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iPhone 4S for caching?

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I'm sure there are many of us who started their caching experience using an iPhone, before upgrading to a 'proper' GPSr. I know there are lots of cachers who still use an iPhone as a supplemental device, when caching on the run. Most people eventually find that the GPS abilities of the iPhone just aren't accurate enough for any serious caching, and can be a real problem if you're trying to use one to place a cache. There was an interesting update to the iPhone specifications recently that might change all that. Where previous models used 'Assisted GPS', the new iPhone...

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Munzees

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Munzee is a location based game that has appeared as a 'spin-off' from geocaching. Although it's relatively new, it seems to be gaining some traction. At the time of posting, there were almost 19,000 Munzees deployed, and almost 10,000 registered players worldwide. For those of you who haven't already come across it, munzee.com describe the game as 'a real world scavenger hunt game where items are found in the real world and captured using your smartphone. You then level up and gain rank based on your score. Points are obtained by capturing other people's munzees or when your deployed munzees...

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