XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Logic Remote, Wikipanion Plus

updated 12:03 pm EDT, Wed October 23, 2013 | Posted in iPhone Apps

XCOM: Enemy Unknown 1.3 ($20) - XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a complete port of the strategy-based shooter that has been optimized for touch controls. Full Game Center and iCloud support is also included for saving and accessing games across all of a user's iOS devices. Version 1.3 resolves a number of stability issues related to the iPad mini. [Download - 1.88]

Logic Remote 1.0.2 (free) - Logic Remote can be used to remotely control various features within Logic Pro X and GarageBand. The latest release adds compatibility with GarageBand for Mac v10, and now allows users to adjust the velocity range for Touch Instruments. In addition, the Library Browser and Smart Controls can now appear on screen together. [Download - 197MB]

Wikipanion Plus 1.8.0.4 (45) - Wikipanion Plus allows users to browse through Wikipedia articles in an iOS friendly format. From within the app users can search for any Wikipedia page, and optionally save them to the device for offline reading. The v1.8.0.4 update introduces a new design for iOS 7, but still continues to offer support for devices running iOS 4.3.5 or later. An issue with the navigation bar on iOS 6 and below has also been resolved. [Download - 3.7MB]

Todoist 7.0.3 (free) - Todoist is a task management tool that can help users keep track of everything they need to accomplish. Tasks are automatically synced across all of a userís devices, and can also be saved to the cloud for access from any web browser. New Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish language support are included in this release. [Download - 5.1MB]

LINE camera 5.1.1 (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 5.1.1 is strictly a maintenance release that features a few minor improvements and bug fixes. [Download - 13.4MB]

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Kohls Apple Pay integration with loyalty program

Kohl's customers are now able to pay for their purchases with Kohl's Charge and simultaneously earn loyalty program Yes2You Rewards in conjunction with Apple Pay. The service is currently available in approximately 250 Kohl's stores and is expected to be in all Kohl's stores nationwide later this month, making Kohl's the first retailer to deliver a one-tap checkout that integrates both its private credit card as a form of payment and a loyalty program with Apple Pay. http://yhoo.it/21wEUI6

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AirMap iOS app for drone operators

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BlackBerry video calling available on iOS

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Apple loses iPhone brand exclusivity in China

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Bowers & Wilkins bought by EVA Automation

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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

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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

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