Tag Archive: iPhone

Backlash As Groundspeak Closes Loophole

  [important]Guest Post by theCommittedCarnivore[/important] A few days ago, Groundspeak altered the way that users with a Basic membership could access its Geocaching Live service – now people who were previously given access to three full caches every 20 minutes or so are limited to a maximum of three full listings per day. The company’s advertised …

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Top 5 iPhone Apps For Geocaching

Geocaching – once the sole domain of the handheld GPS unit – has been taken over in recent years by the rise of the smartphone. This transition from dedicated GPS units to multi-purpose devices owes a lot to the popularity of Apple’s iPhone. Once in the hands of many a geocacher, this user-friendly and stylish tool created a demand to be able …

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Review: A Geocacher’s New iFriend

PRODUCT REVIEW iFriend: Rechargeable iPhone Speaker Amplifier Case US$45.38 at DS Styles By Sarah Jardine (GC handle: jardisliketardis) When kjwx asked if I’d like to review the iFriend portable speaker case for iPhone, I jumped at the chance. Having never owned an old-school GPSr, I use my iPhone as my primary geocaching tool.  Billed as “one …

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Geo-News: Cool, Sexy & European

ONE VERY COOL MUNZEE Munzee mania keeps marching across the map, with Antarctica now boasting its first gamepiece. London-based Australian player Zalgariath placed Diggles (Final Frontier) last Tuesday with help from friend Steele Diggles who works at the South Pole Research Base. “Ever since Munzee conquered the six inhabited continents, there has been a running joke …

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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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Case Study: Otterbox Defender Series For iPhone 4

I will never be an extreme geocacher but chances are I’ll always be a clumsy one.  So when it came to buying a case for my new iPhone 4, there was really one option – Otterbox’s Defender Series. My brother has long been a fan of the trademark yellow and black Otterbox case  that adorns his …

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Mucking Around With The Bad Elf

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

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

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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Another Geocaching Challenges Sneak Peak And Release

Geocaching.com has given us another sneak peak into the new Geocaching Challenges. This time it’s a short video explaining its ‘Action’ type of challenge. The clip is at the bottom of this post. BUT the bigger news is that the anticipated release of Geocaching Challenges is later this week. Very exciting. Also worth noting is: Free smartphone apps for …

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