The latest version of the location-based Foursquare app for iPhone adds the ability to add comments on others’ check-ins and better photo options, Foursquare has announced.
When friends check in at a venue close to where you are, you can now let them know by adding a comment. In addition, users will be able to share photos of a venue. These photos will be available to your Foursquare friends and to any networks you share Foursquare data with, such as Twitter and Facebook.
The updated version – 2.2 – of the free app is available to download from the App Store now.
Foursquare also promised more new features in its next update. “There are a couple features we weren’t able to fit in for this release but we’re working to launch soon. These include sharing photos (to Facebook and Flickr), an easier way to keep track of all the comments you’re getting, and a more useful place to store all your old photos,” a message on the Foursquare blog reads.
Foursquare has in the past been accused of sharing user data with third parties without permission.
However, it isn’t just location-based services that have been exposed for sharing user data recently – even games such as Angry Birds were shown to be passing on information to advertisers in a recent study by the Wall Street Journal.
Have you ever looked at your iPad and thought, “That would make a great second monitor for my computer!”?
Avatron Software has come up with a way to do just that — an app they call “Air Display.”
The $9.99 app is fairly simple to use. Start the app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, download and run a special utility application on your PC or Mac, click a button, and suddenly, your mobile Apple device has become an everyday monitor, complete with touch controls to open, click and close any windows on the screen.
The idea for Air Display was initially born as a way to view photos on the iPad, a seemingly natural fit. But they wanted it to do more too.
Now I know most of you are Skype users and are pretty happy with the iPhone app, if you ever wanted to try something else, here’s one for you.
“When you use Viber, your phone calls to any other Viber user are free, and the sound quality is much better than a regular call. You can call any Viber user, anywhere in the world, for free.”