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.
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.
There’s no doubt that Apple is on an absolute rampage when it comes to building new retail locations around the world, and is now going back to revisit its glass-domed New York City flagship location -- which is why a proposal for a new glass-covered store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California has piqued the interest of Apple rumor mills.
Apple has remained mostly silent on its latest “Locationgate” scandal involving GPS-equipped iOS devices recording and saving location data -- until now. The company has just posted an extensive question and answer document on its website, covering 10 key points.
Our privacy is increasingly at risk on the internet, but this week it turns out we may have yet another location to worry about: Our very pockets. As it turns out, 3G-equipped iPhones and iPads have been tracking our movements for almost a year -- but here’s how you can make the best of the situation.
Going bar hopping tonight? Or perhaps you're scaling that awesome hill a few miles away from home? Let your friends know what you're up to with the location services in Google Maps. You can share your location with anyone via text message or email, and you can push the location straight through to your car's GPS. iPod touch and iPad users can do the same. Read on to find out how.
If your the kind of person that's a bit creeped out that most of your apps use Apple's Location feature and would like to turn it off either entirely, or on an app by app basis, Apple has made it easier to find the setting. Navigate to Settings>Location, that's it.
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.
We've talked about augmented reality iPhone apps here before, but Plane Finder AR has to be one of the coolest we've seen yet. This application lets you find planes in the air by pointing the camera one your iPhone (or now, iPod touch) in the air near a plane. When you do, a heads up display will show you information about the plane, including flight number, aircraft registration, speed, altitude and how far away it is.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have infamously given up his iPhone recently for an Android handset, but that doesn’t mean that his company has abandoned Apple’s iOS. Following a press conference Wednesday to introduce the new location-based Places feature, an iPhone app update hit which adds the feature.