Giving that WiFi and cell tower positioning technology have already been integrated in the location based services, we can obtain the location information of a mobile device easily without GPS. However, imagine when a stolen cell phone is found to…

Google Maps offline navigation goes live

Jul 08, 2011 under Google Earth

Finally, Google adds offline navigation to Google Maps – a long-waited feature, yet a nightmare to navigation companies becomes reality. The newly released Google Maps 5.7 for Android now allows users to download maps to local storage for offline navigation. Although this version only let people download maps about an area of 10 miles around…

How to know if Google is spying on you

May 01, 2011 under Cell phone spy

A few days ago, two women from Oakland sued Google for tracking their location using Android Smartphone although Google said users can opt-out of “location services” when set up their Android devicess. However, there is more than one way Google can spy on us. The question is however, as an individual, how do you know…

Google launches Google Maps 5.3 for Android

Apr 08, 2011 under Google Earth

A short while after Google Maps 5.2 hit the Android market last month, Google Maps 5.3 for Android was lunched yesterday, featuring location history dashboard, check-in at home and add your opinion when review a place. Location history dashboard If you enabled location history, you will be able to see your past route, the most…

Google Maps may be closed in China

Apr 02, 2011 under Google Earth

Since Google withdrew its search business from China mainland, it’s facing another setback. This time it’s online mapping service Google Maps. According to China State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM), they had not received any application from Google for its online mapping service up till yesterday. Google China said last night that they are…

Yes I know where you are

Mar 30, 2011 under LBS

We have talked a lot about how to track a mobile devices’s location already, but what you may not know, when your browse the internet, the websites you viewed could track your location as well. People who use Google Maps for mobile know it can determine your approximate location, based on which it will calculate…

Google Maps 5.2 for Android becomes more sociable

Mar 09, 2011 under LBS

Not to our surprise, Google Maps becomes more sociable. A few days ago, Google Maps 5.2 for Android became available on Android Market coming with more social network and location based features. It seems Google is adding more social elements to its various products and eventually build a larger and more sociable kingdom. This time,…

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