Usually, I forego the madness of shopping on Black Friday, and leave that to less reasonable people. When I do go out shopping, though, I like to plan my excursions with military precision: get in, get what I need, get out and on to then next target. That means collecting intelligence in advance: scouring newspaper ads and websites for the best deals on the gifts I’m seeking, and then prioritizing them in terms of importance and mapping out my route.
Apple has released, after much delay, a new version of its operating system for the iPhone and iPad that finally brings “multitasking” to the iPad, in addition to a number of other features that iPhone users already have had at their disposal.
But aside from all the usual bells and whistles, there’s one feature that the forgetful will really appreciate. Apple has made its “Find My iPhone” service free, instead of tying it to the MobileMe subscription service. The service is also available for the iPad with the new release.