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New iOS 6 Privacy Settings Limit Access To Photos, Contact, Calendars And More

Privacy

Photo apps need never confuse morons again.

The iOS6 beta brings much finer-grained controls to the privacy settings, letting you specify just what services any app will have access to. Previously you’d get an alert whenever an app wanted to know your location. Now you’ll see the same kind of alert when apps ask to use data from your calendars, contacts, reminders and photos.

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Mobile Security – Simple Username and Password Isn’t Good Enough

Mobile Security – Simple Username and Password Isn’t Good Enough

More mobility requires more security options that just a username and password

There’s plenty of news out there about the way mobile technology, BYOD programs, and other facets of the consumerization of IT trend are reshaping the workplace and the IT department. The traditional daily routine of typing a username and password into PC in the morning, using that computer all day long, and shutting it down before heading home is gone for many of us.

Today, we use a mix of devices in the office, during meetings, on the road, and often from home. That mix of devices, a range of different apps, cloud services, and remote access empowers us in ways that were unimaginable a few years ago. In this new workplace, however, do we need something more than the old username and password to make resources available and keep them business data secure?

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View Reminders By Date in Calendar View [iOS Tips]

View Reminders By Date in Calendar View [iOS Tips]

Reminders is a pretty slick to-do app, made by Apple for OS 5, that uses location and calendar data to help us remember the milk, our laundry, and any other important task we might need reminding for. Here’s a tip for the Reminders app that may be old news to some of you, but we’re betting that if we just found out about it, chances are there are other folks who haven’t noticed it, either.

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Snap A Photo Of A House And This App Will Tell You What It’s Worth And What’s Inside

Snap A Photo Of A House And This App Will Tell You What It’s Worth And What’s Inside

Be a nosey neighbor with this real estate stalking app

You know the drill. You take a walk around a nearby neighborhood at dusk, when it’s dark enough that people have switched their lights on, but not late enough that they have closed their drapes. You glance through the windows and get a tiny, thrilling glimpse into their private world.

But what if you want to get even creepier? How many bedrooms does that house have? How much is it worth? Does it have heating? The answers to these questions can be had using an iPhone app called HomeSnap. Just snap a photo of the home, and it will pull up the details in seconds.

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Ban.jo’s New Update Gives You Exact Whereabouts for Even More of Your Friends [Daily Freebie]

Ban.jo’s New Update Gives You Exact Whereabouts for Even More of Your Friends [Daily Freebie]

Spectacular and a little spooky; Ban.jo, an iOS/Android app that launched last summer, is startling in what it’s able to give the user: the realtime whereabouts of any friends who have location services active for any of (now five) different social media platforms.

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Now In Beta: Pinwheel Lets You Drop Virtual Notes Anywhere

Pinwheel homepage

This is Pinwheel, a new iOS app for leaving and finding virtual notes anywhere in the real world.

It’s in private beta right now, but you can join in if you ask nicely and leave your email address in the box of the Pinwheel home page.

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Use Siri And The Find My Friends App To Locate Your Pals By Voice [iOS Tip]

Use Siri And The Find My Friends App To Locate Your Pals By Voice [iOS Tip]

While the feature is currently still in beta, Apple is yet to extend Siri support to apps that aren’t already baked into the iOS operating system. But did you know that the company’s own Find My Friends app, which debuted alongside iOS 5 last summer, does include Siri support, allowing you to locate your pals using only your voice?

Here’s you to find your friends using Siri.

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Tell Your Loved Ones You’re On The Way With This Simple Location Sharing App [Review]

Onmaway app

Onmaway is a location sharing app designed to let you concentrate on your travels, rather than interrupting them to tell everyone where you are.

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Apple Gets One Last Nuke From Xerox: A Killer Location Patent That Could Toast Facebook, Foursquare, Google, Etc.

Apple Gets One Last Nuke From Xerox: A Killer Location Patent That Could Toast Facebook, Foursquare, Google, Etc.

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Apple has a long history of taking a technology created by Xerox and transforming it into the heart and soul of computing, such as the mouse or the concept of a graphic user interface. Now comes word Apple owns a Xerox patent for location based services. The patent could prompt Apple to sue a wide array of companies, ranging from Android-backer Google to social networking giant Facebook and any others relying on the ability to check users’ location.

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27,000 Users Sue Apple for $25 Million Over Locationgate

27,000 Users Sue Apple for $25 Million Over Locationgate

Remember that court ruling in Korea last month that ordered Apple to pay out around $950 to the first person to sue over the whole Locationgate fiasco? Well, we knew it wouldn’t stop there.

27,000 users are now suing the Cupertino company for around $930 each — that’s a whopping $25 million lawsuit.

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