If you've ever misplaced your iOS device before, whether it be a simple instance where you've forgotten where you last put it in your house or a large scale situation where it's been stolen, you've experienced the burning sensation of worry. Thankfully, software like Apple's own Find My iPhone service aids users in discovering the location of their lost iOS devices. This service has now further expanded by the recent addition of support for driving directions to the last-known location of the device.
It's one of those things that most iOS device owners fear most: losing their prized technological investments, which in our case are our iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. Though Apple have provided a useful way for tracking your device, with the Find My iPhone application, its features don't suffice. A new Kickstarter project aims to keep your device within your confines at all times - even when its battery is dead.
Just a few days ago, a close friend had his iPhone 3GS stolen while going through his daily exercise over at Life Time Fitness, for those who know what that is. Unfortunately, he had forgotten to activate the “Find My iPhone” feature just recently made available for being able to
After posting about Time Geeks: Find All last week a few hours before its release, I was super pumped to get the game right away and start playing. It turns out, that my excitement and impressions about the game, weren’t let down! If you’ve ever like Where’s Waldo, Time Geeks:
Apple, knowing some gadget fans just can't wait until Saturday, released a number of Guided Tour videos on their iPad web site. The videos cover all of the built-in apps from Safari to iTunes, but also include the iBooks app and the iWork apps (Keynote, Pages, and Numbers). Hidden in the videos are sure to be hints of new tricks and minor features that were not discussed during the introduction. Each app has its own separate video, or you can watch all of them in one giant guided tour. And for those who want to save the guided tour, you can get it directly from Apple's site by clicking this link.
An odd omission from the guided tours are the contacts, notes, and maps apps. It is possible that these apps weren't ready when Apple started filming, although a more likely explanation is that the apps are familiar enough to users that they weren't necessary.
As if AT&T hadn't done enough to agitate everyone with their iPhone plan announcement, they've now posted a video which they call "Getting iReady". Please. The only thing I'm iReady to do after watching this thing is to iHang myself. Granted, it does have some useful info squeezed in there such as the launch time of 8AM on July 11th and how AT&T is going to wipe your voicemail as a gift for upgrading. There are two videos, one for existing customers and another for new customers. Check 'em out, just watch your head while you're banging it on your keyboard. Better yet, after watching the AT&T iReady video, watch Apple's iPhone 3G Guided Tour. You'll feel much better after watching Bob's awesome tour skills.
Everyone's favorite Steve Jobs clone is back. This time, iPhone Bob calmly guides us through the wonders of the iPhone 3G. The video is approximately 40 minutes long and covers the iPhone 3G and its new features, as well as the new iPhone 2.0 software. You can watch the tour on Apple's iPhone website or download it if you so choose. Be excited, friends. I hear that new shiny goodness comes shortly after Bob shows up (wink wink). Enjoy!
After Apple introduces new products, Apple.com is traditionally updated within about 5 milliseconds of El Jobso's trademark "boom!". Of course, it was no different when the iPhone 3G was announced. However, Apple seems to have forgotten about the 6 million iPhone customers who are already out there. Where a slew of useful information once lived, an ad for the new iPhone has taken its place. I can understand pimping their new iPhone, but they've left current customers out in the cold with no way of watching those fantastic guided tours or finger tips. Although Apple pulled the pages, we managed to track down the videos still living on their web server. We've got a full list of the famous guided tours below.