Cyclemeter, Globo, iTranslate

updated 09:54 am EDT, Tue March 18, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Cyclemeter 10.2.1 (free) - Cyclemeter is a tool designed for tracking bicycle workouts. The biggest change in the latest update is the transition from a paid app, to a free app plus Elite subscription. The free app includes the core features, but lacks the ability to share to social networks, connect to sensors, and announce stats. These features now must be unlocked with a $5 in-app purchase. [Download - 27.8MB]

Globo 1.1 ($1) - Globo provides time information for locations around the world. Version 1.1 introduces a new settings screen with options for sorting, time format, unit system and additional services. Additionally, weather support has been added in this release, along with calendar support for alarms and the ability to close the clock detail panel with a pinch gesture. [Download - 1.1MB]

iTranslate 7.0.1 (free) - iTranslate Voice is a translation tool with support for more than 80 different languages and dialects. In v7.3 the Switch button has been reintroduced and new Speaker, Mic, and Share icons allow for faster access to the functions. Finally, the swipe gestures have been changed, swipe to paste is now triggered with a right swipe while swipe to copy is a left swipe. [Download - 14.6MB]

Dropbox 3.1 (free) - Dropbox provides users with access to all of the files that have been stored in their cloud-storage account. Furthermore, users can select favorite files that can be viewed even when no internet connection is available. Version 3.1 offers updated illustrations, improved SSO for Dropbox for Business users, and various bug fixes. [Download - 23.3MB]

WhatsApp Messenger 2.11.8 (free) - WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform message service that allows users to send both messages and multimedia. Unlike other services, WhatsApp can automatically add contacts by using the information stored in a user's Contacts app. The latest release includes new wallpapers and privacy settings. [Download - 24.9MB]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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