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MxxCon

join:1999-11-19
Brooklyn, NY
reply to JohnILM

Re: Update my location via IP address

dm145's statement is a bit misleading.
"html5 geolocation" is an inaccurate term.
What he meant to say is that some web apps can now access your system's 'location' service, which in term can be as accurate as real GPS.
If your computer doesn't have real working GPS and/or Win8's live tile doesn't access that, there's nothing you can do other than just manually punching in your zipcode or town/city name.
See »msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···937.aspx
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Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
New Jersey
Apple devices also use WiFi access point readings for location services. It's eerily accurate.


MxxCon

join:1999-11-19
Brooklyn, NY
It's not "apple devices" themselves that do triangulation. Your devices report which wifi they see and Apple's servers figure out your location.
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