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Geo-tagging Now Available on the Latest iPhone 2.0 Beta Firmware

Recently, a new beta version of the Apple's iPhone Software v2.0 Update that was released to some of the company's enterprise partners; the new version boasts of some new preferences and the beginning of geo-tagging support for the phone's camera application.

Those familiar with this new version said that now the phone applications such as 'Camera' and 'Maps' will ask for the user's permission before transmitting data that could be used to identify the user's current geographical position.

This interestingly suggests that Apple inc. is actively working on providing geo-tagging support to the photographs clicked by the Camera application on iPhone.

Geo-tagging is the process of adding geographical information such as latitude and longitude details and even names of places at times to media files so that these files can be later catalogued, referenced, and even searched through based on their origin.

It has also been reported that Apple has added a toggle in the iPhone's preference pane, which would allow users to enable or disable the Location Services on their phone; the beta version users say that the software also prompts users for permission to use the Location Services in the phone's camera application.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.