PocketFinder – A Cellular & GPS Locating Device That You Throw in a Bag and Start Tracking Your Loved Ones

In Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Opinion, Parenting, Review, Safety, Security, Software by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Technology is really great sometimes. Not only have devices gotten smaller, they have become more powerful and more useful. Think about cell phones – do you remember the size of them back in the 80’s? They were simply HUGE and clunky. GPS technology has gone the same way and are now so small, they can be integrated into a smartphone. GPS’s are simpler as well and now provide uses beyond just providing map guidance. Instead of pulling in map data via a cell phone connection, it can push out GPS location information via a cellular network to provide tracking. This …

How To Configure Location-Based Reminders on the iPhone with iOS5

In Apple, Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

I kept hearing about how with iOS 5, you could set up Reminders that would trigger when you arrived or left a particular location. It’s a pretty neat concept. You can program in an address, like your work, and set up a series of to-dos that magically remind you when you are geographically near that location. Or perhaps, you are at a vacation home and need to have a checklist pop up as you leave the location (e.g., did you check to be sure the hot tub was set to low). It’s a smart use of GPS technology to let …

How To Automatically Set Up your Mac’s Work Environment Based on WiFi Location Detection – AirPort Location

In Apple, Application, General, Linux, Microsoft, Mobile, Open Source, Review, Software by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

There is a lot of great free software out there that provides tremendous value. Smart programmers always want to showcase their talents and I love the fact that there is a never ending stream of interesting applications coming from the developer community. I won’t even start to mention some of the free Mac apps that I use that help me day to day, there are too many to mention. However, I discovered this great little golden nugget yesterday for those people who have a Mac laptop and who frequently bring it to different locations. These could be students or business …