Tag Archive: GPS

Sep 26 2013

Sometimes the GPS is Wrong

Yesterday, I made the leisurely drive from Sydney to Melbourne in the Prius and as per usual I used the GPS just so I could keep an eye on my arrival time as well as the traffic conditions once I got back into the metropolitan areas. However, as much as every GPS attempts to be …

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Dec 16 2012

What’s the Dot in a Circle Icon in Windows Phone 8

You might notice when you fire up particular apps on Windows Phone 8 that you might see an icon at the top of the screen that looks like a circle with a dot in the middle of it. Perhaps not the most self-explanatory¬†icon but here’s what it means. All it means is that an app …

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Dec 11 2012

Approaching Instamapper Shut Down

I covered Instamapper a while ago but sadly this service is shutting down on Thursday, 13/12/2012 (just a couple of days time). Users should have received notification via e-mail of the impending shutdown but if you’ve missed that message you should login and download your saved tracks if you have any as well and optionally …

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Jul 27 2012

Incoming Gadget – 2012 Toyota Prius

This is by far the largest and most expensive gadget (if you can call it a gadget) I’ve been able to get my hands on and I’m quite excited to be sharing my experience with it on the blog with everyone. For those that don’t know, I already drive a 2008 Toyota Prius i-Tech but …

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May 24 2012

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Preview

This has been long overdue particularly given that the FT4 is now out but there is quite a bit of overlap between the FT3 and FT4 that I thought it was still worthwhile doing a preview. The body and button layout of the FT3 is practically identical to the FT4 except for the following: The …

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May 19 2012

Raah Tracker – GPS Tracking for iOS

A while ago I was contacted by Dhruv Chopra to check out a new GPS tracking iOS app that he had in development. Initially, he had built a web app but it has now evolved into a full blown app for iOS devices. Firstly, I’ll cover the web app. This is great as you can …

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Dec 24 2011

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Unboxing

For those of you who have been following the blog you might have read that I joined the Panasonic Insider Crew late last year and, more recently, became an Insider Guru. From time to time, I’ll get my hands on some Panasonic gadgets and I’ll also share my thoughts and experiences with you so you …

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Dec 23 2011

Playing it Safe on the Roads at Christmas

The end up the year is creeping up with Christmas and New Year celebrations just waiting to get into full swing. For many, this can involve a lot of driving and attention to pay on the roads. These days, we have GPS to help us get from A to B and other tools that warn …

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Dec 06 2011

Alert – Incoming Panasonic Gadgets!

Just a quick update tonight to let you know of some more Panasonic gadgets coming my way. I’ve had a look across the Panasonic range of products for some items that will be an improvement upon what I currently own or fill a technological gap that none of our gadgets currently fulfil. I’ve not gone …

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May 20 2011

Why You Need Headphones Connected to Listen to FM Radio on Mobile Phones

These days, smartphones have so much packed into them its a wonder that their innards don’t burst open. Some of the more common components crammed into smartphones are: Bluetooth chipset and antenna, Cameras (front and rear), Capacitive touchscreen, Cellular antennae (one for each frequency), CPU, Flash memory, GPS receiver, GPU, SIM card holder, Wi-Fi chipset …

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