Evernote, Comics, N.O.V.A 3

updated 11:05 am EDT, Thu September 20, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Evernote 4.4.1 (free) - Evernote is a documentation tool that allows users to create notes that are automatically synced across all of their devices. Version 4.4.1 adds support for the larger display on the iPhone 6, as well as for native Facebook sharing in iOS 6. Numerous bug fixes and other minor improvements are also included. [Download - 18.1MB]

Comics 3.1.3 (free) - Comics is both a comic book library and reader that allows users to access more than 50 free comic books. Comics' interface does not display any buttons but instead allows users to simply tap on certain areas of the screen to control different functions. The latest release includes a new fullscreen comic preview option on the iPhone, and is capable of of updating store data without needing to close or relaunch the app. Support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 has also been added. [Download - 10.7MB]

N.O.V.A 3 1.0.2 ($7) - N.O.V.A is third title in Gameloft's sci-fi FPS series designed specifically for iOS devices. The game includes a 10 level single player campaign with a variety of weapons, as well as an online multiplayer mode. The v1.0.2 update introduces a new voice chat feature on the iPad 2, new iPad, and iPhone 4S that allows users to communicate in real time with their teammates. In addition, a new multiplayer game mode and map have also been included. In Team InstaGib all players have the same weapon and can only sustain one hit of damage before dying. [Download - 1.57GB]

PCalc 2.6.1 ($10) - PCalc is an advanced calculator that includes additional features not found in the iPhone's default calculator. It includes an RPN mode, an extensive set of unit conversions, a paper tape, engineering and scientific notation, and support for hexadecimal, octal and binary calculations. A new rough draft theme is included with the update, along with support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. [Download - 5.1MB]

iTranslate Voice 1.3 ($1) - iTranslate Voice is capable of listening to spoken dialog and repeating it back in another language. New to v1.3 is voice-to-voice support for eight new languages, including Czech, Finish, Indonesian, and Greek. Support has also been added for the iPhone 5's larger display and iOS 6. [Download - 10.1MB]

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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit

Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj

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Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket

The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]


Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera

Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94

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Apple employees testing wheelchair features

New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa

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SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards

SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If

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Apple's third-quarter results due July 26

Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm

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Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users

Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE

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