Web Snapper, AppDelete, Postbox

updated 11:22 am EDT, Mon August 27, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Web Snapper 3.2.3 ($15) - Web Snapper allows users to capture screenshots of entire webpages. Web links can be added to the software through drag and drop functionality, or through a toolbar button in Safari. Pages can then be saved as an image, a vector-based file, or a multi-page PDF. In v3.2.3, double clicking on a row in the app's main window will open the related snap file. Web Snapper is also now better at staying out of the way and features improved AppleScript support, as well as numerous minor bug fixes. [Download - 5.3MB]

AppDelete 4.0 ($8) - AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that allows users to remove applications and all of their associated files. Support is also included for deleting widgets, preference panes, plug-ins, and screensavers. The latest relies includes an all new interface and has been optimized for use on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion. The Tools menu has also gained to new options for showing the Library folder and deleting .DS_Store files. [Download - 4.4MB]

Postbox 3.0.5 ($10) - Postbox is an alternative e-mail application that features conversation views, various organization options, and Mac OS X integration. Support for Retina displays has been added with this release, as well as for Gatekeeper and Notification Center on OS X 10.8. An issue where IMAP attachments could get corrupted when downloading from Gmail and Exchange servers has also been resolved. [Download - 21.5MB]

Billboard 1.3 ($20) - Billboard is a front-end for iTunes that features both windowed and fullscreen modes. Version 1.3 includes a partial rewrite of the Display Engine, along with the addition of an onscreen keyboard for use with the Apple IR remote and touch screens. Experimental support for iTunes Genius has also been added. Users with an Apple IR Remote can activate Genius by holding the center button when the Browser is closed. [Download - 4.7MB]

PreMinder 1.6.4 ($19) - PreMinder is a calendar program that lets users store styled text for reminders and events. The v1.6.4 update has added the option to view spans in different text sizes, as well as to reset an event's custom color to the color of its parent calendar. In addition, when moving an event to a different calendar its color will automatically update to that of the new location. [Download - 6.7MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 93.59 ( + 1.55 )

Apple's third-quarter results due July 26

Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm

Investor  18h

Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users

Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE

IPhone apps  21h

French show carries on with iPhones

Following a prolonged power loss in a French TV studio, the crew was able to use a combination of limited studio lighting and a number of iPhones to continue taping the Saturday episode of talk show On n'est pas couché ("We're Still Awake"), using the resulting footage in the first edited episode. The Plus-model iPhones used for the impromptu shoot completion were either iPhone 6 Plusses (which shoot in 1080p) or 6s Plus models (which can shoot in 4K). The decision to use the iPhones to complete the show was made after a power outage at France 2's studio stretched to more than three hours. http://bit.ly/299wqDt

IPhone  1d

Scrivener for iOS to arrive in late July

For some long-time Scrivener users, to quote Paul Simon, "these are the days of miracle and wonders." As it marks its 10th anniversary in business, developer Keith Blount has announced that the long-awaited iOS version of his creative-writing tool Scrivener is to be submitted to the App Store, following strong praise from beta-testers. The program, expected in late July, will sell for $20 and work with both the iPad and iPhone. When we interviewed Blount last January, he added that Scrivener 3 for Mac would follow along shorty afterwards. http://bit.ly/2901XLE

Software  1d

WhatsApp now handles over 100M calls daily

WhatsApp is celebrating that it is being used for over 100 million calls every day. In a brief notice, the Facebook-owned messaging platform advises the voice-calling feature it rolled out to its users last year now deals with an average of over 1,100 calls initiated per second. Earlier this year, it increased the security of its calls and other messages, by introducing end-to-end encryption on all platforms. http://bit.ly/292HqCX

IPhone apps  4d

Adele's '25' album now streaming

Recording artist Adele has "pulled a Kanye" after saying that her current album "25" would not be available for streaming. The seven-month-old record, which has yielded a number of hit singles, is now available for streaming on all the major streaming services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, as of today in most major markets, with worldwide distribution to come. Reportedly, the singer had demanded streaming be limited to paid subscribers -- a condition that has hurt some streamers with artists, who aren't paid royalties for free or trial listens . Apple pays performers its normal royalty rates during its free trial, avoiding the issue -- and having repeated success in both signing up exclusives and placing those exclusives into the top of the charts. http://ti.me/28U7NOu

Audio  4d

SanDisk iXpand case has battery, storage

A new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s case from SanDisk appears to be the "holy grail" of accessories: a stylish and protective case that offers both extra storage as well as the option of extra battery power as well. The iXpand Memory case offers either 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of additional storage incorporated into the case, and an optional add-on battery pack (sold separately) adds up to an extra day or more of charge. Through the associated iXpand app, camera photos and videos can be automatically stored on the extra storage, optionally password-protected, The cost for the case is (in order of storage capacity) $60, $100, and $130. The battery pack's release data has not yet been announced, but the add-on should retail for an additional $30. http://bit.ly/291epHu

IPhone  5d