Tag Archive: Location


How to hide your location from Facebook stalkers

Anyone you exchange messages with via Facebook Messenger could know where you’ve been at any point. If you’ve chatted with your boss? He could use this hack to figure out your sick days weren’t spent at home. Facebook intern Aran… Read more ›

The digital cameras included with iPhone, Android, and many others, have an option to geotag pictures using the devices GPS hardware, effectively pinpointing the exact location a photo was taken and bundling that geographic location data into the metadata of a picture. While you can turn off photo geotagging on iPhone and iPad, many users … Read More

Smartphone users know that sharing personal data with apps can be part of the price of free apps, but when it comes to how frequently those apps give that data to third parties, the numbers will shock you. A new… Read more ›

Apple could take location tracking to the next level

You’re driving home late one night with your friend following. You lose him at a red light and, realizing he doesn’t have your address, need to tell him where to go. You ask Siri to share your route with your… Read more ›

Picture this: you’ve lost your iPhone somewhere, but it’s run out of juice and it’s not ringing or vibrating when you call it. You might think you’re out of luck, but there’s one function you can enable (or disable if… Read more ›

These days, any photo you shoot with your iPhone or other smartphone will typically contain location data (unless you have that feature turned off) to better allow apps like iPhoto place your images on a map. Even photo sharing services… Read more ›

Sometimes it’s important to let your buddies or loved ones know your location. Whether you need to share this information for safety reasons, or because you like them knowing where you are on our beautiful planet, iOS 8 and your… Read more ›

If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation entirely now though thanks to a great location sharing … Read More

One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs … Read More

One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs … Read More