The Apple iPhone and iPad with 3G connectivity constantly record and store location data to a file on the user’s device according to security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan. The two uncovered the existence of a “secret” file on iOS devices complete with legacy location data and will present their findings later today at Where 2.0 in San Francisco.
Google have just released Google Maps 5.3 update for Android that introduces a Google Location History dashboard, allows users to “check-in” at home, and adds the ability to specify custom “aspects” to places when rating them.
To coincide with the launch of the first independent mobile phone application harnessing the power of Loc8 Code, we spoke to Loc8 Code CEO Gary Delaney who gave us an overview of the company’s current progress in implementing this innovative technology, the benefits that Loc8 Code can deliver to Ireland and future plans to ensure their system becomes part and parcel of Ireland’s smarter addressing system.
Google is rumored to be rolling out a smarthpone based real-world payment system using Near Field Communication technology. Well, the Wall Street Journal reports that the search giant has now brought MasterCard and Citigroup on-board.
Microsoft is finishing rolling out its latest update to its Internet Explorer browser to millions of Windows Vista and 7 users this weekend. Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate has been issued in February’s automatic security download for Windows machines running the two latest versions of the company’s operating system, Vista and 7.
In an official blog post Google Earth product manager, Peter Birch, has announced the availability of Google Earth 6. This latest version of Google Earth introduces integrated Street View, 3D tress, and easier-to-use historical imagery.