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Apple Maps Conducting Pedestrain Level Surveys

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

Apple Maps is collecting pedestrian level data in California. On Friday, a man wearing a Lidar rig, GPS and multiple cameras as well as an Apple Maps backpack, was spotted in San Francisco, according to MacRumors. On its website, Apple said [via AppleInsider] that Pedestrian teams will be in a number of California counties. While cars conducting mapping are not such a rare site spotted in Los Angeles earlier in the week, but as MacRumors noted: “This is the first time we’ve seen someone collecting mapping data on foot.”

Apple Maps Conducting Pedestrain Level Surveys

Stalk Your Ex Using Tracer from DataBytes

· Andrew Orr · Product News

In the wrong hands, many technologies can be dangerous. But some technology makes it easy to be dangerous.

iOS: Assisted GPS and Why iPhone GPS Can't Be Perfect All the Time

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iPhone GPS doesn't just rely on satellites

It’s great being able to use your iPhone to find out where you are or where a picture came from, but why isn’t the information always right? Jeff Butts explains how Assisted GPS works and why it leads sometimes to less-than-perfect results.

McDonald's Is Testing Mobile Orders from an App

· Andrew Orr · News

McDonald's Mobile Ordering on iPhone

Fast food chain McDonalds is testing a fancy new way to order using your smartphone, because, you know, that’s what we’re looking for from McDonald’s. Customers in Monterey and Salinas, California can use the McDonalds mobile app to order food from home and have it ready when they get there. Andrew Orr explains.

iOS 10: Airplane Mode Doesn't Turn Off All Radios (GPS, NFC)

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Rendering of GPS satellite

With iOS 8.2 and earlier, Airplane mode in iOS would turn off all four radios in an iPhone: Bluetooth, Cellular, GPS and Wi-Fi. Starting in iOS 8.3, that changed with GPS. Plus, starting with iPhone 6, NFC is not disabled either.

Apple Watch to get GPS, Barometer in Fall Update

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple Watch new

Apple reportedly has plans to introduce new Apple Watch models this fall with a GPS and barometer. The new features will be packed into a design that looks essentially the same as the original Apple Watch to accommodate a larger battery.