Category Archives: Smartphones

House Hunting in Auckland with the Barfoot and Thompson Real Estate App

It’s been 5 years since I last looked at the Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate App. I did a brief review of it back in 2013. That version was a finalist in the Designers Institute Best Designers Award and they … Continue reading

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House hunting and Remembering Which Feature Went With Which Room

I remember so many debates over the color of walls, the type of appliances, the wallpaper with a rip in it and other positives and negatives when viewing open homes or homes for sale in general. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Where’s My Phone? How to make sure you can find it when it is misplaced or stolen.

People misplace their mobiles often. I challenge you to say that you have never ever spent time trying to remember where you left it. The industry does really well out of mobiles that have been lost on public transport, airports, … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut turns to algorithms and GPS tracking to increase sales

Yup, it’s the ‘Uber-ization’ of pizza, as Pizza Hut joins the wave of chain restaurants embracing tech. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.pcworld.com I had an idea many years ago which I called Pizza on the Beach. The idea was that … Continue reading

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Singapore Is Taking the ‘Smart City’ to a Whole New Level

In Singapore’s “Smart City,” sensors deployed by the government will collect and coordinate data on an unprecedented level. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wsj.com This is huge. In most parts of the world there are projects monitoring data to solve unique … Continue reading

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Creepy hidden map inside your iPhone that records everywhere you go

Frequent locations is a feature of iPhone operating systems from iOS 7 upwards, and is automatically turned on for most users, who are never informed that it is watching their every move. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Sinister or just … Continue reading

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US Forest Service Deploys Avenza PDF Maps App for Firefighting – GPS World magazine

The U.S. Forest Service is using Avenza System’s PDF Maps mobile app to deliver interactive digital maps to firefighters and emergency response teams. Sourced through Scoop.it from: gpsworld.com This is a great idea. In a recent research project on what … Continue reading

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