Tag: tracking

Scotland Charity Special – Watch me live!

Last week I asked our 10,000 Twitter followers and 40,000 weekly readers to help by donating a bit of cash to Edwards Trust. They help parents and carers bereaved, or about to be bereaved, of their son or daughter. They also support children and young people who are …

Handling my finances on the move

Sure, I use my phone for playing games on. I use it to get the latest news too, but I don’t think I’m alone in using it for one very important task, and that’s keeping an eye on my finances. We’ve touched upon ways of making money with …

New safety feature getting added to Strava – Beacon

I sit on my fat backside for most of the day, so getting out and actually moving around is a bit important. I tend to cycle, be it mountain biking or road biking, and after trying the alternatives I’ve ended up using Strava. It seems to be the …

Talk to the animals with a KYON Pet Tracker

Watching your pet from work or anywhere else is pretty simple. Just get a camera or perhaps use a spare smartphone to act as an IP camera. It’s a good way to have a quick look at your dog or cat from afar, but… wouldn’t it be good …

Strava user has his bikes stolen as home address is revealed

It’s something we’ve reported on before, but sadly someone else has fallen victim after having his bikes pinched. It’s a double-edged sword at times, with people wanting to challenge each other and share their achievements, but you do need to protect yourself. Strava, the activity tracking app and …

Keep safe while you’re exercising with RunSafe

Going out running, cycling or even for a quick stroll is great for your health. Trouble is, if you get stuck or if your loved ones don’t know where you are, it can be tricky for them to call you. Especially when you’re bombing along on your bike …

Monitor your car from your phone with Carlock

I’m sure there’s some of you out there who know exactly where the diagnostic port on your car is. That OBD connector might’ve been used by yourself with one of those cables you bought off eBay (and that “iffy software” that “fell off the internet”) or the brilliantly …

Tracking your bike ride? Watch out, you might get burgled.

Today I received an email. That, in itself, isn’t remarkable. I get a few. However, this one was from the Police. Luckily it arrived to inform me that a number of bikes had been stolen from the local area. This, in fact, was the second such email and …

Feature – Parcel tracking with just your smartphone

A short while ago we detailed our new challenge. It seemed simple enough, but we immediately hit problems. The challenge was to put a smartphone in a box and send it to a destination whilst tracking it. It didn’t seem like a big ask, but sadly the battery …

Coolsmartphone Challenge – Tracking your phone

We’re going to try something this week, but we hit a problem instantly. It’s the same old problem that we continually bump into on a daily basis. Battery life. It’s just not good enough. It’s not kept up. In recent years I’ve seen really low-tech Nokia featurephones getting …

StealthGenie – Snoop on others easily

Whilst browsing around eBay I found a number of listings for “spy software” designed to snoop on the phone use of friends, relatives, colleagues or people you don’t like very much. After becoming intrigued I stumbled across StealthGenie, which is charged in monthly installments. The spy software is …

Manage your devices – Wobble-cam special!

Sure, I could’ve used some professional software to demo this but heck – where’s the fun in that eh? :) Today I took a look at Mobile Device Manager, a free service which tracks, locates, secures and manages your mobile device or devices. I’ve spoken about it before, …

Keep an eye on your loved ones – Guard My Angel

For those that are old enough, you might remember your parents telling you to “Give me three rings” when you get somewhere. Now it’s turned into “Give me a text” but, if you want even more peace of mind, try “Guard My Angel”. They’ve sent us a video …

GPS Jammer usage revealed

Most of us are now comfortable with GPS being inside our phone and constantly enabled. It can guide you to your destination, track your excercise and tell you how fast you’re going. For some, though, GPS is a technology they’d rather not have. A study by Sentinel found …

iOS 4.3.3 released to fix tracking issues

Apple iOS 4.3.3 has now been released to fix those location tracking “bugs” that came to light last month. Location data was found to be stored in a local file on handsets, this could then be extracted with a simple tool. Apple have stated that they were aware …