Apple Releases Find My Friends, Airport Utility Apps for iOS 5

Earlier today, Apple  released  iOS 5 for the iPhone,  iPad, and  iPod touch  and  Mac OS X 10.7.2 with iCloud support. Apple has also released “Find My Friends” and “AirPort Utility” for iOS 5.

Find My Friends  is an app that allows you to    easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, according to the description. It requires iOS 5 and an iCloud account, which can be created free on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  Users can choose to share their location for a limited period of time with a group of friends.  It is a free download available via the App Store, and is 10.4 MB.

Find My Friends

Features of the application, as listed by Apple, include:

  • Easily locate friends and family
  • Temporary sharing option
  • Simple privacy controls
  • Parental restrictions
  • Free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
In addition, Apple also has released AirPort Utility for iOS 5 devices.  AirPort Utility lets users make changes to an AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule directly from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.  The application allows users to manage their Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations and is available for free via the App Store.
AirPort Utility iOS 5
Features of the application, as listed by Apple, include:
  • See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network
  • Get information about your connected Wi-Fi devices
  • view and change network and Wi-Fi settings
  • restart or restore a base station, or update the firmware on a base station when available
  • View or update passwords for your network, base stations or disks
  • Easily access network information such as IP address, DNS servers, and router addresses
  • Manage DHCP reservations and port mappings
  • View status or error messages for your base stations

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