OmniFocus for iPhone, Dictionary.com Premium, Call of Mini: Zombies

updated 11:48 am EDT, Tue July 16, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

OmniFocus for iPhone 1.16 ($20) - OmniFocus is a task management tool that can help users stay organized. The software allows users to build to-do lists directly on their handheld and sync them with the OmniFocus desktop application. Version 1.16 adds a new Background Sync option that lets users schedule the app to perform a sync when arriving or leaving specific locations. The ability to send actions via e-mail has also been added. [Download - 16.1MB]

Dictionary.com Premium 4.2 ($1) - Dictionary.com Premium provides users with all of the sites Dictionary and Thesaurus information in a downloadable format. The app stores all of the necessary data locally and does not require an active internet connection for use. In v4.2 users can now access daily content, including word slideshows and Hot Word, directly from the home screen. Hundreds of new words have also been added to the dictionary, and a new Rhyming Dictionary has been added as a premium upgrade. [Download - 47.6MB]

Call of Mini: Zombies 4.3.1 (free) - In Call of Mini: Zombies players must fight off an endless hoard of zombies for as long as possible. The game offers players 14 different maps to play on, as well as more than 20 unique weapons. Players also get to choose between 16 varying avatars each with their own special strengths. This release makes several interface changes and addresses a number of known issues. [Download - 115MB]

MobileFamilyTree 7 7.0.1 ($8) - MobileFamilyTree is a genealogy app that can help users create and edit a family tree. An issue with playing back audio files has been resolved in this release. Improvements have also been made to localizations and support for downloading large person records from FamilySearch. [Download - 18.1MB]

Weather Live 2.2 ($2) - Weather Live provides users with the current weather conditions as well as the forecast for locations around the world. An animated weather radar also lets users track weather systems, and severe weather warnings can be sent directly to the user as push notifications. Version 2.2 adds the Beaufort wind scale and knots to the list of wind speed units. Various performance and stability improvements are also featured. [Download - 40.4MB]

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Biggest Canadian banks launch Apple Pay

Three of Canada's largest banks will turn on Apple Pay support for their debit and credit cards beginning today, June 1. The move follows the initial support of Apple Pay in Canada only on American Express-branded cards from Scotiabank earlier this year, with CIBC and RBC offering full support at the beginning of May. As of Wednesday, all five of Canada's largest banks -- and its unifying Interac debit-card system -- will accept at least some bank-issued cards into Apple's Wallet program. Users will need to have an iPhone 6 or later running iOS 8.1 or later, or an Apple Watch paired to an iPhone 5s or later. ATB Financial and Canadian Tire Bank are also supporting Apple Pay, and other smaller banks and credit unions are expected to support the technology in due course. http://on.thestar.com/1sKizKW

IPhone  3h

Atari, Sigfox partner for IoT development

Atari and Internet of Things pioneer Sigfox today announced a global partnership to develop a line of new connected devices based on Atari's brand. The collaboration will cover a wide range of new Atari products, with launch products covering "categories such as home, pets, lifestyle and safety" according to the pair. Development of the new product line will begin this year. http://bit.ly/1WvklfB

Industry  10h

Samsung still not recommending Windows 10

Nearly a year after release, Samsung support is recommending that owners of its PCs not upgrade to Windows 10. In an email exchange with UK Samsung technical support and an individual in need of help getting Wi-Fi to work, the support representative wrote that "honestly speaking, we don't suggest installation of Windows 10 to any Samsung laptop or PC and we are still coordinating with Microsoft regarding to this matter" and "the Drivers that we have on our website are not yet compatible to the latest version of Windows." Samsung will update users when there are no more compatibility issues with Samsung hardware and Windows 10. Microsoft has no meaningful comment on the matter. http://bit.ly/1PgrJcx

Computers  14h

T-Mobile offers 'tourist' plan

A new plan from T-Mobile is launching on June 12, and will offer visitors to the US a flat-rate $30 plan that offers a free US SIM, 2GB of high-speed data, and 1,000 minutes of calls good for a three-week period. The plan will work with any unlocked GSM-compatible smartphone, and is advertised as "unlimited" data (but speed will slow down after the first 2GB). The plan does not automatically renew, but can be manually renewed for those staying longer. It also comes with unlimited international texting to some 40 countries, but does not offer any international talk minutes at all. http://t-mo.co/1TI1Pe9

IPhone  16h

First hardware RAID 10Gbps USB 3.1 controllers

Marvell today announced the Marvell 88RC13xx family of high-performance RAID storage controllers with a full set of features that include eight 6Gbps SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 device port with Type-C connector support. The move paves the way for high-performance USB-C UASP hardware RAID multi-drive arrays, utilizing the full bandwidth of USB 3.1. http://bit.ly/1P0JBmb

Upgrades/storage  17h

Tama debuts adapters for Lightning-only iPhone

Predicting an iPhone without a standard 3.5mm headphone, a Chinese accessory maker has released three Lightning-to-headphone-adapters ready should Apple pull the trigger on what would be a controversial decision. The three adapters, picked up by Macotakara, includes two models that simultaneously support charging an iPhone over microUSB while the user also continues to listen to music. Rumors have suggested that Apple will eventually drop the 3.5mm jack on one of its next-generation iPhones, although it is not clear whether it will be in the 'iPhone 7,' due this year, or a future model. In the interim, the Tama Electric Lightning-to-headphone adapters offer little particular utility. http://bit.ly/1P0sYXM

IPhone  19h

French Google tax raid evaluation could take years

The data retrieved from the Paris raid on Google's headquarters by French police could take months or even years to analyze, according to a prosecutor assigned to the case. Authorities seized dozens of files and related data that recorded Google's financial transactions in the country with a view to lodging a claim for unpaid taxes by the Internet search giant. Although Google has denied any wrongdoing, it must complete all of its sales contracts in Ireland, where it is incorporated. If French authorities sifting through the documents seized in the raids discover that any of its French sales transactions were completed locally, it could be subject to further action, including fines. http://reut.rs/1P0n8G2

Industry  20h