NoteList, Combat Mission, Little Snitch

updated 01:17 pm EST, Fri December 7, 2012 | Posted in Apps

NoteList 3.1 ($10) - NoteList is an app that allows users to manage and organize all of their notes and memos. Notes can be labeled with customizable colored tags that allow users to keep entries grouped and organized. The v3.1 update improves the software's ability to remember window settings, including sorted columns. The interface has also been updated and scooped bookmarks are now used to remember the default doc to open. [Download - 5.7MB]

CM: Battle for Normandy 1.11 ($55) - Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy is a tactical game that attempts to recreate the land warfare in Western France during World War II. The v1.11 patch corrects a host of bugs, including crashes related to barbed wire unites, a glitch that allowed on-map artillery the ability to shoot through intervening terrain, and an issue that resulted in destroyed buildings leaving behind floating rubble. [Download - 861.9MB]

Little Snitch 3.0.2 ($35) - Little Snitch is an internet traffic monitoring and management utility. The software informs a user when a program attempts to establish an outgoing internet connection and provides options for allowing or denying the connection. A new preference setting that allows users to limit the total number of connections in Network Monitor has been added in the v3.0.2 release. The Connection Alert timeout visualization has also been redesigned, and the detection of Java apps has been improved. [Download - 12.5MB]

Alfred 1.3.2 (free) - Alfred is a quick launch utility that can help users search their computer and the internet. Version 1.3.2 includes iTunes Mini Player compatibility improvements for iTunes 11 and has changed the Mini Player shortcut command. A work around for an issue that caused iTerm2 to pause when running terminal commands has also been resolved. [Download - 2.6MB]

Path Finder 6.1.2 ($40) - Path Finder is a file management utility that offers an interface similar to Finder, but adds extra features, including a dual pane file browser, and tab management. Key commands for the Dual Pane mode have been simplified in v6.1.2, allowing users to perform most common actions with a single key press. The file operations popover window has also been redesigned and support for Retina displays has been added. [Download - 26.7MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 94.24 ( -0.94 )

Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program

Kohl's customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl's Charge and simultaneously earn loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in conjunction with Apple Pay. The service is currently available in approximately 250 Kohl's stores and is expected to be in all Kohl's stores nationwide later this month, making Kohl's the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and a loyalty program with Apple Pay. http://yhoo.it/21wEUI6

IPhone apps  5h

AirMap iOS app for drone operators

Provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft AirMap announced today the release of the AirMap app for iOS and Apple Watch. Operators can now access low-altitude airspace advisories, create flights, file digital flight notices to over 80 airports, and manage unmanned aircraft. Building on the success of AirMap's Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS), the AirMap app brings to iOS devices a fully integrated airspace management solution for recreational and commercial drone operators. The app is free. http://apple.co/21wCadD

IPhone apps  5h

BlackBerry video calling available on iOS

BlackBerry has made its video calling feature available to Android and iOS users. The company reports limited availability of the new cross-platform feature for now, citing "because this is the first time we're launching BBM Video calling, and we want to monitor performance, gather feedback, and iron out any kinks that may arise before we roll it out globally." http://blck.by/1ruu4pC

IPhone apps  7h

Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China

Apple has lost its exclusive rights to the 'iPhone' brand in China, the Beijing Municipal High People's Court has ruled. According to Quartz, Chinese company Xintong Tiandi is now free to continue selling its non-smartphone "IPHONE" branded products, which include smartphone cases, among other leather goods. The Chinese court ruled that Xintong Tiandi, which registered the "IPHONE" trademark in 2007, could continue to use the trademark because Apple did not start selling the iPhone in China until 2009. Apple also could not prove that Xintong Tiandi's ongoing use of the trademark would cause Apple material harm. The latest ruling by the Chinese government follows its recent decision to shut down the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store. http://bit.ly/1SNhRmB

IPhone  8h

Bowers & Wilkins bought by EVA Automation

High-end UK audio equipment maker and fixture in Apple retail stores Bowers & Wilkins has been bought out by a California "smart home" tech firm, EVA Automation. Fomer Bowers & Wilkins owner Joe Atkins will continue as CEO of the joint venture, with EVA Automation founder Gordon Yu acting as executive chairman. The two companies said the merger will combine EVA's AV technologies and Bowers & Wilkins' acoustic engineering talents to grow the now-combined firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it is expected that the Bowers & Wilkins brand name will continue. http://yhoo.it/1SLt6zj

Industry  13h

Micromat MacCheck released for free

Micromat, the developers of TechTool Pro, today announced a new troubleshooting utility called MacCheck. The new product can perform a series of critical tests on Macintosh systems, helping to isolate what might be wrong with a particular computer. The program quickly tests many of the critical systems in a Macintosh computer, including RAM, I/O, Volume Structures, Partition Maps, Batteries, and RAID systems. MacCheck is being offered free of charge and is available for download immediately from the Micromat website. http://bit.ly/1SKFwaV

Troubleshooting  21h

Hyundai Sonata 2016 gains CarPlay

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata can now be upgraded to incorporate Apple's CarPlay mobile technology, which augments the built-in infotainment system in the car to incorporate many iPhone features, such as Apple Maps and Siri voice control of navigation and other smartphone functions. The upgrade is accomplished through an SD card owners can obtain from their local Hyundai dealer. Although not disclosed, the upgrade was said to cost "a small fee" when it was initially announced in December of last year. http://bit.ly/1TJzK8f

Industry  22h