Tag Archive: GPS

Mar 19 2012

Understanding Android: Three Ways to Find Your Location

It’s not all GPS.  How exactly does an Android device obtain your current location?  I had to hunt the webs for each answer separately, so for users and developers alike this article quickly highlights the three ways Android discovers where you are.  In order of power consumption, Cell-ID, Wi-Fi, and GPS can be powerful tools. …

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May 13 2011

Our Dangerous Dependence on GPS

It’s becoming hard to imagine a life without GPS.  In our quest to find ourselves and connect with others, this tool offers instant results and emergency assistance.  However, as recent events and reports point out, there can be a terrible price to pay for relying too heavily on our guardian satellites. You may not have …

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