NYTimes for iPad, Street View, Documents

updated 11:29 am EST, Tue February 26, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

NYTimes for iPad 2.5.4 (free) - NYTimes for iPad provides users with access to all of the news stories posted by the New York Times. Version 2.6 adds support for searching for articles both on the device and on NYTimes.com. After tapping on the search icon users can simply enter any headline, topic, or keyword and results from both locations will be provided. Users are also now able to access their iTunes subscriptions with the Manage iTunes Subscriptions button located in the app's settings. [Download - 8.9MB]

Street View 1.0.2 ($1) - Street View is a companion app for Apple Maps that allows users to see a street view of any location that has been documented by Google. Street View can be launched from directly within Maps for any location, and then navigated using standard swipe and pinch gestures. A crash that could occur when searching with rejected Address Book access has been fixed in this release, along with general stability enhancements. [Download - 2.3MB]

Documents by Readdle 4.0.1 (free) - Documents by Readdle is an iOS tool for storing and interacting with a host of different documents. Through the app users can read, listen, view, download, or annotate any files that are accessible by the software. The latest release is said to provide faster and more reliable syncing with Dropbox, Box, and SugarSync. Support for Bluetooth keyboards has also been added, as well as improved browser performance. [Download - 26.1MB]

Sorcery Craft 1.0 ($2) - Sorcery Craft is an online magical battle game where players can compete in turn-basted battles. Players have access to a variety of different spells that can be activated by drawing different patterns on the screen. Support is also included for personalizing an avatar, as well as collecting magical pets. [Download - 65.2MB]

Eighty-Eight 1.0 ($1) - Eighty-Eight is a puzzle game that has been inspired by a classic number logic game. In the game players must drop numbered blocks into a grid, then place and set off bombs to create chain reactions. Two modes of play, normal and speed, are included in the game, along with Game Center integration for comparing high scores with friends and global players. [Download - 12.6MB]

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Fiat Chrysler adding Siri Eyes Free

On Friday, automaker Fiat Chrysler issued a software update for selected 2013-2015 model cars to allow Siri Eyes Free, the precursor to the more fully-featured CarPlay, to be compatible with the vehicles' infotainment systems, including steering wheel control. The 2013 through 2015 model Ram 1500/2500/3500, the 2013-2015 Dodge Viper, the 2014-2015 Dodge Durango, the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, and the 2015 models of Dodge Challenger and Charger, Jeep Renegade, and Chrysler 200 and 300 can be upgraded through the Unconnect touchscreen, visiting the Uconnect site and entering their 17-digit Vehicle ID, then downloading the update to a USB drive. Installation can take up to 45 minutes, and can only be done while the vehicle is in park. http://bit.ly/23f0sby

Upgrades/storage  12h

Tor Myhren starts as VP of Communications

After an initial announcement in December, Apple on Friday added former Grey Group chief creative officer Tor Myhren to its leadership roster as VP of Marketing Communications, placing the well-known ad exec in charge of Apple's advertising and Internet marketing efforts, as well as having a hand in packaging design. He will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and is replacing the retired Hiroki Asai, who left Apple after 18 years with the company. Myhren is expected to continue Apple recent push into more "lifestyle" marketing rather than product-centric ads, such as the well-remembered "I'm a Mac" campaign from last decade. http://apple.co/1Wwf0Dd

Industry  12h

Marseilles Apple Store to open May 14

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Apple  18h

Maps adds Flyover, Suggestions locations

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Software  18h

Verizon gives last offer, issues workers ultimatum

Verizon has offered striking workers its "last, best and final offer" following 10 months of protracted negotiations with union leaders. The latest offer comes on the back of 36,000 Verizon employees taking strike action two weeks ago. The proposal includes a 7.5 percent wage rise, better benefits and voluntary retirement incentive offers. The striking workers, mainly on from its fixed line operations, have claimed that Verizon has outsourced 5,000 jobs to workers overseas and that it has been deliberately hiring low-wage, non-union contractors. Verizon recently posted revenue of $32.2 billion for the March quarter. http://cnnmon.ie/26AmwSv

Industry  22h

CarPlay comes to Porsche 718 Cayman

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IPhone  23h

Macphun offers free Photos filters

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