CoPilot Live v8, COTE Magazine Suisse, Friend Update

updated 12:55 pm EST, Fri December 17, 2010 | Posted in iPhone Apps

CoPilot Live v8 8.2.0 ($65) - ALK Technologies has announced a free map update for the European version of CoPilot Live v8. For this update the company worked with their European map partner NAVTE, in order to bring more accurate street maps and points of interest to users. Additionally, customers on many Android devices can now enter a destination by choosing a contact in their phones address book. [Download - 1.8GB]

COTE Magazine Suisse 1.0 (free) - COTE Magazine Suisse is a new digital version of the popular COTE Magazine, and provides access to an extensive database of back issues. The magazine features a variety of top personality profiles, along with insider analysis of the latest happenings and trends. A built-in search function enables users to browse Switzerlands best addresses by sector, keyword, or location. [Download - 1.8MB]

Friend Update 1.0 ($2) - Friend Update 1.0 is a new iPhone and iPad app that merges the Facebook and Twitter feeds of up to 30 friends. Features include a built-in browser and photo viewer, as well as the ability to simultaneously post Facebook and Twitter updates. Its also capable of automatically removing duplicates to help prevent clutter. [Download - 5.8MB]

FlightBOX 1.0 (free) - FlightBOX provides iPhone and iPad users with an all-in-one flight app, complete with fully customizable logbook for data flight entry. The program is designed for both professionals and hobbyists, and includes an education section that will allow students to hone their skills. It also supports exporting information through e-mail or print. [Download - 16.6MB]

Cash Power 1.2 ($2) - Tiny Mobile has unveiled a new 1.2 version of Cash Power, its location-aware cash tracking utility for the iPhone and iPad. With the update Cash Power suggests business names and places around the users current location, in order to provide easier logging. It also includes a new currency display graphic for British Pound, Euro, and Yen. [Download - 1.2MB]

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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  2m

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  1h

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

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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  5h

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  6h

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  6h

Amazon Prime Now available via website

Amazon's Prime Now rapid delivery service is now available to use from the web, giving users an alternative to using the normal mobile app. Available as a free option for Prime subscribers in certain areas, the web-based service continues to offer the same selection of goods as the mobile version, and is still free for deliveries within two hours, $8 for within one hour. http://amzn.to/1UvqYgi

Graphics/Web Design  9h