Once again it’s time for Where2.0, the popular location technology event taking place this year April 2-4 in San Fran. Some good news for those of you who can’t make it to the event as the O’reilly Media team is offering up a livestream. Complete details and the stream can be seen on this O’reilly Page, and we’ll also have the stream embedded here and on GISuser.com. Livestreams will start on Monday (no schedule known, sorry) and the Tuesday and Wednesday morning keynotes will also be streamed so be sure to check back here and see also the #Whereconf hashtag on Twitter for updates. See the Conference website HERE
Archives for April 1, 2012
A new app for Android device users lets you unplug and go off the grid for a few days, then reconnect based on some pre-defined parameters. While offline you can have pre-scheduled updates and messages sent and still enjoy your down time. With the new app – which is available free of charge and free of any advertising –Android users can:
- Schedule unplugging time in advance. At the scheduled time, your smartphone will switch to silent, vibrate, call reject or airplane mode, depending on your selection.
- Generate an automatic text message when the phone is in “call reject” mode – such as “I’m taking ‘me’ time” – so anyone calling your phone will know you’re taking a break from technology.
- Automatically post status updates to Facebook and Twitter, should you choose to tell your friends how you’re spending your unplugging time and the duration of the break.
- Stop worrying about forgetting to reset your phone to ring mode after unplugging time is over – the new app automatically does it for you.
- Get instant reminders of upcoming breaks from technology that you have scheduled.