Superstorm Sandy is now only a memory as the cleanup in affected areas continues. It's always great to see corporations jumping to the aid of those affected by such tragedies, and that includes Apple, who has lit up donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes. The kindness has also spread to AT&T and T-Mobile, who are sharing network capacity in affected areas of New York and New Jersey to make sure you'll have a connection no matter where you are. Kudos!
So how's that OS X Mountain Lion working out for everyone, one day later? We're seeing an annoying issue with our MacBook Pro with Retina Display losing track of our USB 3.0 hub whenever the notebook sleeps, but otherwise it's been smooth sailing. Speaking of sailing, have you flown over L.A. or Boston or even San Francisco lately? Now you can, thanks to Google Earth 7.0. This and a few other tidbits make up our recap for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Excited for Monday’s iCloud announcement? If you’re so excited that you just can’t sleep, Google Earth might help keep your mind occupied with a view of Apple’s new North Carolina data center -- where iCloud is presumably hosted -- from outer space.
Google Earth successfully squashes the desktop app you know and love to pocket size. Sure, processor-intensive features like 3D buildings and weather are missing, but you can view optional 3D terrain and tappable links to attractions, Panoramio photos, and even Wikipedia articles relevant to the location you’re virtually visiting. Text searches show address book contacts first, followed by results from your search history (you won’t have to type “Yucatan Peninsula” every time you want to find it).
This morning, Google announced several updates to its widely used mobile services, including Google Apps Premier, mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the iPad and Android platform, and Retina Display support for Google Earth.
It's raining, it's pouring, and you can hear an old man nearby snoring his brains out. You may be wondering to yourself if the rain is ever going to stop. Fortunately, a handy new Google Earth layer allows you to see where the rain clouds are passing through. The company announced that Google Earth 5.2 now includes a clouds layer, where you can also zoom in to a particular location and figure out if it's raining, or snowing--in July. Christmas in July!
Google has released version 3.0.0 of Google Earth and it is just now beginning to appear in the iTunes App Store. The update includes native support for iPad and runs as a universal app on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.