Bartender, iBank, Soulver

updated 11:47 am EST, Fri December 21, 2012 | Posted in Apps

Bartender 1.0.8 ($15) - Bartender allows users to clean up their menu bar by hiding, rearranging, or moving menubar items into the Bartender bar. A new option for developers that lets them add an Apps Bundle Identifier to Bartender's preferences has been added in this release. Various bugs, including an issue with popups displaying in the wrong location, have also been resolved. [Download - 4.5MB]

iBank 4.6.1 ($48) - iBank is a financial managers designed for personal and small business' needs. iBank can manage credit cards, bank accounts, investments as well as analyze income and expenses with live updating charts. In v4.6.1 a bug that caused the software to run out of RAM with duplicate check numbers has been fixed, along with an error that prevented attachments within transactions from opening. [Download - 33.1MB]

Soulver 2.3.1 ($20) - Soulver is a calculator utility that can be used for performing quick calculations. The software solves problems as they are entered, and allows words to be used alongside calculations to help users keep track of what is being calculated. Version 2.3.1 addresses a problem where multiple inline comments on a line did not work correctly. [Download - 6.5MB]

World Clock Deluxe 4.9 ($19) - World Clock Deluxe can display multiple clocks in a horizontal or vertical palette, in the menu bar and in the dock. In v4.9 the Clocks, Cities & Time Zones, and Time Converter panes respective dialogs have been redesigned. The ability to specify dates by picking them from a calendar has also been added for users running Mac OS X 10.5 or later. [Download - 4MB]

Dropbox 1.6.9 (free) - Dropbox is a desktop utility that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs with an online web storage account. This can be used to backup files to the cloud, or to quickly synchronize files between multiple computers. The update removes additional cases of excessive logging. [Download - 24.2MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 93.24 ( -0.95 )

GoPro revenue drops, Karma drone delayed

Action camera maker GoPro announced its first quarter results on Thursday, and the news was largely bad. While unit sell-through of the cameras was close to the year-over-year compare, revenues dropped 49.5 percent from Q1 last year, though was slightly above the company's guidance. Overall, the company lost $107 million in GAAP net income, and margins declined to 32.5 percent from 45.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. The company further announced that it would be delaying its planned Karma drone product until this winter, which will likely further impact next quarter's results. The upside of the delay, said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman, is that the Karma will now benefit from debuting just before the holiday buying season. http://bit.ly/1OgpdgD

Investor  4h

Netflix iOS app now offers cell-data controls

In a new update to its iOS app on Thursday, subscription entertainment service Netflix has introduced new user controls for streaming over cellular networks to prevent overages, throttling, or other usage issues caused by the high data rate of streamed HD video. Users can choose from a given amount of streaming video that "costs" 1GB of cellular data, which lowers video quality to allow as much as four hours of video per GB (the "automatic" setting provides three hours, while higher quality settings reduce the time to two hours, or one hour at the best setting). In addition, the updated app now offers more 3D Touch options from the app icon, beyond the "peek and pop" previews for video. http://apple.co/24AD1vR

IPhone apps  10h

Bentley launches app for Apple Watch

Carmaker Bentley now offers an Apple Watch app for its Bentayga SUV -- a vehicle with a starting price of $229,000 -- that offers some advanced automotive functions not previously seen in other car apps for Apple's wearable. The app allows Watch wearers to control various seat adjustments, environmental controls (including seat massage), and the entertainment system. In addition, various vehicle stats are available at a glance, including distance traveled and vehicle speed. The app is available free on the App Store. http://apple.co/24AyXvs

Gadgets  11h

Lunch with Cook auction nets $515K

The Charitybuzz auction that offered lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple HQ and a pair of passes to a future Apple event (winner's pick) has ended with a high bid of $515,000, the highest amount the annual auction has fetched since 2013. Proceeds of the auction will benefit Cook's preferred charity, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, where Cook was recently named to the board of directors. The winner, who was unnamed, will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation, and Cook has up to a year to schedule the meeting -- making it possible that the winner will be among the first to dine with Cook in the new Campus 2 cafeteria, which is set to open along with the rest of the new facility early next year. http://bit.ly/236Wf9N

Investor  13h

Free Windows 10 upgrade program ends July 29

Ending speculation, Microsoft has officially announced that it will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29, the one-year anniversary of the rollout of the OS. Following the 29th, Microsoft's ubiquitous OS will retail for $119 and up. http://bit.ly/1O0a7kA

Software  14h

US tech giants to candidates: support TPP

Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Uber are among thirteen major US corporations who have written an open letter to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton urging them to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reports Reuters. Although not yet made public, the letter also asks the candidates to make it easier for the companies to hire tech workers from overseas. Both are not happy with the TPP deal, although Trump is sterner in his opposition to any kind of trade deals between countries. Trump has not rejected outright the idea of importing high-tech talent from overseas, while Clinton has already voiced her support for the idea. http://reut.rs/1Wb0Zwq

Industry  23h

Apple mandates June 1 app IPv6 support

Apple has set the deadline for IPv6 support for App Store-supplied software. On June 1, apps thast use a custom networking stack and that are submitted to the app store must support IPv6-only networks. The rule, announced last year as coming soon, will only affect a small portion of submitted applications that do not use the NSURLSession and CFNetwork APIs. http://apple.co/24yBTIY

Developer  1d