Welcome to the iCloud?We'll follow up the latest from the Apple location data fiasco, Apple makes sure it doesn't change its stripes with another potential iProduct, and the most important Apps of the Week that will help you land a girl. Trust us.
What's happening? I'm Brian Tong and welcome to the Apple Byte for all the goodies and baddies inside the world of Apple, so let's get to the show. Now last week, we told you about Apple's iDevices, like in location information, so Steve Job and friends responded to all the negative publicity with an official statement saying that they do not track us. The surge of WiFi hotspots and cell towers location data for about a year was too long and a bug, and even when you turn off locations services, an iPhone is still logging your approximate whereabouts, that's also a bug. Now Apple says an IOS 6 will be coming in a couple of weeks and we appreciate it. But as today, I know what a bug looks like. See this is a bug and this is another bug, and that's a whole different kind of bug. But if law enforcement has been using known tools to extract this information for over a year in their cases, and if the media didn't start reporting this as a bad thing, you probably wouldn't have called it a bug and I'm still throwing out the bad apple at you. Now, apple is not sending these location data back to the mother ship. The same can't be said for Android, but with mobile devices integrated into every thing we do and everywhere we go, protecting how our data is collected and used by companies is the real issue and we, as in you and I, are going to have to be more careful than ever, and that's your Apple Byte public service announcement for the day. Now, another news. Apple also said their collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-source data base with the goal of providing iPhone users with an improved traffic service in the next couple of years. Boys who don't care about their location info are even more excited to think, it's a new feature. Turn by turn direction from Apple, and that's something to cheer about on an iPhone. Now, what might be the name of Apple's new cloud service? Here I'm gonna help you guys out. It's starts with an i and ends with a cloud, iCloud. [unk]. We'll give you our own reports, our source said, Xcerion has sold the domain name for iCloud to Apple for $4.5 million and iCloud.com now points to Cloudme.com. Apple has been rumored to have finished their new Cloud storage system and CNET's own Greg Sandoval confirmed that Warner Music Group wanted to beg for a label, has signed an agreement and is onboard for Apple's music service in the sky. Alright, let's take quick break for a special version of our iPhone App of the quick. Now, we showcase a lot of games and apps, but really, the best way to use technology is with a lady, so we're gonna show you the best iPad games that will help you get girls based on my extensive research. Now, forget about violent games like Infinity Blade or Gun Brothers. Girls don't care, and please, don't say Angry Bird is a Fruit Ninja. Those games are played out and trust me, you gotta be different from those other nerds. So here's my favorite iPad game to get the girl. Now first up is Harbor Master HD and it's absolutely free. Just ask the girl if she likes water. Do you like water? What? Water, here, let me show you. Then bust out the game and all you do is send purple boats to the purple docks, and orange boats to the orange docks by drawing pass with your fingers. You need to move boats in and out of the docks and again it's a good one, the game gets hectic, and trust me, you'll be multi-touching in no time. Now remember, it's free. And the best thing guys, is the one that doesn't hurt your wallet. Now, if you really want to get your game on with the lady, check out What's The Difference. It will cost you a [unk] nugget, a Happy Meal at $3.99, but this is the classic game where you work as a team to spot the differences between 2 pictures side by side. You'll be saying things to each other like, "oh you're good at this," or, "Oh, nice move, that's nice,", and best of all, you can show her that you're a guy who knows how to use his head, yeah. And my final recommendation, Little Things. I know, I know, don't let the name discourage you. It's $2.99 and it's an innovative seek and find game. You work together to find items in a colorful closet of cute icons. It's a game that more than 2 people can play, and you know the saying, the more the merrier, but trust me, when I tell you, it's a good thing when a girl asks, "Can I play with your Little Thing?" So there you go fellas, 3 games you haven't really heard of to break the ice of that special someone and what's the trend? Having fun, working together, and my friends, the rest is up to you. Yeah, and you guys just think I had any game, don't you feel stupid. Now, in other news, the white iPhone 4, oh yeah, it's available now. Some earlier reports though claim it's slightly thicker than the black version and that to have problems fitting into some [unk] cases or you know, maybe black is really a more slimming color even on the iPhone, but we'll followup on this one. Now, forget about the white iPhone for a moment. Apple is now field testing IOS 5 with AppStore Applications. 95 Mac has images sent from AppStore developer Futurecop to show that their apps are being used on IOS devices. Now, 4 of the hits come from IP addresses, originating from AT&T headquarters, so you know what's coming in June. Now, onto the Quick Byte. Spring is bringing 4-way video conferencing to mobile devices. It works on IOS and the Android platform and it's worth trying out with your friends for fun. Now, during my vacation I also missed the followup to Apple's Final Cut Pro X announcement at NAB. FCPX will be available in June for $2.99 and it will be a 64-bit application with a new cleaner interface and features that speed up editing like background rendering, multicore processing, and the option to make edit as footages are being imported, and you know, I love cases and covers so check out this one from iFixit. For $29.95, you can get a look at the internals of your iPhone or mostly just the battery, but I know there are plenty of you that are into that kind of see-through stuff. Alright, that's gonna do it for this week's show. Send us your emails to the firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>. I'm Brian Tong, thanks for watching and we'll see you guys next week for another byte of the apple.