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If there's one thing we hate to report on, it has to be seeing a longtime Mac developer close its doors -- especially when we use one of its products on a daily basis. This week we're requesting a moment of silence for the creators of Speed Download, a Mac utility to help queue up downloads. Find out more details in our Tuesday recap!
MacRumors reported Tuesday that Netflix briefly began streaming Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher-led indie biopic on the early days of Steve Jobs which saw a brief theatrical release last summer. We say "briefly" because almost as suddenly as the movie popped up on the radar, it vanished without a trace, leaving only the message "Jobs is unavailable to stream" in its wake with a note that it's still available on DVD after searching the Netflix catalog. No one seems to know exactly why the film was yanked, but it seems likely that Netflix posted it prematurely and it will reappear at some other point in the future.
The IconFactory announced Tuesday that its flagship iOS app Twitterrific is now available free for all users as of the latest 5.7 update. The move signals a shift to ad-supported, while previously included features such as push notifications and tweet translation will be available via in-app purchase for those who can't live without them. Given that Twitterrific is a universal app with native support for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the new pricing scheme makes it a real bargain, especially if you don't want or need the optional paid features.
CNET reported Tuesday that Apple is indeed planning to soon roll out the Related search suggestion feature we wrote about yesterday to all App Store customers. Although the report initially noted the rollout would be later this week, an Apple spokesperson appears to have corrected themselves by clarifying the feature will actually appear for everyone "in the coming weeks." The change is intended to offer additional search queries related to the one typed in by the user, and should ultimately benefit customers and developers alike.
The developers of popular Mac software such as Speed Download, Playback and ShareTool have thrown in the towel this month, officially ending email support as of March 21. "To all our fantastic users, it saddens me to post that it's been decided to close shop and pursue other interests," a brief note on the Yazsoft website reads. "It has been a great ride but unfortunately, development at this moment is no longer sustainable." Yazsoft plans to eventually give away ShareTool and teases that Playback could one day return, but it appears to be curtains for Speed Download, which "will continue to function until it too, simply doesn't anymore." Users who purchased software via Yazsoft's Kagi store after January 21, 2014 are entitled to a refund.
"Fantastical 2 for iPhone on your iPad is good. Fantastical 2 for iPad on your iPad is even better," teases a page on the Flexibits website. On Tuesday, the developer of the alternative calendar app published a tweet announcing that a separate native version of Fantastical 2 for iPad will be winging its way to the App Store soon, and encourages fans to sign up via email to be notified when the release is imminent. The website doesn't offer much but a blurry look at the iPad UI and there's no timeline on exactly when the release will hit, but Fantastical 2 users now have something else to look forward to in the weeks ahead.
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