Argus, TuneIn Radio Pro, Urbanspoon

updated 10:31 am EDT, Wed May 7, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Argus 2.12 (free) - Argus is a fitness app that allows users to track their exercise, diet, hydration, and sleep. A daily log of a users steps is automatically kept by the app, and runs and bikes rides can be mapped out with GPS information. The latest release adds support for following the progress of friends and family. [Download - 25.5MB]

TuneIn Radio Pro 6.0 ($7) - TuneIn is a music streaming service that allows users to access more than 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs. In addition, the Pro version offers recording capabilities that includes the option to set timed recording for favorite programs. Version 6.0 offers an updated look and feel, and will now suggest stations, shows, and categories based on a user’s interests. [Download - 22.8MB]

Urbanspoon 3.5.1 (free) - Urbanspoon has been designed to help users find the best food and dining experience located near them. The v3.5.1 update adds the ability to manually change location, allowing users to research restaurants in areas they are going to be visiting. There is also a new “Add a Restaurant” button at the end of the restaurant list, and by default the camera flash is now set to off. [Download - 11.9MB]

Duolingo 4.0.1 (free) - Duolingo is a free tool that can help users learn new languages. Lessons are currently included for 6 different languages, including Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English. The v4.0.1 update reintroduces the option to practice skills by yourself. [Download - 18.6MB]

Splashtop 2 2.5.5 (free) - SplashTop 2 is a tool for accessing a computer on the same local network remotely from an iOS device. Optionally, users can also purchase an Anywhere Access Pack for $1 that lets them remotely access a computer across any wireless or cellular connection. Support for iOS 7 has been added in this release, along with a number of bug fixes. [Download - 33.6MB]

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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  2h

Micromat MacCheck released for free

Micromat, the developers of TechTool Pro, today announced a new troubleshooting utility called MacCheck. The new product can perform a series of critical tests on Macintosh systems, helping to isolate what might be wrong with a particular computer. The program quickly tests many of the critical systems in a Macintosh computer, including RAM, I/O, Volume Structures, Partition Maps, Batteries, and RAID systems. MacCheck is being offered free of charge and is available for download immediately from the Micromat website. http://bit.ly/1SKFwaV

Troubleshooting  9h

Hyundai Sonata 2016 gains CarPlay

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata can now be upgraded to incorporate Apple's CarPlay mobile technology, which augments the built-in infotainment system in the car to incorporate many iPhone features, such as Apple Maps and Siri voice control of navigation and other smartphone functions. The upgrade is accomplished through an SD card owners can obtain from their local Hyundai dealer. Although not disclosed, the upgrade was said to cost "a small fee" when it was initially announced in December of last year. http://bit.ly/1TJzK8f

Industry  11h

TimePorter carry tote for Apple Watch

Twelvesouth today began shipping TimePorter, a new travel tote and portable charging stand for Apple Watch that that carries a 6m Apple Watch charging cable, extra Watch bands, USB chargers and more. The case also incorporates the Apple Watch Charging Disc, converting your case into a charging and display stand. It is available for $50 in white or black. http://bit.ly/1SCQM4T

 11h

WaterField cycling ride pouches

WaterField's new cycling ride pouches are custom-fit to carry both in one compact kit and are ready for the summer cycling season. The Cycling Ride Pouch includes a clear window that allows basic phone access with the phone still safely within the case, and the Cycling Club Pouch incorporates a padded phone pocket to separate up to an iPhone 6 Plus-sized phone from the tool compartment. Both handsome pouches fit neatly in a back jersey pocket, with optimized surface area for comfort. The Cycling Ride Pouch sells for $80, with the Club Pouch retailing for $50. http://bit.ly/1rRqN4e

Accessories  15h

Dish providing on-site iPhone repair services

Dish has expanded into the iPhone repair industry. Available today, the satellite television company's "Smart Phone Repair" routes a technician directly to a customer's door. DISH's network of technicians in all 50 states will repair cracked screens and replace batteries on Apple's iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. In the coming months, the company intends to expand its service to include additional devices and smartphone accessories. http://bit.ly/1SLaDiW

Troubleshooting  15h

India rejects Apple's refurb request

Apple's request to the Indian government to be allowed to sell refurbished iPhones has been rejected, a move that will hurt the company's efforts to attract budget-oriented consumers. Opposition to the importation of refurbished iPhones is said to have been led by local smartphone makers (and, it should be noted, Samsung), who feared that lower-cost iPhones would undermine the government's own mandates on manufacturing phones in India, and trigger a flood of used electronics into the marketplace, driving prices generally downward. Currently, Apple has just two percent of the smartphone market there, and is also applying to the government for permission to open directly-controlled Apple Stores. That decision is still pending. http://bloom.bg/1rRgi0I

IPhone  16h