Cache-A-Maniacs

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For the thirteenth installment of the GeoGearHeads we talk about some basics of caching with a smartphone. We listed some of the apps available for geocachers, including:


We also provided some tips for getting the most out of you phone while caching. The highlights are:

  • Turn off WiFi
  • Turn off BlueTooth
  • Disable 3G/4G (when not downloading or out of range of those services)
  • Download all caches over WiFi before departure
  • Close all background apps
  • Carry a backup battery (check GGH Beta.2)
  • Plug in while in the car
  • CReduce brightness



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Direct download: GGHbeta.13.mp3
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Cacheline for Wednesday March 28, 2012 covers Geocaching.com's March 28th Site Update.

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Direct download: CAMCL20120328.mp3
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We're back in our home studios for beta release 12 to talk about communication in the field. Some of the technologies discussed were Family Radio Service (FRS), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), Short Message Service (SMS), and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). We also talked again about the DeLorme inReach which had its own show on Beta.03.

We also drew the names of the lucky commenters to receive the either a pair of donated Android Mittens or USB battery packs. Each of those selected (nativtxn, jeepin_idaho, Nighthawk700, and Dudleygrunt) have been contacted and will receive their gifts shortly. Thanks for the donation of those gifts and the feedback we shared with other GeoGearHead Listeners! We're continuing to reward those who submit their feedback through the end of April with a new prize. We'll be selecting one comment used in each of those shows to receive either a Travel Bug Dog Tag or a Cache-A-Maniacs Geocoin.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.12.mp3
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Our tenth beta show was recorded from Groundspeak talking about their Geocaching Live API.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.11.mp3
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Cacheline for Tuesday March 13, 2012 covers Geocaching.com's March 13th Site Update and IowaAdmin's post on changes to Challenge Cache Guidelines.

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Direct download: CAMCL20120313.mp3
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We talked with Lookout Lisa (who had been interviewed in the original Cache-A-Maniacs series on episode 123) about Geocaching 101 events for our tenth beta episode. Some suggestions for resources helpful in your prep of a Geocaching 101 event are Geocaching.com's "Geocaching and Education" and "Introduction to Geocaching Presentation," Geocacher University, SlideFinder, and slideshare.

We also received feedback from Rothallo about his issues with Evernote. He's also tried Nocs and Trunk Notes which sync through Dropbox (a GeoGearHeads favorite service), and NoteMaster (there is also a free NoteMaster Lite) which syncs with Google Docs (another GeoGearHeads favorite service).
He, and the others who sent us comments this time, will have their names dropping into the drawing for a couple pairs of Android Mittens or a couple of USB battery packs.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.10.mp3
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Beta episode nine hits the feed with a conversation about Evernote in Geocaching. We're joined by fellow Podcaster XpunkX of the Geocaching Podcast and . He also created a GSAK Macro titled "Export Mystery Caches to Evernote."
We graciously received the donation of a couple pairs of Android Mittens which will be given along with a couple of USB battery packs to some of listeners who submit their comments over the next several shows.

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Direct download: GGHbeta.09.mp3
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