Spotify, Asphalt 7: Heat, Parkbud

updated 12:07 pm EST, Wed November 7, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Spotify 0.5.8 (free) - Spotify is a music streaming service that provides users with access to more than 15 million tracks. Radio streaming is a free service offered to all US residents, while on-demand streaming can be unlocked by upgrading to Spotify Premium. The latest release has been updated for the iPhone 5's larger display. [Download - 17.1MB]

Asphalt 7: Heat 1.0.4 ($1) - Asphalt 7: Heat is a racing game that gives players access to 60 different vehicles from top manufacturers, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. The game includes 15 different tracks set in cities around the world, as well as support for racing against friends locally or online. The v1.0.4 release has been optimized for the fourth generation iPad. [Download - 1.16GB]

Parkbud 3.0 (free) - Parkbud is a tool that can help users find, and navigate to, nearby parking and points of interest. A parking timer that can alert users when their meter is about to run out is also included, along with a notepad for jotting down notes on where they parked. Version 3.0 includes support for bookmarking favorite locations, and for sharing locations with friends. Support is also included for exporting location dat to any other GPS app. [Download - 19.4MB]

MapsWithMe Lite 2.2 (free) - MapsWithMe Lite is a mapping app that lets users download maps to their devices for offline access. The v2.2 update includes updated map data, as well as improved rendering speeds and the option to download the map of any country after zooming into it. New amenities, such as marketplaces, shops, and museums, have also been added. [Download - 38MB]

Listo 1.3 (free) - Listo can be used to create simple lists that can be synced across multiple devices via iCloud. An unlimited number of lists can be created within the app, and items can be rearranged or edited at will. The latest release includes iPhone 5 support, along with the option to share lists via e-mail and SMS. [Download - 2.9MB]

Now AAPL Stock: 93.7 ( -0.57 )

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

 7h

CBS: No recent streaming conversations with Apple

CBS CEO Les Moonves has made remarks, casting doubt on a launch of Apple's live streaming television service. In interviews this week, the executive said regarding negotiations with Apple that "we had conversations awhile back, and we haven't had recent conversations with them," adding that "the phone is always ringing" regarding similar services, but not with Apple on the line. http://cnnmon.ie/1PptJM6

 8h

Complex date setting bug crashes 64-bit iOS device

A serious bug has been spotted with iOS devices running iOS 8 or newer, with a 64-bit processor. If a user disables auto-check time, and manually sets the date of a device back to as far as it will go, then again to January 1, 1970, and finally rebooting, the iPhone is crashed, perhaps terminally. The bug affects the iPhone 5s and newer devices, running a processor from the A7 and up. Theories abound as to the cause of the crash, but the most credible seems to be a clock set to less than an arbitrary "zero" date, causing all manners of routines relying on the time setting to fail during startup. http://bit.ly/1TV6psS

 11h

Weber buys iDevices' iGrill, Kitchen Thermometer

Cooking gear manufacturer Weber is purchasing iOS accessory manufacturer iDevices iGrill and Kitchen Thermometer lines. As part of the purchase, Weber is working in parallel with iDevices to roll out a new version of the products, and associated apps, this spring. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. CEO of iDevices Chris Allen said that the transition will allow the company to "focus even more heavily on becoming a leader in the home automation market." http://bit.ly/1PFk3uZ

 13h

Vevo music video app launched for Apple TV

Vevo today announced its new native tvOS app for the fourth generation Apple TV. The new app allows users Siri Remote navigation for discovery of top videos by genre, or to search for individual artists and videos. Playlists generated on another device sync between all the iterations of the app. http://apple.co/1PFhxEU

 14h

HydraDock team unveils USB 3.1 Type C Roadie

KickShark, the team that brought the HydraDock desktop USB-C dock to market, has launched a Kickstarter project for The Roadie -- a USB 3.1 Type C standard-compliant pocket hub for the 12 inch Apple MacBook and other compatible devices. The Roadie occupies the same footprint on a desk as a credit card, with a short USB-C male cable on one end for connecting to a 12 inch MacBook, and a female USB-C port on the other end for plugging in a MacBook power adapter. One side has an RJ45 jack for gigabit Ethernet, and an HDCP-compliant HDMI jack that handles up to 4K displays. KickShark promises shipment of all products within four weeks of campaign completion. The "early bird" offer for the hub is a $69 commitment, with a $79 commitment for a Roadie after 500 backers have pledged. http://kck.st/1o6knw5

 16h

HBO Now has 800,000 subscribers

The CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler has confirmed that the online streaming HBO service, HBO Now, has 800,000 subscribers. When criticized for the seemingly low number, Plepler noted that the still nascent service was bound to Apple exclusivity during the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Plepler declared during the Time Warner quarterly earnings conference call marketing for the online-only offering would be enhanced in 2016. While HBO Now's critics are slamming the low numbers, the service must also compete against itself on cable, in addition to Netflix and other streaming services. http://on.recode.net/1QWoLHe

 1d