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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YouTube Unplugged OTT service coming 2017?

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Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program

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AirMap iOS app for drone operators

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Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China

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