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Calling All Apple Users: Now It's Easy to Use UPS.

New Shipping App Lets You Track, Ship, Locate UPS; Ship Directly From Mac's Address Book

ATLANTA -- In a major expansion for customers who use Apple[R] products, UPS today announced a new application for iPhone[R] and iPod[R] touch users that not only ships and tracks packages but also uses built-in GPS features to find the nearest UPS location.

Available at the App Store,(sm)the new UPS Mobile App for the iPhone enables users to track shipments, create shipments using the My UPS address book, calculate shipping rates and time-in-transit and then find the nearest UPS location.

The free shipping app joins other UPS-enabled solutions for Apple users. NRG NRG Energy
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"Apple users are an innovative group of customers who appreciate the capabilities that make the most of their devices. These new solutions help them take full advantage of the world's largest package delivery company," said Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology marketing at UPS.

iPhone App

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The new iPhone App doesn't require log-In for tracking. But when logged in, the application shows a history of tracked shipments and automatically refreshes when the application is opened. UPS tracking numbers also can be nicknamed for quick reference.

The shipping app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/ups/. For more information on the new application, users can also visit www.ups.com/iphone.

Mac App

NRGship Mac is fast, easy-to-use UPS shipping software for Mac that organizes all the details of the user's shipments in one place. It has been designed for the unique needs of small Mac-based businesses that ship 5-to-10 packages per day, but can easily support greater volume.

"Mac customers want Mac solutions," said Colletta. "Right out-of-the-box with NRGship Mac, users can ship directly from their Mac's Address Book."

Through the application, Mac businesses can take advantage of UPS online services such as UPS Tracking, UPS Rates & Service Selection, UPS Time in Transit, UPS Address Validation See validate.

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NRGship Mac is now available. Customers can try the application free for 15 days by downloading a trial demo demo - /de'moh/ 1. A demonstration of a product, often of an early version or prototype. A demo is a far more effective way of inducing bugs to manifest themselves than any number of test runs, especially when important people are watching.

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Through the UPS Ready program, UPS works with providers to integrate UPS technology directly into their products and services. For more info, visit http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/bussol/browse/ready_program.html.

UPS (NYSE NYSE

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: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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