- For a somewhat social media-shy company, Apple doesn’t seem like the place you get your social networking advice, but apparently that’s what President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign did. As part of a larger feature, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, took advice from Steve Jobs last year on how to market Obama on mobile and social platforms.
- What kind of app discovery and promotion plans does Apple have? The day after the introduction of iOS 6 at WWDC, the company registered two domains: freeonappstore.com and freeonibookstore.com, MacRumors found.
- In the aftermath of the Path and LinkedIN privacy debacles, this makes sense: Apple is now requiring much more specific user permissions when it comes to what apps can access on your iOS device, CNET writes.
- Macworld delves into a new feature coming with iOS 6 not mentioned in Monday’s keynote that’s “one part creepy, two parts useful” — Find My Friends adds geofencing.
- Another feature Apple didn’t sell during Monday’s keynote? The ability to turn on AMBER Alerts and other government-issued emergency alerts right in iOS 6, as Cult of Mac discovered.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Steve Jobs’ gives Obama’s campaign social media advice, Apple’s new “free” websites, updated security permissions in iOS 6 and slightly creepy geo-fencing features in Find My Friends.