Category Archive: Geotools

Geomate Jr No More

That’s right – in what seems to be an unexpected announcement – the Geomate Jr has come to an end. A letter on the GPSr maker’s website reads: Dear Geomate Jr community, What can we say – this good thing has come to an end. We are no longer able to offer the Geomate Jr …

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Samsung Galaxy S2 GPS Problem? SOLVED!

GUEST POST The mysterious Ninja Duck is a geocacher after Cumbyrocks’ own heart. Not only does he have an excellent name (if we told you we’d have to kill you) and young caching companions, but he is a Blackberry and Android geocaching proponent. Here he shares some of his evil ninja genius: Are you a …

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Can You Connect An Android To An Oregon?

                  An important question for It’s Not About The Numbers’ readers: Can you connect an Android phone to Garmin’s Oregon GPSr? Obviously, there are some issues with getting an appropriate connector (my Android has a micro b USB port, while the Oregon 450 has a mini b USB port) but …

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Android Users Get Your CacheSense Demo Now!!!

I’m in the process of writing a full review for the geocaching app CacheSense for Android, however I’m so excited about its long-awaited release that I couldn’t help but announce it! So, CACHESENSE FOR ANDROID HAS BEEN RELEASED!!! There is a FREE 30-day demo so you can get out and give it a try. I …

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GPS With Android And Wifi – The Dawning Of A New Age?

Spotted in Waypoints at GPSTracklog is this article at Gizmag about a new GPS that runs on Android and has wifi. The world’s first handheld GPS to use the Android mobile operating system is gearing up for release. The All Sports GPS from Holux is also the first handheld unit with WiFi capability. The idea …

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Cumbyrocks Reviews The Geomate.Jr

I’ve long been a fan of taking my kids geocaching with me and they, on the whole, have found it to be a fun experience. Being on the younger side, Mr 4 and Mr 5 have tended to focus more on trading swag than on the actual search for a cache, though they still know …

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Cumbyrocks: Some Thoughts On OpenCaching(.com) Now

So OpenCaching.com is one year old. At the time it was released, I was awaiting the arrival of my third child, who was born one month later. It occurred to me earlier today that as they were both born about the same time that there may be some similarities here. No, I’m not about to …

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OpenCaching.com Responds …

Here’s what Garmin’s listing service thought of Nick Brown’s post: “We just read your (sTeamTraen’s) article about OpenCaching.com’s one-year anniversary. While we obviously disagree with some of the points and conclusions, we’re always glad when geocachers, like sTeamTraen, look at what we are doing and give us a fair chance. “It would be nice if you …

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OpenCaching.com One Year On

OPINION PIECE First, the disclaimer: my name is Nick Brown and I have been geocaching at Geocaching.com under the name of sTeamTraen for nearly eight years. I’m also privileged to have been a Groundspeak volunteer for part of that period, but everything written here is my own personal opinion and has not been approved, solicited or …

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For Whom The Bell Tolls …

The death march has begun for my favourite geocaching tool – the Blackberry Bold 9000. This magical little mobile that was my reason for discovering geocaching has been diagnosed with a range of illnesses and the prognosis is not good. Its complaints include arthritis of the track-ball, hearing loss, and senility when checking the mail. Despite these issues, …

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