Algoriddim’s djay for iPhone app ($1) — our 2012 pick for iPhone/iPad App of the Year — has updated to version 1.6.4 with an array of new upgrades. Most notably, the app has added Audiobus support, allowing users to stream live audio to any other Audiobus-compatible apps. The app now pauses automatically when headphones are disconnected or the audio is docked. There are a number of other tweaks, including improved handling of iOS audio system errors and caching, and the app fixes earlier issues with audio distortion, audio controls, and crashes.
Well-respected as an alternative to Eye-Fi’s photo-grabbing app for iOS devices, ShutterSnitch ($16) from 2ndNature has added a number of updates since we last checked in on the app. Now on version 2.9.6, ShutterSnitch now offers dramatically wider support for different types of wireless camera accessories, including not only Eye-Fi cards but also Transcend Wi-Fi cards, Toshiba FlashAir cards, PQI cards, and official Canon and Nikon PTP/IP transmitters. The app also includes proper iPhone 5 support, and various usability tweaks.
Microsoft’s SkyDrive (free), which was previously rejected by Apple over issues with how users purchase more storage space, is now back for version 3.0. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution, offering 7 GB of free storage. Additional storage can be purchased via the web, instead of from within the app, thus allowing Microsoft to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut. The updated app now offers a fresh UI, iPhone 5 and iPad mini support, updated app icons, better photo compatibility, plus other bug fixes and performance improvements.
Twitter (free) from Twitter, Inc. now offers users the ability to discover, launch, and install apps from within tweets in version 5.5. It’s also now possible to tap “retweeted by” in the details of a tweet. Faster launch times, general performance upgrades, and bug fixes are also part of the update.