Here at Mac|Life headquarters, we believe that sharing is caring. That's right: every bit of news that we could possibly want our colleagues to be privy to, we shout it out loud from the industrial-sized soapboxes stashed away under our desks. And when we can't physically make proclamations here at the office, we do so with our Macs and iOS devices on the go. In this edition of Free App Friday, we're featuring three apps that'll help you get the word out about whatever it is you've got going on, and keep you in the know about your neighbor's agenda, too.
Faking your location on your iOS device may be easier than you think thanks to a jailbreak application available from Cydia called FakeLocation. Whether you want to steal the Mayorship of your neighborhood hang out Foursquare, or you want to pull a prank on a friend, we’ll show you how to fake your location no matter where you’re at.
Those precocious, over-achieving iPhone users, always multitasking:
Reading restaurant recommendations. Finding out where their friends
are. Playing games. Foursquare and Gowalla let them do all three of
those at once.
These hybrid apps combine the iPhone’s location
services, friends lists, databases of user-generated hot spots, and
user-achievement systems borrowed from the world of videogames. While
you’re out and about, you check in to nearby locations, letting your
friends know where you are, even via optional push notification.