Sunday, January 23, 2011

Google Latitude Adds Support for iPhone 3G, Improves Battery Usage

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Google Latitude for iOS has been updated with support for the iPhone 3G and improves battery usage.

With Google Latitude, see where your friends are right now. Latitude lets you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are and see each other on a map.

With Latitude, you can:
* See your friends on a map – find out who’s nearby and meet up.
* Share your location continuously with whomever you choose – help friends and family stay in touch with you, even when you can’t take out your phone.
* Control your privacy – share only city-level location, hide your location, or turn off background updating at any time.

What's New In This Version:
* Improved battery usage
* Support for iPhone 3G (note that background location reporting is not supported by the hardware)
* Fixed bug where Maps button didn't appear
* Location Services icon will no longer appear when not logged in

You can download Google Latitude from the App Store for free.










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Apple sales explode in China

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Interesting that at two quarters ago Apple was under $2B in revenue in China. 180 days later, they’ve almost tripled their revenue to $5B. They are going to have to come up with a better name than hockey stick to describe this uptick.




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Anyone think that iPhone 4 & jailbreaking have anything to do with it???

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Apple Hires Naval Security Expert as Director of Global Security?

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Apple has reportedly hired Naval Security Expert David Rice to be its Director of Global Security, according to All Things Digital.

With iPhones and iPads penetrating the enterprise in ever more impressive numbers, companies want to know they’re secure. Late last year Apple started working with Unisys to help it sell Apple products to corporations and government agencies, all of which are concerned about the security implications of iPhones and iPads running on their networks. Those who know Rice describe him as a deeply respected name in IT security circles who not only can speak the kind of language that makes CIOs comfortable, but can also back up that language with the skills and knowledge to match.

Rice is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has a master's degree in Information Warfare and Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, served as a Global Network Vulnerability analyst for the National Security Agency, and served as a Special Duty Cryptologic officer for the Navy.



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