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Use your Location as a Wallpaper with WMM
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The program locates the coordinates without the use of GPS (like Google Maps) download the map from GoogleMaps and set as background.
- Supports Today, Sense / TouchFlo.
- Can change the map zoom and map type (4)
- You can view location marker
-Automatic changing in intervals
You can find more information in the application thread.
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