If you use an iPhone that runs on iOS 4, it is likely that Apple has been tracking your location. According to Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden of O’Reilly, Apple has implemented a new feature in iOS 4 that secretly obtains your location and stores it. It is not clear if Apple has done it on purpose or if it is a bug, but the duo have contacted the Apple security team and are waiting for a response. Read More
The next generation iPhone will start shipping in September, according to a report from Reuters. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters reports that Apple will begin production in July, and the completed product will begin shipping in September.
As far as features are concerned, it is predicted that the next gen iPhone will come with iOS 5 pre-loaded, a better camera, A5, and complete cloud syncing. The white iPhone 4 will be available within two or three weeks. The recent disaster in Japan is a reason for the delay. Read More
Google has released a new tool for US Google Maps users called “Google Map Maker”. Google Map Maker allows you to quickly edit US Google Maps. While online based maps have been available for years in the US, many countries still don’t have maps that are instantly available online.
Although Google is trying hard to map every country and make the data available online, it has not been able to be extremely accurate. This user driven approach allows you to edit areas in maps, and submit them for review. Each edit is reviewed completely, and if approved, they are added to Google Maps. According to Google, this feature has been used to generate maps for 183 countries and regions worldwide. Read More
The folks at Tinhte have released two videos in which they demonstrate a white iPhone 4 running test builds of iOS 5. They claim that the OS on the iPhones are test builds of iOS 5, and the iPhone is also 64GB rather than the normal 16GB and 32GB. Tinhte have a good track record of demonstrating future Apple device which means that this could be for real. Read More
Dropbox has updated its iOS App today that adds the ability to upload bulk photos in one go. The Dropbox 1.4 update will let you upload multiple photos and videos at once, and also import documents from other Apps into your Dropbox account. A dedicated “Uploads” tab has also been added to make the upload process more simple and accessible. Read More
GoodReader for iOS has been updated to version 3.6.0. The App allows you to view different files including music, video, books, PDF, and more from one single App. It also includes amazing sync capabilities, and powerful PDF annotation techniques. The update adds Data Protection to the App that encrypts individual files to prevent your files even if your device is stolen. Read More
Apple has recently filed an official trademark request for the term “Lion” which is the next generation operating system for Mac to be released in spring. Apple is set to launch Lion this summer, and the beta is already out for developers. Lion combines the magic of the iPad with the power of OS X to produce something that is totally different, and goes well with the “Post PC” era. Read More
SEOBook has created an interesting info graphic that depicts the impact of Google’s recent algorithmic changes on the web. The recent changes made by Google thought of the content produced by content farms as spammy and not helpful. Many sites saw a decline in traffic after the changes were made, and many even shut down. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more. Read More
Apple has updated its area where users discuss about issues with the Apple devices like iPad, iPod touch, iTunes, iPhone, and Mac. The updated version of the discussion forum is dubbed “Apple Support Communities” and users can use it to discuss potential issues with their Apple devices. Read More
A user recently uploaded a picture that compares the traffic in the Apple Store and the Microsoft Store at the same time of the day. The Apple Store has got more people, many of them are Apple store geniuses and the customers are mostly at the Genius Bar (Apple’s in-store repair service). Microsoft’s store has got some people too, and Microsoft is advertising the new thin laptop from Samsung that competes with the MacBook Air. Read More