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Location, Location, LOCATION!

Today’s theme is: Where am I? Where do I want to go? Where have I been?

It’s pretty commonplace for a smartphone, or even a feature phone, to have geolocation capabilities. Back in the day, geolocation relied solely on wireless tower triangulation. It’s accuracy was sketchy at best. Today, there are much more sophisticated methods for acquiring your location…like, um, GPS :) They still use the towers for an approximate location. They even use WiFi hotspots to triangulate your location.
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I Sense a Disturbance in the Force

When the iPhone came out, there was a gigantic sigh of relief from mobilephiles the world over. It blended a smartphone with an entertainment device and slapped a sexy Apple user interface on top of it all. I played with the iPhone (pre-3G) and enjoyed the experience. The hardware was certainly slick too. However, it wasn’t my cup of tea (yet).
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