Stitcher Radio, CloudOn, Flickr

updated 01:41 pm EST, Thu December 20, 2012 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Stitcher Radio 5.1 (free) - Stitcher Radio delivers all of a user's favourite radio programs and podcasts directly to an iOS device without the need to sync. Included broadcasts cover the latest in news, sports, talk, entertainment and more. A redesigned interface has been introduced in this release, along with simplified playlist management. Support has also been added for playing episodes of a show in sequence. [Download - 20.9MB]

CloudOn 3.0 (free) - CloudOn is an iPad exclusive tool that allows users to review and edit Microsoft Office documents directly on their mobile device. Version 3.0 adds support for the iPhone, including the iPhone 5 and iPod touch, as well as for the iPad mini. In addition, a new reading mode that optimizes files for reading on the iPhone has also been added. [Download - 17.8MB]

Flickr 2.01.772 (free) - Flickr is a mobile client for the photo sharing service that allows users to upload photos directly from an iOS device. In the latest release users are provided with notifications when Facebook friends join Flickr, as well as when someone else comments on the same photo. Issues related to Google sign-in have also been fixed along with other minor bugs. [Download - 19.4MB]

Inkfold 2.0 (free) - Inkfold is a newsreader for iOS devices that formats stories into a classic newspaper style. The app features eight different news sections with stories pulled from hundreds of reputable news sources. The latest release adds the ability to share stories directly to a Facebook or Twitter account, as well as to personalize favorite news sources. Additionally, stories can also be saved to a personal reading list for later access. [Download - 4.2MB]

TuneIn Radio Pro 3.3 ($1) - 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. A brand new interface has been added for the iPad in this update. The ability to resume listening at the same spot after closing a recording or podcast has also been added. [Download - 8.2MB]

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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

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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  8h

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  9h

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  13h

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  14h

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

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