Morning, LINE camera, Pocket Casts

updated 11:09 am EDT, Tue October 1, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Morning 1.0.6 ($3) - Morning is an iPad app that has been designed to allow users to organize all of the information they need to start their day off. Within the app users can pick from an array of information modules that includes weather, reminders, commute time, news, calendar, news, and a clock. A number of bugs have been fixed in this release, including an issue with the number layout for negative numbers and window positioning on iOS7. [Download - 4.8MB]

LINE camera 5.1 (free) - LINE camera is a tool for decorating images. Included in the app are more than 100 different frames and 5000 stamps, as well as a variety of filters and brushes to use. Version 5.1 features a new Emerald filter and is now fully compatible with iOS 7. Several other features have also received improvements and some known issues have been resolved. [Download - 13.4MB]

Pocket Casts 4.1 ($4) - Pocket Casts is a podcast manager that allows users to keep track of all their favorite podcasts. The latest release adds support for enhanced podcasts that have chapters, along with several new actions and Accessibility & Voice Over support for iPhone. Meanwhile, a new OPML export feature lets users backup their subscriptions. [Download - 10.6MB]

PhotoPresenter 2.0 ($1) - PhotoPresenter can be used to easily display images on a connected display via AirPlay, HDMI, or VGA. The iOS device gives the presented a list of all available images, while the secondary display will only show the currently selected image. A new laser pointer feature allows users to point out specific features of an image, while the Mousepose tool can be used to highlight important areas. [Download - 5.2MB]

AroundMe 7.0.1 (free) - AroundMe provides users with an idea of what they can find around them. Everything is sorted into categories, such as Bars, Coffee Shops, Hotels, and Parking, and every listing provides both directions and content information. The v7.0.1 introduces an updated interface that matches the aesthetics of iOS 7. [Download - 11MB]

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Markzware updates Q2ID for QuarkXPress 12 files

Graphic design file conversion tool maker Markzware has launched a new version of its Q2ID tool. The InDesign plugin enables users to open QuarkXPress files within a new InDesign (INDD) document, without rebuilding the QXP document from scratch -- the new version includes support for QuarkXPress 12 files. Q2ID Subscription members can download the new version as part of their annual plan. A single-user can purchase the plugin for $200, with other licensing options available. http://bit.ly/1Z4dS9t

Graphics/Web Design  11m

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]

Software  4h

Safari Technology Preview release 5 arrives

Apple has released the latest, and fifth, version of its Safari Technology Preview. The latest version arrives two weeks after the Preview release 4. As with the previous releases, the STP does not replace the gold candidate release of Safari, but can reside alongside it, though it is primarily aimed at developers to utilize for testing purposes. The latest release brings fixes to JavaScript, CSS, Web APIs, Web Inspector, Media, Security, Networking, Accessibility, and bugs fixes for large animated GIFs and zooming in and out of PDF documents. Users running a previous version of the preview can update it via the Mac App Store. http://apple.co/1qLpSk8

Software  9h

Parallels Access 3.1 updated for iPad Pro

Virtualization software Parallels Access 3.1 has been updated with support for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including Apple Pencil support. The software allows remote access to your PC or Mac from anywhere to control desktop applications from iOS or Android tablets and phones, with native touch gestures, as well as from any computer with an HTML5 web browser. Featuring three resolution choices for your mobile device ("Best for your Device," "More Space," and "Same as Computer") and 3D Touch support for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the update also adds a new Tablet Mode in Windows 10, which makes it easier to interact without a mouse or keyboard. http://bit.ly/1OWZqjg

Software  1d

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

Software  1d

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

Industry  1d

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

Gadgets  1d