Yojimbo, OmniGraffle, Alfred

updated 10:30 am EDT, Fri October 4, 2013 | Posted in Apps

Yojimbo 4.0.1 ($30) - Yojimbo is an organizational tool that can store several forms of data, including PDFs, images, web archives, rich text notes, bookmarks, passwords and serial numbers. Version 4.0.1 is strictly a maintenance release that fixes a number of reported issues. A bug that caused a number of errors when using the Duplicate command has been resolved, along with a crash that could occur when certain errors occurred during migration. [Download - 8.1MB]

OmniGraffle 6.0.1 ($100) - OmniGraffle is a tool for creating diagrams and organizational charts. The software includes numerous shapes and connectors for plotting out information in a visual manner. A bug where lines connecting to groups in Visio documents weren't properly connecting has been fixed in this release, and stencil searches now gives results based on object labels. A number of AppleScript performance improvements have also been made. [Download - 30.1MB]

Alfred 2.0.9 (free) - Alfred is a quick launch utility that can help users search their computer and the internet. Compatibility with 1Password 4 has been improved in this release, and the software will now respect the new 1Password clipboard metadata type. The full path to applications listed in the "Open With…" action list is also now displayed. [Download - 3MB]

World Clock Deluxe 4.11 ($19) - World Clock Deluxe can display multiple clocks in a horizontal or vertical palette, in the menu bar and in the dock. The latest release includes updated daylight-saving time information for Morocco, Western Sahara, and the Brazilian State of Tocantins. Morocco and Western Sahara decided to extend daylight-saving time to October 27 and from next year will observe DST from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October. Meanwhile, Tocantins canceled daylight-savings after a one year trial. [Download - 4MB]

Dropbox 2.4.1 (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. In v2.4.1 the Move to Dropbox option has been placed below Move to Trash, and a rare issue in which screenshots were not working has been fixed. [Download - 32.1MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 94.76 ( -0.25 )

Filemaker provides free custom app guide

FileMaker announced today the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides that will lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker's new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability, and run all the way through identifying user scenarios, defining requirements, addressing integration, providing security, and deployment of the final product. http://bit.ly/1o08wQh

 2h

OCZ Trion 150 SSD shifts to 15nm TLC NAND

SSD manufacturer OCZ has updated its entry-level 2.5-inch Trion 100 SSD. The new Trion 150 has similar performance to the now replaced model, and now utilizes 15nm TLC NAND. Sequential read speeds top out at 550MB/S, with 4KB random write speeds running from 25K IOPS in the 120GB model, to 64K IOPS in the 960GB version of the drive. Endurance is limited to 30TB in the 120GB, and peaks at 240TB in the 960GB version. Retail prices vary between $46 for 120GB, to $270 for the 960GB version. http://bit.ly/1nVmlyL

 2h

Google off the hook in CAPTCHA labor suit

US District Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a proposed class-action suit against Google, that alleged that Google secretly was given an economic gain without user knowledge. The suit alleged, correctly, that the second word in Google's CAPTCHA service was used as a crowd-sourced word identification for Google's book-scanning project. The judge ruled that the suit as filed had no facts to support a "reasonable consumer would expect to receive compensation" for the seconds it took to complete the form, and in addition, the free Gmail account provided more than offset any labor penalty incurred by the user. http://bit.ly/1o06Cir

 3h

Secure your Google accounts today

Google is offering 2GB of Google Drive storage today for free, if users check the security of their accounts. As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, the scheme will give the 2GB storage extension to anyone going through the Google Security Checkup, examining connected devices, permissions, and other security settings associated with their Google account.

 5h

Swift benchmarking suite goes open-source

Following the release of new betas for all its platforms, Apple on Monday also made a suite of 75 tools for benchmarking Swift-developed coding projects, including libraries for benchmarking functions, a utility for comparing the resulting metrics, and a driver for running them. The company says it is asking the community for help in developing additional benchmarks, as well as further "helper" libraries and overall code review for better stability and performance. Apple plans to include benchmark pull requests in Swift's new continuous integration system as well. http://bit.ly/1W8u0EU

Software  17h

Instagram now supporting multiple accounts

As reported earlier, Instagram is now rolling out support for multiple accounts (up to five) in version 7.1.5 of its iOS app. The feature has been one of the main attractions of third-party Instagram clients, but it is unclear if users must seek out an "add account" preference in the app; additionally, some users are reporting that the ability to add accounts has not yet been added. The company says notifications "depend on when you last logged in, and the number of devices that are logged into that account," suggesting not all notifications across accounts will appear when logged into a given one. http://bit.ly/1moh95p

Digital imaging  18h

Pictures of Galaxy S7, Edge leaked

New images have been leaked of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The images of the Galaxy S7 are very similar to a draft leaked earlier this year, with a curved back reminiscent of the iPhone 3G with the normal Samsung camera hump in the upper center of the phone. The picture of the Galaxy S7 Edge as leaked is running a benchmark application showing modest improvements over the S6 line, if accurate. Both models are expected to be formally announced in a February 21 press event hosted by Samsung. http://bit.ly/20Gf07X

 19h