…at least for some people, at least at this moment.
I’ve been waiting for the iPhone version of Google Latitude for months. It’s a nifty way to find out where your friends are, or which ones are close by. It might seem like a loss of privacy, but if you’re already blogging, tweeting, and/or Facebooking your life away, this shouldn’t bother you too much. Also, it has some pretty nice privacy features to allow you to hide when you want, as well as to control the quality of position you show on a person-by-person basis.
The Latitude page has been saying that it’s coming soon for iPhone and iPod touch for quite some time. I’ve been using it on my laptop for several weeks, but if I want to keep my location updated, my phone is the obvious choice of device from which to do it.
If you have an iPhone, chances are you can get Latitude working, though it might take a few tries. On Mobile Safari, browse to m.google.com/latitude, and you will either get right in to Latitude, or you will get a “Coming Soon” page (which is what I got, at first).
Just keep reloading the page every once in a while (I had to do it 6 or 7 times), and you may eventually find yourself using latitude. Press the “+” on the bottom toolbar, and add a shortcut icon to your Home Screen, so you can get back to it.
13 December 2010 Update
After nearly a year and a half, Apple have finally allowed the Latitude iPhone app onto the iTunes App Store. Google had originally submitted their app, but Apple “suggested” that it be released as a web app, instead. Get the app here (US iTunes Store).
Posted from Rockville, Maryland, United States.
Torchwood comes back tonight on BBC One, with a five episode mini-series, entitled Torchwood: Children of Earth. It will run for five consecutive nights.
At the end of Series 2, in Exit Wounds, we lost both Owen and Toshiko, and it appeared that Rhys was being pulled into the team.
In the new story, all of the world’s children stop – every single one, all at the same moment. Then, they all deliver exactly the same message. Aliens are suspected as the cause, but certain high-ranking government officials also suspect that Torchwood might be involved, and order the destruction of the Hub.
And for Torchwood fans in the US, never fear, Torchwood: Children of Earth comes to BBC America starting on 20 July.