Box, Totals, Deus Ex: The Fall

updated 12:50 pm EST, Thu January 16, 2014 | Posted in iPhone Apps

Box 3.0 (free) - Box is an online storage service that gives users 50GB of free storage for backing up files. Version 3.0 has been completely rewritten from the ground up and features an all new interface and preview experience. Documents and photos should also now render at greater speeds, and files can be searched through in real-time. [Download - 21MB]

Totals 2.0 ($2) - Totals is a calculator app that builds upon the features offered in the default Calculator. Along with an overhauled interface, the v3.0 release also introduces a new option for converting values. By swiping on a calculation users can quickly convert any result between more than 300 units. A collection of mathematical formulas is also featured within the app, each which can be added into a calculation with a single tap. [Download - 1.7MB]

Deus Ex: The Fall 1.0.5 ($7) - Deus Ex: The Fall is an action-RPG game that puts players in the role of Ben Saxon, an former mercenary that is looking to find the truth behind a global conspiracy. Set in 2027, the game spans across various locals such as Moscow and Panama. The v1.0.5 release includes a number of stability improvements, along with a 50 percent discount on all weapons as a thank you to fans. [Download - 738.4MB]

Skype for iPad 4.6 (free) - Skype is a messaging client that allows users to connect via audio calls, video calls and instant messages. The software allows for free Skype-to-Skype calling, while landline and cell phone numbers can be called for a small fee. In the latest update two-way HD video calls are now supported on the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Users can also now receive chat messages when the app is closed, and messages will also now sync much faster across devices. [Download - 28MB]

Evomail+ 2.0 (free) - Evomail+ is an e-mail client that has been designed to be simple yet functional. Within the app users have quick access to archive, trash, and labels, providing them with the ability to quickly sort through their inbox as mail arrives. Evomail+ currently supports Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and IMAP e-mail accounts, while support for additional services is planned for future releases. [Download - 10.5MB]

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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  49m

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  2h

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  3h

Trade-up program expands in Europe

Smartphone users in France, Italy, and Spain will have until at least August of this year to trade in old iPhone, Windows Phone, or Android models at Apple Stores, and put the reward towards a new iPhone -- thanks to an expansion of Apple's trade-in program into those countries. The money given for the trade-in must be applied towards a new iPhone on a two-year payment plane, and traders must qualify under a credit check as part of the program. Interested customers can apply for the trade-in at their nearest Apple Store. http://bit.ly/1qPsldD

IPhone  3d

NBCUniversal adds Bravo, Syfy, E! to Apple TV

NBCUniversal has launched three new apps channels for Apple TV users. Bravo Now, Syfy Now and E! Now brings users access full seasons of current and past episodes of most of NBCUniversal's catalog. The Bravo Now app includes shows like "The Real Housewives of New York Cit," "Below Deck Mediterranean," comedy "Odd Mom Out" and "Top Chef." The Syfy Now app offers up shows like "The Magicians," thriller "12 Monkeys" and the reality show "Face Off." The E! Now app serves up shows like "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Botched," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait," and "WAGS." While some content is free, most content requires users to authenticate via their cable satellite or telco TV provider. http://bit.ly/20K4Pea

Digital imaging  4d

Apple rolls out Arabic version of Apple.com

Apple has rolled out a new version of its Apple.com website for Arabic language users in the United Arab Emirates. The site utilizes a right-to-left reading format where it has been updated, although the upgrade is still in progress with a number of page links still in the original English language left-to-right format. Of particular note is that the site debuts an all-new custom Arabic font created by the Tarek Atrissi Design agency, giving it a highly contemporary look and feel. The new support for Arabic on its host website follows the introduction of full support for right-to-left languages in iOS 9, and the addition of Arabic support to Siri late last year. http://apple.co/20JHGIM

Graphics/Web Design  4d

Adobe previews Photoshop content-aware crop

Adobe has previewed a new 'content-aware crop' feature from the next version of its Photoshop CC. The new feature is similar to its 'content-aware fill' from the current version of Photoshop CC, and potentially saves users time when cropping photos in a way that might otherwise leave blank white space in the frame. Adobe's 'content-aware' tech automatically assesses the blank space and seamlessly fills the blank space with the nearest related content in the space when a photo is expanded or rotated without the need to manually clone that part of the image. The feature allows users to move a horizon by adding more sky or ground, change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of the image and fill in the corners of an image when rotated during a crop. Adobe says the feature is coming soon and will be automatically available to Creative Cloud subscribers. http://adobe.ly/20JDFEu

Digital imaging  4d