Monday, April 05, 2010

The 10 most surprising things about the iPad - Yahoo! News

This part of the iPad experience was a bit spooky – it was one house off, in triangulating my home address

8. Location-based services work fine in a pinch
One of the problems with the Wi-Fi-only iPad versus the upcoming 3G-embedded model is that it lacks A-GPS, a system that combines satellite data with cell-tower triangulation to pinpoint your location, even when you're indoors. That said, the Wi-Fi-only version can still attempt to find where you are using nearby Wi-Fi signals, and I was impressed when my new iPad immediately zeroed in on my apartment, within half a block. Not bad.

The 10 most surprising things about the iPad - Yahoo! News

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