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How to Keep Your Photos (and Their Data) Safe

iPhones, BlackBerrys and other smartphones have made it remarkably easy for us to share photos on sites like Facebook and Flickr. But they've made it a lot easier for cyberstalkers to track us, as well. That's because many digital photos contain a kind of encoded data known as Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF). This type of data is often used by professional photographers, since it reveals...

Facebook Places Shares Where You Are

Share Since March, at least, we've known that Facebook Places has been coming. We also knew that, despite its built-in audience, Facebook would have to offer more functionality than established location-based services like Foursquare if it hoped to succeed. Finally, after months of testing, Zuckerberg and crew have taken the cover off Places, and entered a brand new realm of usage. You'll be abl...

Verizon May End Mobile Data Free-for-All, Blogetry's Blogs May Be Reinstated

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Verizon may kill its unlimited data plan within the next few weeks, reportedly because of abusive "bandwidth hogs." Coupled with Ma Bell's similar move, the closure apparently represents the demise of a fleeting, two-year trend. [From: The Huffington Post and Engadget] The Microsoft and Apple role-reversal continues, as an incr...

Yahoo! Unveils a New and 'More Wonderful' Flickr

With Facebook now the most popular photo-sharing site on the Web, and with Picasa steadily gaining ground, Flickr found itself in desperate need of a shot in the arm. In response, then, Yahoo! decided to renovate its site in the hopes of making Flickr "more wonderful." According to the New York Times, the new and improved Flickr "displays photos gorgeously," with shots that are now 35-percent ...

A Cat Mask Won't Save You: Chatroulette Map Exposes Your Location

Share One of Chatroulette's most enticing features is its anonymity. The user who would be otherwise reticent to appear on a webcam for a stranger -- in any stage of dress -- has been emboldened by the fact that he and his partner have no idea who the other is. This is also one of the main reasons that so many disembodied genitals tend to appear on any given Chatroulette session; with no names...

Sony Debuts $1,000 GPS-Packin' 1080p Handycam

Think your "high-def" camcorder is hot stuff? Think again, vaquero. Sony's swerving around the low-end and waving jovially as it laps the mid-range with the HDR-TG5V Handycam, a decidedly upscale pocket camcorder that's capable of logging full 1080p clips and holding 16GB of data. Moreover, the HD camcorder includes an embedded GPS module, minimal buttons and a new intuitive user interface for t...

Where to Experience the Inauguration Online

If you couldn't get to D.C. to see the inauguration today, or just didn't feel like fighting with the crowds, you have plenty of options for keeping up with the action, without going outside. Of course, every news network has its cameras poised to capture all the action it can, but if you're not near a TV you can still keep up with things, thanks to a range of online services (compiled by Google...

iPhone 2.0 Beta Gets Geotagging?

Here's a nice little tidbit: word on the street is that the most recent version of the iPhone 2.0 beta has added a "Location Services" feature that encompasses what appears to be GPS-based Google Mapping, along with geotagging for the phone's camera app. Sure, even if these shots are legit, Apple is late to the party here -- other featurephone users have been geo-tagging their shots for years --...

How to 'Geotag' Your Photos

Taking pictures with digital still cameras has been popular for years. Now GPS devices are the johnny-come-lately of the tech you cool kids want. So what happens when you combine the two capabilities? Why, geotagging your photos, of course! Geotagging is the process of marking on each digital photograph the geographical location of where you took the shot. This information can be used to enhanc...

Eye-Fi Launches Wireless Location-Aware Camera Memory Cards

Eye-Fi's expanding from a single card to a family of three tonight. All are the same 2GB as before, but now we've got the new flagship Eye-Fi Explore ($129), which includes geotagging courtesy of Skyhook (the same WiFi-based location system that helps the iPod touch and iPhone find their way) and on-the-go WiFi via Wayport. Then you've got the Eye-Fi Share ($99) -- basically the same card we used ...