Track Friends and Family With BlackLine Blip

BlipIt’s 12 a.m., do you know where your children are? How about your spouse or your best friend? If you have a BlackBerry and your friend or relative does also, you can track use BlackLine Blip to track each other. If you want to track a person or an object (a car, for example) that doesn’t have a BlackBerry, you can just use a standalone device called the Snitch. You can even get e-mail or SMS alerts when the Snitch is moved. This technology has some interesting uses. If everyone at work had a BlackBerry with BlackLine Blip, I’d use it to find out which of my coworkers was out on lunch break and ask them to pick up a few cans of diet coke for me. If I had teenagers, I’d definitely put a Snitch in the glove compartment of the family car. Joanna Stern takes a closer look at the Blip and the Snitch in the video below. [flv:/flvs/blackline-blip.flv 320 240]

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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