Friday marks the end of the March business month, which means Apple has yet to release any significant new products for the entire first calendar quarter of this year. We're pretty sure the folks in Cupertino aren't just taking naps at their desk, however, and we fully expect to see them unleash a lineup of new stuff soon enough. Until then, here's what you might have missed on Thursday...
The controversy over Path uploading users’ address book data continues to create ripples across the tech world, with two members of Congress sending a joint letter to 34 developers of social apps in an effort to understand how they collect and use such data.
Christmas 2011 is now but a memory and New Year’s Eve is imminent -- but are you ready to share the joy with friends, thanks to your Mac or iOS device? Or maybe you’ve cut the cord on your cable or satellite and aren’t sure of where you can watch the ball drop at midnight? Fear not, we’ve got some ideas for making the most of your New Year’s Eve with your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and/or iPad.
Apple's newest iOS social tool, Find My Friends, really should be called Find My Friend's iPhone. Basically an inversion of Find My iPhone, the original cloud-based locator app, this latest option tracks the GPS of invited buddies and lets you know where they are – assuming, of course, that their trusty iOS devices are at hand.
Over the past few years, Apple has brought us many breakthrough location-based features on both the Mac and iOS devices. The first of these features was Find My iPhone, which allows users to search for their lost or stolen device. The newest services, Find My Friends, lets you keep track of family or friends during outings or other events. With these two features, it’s clear that being able to easily share your location, or track your device, is the way of the future.
It's here! It's launch day and the gang over at Cupertino has been busy little beavers this week, dropping software update goodness into our laps and relieving the servers when they get hammered, as they always do. You know things were heating up at Apple HQ and that's why we've got this week's hottest Apple news.
Apple’s busy day continues, with the company’s new Find My Friends app going live in the App Store ahead of iOS 5 and iCloud. Now you’ll never lose track of your friends and loved ones -- assuming they have the good sense to also have an iOS device, that is.
Apple’s “Let’s talk iPhone” event revealed that the new iOS 5 will be arriving on October 12, and loads of puffy clouds will be floating along for the ride as iCloud launches on the same date -- and stay tuned, because iTunes Match will follow in late October.