Apple's latest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 5 was released to consumers today, and the internet is probably grinding to a halt around the world, as every iPhone and iPad owner downloads the update. There are lots of new features in this release, and as an Apple developer, I've been testing them for a couple of months now. An interesting application that may be of interest to geocachers is the new Reminders application that Apple have released alongside the OS. There are lots of Reminder apps in the App Store already, but what makes this one a little bit special, is the ability to set location based reminders. That means you can set a reminder that will alert you when you're in a certain place , either when you arrive, or when you leave. It only struck me today, that I could use that functionality to remind me if I was near any caches that I hadn't collected yet.
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