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Test......New toy

Got a new toy. Got rid of the dinosaur razor I had and now have a droid. Now I can post live from the stand this fall. yeeah!!!

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My phone is one thing where I

My phone is one thing where I don't push the technology envelope. I tried having the internet on my phone for a month but dropped it as I just didn't have the time.

Phone calls, texts to the kids and a few pictures are all I need.

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Well, that's how I was too,

Well, that's how I was too, but I just found alot of the stuff on there really convenient.  It actually has tons of mapping, topographic stuff, google earth, etc., that you can take into the field with you. 

Plus, it's GPS enabled, so you know your location at all times.

Of course, a it wouldn't be good for going 5 miles into the backcountry to chase elk on horseback, but if you are hunting relatively close to civilization, where you get cell service, it's really cool.

Plus, it's got really cool games... lol

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Actually I can see the point

Actually I can see the point for a lot of those features. The srvice issue is a good point also as living in the mountains like I do I even loose service 3 times just on the way to work every day. If I get away from town at all it's spotty all the time so it's not something I could count on.

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Man, this technology

Man, this technology explosion is really something, isn't it? It's getting so that many people get "connected" when they get up in the morning and stay that way until they hit the sack at night.

At a campground where we spend a few weeks each summer, they put in wireless routers for the campground two years ago. For the first year (2009) it worked pretty well, and it was a rare occasion when you couldn't pull out your laptop and get online. Last year was a totally different story. Almost every teenage kid that was there had some sort of hand-held wireless device and the system was overloaded almost all of the time. They finally got some more routers installed by the end of the summer.

Don't get me wrong - I'm not totally opposed to this increase in technology. I am on a local fishing forum, and there are times when guys will post from a river or lake about what is happening - even posting pictures of a fish that they caught 2 minutes ago! It's up-to-the minute information that can cause you to hook your boat up and head for the lake to get on a hot bite that might not be happening tomorrow. Thumbs up

 

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Don't forget to turn off the geotagging feature before snapping pictures and posting them online.  If you don't, the camera will record GPS coordinates and embed them in the photo file...allowing anyone to find your favorite hunting/fishing spot.

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I was wondering about that. 

I was wondering about that.  However, if I take the photo, then save it in a photo sharing place like photobucket, will it still have the location imbedded?  Or, will that only occur if I upload directly from the phone?

I'll have to figure out how to turn that off.

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Good question CA!  I saw

Good question CA!  I saw something on TV about people using their cell phone for picture taking and stuff and they were saying that others could obtain the exact location where they were taken.  However, I was busy and didn't really get to listen to all the particulars.  I just use my cell phone once in a while and mostly out on the road during hunting trips.  I don't even text or know how that's done and don't care to learn, LOL!  As far as a Droid, you are way over my head pardner!!!

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I think the GPS coordinates are embedded in the file, so people can post photos on social networking sites and have the map show where they took them.

For a droid, turn off geotagging by going into "settings" and selecting "location and security."  Make sure the "use GPS" box is unchecked and you're good to go.

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Yeah, I figured that.  I was

Yeah, I figured that.  I was planning on doing some Geocaching though with my kid, so I need the GPS. 

Maybe I will do a test.

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The only time you need the GPS off is when you take a photo.  When you snap the shutter, the camera grabs the GPS data and attaches it when it records the photo in memory.  If you have the GPS off at that moment, it won't attach it.  So go ahead and use the GPS all you want.  But if you don't want location info tagged to a photo, turn it off before taking the picture.

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