Tag Archive: IPad

Guest Post: Musings From A Former Muggle

GUEST POST Admitting that you’re addicted to geocaching is the first step, as new Wellington player Geof Robinson (GC handle: xBoomstickx) discovers … “There’s going to be a lot of ‘I’ in this post.  I’m not sure if it’s a blog, rant or a confession. You decide but don’t tell me please. Just before the 2012 …

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Your Launch Pad To The Lilypad

Ever wanted a personal tour of Groundspeak HQ by co-founder Bryan Roth? Now’s your chance, at least virtually. Popular tech website GeekWire has just released the second installment in its new Launch Pad video series, profiling “the Seattle company in the middle of the geocaching boom”. Roth (GC handle: Bryan) begins his tour of Groundspeak’s …

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iOS App Review: iGeoKnife Carves Up The Opposition

Some people can distinctly remember what they were doing when they found out President Kennedy had been shot. Others will recollect exactly where they were when they learned Princess Diana had died in a car crash. But I distinctly recall the day I discovered GSAK (Geocaching Swiss Army Knife). That day was monumental and opened …

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Mucking Around With The Bad Elf

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The Bad Elf is a neat little external GPS accessory designed to directly connect to all iPad, iPod touch and iPhone devices. I recently had great fun field-testing the Bad Elf I have been given (thanks Bad Elf!). I was surprised by how well the Bad Elf performed but determined that it would need to prove …

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Field-Testing The Bad Elf

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For those unaware, I was recently supplied with a Bad Elf to review. This miniature box plugs into the 30-pin dock of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to provide you with quality GPS reception for your device. One of the unknowns with the Bad Elf was exactly how well it would perform in the …

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Introducing The Bad Elf

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More and more geocachers are using smartphones and a huge number of those are Apple iPhones. We’ve also seen the Apple iPad find a role in the geocaching world as well. But one of the criticisms is that the GPS sensitivity is not that flash. Enter the Bad Elf GPS Receiver for iPod touch, iPhone, …

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Quick, Pass Me The Geobucket…

and no, I don’t mean because I want to geo-vomit. Quite the opposite in fact. I want to downright rave about a new geocache database app for the iPad and iPhone that was released at the end of March – The Geobucket. This app is designed to be a cache description database that can display …

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GEO Hunters: Map Out Your Game Plan

Who’s game for a new geo-challenge? Mobile gaming company YD Online has just launched its latest iPhone and iPad application GEO Hunters – a location-based, role-playing game that lets users defend their neighbourhood and the world from monsters. Available for free at the Apple App Store, GEO Hunters utilises Google Maps to merge real satellite-view …

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Geocaching with your [insert apple product here] is about to get even better

Dual Electronics, the makers of the GPS Cradle for iTouch, have announced they will soon be releasing the first universal Bluetooth-equipped GPS receiver designed to add GPS to tablets, iPod Touches and other portable devices lacking built-in GPS. Consumer electronics website Twice has reported on the announcement: The battery-powered XGPS150 Universal Bluetooth GPS receiver can …

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Apple iPad: your newest geocaching tool

I recently got my hands on an Apple iPad to use as a work tool and was very interested to see what it was like and could it be used for geocaching. My first impressions of the iPad were good – it has a fantastic interface and lots of very simple functionality. with over 300,000 …

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