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Hello Mobile Enthusiast... and welcome to another mobile, location-tech news roundup. If you've had a chance to browse the headlines on LBSzone this week (I sure hope you have!) you would have noticed some interesting nuggets including: a new rollout from Mapquest (remember them?) along with some new partners with some familiar names; Garmin has a sweet new device for cyclists; a new Android OS update coming for some popular devices; several spiffy new Windows Phones are coming under the Lumia brand; and a cool mobile app to help keep your Android devices safe and running smoothly... details on all these items re below. April is looking busy on the event calendar and no doubt many of you will be making some trips. Next week we have GeoInt 2013*, rescheduled from last fall, taking place in Tampa, FL as the Geoint community gathers for the annual USGIF event; SPAR also takes place next week in Colorado Springs, CO - recall, The SPAR conference focuses on business and technology considerations for end-to-end 3D measurement; Finally, this week-end the GeoGeeks will meet up in D.C for the annual State of the Map (SOTMUS) event, the annual OpenStreetMap (OSM) love-fest! Indeed, SOTMUS is THE place to be for anyone interested in leveraging OSM or maybe just wanting to get to know more about the Open Street Map - a great opportunity for developers! Have a great week to all and happy travels to anyone heading off to one or more of these events and remember to follow or mention @LBSzone on Twitter!

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Own the Road with the New Edge 1000 Cycling Computer from Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Edge 1000r, a top of the line cycling computer for competing, connecting, and navigating. Whether riding for a personal best or seeing where they stack up against the pros, Edge 1000 will help cyclists reach their goals with advanced segment capabilities including the ability to view start and finish point alerts, race themselves or the segment leader, and plan rides using segments*. [Read More...]

Initial Phase of MapQuest.com Reinvention Introduces Content from Foursquare, GrubHub and Others

On the eve of its 18th anniversary, MapQuest, Inc., the pioneer of online maps and directions, today launched a completely reimagined experience for local discovery, a nod to nearly two decades of enhancing local experiences for millions of travelers every day. Available on desktop and tablet website, MapQuest's new local experience delivers relevant details, handy functionality and valuable reviews from trusted partners to create a single source for in-depth [Read More...]

Social media is the ideal way to get a job, but you can also ruin your chances

A growing number of unemployed twentysomethings are turning to social media in the hope of being hired. Services like Twitter and LinkedIn offer the chance to come face to face with would-be employers, grabbing their attention in a way previously reserved to those willing to stand outside an office wearing a sandwich board. But with greater access comes greater chance to get things wrong [Read More...]

Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS Update Rolls Out in Mid-April to Nexus 5, 7

The Android 4.4.3 Kitkat OS update was expected to roll out in mid-April to Nexus 5, Nexus 7 tablet and Google Play Edition devices. Android 4.4.3 KitKat has leaked several times online and The Bitbag reported that its official release may happen in mid-April for LG Nexus 5, ASUS Nexus 7 and HTC One Google Play Edition [Read More...]

Does Using GPS to Track Children Provide False Security?

A missing child is every parent's worst nightmare. Global positioning services or GPS offer a way to monitor your child's location, but purchasing expensive cell phones for young children is not very practical.Now a device marketed for parents of four to eight year olds has hit the stores. [Read More...]

iPhone 101: Using Photos app to view photos sorted by location

The Photos app in iOS 7 has a useful feature that allows you to view the location information of all the photos you took during the past year. To make use of this feature, you must have geotagging turned on the settings (Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Toggle on Location Services and the Camera app). [Read More...]

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Browse this section to learn about mobile technology / wireless industry conferences, training, seminars,webinars, and relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration or contact us to promote your event.
Telematics Detroit - Telematics Detroit is the world's largest forum dedicated to the future of connected auto mobility. With over 2000 senior attendees and featuring 100+ industry leading voices it will address the crucial tech. and business shaping the telematics industry as connectivity enables a new paradigm for auto mobility. June 4-5, Detroit MI

Geoint Symposium 2014 - The GEOINT 2013* Symposium takes place April 14-17, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The GEOINT Symposium is the preeminent event of the year for the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities.

OpenStreetMap conference coming to Washington, DC April 12 & 13 - The annual US OpenStreetMap conference will be in Washington, DC April 12 & 13, and we'd love to have you join us. It will be a jam packed weekend with two full days of sessions on how people are using OpenStreetMap, where the project is going, and how it will shape the future of the mapping space.

M2MWorld Congress - April 24-25, 2014, London UK

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