Microsoft Location Finder is a client-side application that turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. When launched by a user, it uses WiFi access points - or reverse IP lookup when WiFi is not available - to center and display the person's location on an Windows Live Local, enabling the user to quickly and easily search in their present location.
Reviewing 3.0 (Nov 15, 2006)
hunterb: if you go to that link without the program installed, you find out just how wrong you are.
The website only provides part of the functionality... and without the program it can only attempt to locate you by IP (it said I'm in Texas... I live in Mass.).
I imagine the program allows the website to use your local WiFi access points to more accurately pinpoint your location.
I don't have a laptop or a WiFi card myself so I can't try this, but it's a fun little idea. Assuming it works.
Reviewing 2.0.0 (Dec 9, 2005)
Esquire, we would hope a wireless user would know where they are.
This tool's purpose is obviously not for just that, but to pull up your location quickly and find nearby businesses/directions from your location.
Reviewing 2.0.0 (Dec 8, 2005)
Pro: Small footprint.
Con: I wonder how many wireless users don't know where they are.
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