As an outdoor person, we were most delighted to be given a chance to try out this new USB GPS travel logger by i-gotU. For those not familiar with what a GPS logger actually does, by attaching this tiny gadget to a backpack or just pocket it after turning it on, we will then be able to add GPS to keep a record or show others when and where we have been to together with details like the exact longtitude and latitude, speed, altitude, etc. a-trip-websiteTo make sharing the details mentioned above even more easier, i-gotU comes with an extremely easy to use “@trip PC” (linked to www.a-trip.com account) software which functions as a data import client quickly allowing you to manage,geotag and share your recent trips onto blogs as well as photosharing sites such as Flickr and Picasa.

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If you’re a user of the T-Mobile G1 or any other Android device, you now have access to Google’s latest Sky Map app which was unveiled just yesterday. The Google Sky Map Android app is basically a map of the stars in the sky, using GPS, it determines your location and serve up the map of stars you can view from your location.

You can hold up the phone to the sky and the map will show which stars are viewable in the direction in which the phone is held. While there are similar apps for the iPhone, we are not aware of any that allows the user to move the device along with the map instantly following.

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Although we published a way to track online the movement of the Swine flu pandemic using Google Maps a few days ago, it is by no means the only way to follow news of the new H1N1 virus and its spread. Tech savvy, or more specifically iPhone (and iPod Touch) users, will soon be able to download an app called the Swine Flu Tracker off the App Store. While, it is still currently in queue to be approved by Apple, there is no doubt that the developer IntuApps will be quickly credited by popularity for creating this app amongst all the Swine flu craze.

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The H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic has created a lot of anxiety at the moment. But thanks to the technology we have these days, you can now see the cases spreading in real time on Google Maps (once the WHO (World Health Organisation) has declared them).

The current H1N1 Swine Flu has been on the the headlines in the last couple of days. The H1N1 Swine Flu is a mutation of a port virus that jumped from pigs to humans. Already 103 people have died in Mexico, if you’re cautious about this outbreak and want to keep track of the spread of this possible pandemic, the below is a quick legend to looking at the Swine Flu tracking map on Google.

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The different colour on the map indicate the following:

  • Pink markers are suspect
  • Purple markers are confirmed
  • Deaths lack a dot in marker
  • Yellow markers are negative

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[via Gizmodo]

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Motorola has announced the launch of a new mobile phone – QA4 Evoke. Similar to a number of phones including the iPhone, Palm Pre, BlackBerry Storm, etc, it has a full touchscreen but also with a sliding keypad. It seems that the mobile phone maker is taking into account want we all like to see – a physical keyboard.

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palringoPalringo has launched its free multi-service IM application on the Android Market. Using Palringo, Android users can chat to their friends on Google Talk, MSN, Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, iChat, QQ and other popular messaging services and social networks. Palringo also enables Android owners to send photo messages to their friends in just two clicks (check out the video below).

Android users can share their location with friends on Palringo: buddies can see each others’ location and proximity (distance away) alongside their status in the Palringo contact list. Users may also view a map showing the whereabouts of all of their contacts who have chosen to share their location. Using Palringo’s Group capability, people can chat with all of their friends at the same time. Groups also offer the opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests.

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Kevin Rose’s predictions may have been right for one of the new features but I bet he didn’t know so many were also going to be up for grabs on this new 3.0 OS update. If you didn’t have the time to find out about all the new features and functionality that was coming to the new iPhone OS version 3.0 yesterday. Its now possible to catch up on the Apple event and watch the whole video here.

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In my view this long awaited update contains everything that Apple needed to put the iPhone back on top of all the rivalry thats been going on with other mobiles such as RIM’s Storm or the Palm Pre. There is no question that Apple is brilliant at supporting both new and existing customers, the update will be completely free to all iPhone users while there will be a tiny cost for iPod Touch users, but no doubt it will be worth it! The below is a quick summary for your reference of what you can expect to see when firmware 3.0 comes live for update on your iPhone.

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