Yelp, Pitfall!, Today Calendar

updated 02:15 pm EST, Wed November 28, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Yelp 6.4 (free) - Yelp can help users find businesses, including bars, restaurants, and cafes, near their current location. The software offers a number of filters for narrowing searches based on neighborhood, distance, price, and what's open. In v6.4 the search location will autocomplete as the user types. Additional information regarding a business' specialties and history is also provided, and numerous bugs have been fixed. [Download - 16.2MB]

Pitfall! 1.2 ($1) - Inspired by the classic game of the same name, Pitfall is a running game where players must escape from an erupting volcano. Version 1.2 includes a new Relic Rush Mode that lets players challenge friends across 12 brand new custom stages. A total of 32 mystical diamond relics have also been hidden throughout this new game mode, and a new power up potion, Burst Tonic, has been added. [Download - 46.7MB]

Today Calendar 1.2 (free) - Today Calendar is a scheduling tool that provides the greatest detail for the current day's appointments. The software fully integrates with the existing data from the default Calendar app, and includes three font sizes for improved readability. The latest release is now a a free ad-supported app, with support for removing that ads through an in-app purchase. [Download - 4.6MB]

Recorder Pro 1.1 (free) - Recorder Pro lets users create audio recordings of varying quality and organize the recordings into folders and subfolders. Multiple recordings can also be compressed into a ZIP archive and shared via e-mail. The v1.1 update reduces the file size of memos and resolves issues related to the back bottom. Several audio volume bugs have also been addressed. [Download - 11.2MB]

Robots for iPad 1.0 ($5) - Robots for iPad contains information on some of the most advanced robots currently available, including 360-degree views, detailed specs, and more. In total the app includes data on 126 robots from 19 different countries, as well as a timeline and glossary of the robotics field. [Download - 410MB]

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Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files

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PopChar X 7.5 arrives

Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5, an improved version of the company's tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font, enhances the "Font Info" view, and adds many further enhancements that improve overall speed and stability. PopChar X 7.5 retails for €30 ($34), and is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1, 2014 [4.5MB]

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Safari Technology Preview release 5 arrives

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Parallels Access 3.1 updated for iPad Pro

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Hyundai brings CarPlay to more 2016 models

Along with its previously-announced support for adding CarPlay technology to the 2016 Sonata, 2017 Elantra, and 2017 Ioniq, a leaked memo to dealers has revealed that CarPlay-supporting software updates will be available today that bring the infortainment tech to the 2015 and 2016 non-hybrid Sonata models, the 2016 hybrid Sonata, the 2015 and 2016 Genesis Sedan, the 2016 Tucson, the 2017 Santa Fe, and the 2017 Ioniq. Owners can upgrade the system themselves by visiting the Hyundai website, and will need a Mac or PC with either an SD card slot or SD card reader to transfer the update to the vehicle. http://bit.ly/1YZqkqS

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Google Paris HQ raided by investigators

Google's Paris headquarters has been raided by dozens of French police. The Tuesday raid was part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax-avoidance practices, stoked by widespread dissatisfaction with the way multinationals like Google are structuring their business operations. Although trading in many countries around the globe, Google reports its international sales only in tax-friendly Ireland, similar to a practice adopted by Apple. According to French law, if it completes any of its sales contracts in France and not Ireland alone, it could be in breach of its laws. Google, for its part, denies any wrongdoing, and said that it is fully compliant with French law. http://reut.rs/1Udk2T9

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Apple TV extends universal search to NBC

Apple has extended its universal search function on the Apple TV to now include NBC shows in its results, provided the user has installed the NBC tvOS app. The search results can be generated either through Siri, or through the Search app, and includes support for searches by title, genre, and actor, among other queries. NBC joins CBS, more recently, among other channels including: Disney Channel; Disney Jr; Disney XD; FOXNOW; FXNOW; HBO GO; HBO NOW; Hulu; Nat Geo TV; Netflix; PBS; PBS Kids; SHOWTIME; SHOWTIME Anytime; Starz, and Watch ABC, all of which are supported by universal search. http://apple.co/25lGi5R

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