WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12329 Members
65 Forums
73258 Topics
989220 Posts
57 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
66 registered (alan128, 11 invisible), 1321 Guests and 328 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1268
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 332
Washing machine 256
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 196
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 154
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 149
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 121
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 117
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 104
Wanted roof box 94
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by Excoriator
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
01:34 PM
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
01:11 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
11:03 AM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
12:03 PM
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
10:25 AM
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
23rd Jun 2017 1:25pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
23rd Jun 2017 10:22am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#394041 - 10th Mar 2010 12:20am Tracking an I phone
Waddi Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 11th Jul 2004
Posts: 4006
Loc: New Ferry
Can I track a friends I-phone to see their location.

I want to surprise someone at a Party that I was invited to but said I couldnt attend, therefore was not given the location details.
_________________________

Top
Google Ads
#394044 - 10th Mar 2010 7:44am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Waddi]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
You need to install a free App to do this. It can then be tracked live on a ggogle map. Only thing is the app needs to be running for it to work so your friend would know they was being tracked. It also drains the battery very quick.

Top
#394059 - 10th Mar 2010 10:03am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Wheels]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Plus an iPhone can't multitask, so they would need to avoid using the phone for anything else.

Not a very "smart" phone, Android and WinMo ftw!

laugh

Top
#394074 - 10th Mar 2010 11:10am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: MattLFC]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
could be worse. could be an ipad with no flash support.
Click to reveal..


Top
#394075 - 10th Mar 2010 11:13am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
raftl

Yeah, no flash support is like... something you'd expect to see on the antiques roadshow. Apple are just lame in their refusal to allow Adobe to develop Flash for the iPhone and iPad.

Poor poor souls, whilst the rest of us are busy watching flash content, they just get a horrible "x" haha!

Top
#394078 - 10th Mar 2010 11:22am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: MattLFC]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
the joys of unlocking the iphone i suppose. free apps and unofficial flash support

Top
#394081 - 10th Mar 2010 11:36am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Anyone ever been stupid enough to pay for an application? laugh

Flash on the iPhone would be lame anyway, battery life is shit enough without it haha. Half way through watching a video and bang, gone haha. But no Flash on the iPad is rediculous.

Top
#394082 - 10th Mar 2010 11:39am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: MattLFC]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
plus it's costs you an arm and a leg to get an ipad/iphone/ifail in the first place (the most expensive app i've seen is the tomtom which costs 60.00! and now Apple are sueing google over the android phone's touch screen capabilities and wants them banned everywhere. Microsoft tactics much?


Edited by Shadow_Omega (10th Mar 2010 11:44am)

Top
#394085 - 10th Mar 2010 11:59am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Apple are scum, they openly robbed tonnes of technology from the mobile phone technology alliance, most of which were developed by Nokia.

Apple are the only phone company who don't want to join the alliance, because they dont want to share technology, which is fair enough, but that also means they cannot use other technologies developed by other manufacturers.

Apple are just out for a free-ride, as always, they are not innovating, they are just robbing the idea's and technology of others (Google do enough of this too so they are well suited together lol).

I hope Nokia slaughter them in court.

Apple are stuck with the iPhone OS, it's too battery and resource intensive to allow for further development, and 99% of users are simpletons, which means they can't really offer anything advanced on the phones for the fear of the users not understand how to use them.

Still, it leaves the real tech-heads with Android, Maemo and WinMo. It helps define those who are smart from those who are simple haha.

Shadow, what do you think will be bigger, Maemo or Android? My new phone has my beloved WinMo on it, but there are plenty of Android 2.1 ROM's available for it. I wish I had WebOS though lol. I think Android will be the future myself, unless Palm go under and WebOS becomes open source. Maemo is in theory the ultimate, but I think it may well be just "too" alike a PC. It's practically Debian lol!

Top
#394108 - 10th Mar 2010 2:38pm Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: MattLFC]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
i wouldn't know tbh it's just a case of waiting and seeing who wins in court and which OS types get more advanced and which ones will bite the dust

(dreams of a portable sega dreamcast)

Top
#394116 - 10th Mar 2010 3:21pm Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
I'm in the 99% bracket raftl

It does what I want it to (even if I have to take my charger with me lol)

Top
#394172 - 10th Mar 2010 7:57pm Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Wheels]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
It's alright wheels, one day (it they aint done it already) some mad ass will get Android with HTC Sense running on an iPhone. Now that would be a bomb!!

I don't actually hate the iPhone, its a fantastic device, but I just dont understand the fanfair surrounging it just because its another overpriced Apple device that has some really surprising and pathetic limitations. If it could multi-task out of the box, and had decent battery life, the drawbacks wouldnt be half as bad. Oh and the OS looks and feels dated now, when it was new it was a breath of fresh air, but whilst the rest of the industry has developed, caught up and surpassed (HTC Sense for WinMo (not used it on Android) and WebOS make iPhone OS look terribly clunky) the OS, Apple have done pretty much nothing.

The iPhone 4 is going to have to be something pretty darn special; as for the style and exclusivity element that was originally attatched to the iPhone when it launched, thats gone out of the window now, every smackrat and scally have them nowadays, they really need to make the iPhone 4 look significantly different to keep people interested.

The other thing that annoys me is people going on about "apps" all the time, as though they are something special... I don't think people realise that "app" is just short for applications, of which there thousands available for Symbian (thats shit though) and tens of thousands available for WinMo/PocketPC/WindowsCE!! And Microsoft don't give a shit what you install, and they dont even care that nobody pays for Windows Mobile the ROM's are openly cooked and shared around haha! Apple on the other hand, will only allow you to install apps they the want you to install, and most of the apps are shite, WinMo apps are very expansive and in-depth because they are made by professional software companies and need to be. And ye can get em all free at ppcwarez.com - no need for an app store lol.

As for the iPad though... epic fail. Imho, the future is neither tablets/slates or laptops, it is hybrids of the two, with twist screens, and enough processing power to multitask comfortably with low heat and energy usage. Oh and they need considerably slimmer profiles than the ones HP have had out for the past decade.

smile

Top
#394192 - 10th Mar 2010 10:06pm Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: MattLFC]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5608
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Originally Posted By: MattLFC

Poor poor souls, whilst the rest of us are busy watching flash content, they just get a horrible "x" haha!


Except the IPad will sell millions as the IPhone did/does. It's how it works with Apple!
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#394277 - 11th Mar 2010 11:42am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: DavidB]
Shadow_Omega Offline

Wise One

Registered: 29th Apr 2009
Posts: 871
Loc: Leasowe
not to mention that the ipad/iphione/ipodtouch are being recognised as gaming handhelds. i've seen half of their library and it's chock full of shovelware and extremely short games if i wanted touchscreen gaming the DS/DSI/DSI XL suit me fine alongside a PSP

Top
#413539 - 5th Jun 2010 11:41am Re: Tracking an I phone [Re: Shadow_Omega]
PhilyMc Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 26th Jan 2010
Posts: 105
Loc: Wirral
Well, the reason Apple have not enabled flash on their phone is that they are pioneering forward, flash is now old hat technology and they are kind of forcing the hand of developers etc into using more advanced faster scripting language such as HTML5 etc. Steve Jobs has said that flash is to slow if adobe where to make it faster then Apple may look at using it but until then no flash. In my opinion it everything should have flash and HTML5 should gradually be phased in. Burt what do I know im just a user.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
26 minutes 16 seconds ago
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 614
Newest Members
DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03
12329 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
woofie (55)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Ipad 1 charger 2
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 4:44am
Sunset Sun 9:45pm
Local Time Sun 3:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .