Two New Apple Apps Let You Stalk Friends, Send Them Cards

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It’s not often that Apple makes its own apps, and when they do, it’s a pretty big deal, since they’re often services, and not just apps. Today Apple unveiled two such apps that are also services. The first, called Cards, allows you to make a greeting card on your iOS device by using the photos stored in your photo library. After modifying the image and personalizing it, you can have Apple mail (like, real mail) the card to the person for $2.99, anywhere in the US. Grandma is going to be happy about this.

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Then, derived from Find My iPhone (which lets you find your phone on a map), Apple will be releasing Find My Friends, which will use GPS to place your friends on a map. A bit stalkerish, indeed, but the app will have privacy settings, plus a way to stop broadcasting your location after a certain time. This will be highly useful for families and social groups.

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Images via: TIMN

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.