12 OCT

Apple Releases Cards, Find My Friends, Airport Utility and iTunes Movie Trailers for iOS

by Marianne Schultz
 

Apple is certainly a busy bee today, not only offering iOS 5 and an update to Lion but releasing a few new iOS apps as well, two of which were unexpected.

As announced last week, Apple has released Cards and Find My FriendsCards lets users create and send printed greeting cards to anyone in the world. Users can select photos captured with an iOS device or saved to the Photo Album to customize cards for various occasions like holidays and birthdays. Each 4-by-6-inch card will be printed by Apple on premium cotton paper.

Apple will also print, address, and apply postage to the card’s envelope and mail it. Cards shipped within the U.S. will cost $2.99 while those shipped to other destinations will cost $4.99. Cards shipped in the U.S. can be tracked through the U.S. Postal Service and the sender can opt to receive a push notification when the card is delivered.

  • Lifestyle

    Cards

    Last Changed:
    18 months ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (124)
    Version:
    2.0.3
    iOS Universal

    The Cards app from Apple lets you create and mail beautifully crafted, real greeting cards personalized with your own text and photos — right from your iPhone or iPod touch, and now from your iPad...

Find My Friends works with Apple’s iCloud service, much like the company’s existing Find My iPhone app, to locate friends and family who opt to share their location with you. Friends who share their location with you will be marked on a virtual map. Users can choose to share location information temporarily or permanently with others and the app offers settings for parents to control how their children use the app. A WiFi or 3G data connection are required for the app to share  location information.

  • Social Networking

    Find My Friends

    Last Changed:
    2 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.00 (70)
    Version:
    4.0.1
    iOS Universal

    Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just install the app and invite friends to share locations by choosing from your contacts or...

One of today’s unexpected releases is the iTunes Movie Trailers app. iTunes Movie Trailers brings Apple’s extensive catalog of movie trailers to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch along with some additional features not available on the official website like an interactive release calendar and the ability to search local movie theater listings and purchase tickets (via Fandango on the web).




  • Entertainment

    iTunes Movie Trailers

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    3.50 (34)
    Version:
    1.4.1
    iOS Universal

    iTunes Movie Trailers puts the newest and most exclusive HD movie previews in your hands. Browse trailers, clips, and featurettes for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and independent cinema, view...

The other unexpected release is Airport Utility, a universal app that lets users manage Apple’s line of Airport wireless routers from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app is compatible with the 802.11n base stations including the Airport Express, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule.

  • Utilities

    AirPort Utility

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (88)
    Version:
    1.3.4
    iOS Universal

    Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. See a...

Cards, Find My Friends, and Airport Utility all require iOS 5, which was just released today. iTunes Movie Trailers requires iOS 4.3 or higher.

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