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Spotlight on GPS: What It Is and How It Works

Spotlight on GPS: What It Is and How It Works

When the US military was first developing the Global Positioning System (GPS) in the 1970s, few people would have imagined that less than four decades later, we’d all be walking around with sophisticated GPS devices in our pockets and purses. Today, the vast majority of smartphones are equipped with GPS capabilities, which in turn has… Read More…

How to Get Your Smartphone Ready for an International Trip

How to Get Your Smartphone Ready for an International Trip

If you were going on an international trip even just a decade ago, chances are you wouldn’t have planned on bringing your mobile phone with you. Roaming charges were often extremely expensive, the compatibility of your device with your destination’s network could be unpredictable, and public Wi-Fi wasn’t nearly as readily available. But today, that’s… Read More…