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New Processor Promises Improved Camera GPS Support -- The integration of GPS into digital cameras for geotagging - attaching coordinates to images - hasn't gone well. Cameras aren't well suited for rapidly acquiring signals nor updating precompiled satellite location lists. A new module from chipmaker CSR may help provide better results. (Glenn Fleishman, 2009-10-09)


The Best Camera Evangelizes iPhone Photography -- Professional photographer Chase Jarvis has recently released a new iPhone photo app called The Best Camera that can take pictures, add effects, and upload photos to sharing sites, all in one fell swoop. (Doug McLean, 2009-10-09)


Tag, You're in 2D! -- With the right software, a matrix of rectangles and dots turns into a URL, a piece of text, or an action. Welcome to 2D barcodes, courtesy of TidBITS. (Glenn Fleishman, 2009-10-08)


iPod nano Delivers Static in Radio Interface and Features -- Colleagues seem alarmed by Glenn's antipathy to the iPod nano's analog FM radio tuning. By failing to leverage data in the radio stream, Apple delivers a typical and irritating experience - compared to what it could have been. (Glenn Fleishman, 2009-10-12)


Find My (Wife's) iPhone -- While Tonya trained for a 100-mile bike ride this summer, Adam monitored her location from afar via Find My iPhone. Privacy breach? No, just making her feel more comfortable about being all alone many miles from home. (Adam C. Engst, 2009-10-12)

 

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