Cloud, Vinoteka, TotalFinder

updated 09:00 am EST, Thu February 27, 2014 | Posted in Apps

Cloud 2.0.1 (free) - Cloud can be used to easily share files and links. Files can be uploaded to the service by simply dragging them to the Cloud menubar item, or by using a global hotkey. Version 2.0.1 introduces a new link for opening the web app and allows the folder name to be used when uploading zip files. Several window positioning errors have also been fixed. [Download - 3.5MB]

Vinoteka 3.3.3 ($40) - Vinoteka is a wine cellar management application that can be used to organize and manage bottles, as well as jot down tasting notes. The program is capable of creating virtual cellars resembling a user's own, and includes features for planning tasting sessions using various methods. The latest release includes fixes for various crashes, as well as improvements for various other aspects of the software. [Download - 97.4MB]

TotalFinder 1.5.19 ($18) - TotalFinder is a tool that adds tabs, hot keys, and other various tweaks to the Mac OS X Finder. Compatibility with OS X 10.9.2 is included in this release. Support has also been added for OS X’s native fullscreen mode, and the visor can now be shown on screen with the mouse cursor. [Download - 6.6MB]

Mellel 3.3.1 ($39) - Mellel is a word processor that offers tools for writing and organizing long documents. The latest update has added a Brazilian Portuguese localization as well as updated the reformed German hyphenation dictionary. Additionally, the Find Strip show/hide mechanism has been improved and several bugs have been fixed. [Download - 105.7MB]

SpamSieve 2.9.13 ($30) - SpamSieve is an e-mail filtering utility that reduce the amount of junk mail that makes it through to a user's inbox. The v2.9.13 release works with Apple Mail under OS X 10.9.2 and includes various filtering improvements. Various crashes have also been resolved and SpamSieve now cleans up empty folders of disabled Apple Mail bundles. [Download - 11.4MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 94.19 ( -0.99 )

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  1h

YouTube Unplugged OTT service coming 2017?

As part of the continuing YouTube evolution, the video streaming service is reportedly considering a paid subscription service that would provide users "over the top" cable TV service. According to sources familiar with the matter, the service has been in the works since 2012, has already made changes to accommodate the live video feeds, and could debut the offering as soon as 2017. http://bloom.bg/1rvx8BW

Industry  2h

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  9h

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  9h

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  11h

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  12h

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  17h