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Snow Leopard to Include Localization, Multi-touch

Snow Leopard to Include Localization, Multi-touch

Posted February 5, 2009 at 10:52am by iClarified · 7144 views
Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system will include localization and multi-touch tools for developers, according to AppleInsider.

People familiar with the latest pre-release distributions of the next-gen OS say the software now includes the CoreLocation framework previously available via the iPhone SDK, which will allow Mac applications to identify the current latitude and longitude of the Macs on which they're running.

CoreLocation will utilize networking hardware to triangulate the computer's location similar to how the original iPhone emulated a true global positioning signal.

Meanwhile, those same people say that developers writing applications for Snow Leopard will also gain access to a new set of Cocoa-based programing interfaces for leveraging the multi-touch features of the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros within their applications.

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apple_lover - March 23, 2009 at 6:31am
I'm looking forward to updating to Snow Leopard. But _only_ if I can deactivate CoreLocalization before the first connection to the Internet. Going George Orwells 1984?
t_01 - February 5, 2009 at 3:38pm
This is the best new feature ive heard so far, and it isn't that amazing. Snow Leopard isn't going to be a major update like Leopard was from tiger im guessing. Sigh.
Jeff - February 5, 2009 at 12:25pm
GPS my Desktop, This is what I need ... Don't these People know enough about us, now they want to Track us!... This is getting a bit out of hand.. SO, I type a note on Twitter that some Wienie in DC don't like and they pinpoint me on a map.. Getting to be a bit scary.. When are the Bar-code tattoos coming so Identity is good?
evan - February 6, 2009 at 3:52am
I want this type of technology on my notebook, so that i can track it if it were to be stolen.
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