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How much does “GPSing” drain the battery?

You all have probably seen the warning “continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life” for mobile device apps. This is certainly true, but how much does it drain the battery and are there differences between different devices? To get at least a sense, I took iPhone4, first generation iPad, [...]

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Can iPad replace ArcPAD? A review of the iCMTGIS survey software app

Corvallis Microtechnology Inc, an Oregon based company that specializes in survey and mapping soft- and hardware for forestry and related fields, released a free iPad app iCMTGIS last summer, which appears to be a port of their Windows-based and Windows CE-based survey software. This app turns the iPad into a mobile field mapping and data [...]

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