McAfee, the company well-known for its PC-focused security software, has launched a new consumer-based anti-theft app for iOS today. WaveSecure, as it's called, will enable users to remotely access their data in case their iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen. Users will also be able to back up their contacts, photos and videos and remotely track the location of where their device is heading via the app's own online portal, and wirelessly restore their contacts.
It was well publicized that Apple would be testifying in Washington on location tracking and other mobile privacy issues. Well today was the day, and Apple was well represented by vice president Bud Tribble. More interesting though, was that Tribble revealed that in a forthcoming edition of iOS, the downsized local cache within iOS will become encrypted.
Holy White iPhone! And it's tracking your every move, even when you go back to the kitchen and sneak a couple extra bites of cake and drink milk from the jug -- and that's just some of what Apple revealed this week in the form of dance off press releases. Wait, what? The real news is below the fold, just in case you were pinned under a couch this week and might have missed some of this.