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Google Maps for Android gets updated, improves battery life for Latitude, location history users

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Okay, this may not bring the most sweeping changes in the history of the Google Maps application, but who can say no to the promise of better battery life? The fresh update to the Android app, version 6.3 to be exact, brings along the customary bug fixes. And, for...
Google Maps for Android gets updated, improves battery life for Latitude, location history users

Snowciety launches as Path-meets-Google-Latitude for skiiers

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Small-scale, mobile-first social networks are on the rise – just look at the likes of Path or Pair for proof of that. Now Snowciety is launching at The Next Web Conference to bring a combination of social networking and location tracking to the ski slopes of the world. The Amsterdam-based...
Snowciety launches as Path-meets-Google-Latitude for skiiers

Apple said held back by Google on iOS' Maps features for years, might bring turn-by-turn nav to WWDC

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The tales of Apple possibly dumping Google Maps as the backend for iOS 6's Maps app are gathering steam, but we're now learning just how much forethought may have gone into the split. According to the WSJ's favorite tipsters, "people familiar with the matter," Apple isn't just hoping to...
Apple said held back by Google on iOS' Maps features for years, might bring turn-by-turn nav to WWDC

Google dives into personal analytics with new Account Activity feature

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We recently saw Stephen Wolfram reveal what he called the personal analytics of his life (built from decades of meticulous data collection), and it looks like Google is now going some way towards making that easier for you to do yourself. It rolled out its new Account Activity feature...
Google dives into personal analytics with new Account Activity feature

Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

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Google is launching a new feature today called Account Activity that will help users gain more insight into their usage of Google services. Available to those who opt in, the utility will offer monthly reports detailing your account activity, like your number of sign-ins, how many emails you sent and received,...
Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

What Should You Do If Your Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password?

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Why are some employers asking workers and would-be workers for their Facebook passwords? Because, with U.S. unemployment hovering at 8.3%, they can. "Unfortunately, in these economic times employers may exercise latitude in asking for the unreasonable," career coach Sandra Lamb said in an email. "But employees (and applicants) should be...
What Should You Do If Your Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password?

Foursquare Dumps Google & Goes Open-Source for Maps

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Foursquare just made what it called "a little announcement", but it's really not little at all. It's switching away from the Google Maps API to OpenStreetMap. For the map images, it hired MapBox, a start-up that makes pretty maps out of OpenStreetMap data. Starting with foursquare.com, foursquare's maps now use...
Foursquare Dumps Google & Goes Open-Source for Maps

Dell upgrades Latitude laptops with Ivy Bridge

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A new slim 14-inch model joins the business-friendly line. [Read more]...
Dell upgrades Latitude laptops with Ivy Bridge

Location-based services: Are they there yet?

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Mobile apps that use your location to offer services are no longer new. But are they truly useful to businesses? We look at Facebook, Foursquare, Google Latitude and Yelp to see how they're doing....
Location-based services: Are they there yet?

Google Now Offers a Monthly Account Activity Report

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Google just launched a new opt-in feature called Account Activity, which sends users a detailed monthly report full of analytics about their logged in use of Google. The user receives a Web link to a password-protected report. The report displays data like login locations, browsers, platforms, changes to login credentials,...
Google Now Offers a Monthly Account Activity Report

Nokia's social apps coming to Android and iOS: lions expected to lie down with lambs shortly

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Nokia's Pulse app looks and smells familiar to anyone who's ever used Google Latitude. The difference being that the Finnish handset maker has the benefit of Navteq's $8 billion geolocation technology that it picked up back in 2008. Now the Haus of Elop is opening a Boston skunkworks that'll...
Nokia's social apps coming to Android and iOS: lions expected to lie down with lambs shortly
"Estonian Mafia" looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs
Google Account Activity is a personal analytics tool for your Google life

Before the Pacific: finding the lost islands of a Pangea-era ocean

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Back when Pangaea was the big continent on campus, a vast ocean called the Panthalassa covered the rest of the planet. With such an incredible area, it should come as no surprise that the expanse was not featureless. The rock record around the Pacific contains evidence of ancient volcanic...
Before the Pacific: finding the lost islands of a Pangea-era ocean

Meeting People Is Easy, Remembering Them Is Hard, Knowing Them Is Harder

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I understood the value of Highlight immediately. Within hours of downloading the app, I walked into a cafe and ran into someone I had met before, but only in passing. Who was he, I wondered while talking to him in vague generalities so as not to give away my...
Meeting People Is Easy, Remembering Them Is Hard, Knowing Them Is Harder

Nokia rumored to have six phones primed for Mobile World Congress

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If this rumor bears out, it will underscore how aggressively Nokia is working to reclaim its past glory and profits. Here’s the skinny: six new phones. Yes, six. Of course, they are not all Windows Phones, but two are, and one is even tipped to be a Symbian handset. PocketNow, who broke...
Nokia rumored to have six phones primed for Mobile World Congress

Follow-Up: Google's Goggles Come Into Focus

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Google's working on a new device, a pair of augmented reality glasses that've been all but confirmed by the New York Times. We looked at this idea a couple months back--now here's what's new.The New York Times isn't messing around with today's headline: "Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses By...
Follow-Up: Google's Goggles Come Into Focus
Google Maps adds quick shortcuts to 'home' and 'work'

Technology is stretching the working day, but it doesn't have to be bad news | Ian Brinkley

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Much more could be done to use technology imaginatively to improve our flexibility and choices at and over workThe story that some office workers "switch on" to work well before they physically arrive in the office shows how new technologies are blurring the demarcation lines between office and home life....
Technology is stretching the working day, but it doesn't have to be bad news | Ian Brinkley

Google continues G+ integration, adds Circles to Google Voice

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Hot on the heels of a number of updates, including Docs for Android with realtime, rich text and collaboration in Google Presentations, Google has announced that it is adding Google+ Circles to its telephony service Google Voice, ahead of  its rumored international launch. The search giant says its goal is to “help make it...
Google continues G+ integration, adds Circles to Google Voice
Google’s controversial privacy changes give birth to cross-product insights tool

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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The Pirate Bay could be blocked by UK ISPs, another Kuwaiti citizen is jailed for his tweets, and Google appears to be turning Latitude into a Foursquare rival with the quiet introduction of a check-in leaderboard. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

Google Will Help Us Watch Our Google Selves With a Monthly Activity Summary

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Last month you may have seen a widely read tutorial about how to delete your personal Google history before the company’s new privacy policy took effect. For me at least, that triggered the first time I’d looked at my own personal search history, probably ever. Today Google is introducing an...
Google Will Help Us Watch Our Google Selves With a Monthly Activity Summary

Here's Highlight, The iPhone App Everyone In Silicon Valley Is Going Nuts For Right Now (AAPL)

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The latest app to catch the attention of the tech elite is Highlight, one of the newest efforts backed by Michael Arrington's CrunchFund and other big-name investors. It's built on a super-simple premise: leave Highlight running while you're out and about and it will tell you when your friends...
Here's Highlight, The iPhone App Everyone In Silicon Valley Is Going Nuts For Right Now (AAPL)

Dell's Ivy Bridge Latitude Laptops Offer 32.7 Hours Battery Life

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Dell on Thursday announced Latitude business laptops with Intel's latest Core processors that can provide around 33 hours of battery life, but only when combined......
Dell's Ivy Bridge Latitude Laptops Offer 32.7 Hours Battery Life

Dell Ivy Bridge Latitude laptop offers 32.7 hours battery life

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Dell on Thursday announced Latitude business laptops with latest Intel Core processors that can provide around 33 hours of battery life, but only when combined with attached battery packs....
Dell Ivy Bridge Latitude laptop offers 32.7 hours battery life

Will Google Latitude Succeed As A Loyalty Platform?

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While Google will tell you that Latitude has millions of users, what the company doesn’t generally talk about is how many of those people are actively engaged with the product. The consensus appears to be that Latitude is languishing. However Mountain View has been tweaking, enhancing and... Please visit Marketing...
Will Google Latitude Succeed As A Loyalty Platform?

Google Quietly Tries To Compete With Foursquare Of Three Years Ago

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Google Quietly Tries To Compete With Foursquare Of Three Years Ago: A few years ago, this would have been interesting. But now it just looks foolish. It looks like a company that’s so embarrassed about how late they are to the dance that they snuck in the backdoor and refuse...
Google Quietly Tries To Compete With Foursquare Of Three Years Ago

Google quietly launches Latitude Leaderboards, threatens Foursquare under its breath

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Google didn't exactly offer much fanfare for this new feature -- as far as we can tell, it still hasn't been officially announced. With the latest update to the Maps app, Mountain View delivered an extra level of functionality to the all but forgotten Latitude. Now check check-ins earn...
Google quietly launches Latitude Leaderboards, threatens Foursquare under its breath

CISPA Passes The House: What You Need to Know

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The legislation gives the government and corporations broad latitude to share your information and digital communications in the name of security. How does that work?...
CISPA Passes The House: What You Need to Know
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