How to keep in touch on long trips with your iPhone

When planning a trip with family and friends, keeping up with each member’s last minute schedule changes can be time consuming. Using the following iOS tips will help by keeping everyone well informed during the event.

Sick of keeping track of contact details? ContactMonkey wants to help

The days of business card details recorded in Rolodexes are long gone with dozens of different platforms for storing contact information taking their place. Cloud-based service ContactMonkey aims to make it simple to share, grab and update contact details, no matter which one you’re using.

Spanning Tools review: Cure your cloud syncing woes

Whether you use iCloud, MobileMe or Google to sync your contacts and calendars — no matter how careful you are — glitches occur. Fortunately, Spanning Tools helps clean up your contacts and calendars, making sure your syncs go as planned and correcting errors after the fact.

Sneak preview of Apple’s iCloud web apps

Apple released a preview version of its upcoming iCloud web apps late Monday afternoon, alongside new pricing info for iCloud storage space upgrades. Here’s a look at how the iCloud.com contact and calendar management apps work, along with a peek inside other aspects of the beta.

Get your hands off that contact info, says Facebook

Facebook has shut down a service from Open-Xchange that allowed users to export the email addresses of their contacts, which makes the Germany company the latest to run afoul of the social network’s ongoing attempts to maintain control over the information of its users.