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GPS Tracking & Weather Forecasting Mobil App
When the calender flips to December it is clear that old man Winter has arrived. The beautiful orange and yellow leaves that once decorated Autumn trees are gone, and the cold brisk air has pushed many wildlife out to seek warmer weather. Although colder nights, slower work commutes and shorter hours of daylight are some of the aspects of Winter most people tend not to enjoy, the change also signals the start of snowboarding and skiing season for many outdoor enthusiasts. Winter means it is time to pull out that Burton snowboard from the garage and get her waxed up for some fun in the snow. That just leaves the boarders and skiers with the decision on which mountain or ski resort they want to visit, but that decision may have gotten a whole lot easier thanks in part to a GPS tracking app that accesses real-time weather reports and forecasts from locations all North America!
About AllSnow Mobile GPS App
AllSnow is one of the latest and most user-friendly sports apps designed for mobile communications. Available for free download at the Apple iTunes store, AllSnow is essentially a all purpose snowboarding and skiing app that provides the most accurate trails, real-time weather reports, snow conditions and even finds discounts on many local chairlifts. Not only does the mobile app make it easy to quickly find out the exact weather conditions at a persons favorite mountain resort are, but AllSnow also can act as a GPS tracker, recording everywhere a snowboarder carved up!
AllSnow Popular Features:
- Snow Conditions Produced Daily
- Expected Daily Snow Forecasts
- Various Trail Maps
- Discounted Lift Tickets To Popular Mountain Resorts
- Snow Park & Ski Resort Directions & Routing
GPS Tracking & Mapping
• Locational Documentation Of Snowboarding/Skiing Activity
• Real-Time Reporting & Statistics
• Interactive Mapping Showing Recorded Track History
• Breakdown Of Snow Trails By Name
GPS Tracker Shop has numerous vehicle monitoring experts who love carving up the powder at local Southern California mountain resorts such as Big Bear and Mountain High, and that is why the GPS experts were quick to download and test the AllSnow app. Under testing, the mobile app was downloaded to an iPhone 4. When local resort info and weather conditions were accessed at our offices in Riverside County they appeared to be spot on and accurate. However, when that data was attempted to be accessed again while actually on the mountain the results were mixed. This probably had to do with spotty cellular coverage due to the mountainous terrain interfering with cellular coverage. Therefore, GPS Tracker Shop recommends for best results that users utilize the AllSnow mobile app in a area with decent cellular coverage.
Our final thoughts on the mobile app were that all in all it had some awesome features, and since it was free for download their really is no risk or harm in people trying it out. The GPS tracking portion of the app was pretty limited compared to some of the more sophisticated real-time GPS systems or GPS data loggers on the market designed specifically for personal monitoring, but it was still somewhat fun to mess around with.
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Computer Surveillance A Serious Issue
Many of the stories in the news have under tones that worry people that the United Stated is moving toward becoming more of a police state. These stories include police using drones similar to those used in bombing raids in the Middle East to monitor civilians, GPS tracking devices to document where suspected criminals are traveling and routine use of computer surveillance to comb through personal or work emails. Police can claim that the use of any drone device would only be used to safeguard the public, and that GPS tracking devices help police on tighter budgets continue to thwart criminal activity. Although both of these monitoring systems can indeed be used for positive causes they can also be used with malicious intent. However, the most concerning form of police surveillance that most people don't even think about is how law enforcement authorities can review a person's emails, without first obtaining a warrant, if those digital documents are over 180 days old.
Some people will delete spam emails or other personal emails that have been read. Some prefer to keep their emails saved, especially if those digital letters have content related to business activity. With so many popular email programs such as gmail and yahoo offering free services and essentially unlimited storage of emails it is no surprise that more people are choosing to simply read an email then move on with their daily life. However, those old emails, those private and personal emails, can at anytime be accessed by police once they are 180 days old. This is not only legal under current legislation, but it does not even require police to obtain a warrant from a judge!
"Online information and digital security should be a concern with anyone who shares personal information on the Internet", explained a technology specialist and writer for GPS Tracker Shop. "Anyone who has conducted online banking, posted on a blog, created a Facebook account or even used email in the past should be concerned and ask their local congressperson to update laws pertaining to electronic surveillance."
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Personal Data Used For Marketing
Facebook has used target marketing for years and done so with moderate success. For example, Facebook will use its relationship status feature to determine if a person is single, engaged or married. If a user is single, most of the ads on the side bar on Facebook will likely be related to hooking up with locals. Engaged users will see advertisements related to wedding photography or destination travel. For those who check their status as married, advertisements may focus on vacations. Facebook also tracks family member connections as well now so if a user has a baby they can rest assured advertisements for baby related products will be popping up as soon as that baby pops out.
What Concerns Facebook Users
Privacy is always a top concern among any person sharing information on social networking websites. This is because many times that data is very personal and sensitive in nature. Conversations about family, friends, work etc can all have a impact on the advertisements a user sees, and that is part of the give and take of using social marketing platforms such as Facebook. However, Facebook feeding that personal and private data to outside websites for marketing crosses a whole new line of privacy concern.
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GPS Tracker Shop Will Offer All Senior Monitoring Bracelets Waterproofed Beginning In December
The senior GPS tracking bracelets offered through the GPS Tracker Shop online store have been one the companies' most popular and successful personal tracking solutions. This is because the senior GPS tracking bracelets give any family or healthcare facility the ability to watch over elderly persons impacted with memory related-illness. With the assistance of the senior GPS tracking bracelet, users can have real-time access to the location of a senior loved one 24/7. Although the senior tracking system has already exceeded many of the expectations of users, GPS Tracker Shop is proud to announce that starting in December the tracking device designed for personal safety will now be waterproof!
"We are very excited to let consumers know that the New S-911 Bracelet Locator ST will be in our office and ready to distribute by the first week of December", stated a rep for GPS Tracker Shop. "The upgrades to the new GPS bracelet include AGPS, upgraded GSM/GPS antennas, V4, and both BL’s ST or CE will now be IP-67 waterproof!! The GPS bracelet now that it is waterproofed changes everything, for HC vertical no more issues with showering, or even baths, as IP-67 waterproof certification is good for one meter of depth for up to 30 min. It will also enable us to use the device to heavily compete in the law enforcement vertical market."
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New Personal GPS Tracker Makes Online Debut!
S911 Lola GPS personal monitoring system is the smallest real-time device with two-way voice communication
After over a year of testing various personal tracking solutions designed for both child monitoring and senior safety, GPS Tracker Shop is very proud to announce the debut of the S911 Lola system to the company online store! Engineered by Laipac Tech and now distributed by GPS Tracker Shop to businesses and consumers, the S911 Lola system is a tracker that easily fits in the palm of a person's hand. However, users will quickly find that size does not matter when it comes to GPS tracking technology as the S911 Lola system is one of the most accurate, detailed and efficient real-time GPS trackers the industry has to offer.
"Finding a personal GPS system that had all of the characteristics and qualities that meet our stringent evaluation standards was a very challenging task, but we our confident that our customers will be as excited over the S911 Lola as we are once they use the tracking device", explained Ryan Horban, CEO of GPS Tracker Shop. "The S911 Lola is going to help a lot of parents keep their children safe and health-care facilities have better oversight of wandering seniors. This is something very positive and something we are very proud of. The S911 Lola is a product that will save lives and we couldn't be happier to offer such a product to our customers."