Bookends, iTrash, CloudPull

updated 02:55 pm EDT, Mon September 3, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Bookends 11.3.2 ($100) - Bookends is a tool that can help users organize reference information and create bibliographies. The update offers improved integration with DEVONthink and DEVONthink Pro 2.4 and later, as well as support for getting the names of user-created groups via AppleScript. Changes have also been made to the format definition layout, and a number of bugs have been resolved. [Download - 31.5MB]

iTrash 1.8.7 ($8) - iTrash is a tool for uninstalling applications on a Mac-based computer. The software automatically searches for all related files and allows users to select which files are deleted. Version 1.8.7 has optimized the search algorithm for Mountain Lion. The speed of initializing lost files has also been improved, and a memory leak that occurred when dropping folders onto iTrash has been fixed. [Download - 7.1MB]

CloudPull 2.1.4 ($25) - CloudPull is a tool for backing up Google Docs and Calendar data locally on a Mac. The software automatically converts documents, spreadsheets, and presentations into Office files, drawings into PNG images, and calendars into the iCal format. The v2.1.4 update fixes a bug in the Account preferences view that would cause some button to become incorrectly disabled in some circumstances. [Download - 8.8MB]

Carousel 1.4.1 ($5) - Carousel allows users to access the Instagram photo-sharing network from their desktop. Users can see view their feed, popular photos, photos taken at specific locations, and more. In the latest release users can like a photo by double-clicking it, while option-clicking a username will create a new comment editor with that name for quick replies. Various minor bugs have also been resolved. [Download - 9.3MB]

Toast Titanium 11.1 ($100) - Toast Titanium is a tool for burning CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs on the Mac. The software includes a number of tools for burning projects, including SonicFire Pro 5, HD video authoring, video format presets, and more. Version 11.1 has been completely rewritten as a Cocoa app and includes full support for OS X Mountain Lion. Support has also been added for recording to 100GB and 128GB BDXL media. [Download - 87.3MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 93.99 ( + 0.29 )

Rogue Amoeba Piezo updated, departing App Store

In order to continue working on audio capture tool Piezo, developer Rogue Amoeba has simultaneously updated the app to version 1.5, and announced that it will pull version 1.2.6 from the Mac App Store. Customers who own the Mac App Store version have a one-time migration process to the Rogue Amoeba-served version. The company notes that the sandboxing restriction placed on Mac App Store versions "effectively stopped our ability to upgrade Piezo in any meaningful way." [8.80MB] http://bit.ly/1PIjz7l

 34m

FCC spectrum auction will happen without Google

After throwing its hat in earlier, Google (and associated companies) has declared that it is not participating in this year's FCC spectrum auction. A company spokeswoman said of the auction that "like all those interested in improved connectivity and equitable access, we'll be following the upcoming spectrum auction closely. That said, we have not filed to participate." http://on.recode.net/1oy5LWk

 1h

iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se sold Friday after launch?

Reverting the way products are actually released by Apple after an announcement to the way it was a decade ago, reports are circulating that new products revealed at a March announcement will go on sale the Friday immediately following the unveil. Slated to appear at a conjectural Tuesday, March 15 event are a new Apple four-inch phone with more up to date internals currently referred to as the iPhone 5se, and a new iPad Air 3 model with Smart Connector and other enhancements. http://bit.ly/1o7mqiY

 4h

Lexmark prevails in toner import appeal

Printer manufacturer Lexmark has won an appeal on the third-party US resale of its printer cartridges originally destined for markets outside North America. The appeals court ruled in a 10-2 vote in favor of Lexmark's demand to stop the sale and against Impression Products, both on the toner cartridge resale matter, as well as a related matter regarding overturning the reseller's refilling one-use cartridges and selling those in the US market. The ruling has ramifications in the tech industry, as well as the pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Impression Products promises an appeal before the supreme court. http://reut.rs/1SLVmmG

 6h

AT&T expands BOGO promo to iPhone 6s

Beginning today, new and existing AT&T customers can purchase a new iPhone 6s and get another one free when adding a second line. Over the weekend, customers must purchase two phones through AT&T Next (one can be an existing number), and add both phones to a qualified plan. AT&T notes that "after three bill cycles or less" the account will start to receive up to $650 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits to offset the cost of the installment plan for the phone. Taxes are due at time of sale. http://soc.att.com/1SLUP4k

 6h

Google prevails in UK street mapping case

Possibly setting the stage for other court battles in the UK, a High Court fight between Google and StreetMap.EU has concluded in Google's favor. StreetMap.EU claimed that Google's dominance in the field destroyed the 20-year-old firm's business, when Google started promoting its own service in search results over the older company's -- the judge disagreed. Commercial director Kate Sutton said after the judgment that "StreetMap has been frozen in time; because of what Google did, StreetMap has not been able to properly invest in the website since 2007." An appeal is planned. http://bloom.bg/1KKhECt

 10h

TestFlight updated for iOS, watchOS

Apple on Thursday updated its developer-oriented TestFlight software to version 1.3.2 for compatibility with apps being developed for iOS 9.3 watchOS 2.2, along with the usual "stability and performance improvements." Some developers, however, are still reporting some issues loading beta apps onto the watchOS 2.2 beta. The latest beta for developers was released on Monday, and is available through the App Store or Apple's developer portal. [3.60MB] http://apple.co/1PQ64pF

 1d