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The whole tech world is still buzzing about the search for Microsoft's next CEO finally wrapping up Tuesday, but as Satya Nadella gets comfortable in his new position, he'll certainly have some real problems to contend with, not the least of which is finding a way to make users embrace Windows 8 as he lives in the long shadows of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Here's what else went down yesterday that you might have missed!
The folks at Evernote are keeping the good times rolling this week, announcing a new version of Evernote for Mac available Tuesday that makes searching for just about anything on the service much, much easier. The new feature is known as "descriptive search," and its works by typing what you're looking for into the search field -- for example, "recipes with photos tagged vegetarian" or "images from Prague since 2012." Descriptive search is only available in English and on the Mac version for now, but the company plans to roll it out to other languages and platforms in the months ahead. The update also adds business card scanning for ScanSnap Evernote Edition as well as "numerous other fixes and improvements" and can be downloaded now from the Mac App Store.
Apple pushed out a fifth beta of iOS 7.1 on Tuesday, and while most of us are waiting anxiously for the official release of the update to fix numerous crashes and random reboots, there's one group who's dreading that day. According to the folks behind the latest Evasi0n jailbreak, beta 5 makes it "impossible" to jailbreak iOS 7.1 using the untethered patch, thanks to Apple engineers finally plugging up a "primary kernel exploit" once and for all. That leaves jailbreakers once again trapped in the past once the update hits the streets, although there seems to be fewer and fewer reasons these days to jailbreak iOS devices anyway.
Popular streaming video services Amazon Instant Video, VUDU and Plex remain absent from the Apple TV (although Plex can awkwardly be hacked on), so what's the next channel Cupertino plans to add? According to MacRumors, it will be the WWE Network, as in World Wrestling Entertainment, who mistakenly leaked on their Facebook page that the service will make its Apple TV debut on Monday, February 24. Apparently that confirmation was made in error, although an executive did reveal the $9.99 per month service would be available on "a connected device I am not allowed to mention" when it launches later this month. Apple added Red Bull TV in late January, another in a long line of channels we've quickly banished to the bottom the main menu on our own Apple TV. (No disrepect intended to WWE fans, naturally...)
Realmac Software released yet another update to Ember for Mac on Tuesday, adding the ability to auto-import images from any number of folders on your computer and even build rules to control which files get pulled into the application. The release of version 1.4.1 comes less than a week after version 1.3, which introduced all-new Blur and Pixelate annotation tools as well as automatic backup. The latest version also squashes a few more bugs while polishing up the overall UI a bit more, and existing users can now update their copy from the Mac App Store.
Captain America is coming back to movie theaters on April 4, but you won't have to wait quite that long to dive into a new mobile game based upon his latest adventure. Marvel and Gameloft announced Tuesday that Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game will be heading to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android in late March, just ahead of the film's April 4 debut. Judging from the teaser trailer on the Marvel website, this will be an entirely different experience than the previous Cap-themed game, with a more comic book look and feel that promises to include "many characters from both the movie and the comics." Shields at ready!
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