One of the most intersting products to start with a lower-case "i" isn't one consumers will be lining up around the block to purchase, but it could certainly transform the way we shop at retail stores around the globe.
Longing for the grand old days of iOS 5 when Google's Street View was baked right into the Maps app? You may not be able to go back in time, but for only 99 cents you can get Street View back with Streets 2.0.
Garmin is a heavyweight in the navigation space, with a plethora of GPS-enabled mapping apps for all sorts of uses -- which is great as long as your device has a GPS receiver. But what about owners of the iPad mini, or iPod touch? Now they're covered. Garmin's GLO is a stand-alone GPS receiver that connects to your iOS device via Bluetooth, giving your GPS-less iPad or iPod navigational capabilities.
After two days of wandering Moscone West, in the end it didn't matter much that Macworld is a smaller show than it used to be: my feet are just as sore, my pockets as full of business cards, and my notepad just as full of cool products I'm looking forward to reviewing. Check out this gallery of the best things I saw.
Not feeling much enthusiasm for a new iPhone? Then maybe a new iPod touch will get your blood pumping, with one analyst claiming Apple could unveil the "biggest upgrade ever" for its media player at today's media event.
Plenty of useful new iCloud features were added in Mountain Lion--but even more are on the way. When Apple releases iOS 6 this fall, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will gain Mountain Lion’s iCloud functionality plus several all-new features that will allow you to share even more content with friends and family. Let’s take a look at the new iCloud functions that Apple has announced for iOS 6 so far.
Apple may be showing Google Street View the door along with the rest of the search giant's mapping software with the release of iOS 6, but third-party developers are already using that loss for their own gain.
My dog Roxy is a German Shepherd, which means that when she’s committed to doing something, she’s going to do it. One of those things is sneaking through the fence and going for long walks around the neighborhood. I’ve seen enough episodes of The Dog Whisperer to understand why she does this, but until she is “rehabilitated” (as Cesar Millan puts it) we need to make sure she’s safe. Enter Tagg the Pet Tracker, which lets me track Roxy’s whereabouts with a handy iPhone app.
There are two great motivators to shedding your winter blubber: Realizing the extent of the holiday eating damage or having access to Nike's sublime iOS app that lets you track your runs. "Tracking" is perhaps putting things lightly, because this $1.99 baby serves up more stats than you could possibly need on every run you take. That means it's versatile enough to sate seasoned road warriors (the GPS function tracks both your pace and path) and wobbly newbies (it cheers you on when you break your own records).
You made it through Wednesday and the weekend will be here soon enough, so give yourself a pat on the back! It was also a challenging day for some of Apple’s partners, with a Swedish carrier predicting gloom and doom for Cupertino over the lack of LTE in its handsets, and AT&T swinging back and forth with good news about iPhone 4S activations and less good news for the last quarter overall. Here’s what’s making news for Thursday, October 20, 2011.