Category Archives: Apple TV

Free iOS, tvOS and macOS Software 6/16

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I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. Those titles which are NOT games are marked by “***” at the beginning of the description. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS).

This is NOT a curated list. All I know about these titles is what you see below. None have been tried or tested.

June 2016

  1. *** iOSSylex Technologies today announced the release of YouShield 1.0.17 for iOS and Android. YouShield is a new smartphone application that works as a sophisticated tool that performs health checkups based on user-provided symptoms and health data, and is able to generate personalized health risk assessment reports. YouShield 1.0.17 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category. Download from iTunes
  2. *** iOS – Indie developer and computer vision engineer, Mustafa Jaber, is pleased to announce the release of Capture Caption Lite, an AI-based app developed for iOS and Android devices. With the Capture Caption app, users can snap a photo with their smartphone or iPad and artificial intelligence will generate a word cloud using cutting-edge computer technology. These word clouds can be then downloaded to the user’s image library and shared across multiple social media platforms.  Capture Caption Lite 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  3. *** iOS – iAppsTechnology is proud to announce the release of Meet Me – Powerful Meeting Manager 1.0, its amazing social networking and business app developed for iOS devices. MeetMe is very user friendly app that help people in creating meetings with their contacts on iOS phones. Set reminders for the meetings and get notifications for the reminders. Send messages and emails to the person you are going to meet and follow ups  Meet Me – Powerful Meeting Manager 1.0 is Free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Purchase and Download
  4. *** iOS – pxl:Artificer today is proud to announce the release of Famicam 64 (v1.0), the free and full-featured 8-bit retrogaming-style camera & photo editing suite for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With more than 40 real-time, non-destructive, and fully adjustable filters, Famicam 64 lets you recreate the most iconic retro palettes and styles of the early computers and video games. Famicam 64 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  5. *** OS X – min:60 today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Vernissage 1.0.0 for Mac OS X. Available now as a free download (with In-App Purchases) on the Mac App Store. Vernissage is a new vector based tool, that makes it easy for anyone, to create great looking app presentations and App Store presentations absolute easy and straightforward. It gives you the ability to add context to your plain app or webpage screens. Results can be instantly shared via email, iMessage, added to documents, presentations or printed. This new tool can also be used to create presentation screens for online applications stores, such as the iOS and Mac App Store. Vernissage 1.0.0 is available on Mac App Store for free in the Developer Tools category. The free version lets you explore base functionality, but excludes features which you can find in In-App Purchases Download from Mac App Store
  6. *** iOS – Bluewave Solutions Fz. LLC. today is very pleased to announce the release of Shoplog 2.7, an important update to their ultimate shopping companion developed for iOS and Android devices. Previously in the older version, shoppers were able to build their own databases for any item they are interested in buying. The more expensive it is, the more time users need to take buying decision, the bigger database they need to make to check all options. In version 2.7 we are getting to the consumer and gamifying the shopping experience. In addition to that the company has upgraded the Android version to 2.0 where it has better layout, and more sharing features with your friends and family. Shoplog 2.7 is free for 3 Catalogs only and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Shopping category. If the User needs more there is a premium $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) to open an unlimited number of Catalogs. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS – If you’re looking for a new brain-teaser challenge, look no further than Annoying Brain, which promises to do exactly that to your gray matter – and delivers on that promise with an almost deviate combination of fun and frustration. Annoying Brain users say they’re totally hooked on a game that makes them want to throw their phones against the wall, drives them straight up that same wall, and at the same time develops the patience, focus and endurance that makes the game their favorite! Annoying Brain is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS – Available from today on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore, Solitaire Free is the latest app from the developer Impala Studios. Solitaire Free is their response to people who love the classic card game and want to play it on their mobile device. Solitaire Free 1.0.0 is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  9. *** iOS – Transn is proud to announce the release of TAKEASY 5.1.3, the important update to their translation app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Takeasy can help users solve problems with guiding directions when traveling abroad. With 9 languages in Takeasy, anyone can overcome obstacles in traveling by human translation. TAKEASY 5.1.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Soccer 1.1 for iOS and Android devices. Blocky Soccer is the latest in Full Fat’s growing library of Blocky Sports games, introducing new game mechanics for running, dribbling with the ball and shooting as a soccer striker. In the past year, five million players have enjoyed Full Fat’s ‘blocky’ series of games. Blocky Soccer is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in Games, Sports and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  11. *** iOS – Linear Blue Inc. today is very pleased to announce the release of Ditch My Car 1.0.1, the company’s new lifestyle app developed for iOS devices. Ditch My Car offers iPhone users a way to view their savings by using alternative transport to their car. Owning your own car in an urban environment may not be your most cost-effective option considering the ever increasing and accessible public transport options and car hire services. Ditch My Car is a practical app which allows you to compare the costs of running a car against the costs of alternative transport, allowing you to see how much money you’re saving. Ditch My Car 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide (in English) exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  12. *** iOS – Six Overground is proud to announce the release of dropdrop 1.1, a new iPhone app that lets you leave “drops” where you travel for others to discover. A drop is a message or photo placed at a specific location in the real world. Missed that cute stranger on the train platform? Leave an anonymous drop for them to find when they return. Want to plan a pickup game in your area? Create a drop, set its size to your neighborhood, and see who responds. Have something to sell that needs to be picked up? Take a photo, leave a drop that covers a reasonable driving distance, and anyone in range will see your listing. New to the area and need some local tips? Look for drops around you for ideas. Want to get creative? Leave drops with hints for another location, and play a scavenger hunt with your friends. dropdrop 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS – Usual Makers S.A.S. today is proud to announce the release of Step On Gregg 1.0.4, a new puzzle/platform game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. Welcome to Gregg’s universe, where our hero too busy to bellow, could not save one of the fowls in danger. Your mission is to help Gregg to save these poor beasts by using his head as a bridge! Magical objects (geysers, flying dice and teleporter-flutes and more) will help you solve the enigmas through 5 colorful worlds and 80 levels. All you’ll need is one of your fingers to control Gregg. And if you have multiple devices, your game is automatically synchronized via iCloud. Step On Gregg 1.0.4 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  14. *** iOS – Triposo announces the release of Walter 1.0, their travel app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Walter is a smart travel compass that shows you where things are. When you launch the app you automatically get a radar view of what’s around you. Walter displays four bands of color representing sights, shops, restaurants and nightlife. The wider the band, the more things in that direction. All you need to do is point your phone and start walking. Walter’s clean interface is insanely simple to use and is ideal for spontaneous travelers. There is no signup page, no login and no settings. Like Triposo’s signature travel guides, Walter works offline and works anywhere in the world.  Walter 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  15. *** iOS – Smoky Cat Software Ltd. today announced that Heart Graph version 4.0 is now available on the App Store for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and iPod touch(R). Heart Graph lets users see graphically how their heart rate behaves during exercise or other periods of time, and supports comparison and analysis of the heart rate graph and other statistics across sessions. New with v4.0 Apple Watch(R) users can use the native WatchOS Heart Graph app to graph their heart rate on their wrist while they exercise, see time spent in different heart rate zones, or review up to 12 hours of heart rate data recorded by the Apple Watch. Existing data stored in the Health app can also be imported, and the new “Zone Totals” feature can be used to analyse time spent in different heart rate zones across sessions on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  Heart Graph 4.0 is free to download worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  16. *** iOS – HedgeHog today is proud to announce the up and coming release of Freya, the team’s new women’s lifestyle app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. After issuing the circular calendar app, CircleTime, the creators of the revolutionary cyclic display have upgraded it with a menstrual calendar named Freya. Freya will be available worldwide exclusively via App Store in the Medical category, free of charge. Freya
  17. *** iOS – Indie developers, Pavlo Karnaukhov and Natalia Kursa today are pleased to announce the official release of Melody Composer Squared 1.2, an update to their popular music editor developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Melody Composer Squared was developed specifically for creating, browsing and editing melodies using their conversions to images. The app uses a diagram, with a coordinate system with two coordinates: one coordinate corresponds to a pitch of a musical note, and the second corresponds to a duration of a note or a pause. The method produces static images on the diagram and suitable for melodies of 4, 8, 12 and 16 bars (*).  Melody Composer Squared 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. The app offers a single in-app purchase with no ads.  Melody Composer Squared 1.2
  18. iOS – Be a tasteful game addict and play a worth game! Today, Nada Fahim, a leading developer of interactive entertainment games for the mobile world, announces her first ‘slider’ game, Jelly Bean Blast – Match 3 Mania Puzzle Games, is now available to download and play for free on the Apple App Store and Facebook. Jelly Bean Blast – Match 3 Mania Puzzle Games 3.05 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Jelly Bean Blast – Match 3 Mania Puzzle Games 3.05
  19. *** iOS – Wulum Creative Technology Ltd today is very pleased to announce the release of Circuland 1.0, their new educational game story developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Circuland offers ten captivating scenes where little children learn words, shapes, numbers, colours and concepts that can be shared and enjoyed by all the family. This unique game features narration by a friendly voice that guides children through a fun bright coloured learning story, and so much more. Circuland 1.0 is currently Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There are an optional 4 learning games to be release on version 1.1 that will cost $0.99.  Download from iTunes
  20. *** iOS – Creekcats LLC is today pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of The Menu Says 2.52, their easy-to-use French to English menu translator for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app makes it easy English speaking diners to order from any menu written in French. Anyone can simply snap a photo of the menu, crop the photo, and tap a button to translate. The translation results are then displayed in an easy-to-read typeface, with each line of the original menu immediately followed by its proper translation, making it easy to simply point to the item they wish to order. The Menu Says 2.52 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. It can be launched three times for free, and several menu pages can be processed with a single launch of the app, so a user can use the app for several meals for free. They will then need to unlock the app via a convenient in-app purchase. Options for premium features include one week’s usage for $0.99, or unlimited usage for $2.99. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS – ElitApps, Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of Floaties 1.0, the company’s new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Meet the Floaties, a group of 4 differently-colored characters that must be helped to stay alive in their endless floating adventure. Tap your way to a record-setting number of floats with over 40 different characters ranging from clumsy chicken to ferocious dinosaurs while dodging crazy and unexpected obstacles. Floaties 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  22. *** iOS – EarMaster ApS today is proud to announce the release of EarMaster 1.0, a brand new app for music theory, sight-singing, ear training and rhythm practice on iPad. EarMaster offers thousands of interactive exercises for all levels to learn to sight-read and sight-sing music, recognize intervals, chords, scales and melodies by ear, increase rhythm and pitch accuracy, learn to transcribe music by ear, and learn the core concepts of music theory. A very ambitious plan indeed, but also plotted by a massive app with a huge amount of content and features on tap: vocal input with instant feedback, MIDI input, support for solfege syllables, advanced jazz exercises, real-time rhythm tapping, and a lot more.  EarMaster 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. To celebrate the release of the app, all in-app purchases are sold with up to 65% discount until July 1, 2016.  Download on App Store
  23. iOS – FredBear Games Ltd and PlayPlayFun LLP together as an international joint publishing venture, are proud to announce the extended soft launch of Roti Studios (Vietnam Based Developers) new game Rising Warriors, available for Free in selected countries (see below) on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices with iOS 8.1 or newer. Rising Warriors 1.17 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available in select countries, exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Players may purchase in-game currency to help them in the game. Please disable in-app purchase if you do not want to use this feature. July 7th Global Launch – Register your interest and sign up for free in-game diamonds at the FredBear Games website.  Rising Warriors 1.17
  24. iOS – Wulum Creative Technology Ltd today is very pleased to announce the release of Circuland 1.0, their new educational game story developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Circuland offers ten captivating scenes where little children learn words, shapes, numbers, colours and concepts that can be shared and enjoyed by all the family. This unique game features narration by a friendly voice that guides children through a fun bright coloured learning story, and so much more. Circuland 1.0 is currently Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. There are an optional 4 learning games to be release on version 1.1 that will cost $0.99.  Download from iTunes
  25. iOS – Mobile game fans looking for a creative and fun new app that they’ll spend endless hours of time enjoying – especially if they want to battle against a friend to see who will triumph – can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download the ultra addictive Choppy Tap. Choppy Tap 1.23 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  26. *** iOS – OhMD, a portfolio company of the Blueprint Health Accelerator in NYC, has released a free version of the OhMD app that is now available in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. Recently piloted by a world-renowned cancer hospital in New York City and used by 110 organizations across 35 states, OhMD allows for simple, secure communication between healthcare providers, care teams and patients. Secure and efficient communication improves the patient experience and health outcomes while decreasing the cost of care in alignment with value-based care initiatives. OhMD 1.2.4 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  27. *** iOS, watchOS – Adoriasoft is proud to announce the release of WatchMyBattery 1.1.1, their Apple Watch app that tracks the charge of a connected iPhone, allowing users to view the device’s battery charge without needing to remove it from their pocket. WatchMyBattery 1.1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. In-app purchases of additional functionality are available starting at $0.99. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Flick Soccer France 2016 v1.0, a new flick sports game for iOS and Android. Featuring five game modes including nail-biting free kicks, arcade style target practice and crossbar challenge, the game has innovative controls and realistic ball physics. Flick Soccer France 2016 (v1.0) is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the both Games and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  29. *** iOS – Urban Design Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of Archisketch 2.01 for iOS, now with support for the Apple Pencil, Adobe Creative Cloud, smart one- and two-point perspectives, “Share Extension” and other advancements to the scale-aware sketching app for Architects and designers.Archisketch 2.01 is free for use with up to 30 shapes in two projects, with an in-app purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for an introductory price of $9.99 USD (regularly $14.99). It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  30. iOS – The European Football Championship – the most exciting and glamorous football competition this summer – is about to start for the 2016 tournament. Can Sergio Ramos lead Spain to defend their title? Can Ronaldo snatch the cup for Portugal? Will this be the year Schweinsteiger, Muller and colleagues re-establish Germans 2014 World cup dominance or will Italy reawaken past glories? Predictor for European Soccer Championship 1.10 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  31. iOS – Grand Prize Network LLC, the creators of the famous Prize Wheel App, today is proud to announce the release of Street Dice 1.2, its next hit app developed for iOS and Android devices. Street Dice(TM) brings the classic version of craps played in the streets worldwide for over a hundred years to mobile devices. Using the street craps rules everyone is familiar with, players can make pass or don’t pass bets between $5 to $10,000. Trying to win their way to the top of the leaderboards by amassing the best win/loss ratio and largest stack of cash. Street Dice 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  32. *** Web – Developed by the famous photography software developer PearlMountain Technology, FotoJet has been a helpful and popular online graphic tool since its launch. The latest release of FotoJet 3.5 opens up a whole new world of creative photo editing, giving users the ability to crop, resize, rotate, adjust exposure, color, apply photo effects/filters, add text, clipart images and more. Users will have an unparalleled photo editing experience with FotoJet’s creative editing tools. FotoJet works flawlessly in any Web browser and is fully compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux. Best of all it’s totally FREE. Everyone can use it via the FotoJet 3.5 website. FotoJet 3.5
  33. *** tvOS – Independent Developer, Nick Culbertson is proud to announce the release of Epic Orchestra 1.0, a swipe-based rhythm game designed specifically for Apple TV. The developer created this game to combine his two passions: music and retro games. Epic Orchestra excels at connecting the player to the music, having ultra-responsive swipe controls, and being easy to play, hard to master. Epic Orchestra 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the tvOS App Store. A convenient $1.99 in-app purchase is available to unlock all songs. Download from iTunes
  34. *** iOS – DatChat Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of DatChat Messenger 1.4.2 for iOS, offering an unprecedented level of privacy control for both individual and group messages. DatChat Messenger is the first privacy messaging app that provides the option to dictate how long sent messages are accessible on the recipient’s phone. It is also the first to offer a “Nuke” option, which will erase both sides of a conversation on both the sender and recipient’s devices.  DatChat Messenger 1.4.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS – Independent developer, Yusuf Turk today is proud to announce the new update of Shade Combo, a game about ducks and combos for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 100 Moves Mode and Hard Mode is introduced on this version. Shade Combo is a new type of puzzle game for those tired of classic match-3 games. Shade Combo 1.03 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  36. *** iOS – Bits&Coffee are proud to announce the release of Step Counter & Pedometer by Activity Tracker 2.0, their activity tracking app for the iPhone 5S or later and Apple Watch. Many gadgets that track the daily activity, such as steps taken, distance walked and so on, have appeared in the last few years. The only problem is that users need to wear those gadgets everywhere and not forget to charge them, sometimes even daily. Yet, most people already carry a multi-functional gadget, perfectly capable of quantifying their daily activity: their smartphone! Step Counter & Pedometer by Activity Tracker 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. It also has advanced features locked under a single in-app purchase (US$2.99). Download from iTunes
  37. *** iOS – Dolice today is proud to announce the updated Beautiful HD Wallpapers 20,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE Free. Over 20,000 beautiful wallpapers, carefully selected for you, available for free. Compatible with iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE/5s/5c/5 and iPod! Wallpapers will be added and updated daily. Each wallpaper is made to be compatible with iOS 9’s parallax effect. Beautiful HD Wallpapers 20,000+ sheets for iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE (Free) (v5.3.0) is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  38. *** iOS – Steeltreelabs is proud to announce the release of Scala Architectural and Engineering Scale 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app provides a new way to measure printed drawings on the go and at your desk. It includes standard imperial architectural, metric architectural, and engineering scales in a handy app.  Scala Architectural and Engineering Scale 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download
  39. iOS – Ovilex Soft, which has firmly established itself as the world’s premier creator of ultra-realistic 3D driving simulation apps – a fact that the company’s nearly 350,000 Facebook fans would enthusiastically agree with – has once again raised the standards with the launch of Coach Bus Simulator 1.0.1 for iOS and Android. Coach Bus Simulator 1.0.1, which lets users experience the fun and challenge of driving a bus across 3D landscapes, is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  40. iOS – One More Round is proud to announce the global availability of Quasi’s Quest 3.1, its popular action/adventure game for iOS and Android devices. Quasi’s Quest promises to be one of the toughest games available in the market. One More Round touts it to be “harder than Flappy Bird.” The game also has an extensive yet immersive storyline for their main character Quasi. The story revolves around him and his quest to save the princess across 7 extremely challenging levels. Quasi’s Quest 3.1 for iOS is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The game is free to download and play. You can get extra lives through optional in-app purchases.  Download from iTunes
  41. *** iOS – People with challenges falling asleep have reason to rejoice. Hi Rawr Studios is proud to announce the release of Fall Asleep Now – Calmly & Relaxed 3.9, an update to their free sleep aid app that promises to help users quickly and soundly fall asleep. This sleep aid app works using a combination of knowledge and audio therapy to deliver safe and effective results. Wake up feeling refreshed and feel like you slept all night. Based on customer feedback, version 3.9 includes many new improvements. Fall Asleep Now – Calmly & Relaxed 3.9 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Fall Asleep Now – Calmly & Relaxed 3.9
  42. *** macOS – Eltima Software has just announced the release of new version of Folx GO 5.0 a popular download manager for Mac OS X that is available through the Mac App Store. Folx GO 5.0 features meticulously revised interface and lots of newly added features. Retina displays and the latest Mac OS X versions are supported.  Folx GO 5.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. PRO features are available through the in-app purchase for $9.99 (USD) and add multiple benefits to download management. Purchase and Download (MAS)
  43. *** iOS – The Sugar Jelly Crush now app, now with cookies gems, goes viral on the popular social networks sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. California based independent developer, Super Addicting Games introduces Sugar Jelly Crush exclusively on the App Store, a fun, challenging, and entertaining game of matching candy, cookies and jelly. The juicy jelly game make this app very addictive and colorful. This game brings out our favorite sweets to life with physics and visuals that are fun and dynamic. Users can enjoy yummy designs and challenging stages. To play, simply switch and match the way through various levels in this delicious puzzle strategy adventure. Sugar Jelly Crush 1.7 is Free to download and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  44. *** iOS – Norcron today is proud to announce the release of Space Barriers 1.0, their new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Available as a free download, Space Barriers is a puzzle game that has been highly praised by both novice and advanced players. Its 100 levels provide a great challenge to all types of players. The object of the game is to try and get the ball into the goal. Swipe your finger anywhere on the screen to navigate the ball through the puzzle and into the goal. The puzzle is ideal for kids and adults of all ages. Space Barriers can help train the brain and increase mental acuity. Space Barriers 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  45. iOS – Sensori Games today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of City Salvation: Drone Wars 1.0, its latest game title developed for iPhone and iPad devices. City Salvation is possibly the world’s first mobile game to allow game play in virtual copies of real cities. In the game your mission is to remotely control a military attack drone to protect downtown Dallas, Chicago and San Francisco from massive attacking robot mechs, which drop from the sky. Zoom over and between city skyscrapers at breakneck speed controlling your drone by tilting your iPhone or iPad. City Salvation: Drone Wars 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  46. *** iOS – Many gadgets that track the daily activity, such as steps taken, distance walked and so on, have appeared in the last few years. The only problem is that users need to wear those gadgets everywhere and not forget to charge them, sometimes even daily. Yet, most people already carry a multi-functional gadget, perfectly capable of quantifying their daily activity: their smartphone! Step Counter & Pedometer by Activity Tracker 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. The app also has advanced features that can be unlocked via a single in-app purchase for $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from iTunes
  47. *** iOS – Ingeniousapps, an emerging application developer branching out into the mobile arena, today announces the successful recent release of Neon LED Keyboard – Glow Keyboards for iPhone with Colorful Themes and Fonts 1.0. This innovative app was developed to give users the chance of colorizing their keyboard, customizing background, key style, key color and much more. It’s never been easier or more fun to change your keyboard style with Neon LED Keyboard on iOS. Able to run on any mobile Apple device operating on iOS 9.0 or later, Neon LED Keyboard – Glow Keyboards for iPhone with Colorful Themes and Fonts is currently available for download on the Apple App Store in the Utilities category for Free. Neon LED Keyboard – Glow Keyboards for iPhone with Colorful Themes and Fonts 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Neon LED Keyboard – Glow Keyboards for iPhone with Colorful Themes and Fonts 1.0
  48. *** iOS – BizNitz Inc. has released a new app designed to connect homeowners, contractors, and independent handymen. The app provides a simple contact point for homeowners to get household jobs done – no matter how big or small – and includes the services of both professional contractors and knowledgeable locals looking for odd jobs. BizNitz 1.2 is available now exclusively on iOS, and is a free download on the iTunes App Store. BizNitz 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  49. *** iOS – Markable, Inc., the leader in visual search technology, today is pleased to announce the public launch of Markable 2.3.0, the company’s new lifestyle app developed for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. After a successful beta test, Markable has created a mobile experience that allows its users to shop any photo(TM). Markable 2.3.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  50. iOS – Qrayon is proud to announce the release of Scramble: Sliding Tile Puzzle Maker 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Scramble lets you create visual sliding tile puzzles from your photos and share them with your friends. Just pick a photo, add an optional message, and share. Your friends will have to solve the puzzle to see the message. Perfect for Valentine’s Day messages, party invitations, or just sharing a special moment with someone. Scramble: Sliding Tile Puzzle Maker 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Scramble: Sliding Tile Puzzle Maker 1.0
  51. *** iOS – AstralPad, the versatile and feature rich office app for the iPad, announced today that it is bringing its award-winning, free document editing app to the iPhone. With AstralPad’s iPhone App, mobile professionals can do all of their office document editing from the iPhone. AstralPad enables working on multiple office documents at the same time – an AstralPad user can, for example, open a financial spreadsheet and a marketing presentation at the same time, and copy and paste tables and charts across open documents. You can simultaneously edit your documents from dropbox, google drive or email with an interface that’s familiar to all iOS users. For a limited time, AstralPad 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  52. *** iOS – MAG Technologies LLC launches the Sayfe (Safe) App in response to teens and millennials’ need for a safe and secure texting environment. In recent surveys, over 45% of users responded that security is extremely important in their day-to-day texting. Sayfe App, the secure end-to end encrypted messaging app, reported results from their user survey of April 2016. The survey highlights the demand for a safe and secure texting environment from users aged 19-29 in the United States. Sayfe 2.9.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  53. iOS/Games – Independent developer Bethany Antonio is proud to announce the release of YoloH1 – Super Space Jumper 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. YoloH1 is an exciting platform game with easy controls and addictive gameplay. YoloH1 – Super Space Jumper 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  54. *** iOS/Utilities – Ireland’s most influential vlogger Cian Twomey has partnered with hot Dublin startup Emojitones to test the worlds-first text-messaging platform with sound. In YouTube comedy sensation Twomey’s new video, he challenges ever-patient girlfriend Emily to a game of “name that Emojitone,” naming the emoji messages by sound only, with hilarious results. Emojitones 3.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category.  Download from iTunes
  55. iOS/Games – Mobile game developer and publisher, Solverlabs is proud to announce that Planet Of Cubes is now available as a free download on iOS, Google Play and Amazon. With more than 10 million downloads on Google Play, Planet Of Cubes is a popular game with great features and real-time chat. Planet of Cubes 2.3 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  56. iOS/Games – Telehorse has released a new mobile game for both iPad and iPhone. It’s called Steamkraft – Steampunk voyages inspired by Jules Verne 1.0. The game is an endless runner with beautiful steampunk graphics. It is free and it’s already available in the App Store.  Steamkraft – Steampunk voyages inspired by Jules Verne 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  57. iOS/Games – Indie developer, York Burkhardt is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of the game Football Pocket Manager (U.S.: Soccer Pocket Manager) 1.05. This game is developed for iPhone and iPad devices. In this football manager game your mission is to work your way up to the top making football history. It is lots of fun and easy to learn. In contrast to other games, it can be played fully offline. You start at the bottom of the division and by taking care of your team, your sponsors, fans and stadium, you will reach your dream: The championship! Football Pocket Manager is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The game offers in-app purchases. Users can purchase the “Pro-Mode” to disable ads and enable new features, the “Game-Editor” to edit player and team names, or the “Fullversion” to unlock all features! Furthermore the player can purchase In game money or the Co-Trainer to automate the training and the formation. Download from iTunes
  58. iOS/Games – Dress up your favorite breakfast with delicious toppings. Get Wowed and addicted with Cruise Cooking Dessert Dash 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the newest creation from Flowmotion Entertainment Inc. an innovative mobile game studio. The success and popularity of the Cruise Ship series have compelled us to bring Bakery management games on the Cruise Ship platform. Your task is to cook and serve yummy pancakes, cupcakes, pretzels, beverages and desserts as quickly as possible. Cruise Cooking Dessert Dash 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  59. *** macOS/Photography – Systweak Software, a well-known IT solutions company, based out of Jaipur, India is proud to announce the release of Noise Reducer Pro 1.5, their noise reducing extension for the Mac OS X Photos app. Mac users can now reap the benefits of this powerful photo editing tool by enabling it as a third party extension in Photos app. Noise Reducer Pro 1.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Download (MAS)
  60. iOS/Games – Drop D Studios LLC, the makers of the Tap Studio series of mobile games, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Tap Hero – Rhythm that Rocks 1.1, a new game in the long running Tap Studio franchise for the iPhone and iPod touch. With over 7 million downloads and over 450,000 user created taps shared, Tap Studio games are the most popular series of games for creating and sharing song taps on iOS devices. Tap Hero 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the Apple App Store in the Games category. Tap Hero 1.1
  61. *** iOS/Medical – HedgeHog today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Freya 1.0, the team’s new lifestyle app for women, developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. After issuing the circular calendar app, CircleTime, the creators of the revolutionary cyclic display have upgraded it with a menstrual calendar called Freya. Freya 1.0 is available worldwide exclusively via App Store in the Medical category, free of charge. Download from iTunes
  62. iOS/Games – Endless runner game fans in search of a fun new experience worthy of their time and talents – and a few joyful all-night gaming sessions where “just a few minutes more” turns into “hey, have I been playing for the last 6 hours?” – can now head over to the App Store, and download the ultra addictive and challenging app Star Charge by Covalent Gaming LLC. Star Charge 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  63. iOS/Productivity – Simplifying day-to-day life with services is just a tap away, The Handlers rolled out a new feature, Same Day Delivery. Taking same day delivery services to the next level, The Handlers looks forward to making people’s life stress-free. Now customers can send documents, gifts, goodies and corporate items single or in bulk from one place to another in just a few taps. Convenient logistics redefined with The Handlers’ same day delivery services.  The Handlers 1.5 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes

Apple Watch News #4

Not a lot in Apple Watch news the past few weeks, but these were some stories that caught my eye. Perhaps there will be new announcements at WWDC next week.

Control your Apple TV

Apple has built-in remote control software that is available for your Apple Watch (read “How to use your Apple Watch to control your Apple TV“). I have both, but I am not sure I want to use the tiny screen of the watch for that purpose. It is interesting to see that Apple thought of offering that feature though.

Hide Glances

Apple Watch includes several default ‘glances’. Some I find more useful that others. In “How to Hide Glances on Apple Watch” you can find how to customize which of those ‘glances’ are visible. I have already used this method to remove ‘glances’ I am not interested in such as ‘Stocks’.

Designer Bands

Coach will begin offering bands for the Apple watch on June 13.

For me the plastic band that came with my Apple Sports watch is perfect for my use. For me a watch is a functional tool not a fashion statement.

My Flawed Apple Watch

In another review of using the Apple Watch for a year Abdel Ibrahim wrote “My Flawed Apple Watch Has Become a Necessity“. As with so many I have read, this is mostly positive while pointing out a few of the Apple Watch’s short comings.

Fueling Growth

In a more positive perspective, this Macworld article (“How the Watch could fuel Apple’s next growth spurt“) looks at a more rosy future for the Apple Watch, citing slow beginnings for both the iPod and iPhone.

I am of that mind as well. I still can’t tell anyone that they absolutely need an Apple Watch because of the ‘xyz compelling App or feature’, but I wear mine every day. I also expect to see much more growth in the Health area with the watch over time.

Free iOS, tvOS and OS X Software 5/16

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I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. Those titles which are NOT games are marked by “***” at the beginning of the description. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS).

This is NOT a curated list. All I know about these titles is what you see below. None have been tried or tested.

May 2016

  1. *** iOS – A team of Harvard Business School students are proud to announce the Wittify Keyboard available on the Apple App Store. The Wittify keyboard and application equips smartphone users with a supply of meaningful quotes and phrases, readily accessible in a keyboard. At a time when smartphone users are trending towards using fewer words and more short-hand sayings, emoji, and other symbols in electronic communication, Wittify helps users return to the roots of communication – words – when they are the best way to convey meaning. Wittify 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.  Download from iTunes
  2. *** iOS – Manufactura Software LLC, an interactive agency, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Easybank 1.0, its new personal finance management app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Easybank is a handy tool for monitoring your income and spendings. Easybank 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  3. *** iOS – Fanatic Software announces the latest update for the award-winning application, Pocket Informant providing a major refresh of its user-interface along with a redesigned pricing structure. We’ve provided the customer with the power to choose only the features they need right now and optionally add more later as they grow with product. Users can now use the calendar for free, purchase individual “feature packs”, or use all premium features for free when subscribing to Informant Sync. Pocket Informant 4.91 for iOS is available globally from the iTunes App Store in the Productivity category and also available on OS X direct from our website. It is a universal application, making it one purchase for all of your Apple mobile devices. Pocket Informant is a free download; use the calendar for free, purchase individual purchase packs at $5 each, or subscribe to Informant Sync for $15 yearly or $2 monthly to access all features. Download from iTunes
  4. *** iOS – Available today for iPhone and iPad, TaoMix 2 makes it easy for anyone to create their own immersive, uniquely personal relaxing soundscapes that will transport them around the world, from the highest mountains to the ocean’s depths. TaoMix 2 (v2.0.0) is available for free on the App Store in English and French, and is compatible with iPhone 4s and later, and iPad 2 and later. While the app offers enough free content to create a wide variety of soundscapes, some sound packs need to be purchased. Download from iTunes
  5. *** iOS – Journey Interactive today proudly announces the release of Journey Creator 1.0 for iOS, an app that is both a creation tool and a viewer. It makes the creation of location-based apps accessible to anyone with an Apple smartphone or tablet and has, in fact, changed the way apps are made. Journey Creator 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and users can enter up to ten locations. It available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. For $4.99 (USD), users can unlock and add an unlimited number of locations. The viewer App allows the user to see the app they have created immediately. Download from iTunes
  6. *** iOS – Capparsa today is excited to announce the release and immediate availability of TimeTag 6.0, an update to the popular time management app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. TimeTag 6.0 frees people to access their records on any of their personal devices, ranging from iPhones to iPads to even Macs. With the one-time purchase of TimeTag Pro, users get cloud syncing in addition to other amazing features like automatic time tracking with locations and geofences.  TimeTag 6.0.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The Pro upgrade is available as a one-time in-app purchase of $8.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  7. *** ANY – FotoJet is a customer-friendly collage maker that can help users customize unique and splendid collages at ease. What makes people much more excited is that it newly adds DESIGN mode where users can make professional graphic designs from 200 revamped and 70 newly designed templates. They can also apply 80 shapes & lines, and search 580,000 images and 93,000 pieces of clipart from the Internet. All these features ensure users a more convenient way to design fabulous and amazing creations. FotoJet is free, works flawlessly in any web browser, and is fully compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux. FotoJet
  8. iOS – PageNet today is pleased to announce the release of PocketFishing 1.7.3, their new fishing simulator for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Welcome to virtual fishing! You can cast the line and catch a huge fish, even at home with PocketFishing, anywhere and anytime. Fishing fans will love the game for its fascination and realism. Virtual fishing takes place at several Russian rivers and lakes, ranging from small calm river Voronka in the Tambov region to a fantastically beautiful tarn in Altai. In these water bodies you will find a lot of fish species and surely won’t be bored waiting for a fish to bite. PocketFishing 1.7.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. PocketFishing 1.7.3
  9. *** iOS – ZipBooks today announced the availability of the first ever accounting iPhone app with on-the-go invoice financing for small businesses. Compatible with any iPhone running iOS 9, ZipBooks’ free (not freemium) iPhone app has the functionality small business owners expect from a paid option. In addition to sending invoices, users can use the “Get Paid Now” button to send a cash advance to their bank account. ZipBooks 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  10. *** iOS – Smart Idea is proud to announce that its personal finance and budgeting app Quick Money Recorder hit the 3.5 million downloads at the end of April 2016. Smart Idea was also selected for the first year of Mitsubishi Tokyo UFG Fintech’s accelerator which aims at fostering, “Fintech solutions that makes your life easier”.  Quick Money Recorder 4.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from iTunes
  11. *** iOS – Horizon Properties is proud to announce the release of ¡Hablemos! 1.2, their free conversational Spanish app. ¡Hablemos! means “let’s talk” in Spanish. The purpose of the app is to pick up where other language training ends. Most people trying to learn a new language find that they have acquired some expertise in vocabulary, pronunciation and basic conversation skills. When they find themselves in a situation where they need to put that together into an actual real-world conversation, they tend to get a “brain freeze”. That’s where ¡Hablemos! becomes a valuable tool. ¡Hablemos! 1.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download form iTunes
  12. *** iOS – PeqApps is pleased to announce the release of Stay-U for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Stay-U provides 100 years of cognitive assessment that is based on players’ scores in 25 fun and challenging brain games. Games are played in Game Center with 2 players, and scores are based on reaction time and skill level. The winning score of each game is awarded 100 points, and the losing score is curved relative to the winning score. Stay-U 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  13. *** iOS – Scala Web Ltd is proud to announce the release of NO.Tify.ME 1.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. an app exclusively created for the purpose of helping users make to-do lists and get all their work done on time. It is a task manager app that ensures that users finish everything on time – it sends constant reminders to make sure all tasks are completed. With a simplistic design that is very easy to understand and use, NO.Tify.ME can be the virtual assistant who will help organize any schedule properly. NO.Tify.ME 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  14. tvOS – RunServer today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Liquid Pinball 1.0.1, their first arcade-puzzle game for Apple TV devices. With fascinatingly realistic liquid physics and graphics setting the tone, Liquid Pinball challenges players to conquer 60 levels in 5 scenarios of varying difficulty. In these levels player moves and colors the liquids tilting the game field with Siri Remote and game controller. Liquid Pinball 1.0.1 is free and available worldwide through the Apple TV App Store in the Games category. Liquid Pinball 1.0.1
  15. *** OS X – The CoreCode team is thrilled to announce TableEdit, a simple, clean & elegant spreadsheet application designed specifically for OS X. TableEdit is packed with convenient features like charts and exhaustive cell styling & formatting options as well as comprehensive import & export capabilities. TableEdit features a world-class excel-compatible formula system that has been tested on more than a million formulae from over 20.000 real-world excel-files. TableEdit is built exclusively for OS X and takes full advantage of its latest features and technologies, making TableEdit fast, intuitive, and simple for anyone to use. TableEdit is currently free of charge and available on our website as well as through the Mac App Store. TableEdit 1.0.1
  16. *** iOS – Fortyfox today is happy to announce Lunar 1.0, a great way to listen to your favorite podcasts. With Lunar you subscribe to your favorite podcasts and we’ll make sure to notify you when the latest episode releases, then Lunar will automatically download that episode. Lunar features fantastic discovery features to make it easy to discover something you’ll love. Lunar is build exclusively for iOS and available for free on the App Store. Lunar 1.0 is available now for free and worldwide on the App Store in the News category. Download from iTunes
  17. *** OS X – Rewritten from the ground up, LiveCode 8 brings a new plug-in architecture allowing users to drag-drop widgets containing sophisticated functionality. Widgets can be built within the LiveCode platform and can be used to wrap functionality in external libraries or each of the operating systems LiveCode supports. All in all LiveCode 8 offers truly easy and powerful natural language programming on iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, Web and Server. The free Open Source Community edition brings accessibility to anyone, and the Commercial Indy edition offers training, 28 extra external addons and forum support. Download LiveCode
  18. iOS – High Score Hero LLC today is proud to announce the release of Hovercraft: Takedown 1.0.3, the company’s third game title for mobile devices. Thugs have taken over the the Hovercraft highways! Build your custom Hovercraft. Arm it to the teeth with machine guns, lasers, and rockets. Then take to the streets and rack up those Takedowns! Hovercraft: Takedown is the #1 combat racing, custom vehicle building, totally addicting, physics based, action game of the year! Hovercraft: Takedown 1.0.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS – App developer, Rory Buckley today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Word Search Challenge 1.0, his new game title for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Word Search Challenge brings the much loved classic word search puzzle to an interactive form, with the bonus of in-game features and an online multiplayer game mode. The app cleverly generates puzzles from a large database of words, giving the user a unique selection of randomly generated words for each time they progress to a new level. Unlike the traditional word search, the user has the added luxury of in-game hints and solutions to help complete levels, when in need. Word Search Challenge 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  20. *** iOS – Mic-Apps today is proud to announce the release of Delve Search 3.0, their innovative search engine developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The new iOS search engine offers innovative ways to explore the Internet. When typical search engines return global results suitable for the masses, Delve Search is capable of performing well-targeted real-time searches of specific websites for particular keywords. Delve Search enables to search any website for specific content, hence allowing users to extract information directly from relevant sources. Delve Search also offers to search automatically through the top 10 results from Google, Yahoo, Bing or Wikipedia, thereby easily extracting content from all relevant websites that refer to the user’s keywords. Delve Search 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Delve Search 3.0
  21. *** OS X – Eltima Software today is pleased to announce the release of Elmedia Video Player 6.5, an update to their popular universal media player for OS X. Elmedia Video Player is a multifunctional media player with its own volume control that supports all common and not very common audio & video formats, like AVI, FLV, SWF, WMV, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV, etc. Full-screen mode transitions are smooth and easy, player can be floating on top of all applications so that nothing is obscuring the view, also image can be fitted to your screen. Managing possibilities don’t stop there: create and manage your own playlists; playback speed is adjustable; one can flip the image vertically, mirror, rotate – clockwise/ counterclockwise, and revert to original; use the A-B loop for continuous play of any segment of video/audio file. Elmedia Video Player 6.5 is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Entertainment category. Elmedia Video Player has the PRO version available for $9.99 via in-app purchase. Download from the Mac App Store
  22. *** iOS – Brainvire is proud to announce the release of Scary Prank Cam Booth ++ Reloaded 1.1, the important update to their scary prank app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Make this day exceptional, Prank companions, family members, or sweetheart/beau. Irritated that a companion, sibling, or sister is playing with the mobile device or tablet constantly? Introduce the Scary Prank Cam Booth application, Choose the victim and ask him/her to play the game. At the point when the victim is utilizing the mobile device, a startling picture will abruptly show up with a stunning sound out of sight. Scary Prank Cam Booth ++ Reloaded 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS – Friends stick together when the odds are stacked against them. Few mobile games take that as literally as Pop Rocket Rescue, available today on the App Store and Google Play. The latest mobile release from Guru Arcade, Pop Rocket Rescue is a strategic stacking puzzler where players are tasked with rescuing Fizzies, a species of soda pop-producing aliens scattered across 13 uniquely challenging worlds. Pop Rocket Rescue 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  24. *** iOS – Cromulent Labs today is proud to announce the release of the next major version of its must-have app for iOS. Installed on over 2 million devices worldwide, Launcher is already the most powerful widget-based app on the App Store and it now continues to raise the bar of iOS functionality. Installing Launcher v2.0 allows you to add multiple app-launching Today Widgets to the Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad. Launcher 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Users can choose to unlock Multiple Widgets and/or the Pro Version with one-time in-app purchases. Unlocking Multiple Widgets gives the user up to 5 more widgets and the ability to show or hide widgets based on time, day, and/or location. The Pro Version gives users up to 35 launchers per widget (maximum number is device dependent), the ability to change the size of the launcher icons and hide labels to make the widgets more compact and access to the dynamic updating magic launchers. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS – JoyBits LTD, a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, today is proud to announce that the element-combining and devilishly fun-all-ages puzzle title, Doodle Devil Blitz (TM) is now available for the iPhone and iPad via the Apple App Store. JoyBits also announced that its award-winning Doodle Series of games comprised of Doodle God(TM), Doodle Devil(TM), Doodle Farm(TM), Doodle Kingdom(TM) & Doodle Creatures(TM), have been downloaded by users more than 180,000,000 times in over 150 countries. Doodle Devil Blitz 2.5.7 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS – Matching game fans who are bored of the same old routine, can now look forward to hour after hour of mind-bending fun – while they boost their creativity and concentration skills – by downloading the unique and delightfully addictive new game 3 Shapes. The game is available for both iOS and Android, and available at no cost. 3 Shapes 2.1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  27. *** iOS – Independent game development studio Flowmotion Entertainment Inc., is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Food Court Hamburger Fever 2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Players will be challenged to cook delicious meals in this fun time management game. They will learn the myriad of easy recipes available to them, understand their quirky customers and hone their cooking skills. Food Court Hamburger Fever 2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS – Kiddy Fun Games is proud to announce the release of Mini Space Ship Fighter Jet Flight Simulator 1.0, their fun game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, designed exclusively for those people who love to fly across the skies and enjoy obstacle courses! This is a game that will keep players occupied for hours on end – it is meant for the player who enjoys beating his own high scores and constantly improving his own game.  Mini Space Ship Fighter Jet Flight Simulator 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Direct Download Link
  29. iOS – UBJ3D today is pleased to announce the release of Ultimate BlackJack Reloaded 3.0.1, the important update to their blackjack casino card game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Engage in a battle against the dealer in this simulation of the classic blackjack casino card game. Special attention was paid to the user interface giving the cards a decent size, customizable input method (buttons or gestures), usage of sensors to make the playing experience even more comfortable. Ultimate BlackJack Reloaded 3.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  30. *** iOS, tvOS – Kitefaster, an independent development studio, today released a free version of the “White Noise and Deep Sleep Sounds” app for Apple TV. The app was a finalist in the ports category of the Apple TV App Challenge presented by AppLovin. The developer originally wrote the App to help his newborn baby fall asleep. However, the sounds are useful for relaxing and studying as well. The iOS version is also great for travelers that stay in noisy hotels and don’t want to lug around a sound machine. White Noise and Deep Sleep Sounds 1.0.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store (in 22 languages) in the Health & Fitness category. The free version allows play duration for up to one hour. The Pro version is $2.99 (USD) and sounds can be played continuously or for up to 12 hours. Promotion codes available upon request. Download Free from the App Store
  31. *** iOS – Beevrhood, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Beevr 2.1, an update to their interactive social networking app developed for iOS devices. Developed by an American startup and conformed by a Mexican team of entrepreneurs, Beevr aims to broaden and strengthen the information neighborhood networks in inherent themes to the community, security, sports, parties, services, projects, emergencies and even possible new businesses. Beevr is, above all, an application of inclusive social character. Beevr 2.1 is Free and currently available in Mexico and USA exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  32. *** iOS, watchOS – Blingz Technology today is proud to announce the release of Blingz Style 1.1, an app that brings live personal expressions to the Apple Watch. Blingz Style changes the face of the Apple Watch from plain black to a canvas for dynamic expression. This is a new way of thinking about the display on the Apple Watch. Instead of using the it for consuming information, the display is used to visually communicate with the people around us. Blingz Style 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. The app with introductory library of Styles is free. Download from iTunes
  33. *** iOS – PNN Soft is proud to announce the release of OBD Car Doctor 1.8.2 for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) devices that in connection with the OBD-II adapter will show all inner troubles. OBD Car Doctor is iOS mobile application that connects to vehicle’s on-board diagnostic computer using OBD-II via Bluetooth / Wi-Fi, regardless the car communication protocol, car brand or a model (supports U.S. cars since 1996; European since 2003 (diesel since 2004), Japanize since 2005). The app gives wide opportunities for the on-board diagnostics of the car.  OBD Car Doctor 1.8.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. OBD Car Doctor 1.8.2
  34. *** iOS – Janis Kirsteins, a freelance iOS and OS X developer, today is proud to announce the release of Chords and Scales 2.0, an update to the interactive chord, scale and chord progression reference and song composer developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Chords and Scales lets you explore chords, scales, chord progressions and compose songs in intuitive and interactive way. It helpful for musicians from beginners to experts and allows you to understand musical structures and find inspiration. Every musician can benefit. Chords and Scales 2.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. The full version can be purchased for only $1.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  35. iOS – Indie game developer Nico Rosvall a.k.a. Mental Donkey Games, today is excited to announce the immediate release of Blindway 1.0, his latest game title for iOS and Android devices. Blindway is a casual time killer game, where your goal is to draw along the given path in order to finish each level. The path disappears when you start drawing, so you need to draw carefully so you won’t hit any walls. Blindway 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the Apple App Store in the Games category. There is an in-app purchase available for those who want to remove advertisements from the game. Blindway 1.0
  36. *** iOS – Pointgenie LLC is pleased to announce the release of Pointgenie 1.0, the company’s new social networking app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. PointGenie is a new, innovative and unique mobile app designed to provide guest statistics in local night clubs, lounges, events and other social hangout spots in real-time. This cutting edge mobile app is an invaluable resource for finding the perfect social gathering spot based on statistics such as the total number of attendees and the mix of men and women that are attending places around you. Pointgenie 1.0 is free and currently exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category Download from iTunes
  37. iOS – Candywriter today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Letter Soup Cafe 1.0, an alphabet soup-themed word game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Letter Soup Cafe is a casual word puzzle where the goal of each level is to find all of the anagrams that can be spelled with the letters in a bowl of alphabet soup. Letter Soup Cafe 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Letter Soup Cafe 1.0
  38. iOS – Global game developer Noah Ark studio, in partnership with Koram Games Ltd., today announced the launch of Elsword: Evolution, a free-to-play mobile version of the incredibly popular PC-based Elsword RPG that has over 28 million players worldwide. Elsword: Evolution is an anime-themed action adventure that will be immediately familiar to fans of the PC version. Featuring 3D graphics and hundreds of challenging sideways-scrolling levels, the game faithfully brings the design, characters and gameplay that fans have come to love to mobile and tablet. The game has also been built from the ground up to deliver a fluid experience with optimal mobile controls. Elsword: Evolution 2.1.6 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  39. *** iOS – People who want to instantly turn their kitchen into an innovative and intelligent environment, but without spending a cent on appliances, equipment or technology, should head to the App Store and download Chefling 2.0.1, the remarkable new social networking app from Chefling LLC. Available at no cost, Chefling provides the best smart kitchen solution so far through one powerful, yet easy-to-use app. Chefling has the following features.  Chefling 2.0.1, the remarkable new app that instantly creates an innovative and intelligent kitchen experience, is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  40. iOS – Pine Entertainment pleased to announce the release of Sloomy 1.0, their new puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Sloomy is where a match-three puzzle stays at its pure fun, the game is bright and will make players love their iPhone even more. Sloomy is a very fast action puzzle with very pleasing visuals that will prevent players from shutting the app down. Sloomy 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  41. iOS – Flowmotion Entertainment Inc. is happy to announce the availability of its latest game, Food Court Fever 2 : Super Chef 1.0, an exciting restaurant simulation game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The game allows players to carefully study the recipe and cook delicious meals in this fun time management game. The game currently features 70 different levels across 7 locations. The game provides several in-game boosters to serve your customers faster. These can be earned or bought using in-app purchases. Food Court Fever 2 : Super Chef 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  42. *** iOS – The Mental Faculty today is proud to announce the release of Studies 1.0, a powerful flashcard app for iPhone and iPad. Studies brings pro level study tools to the mobile platform, with multifaceted study notes, support for audio and video, iCloud sync across all devices, and goal-targeted study schedules. Studies 1.0 for iOS is a free download available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  43. iOS – Independent developer, Christina Lau today is proud to announce the release of TennisKeeper 1.1, an update to her popular sports based app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. TennisKeeper is a new app for tennis players to track their activities and to make every tennis day memorable. Keeping track of match facts helps you stay focused and is a great way to understand your progress. If you are playing tennis as a workout to lose weight, TennisKeeper keeps track of your calories burned and help you reach your goal. Your tennis will never be the same again.  TennisKeeper 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. The free app comes with the tennis activities dashboard and last week match stats. A Pro version is available for $2.99 (USD) which offers additional features including match stats for any week, detail win loss stats by games sets matches, and your lifetime Head to Head match statistics against any opponents. Download from iTunes
  44. *** iOS – Transn is proud to announce the release of TAKEASY 5.1.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. TAKEASY is a simple translation app, now available to carry out translations on smartphones for travelers, students, business people and others. The app supports multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Portuguese. The instant translate app could be a necessary translation tool for anyone visiting a foreign country. It can help a person to communicate effectively in a foreign land by instantly translating words and sentences from a foreign language into the person’s native language. TAKEASY 5.1.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  45. *** iOS – Duo-Pisces today is pleased to announce the release of PSMania 1.0, their new photo editor developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Perfect for photo enthusiasts, PSMania allows anyone to apply fun and interesting image processing effects on their photos and images. There are more than thirty different image filters to choose from, and most offer a slider to instantly adjust the filter parameters in real time. Best of all, you can see the effect in live video mode. PSMania 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  PSMania 1.0
  46. *** iOS – Global Divers Unlimited LLP is proud to announce the release of Global Dive Guide 1.2.1, an update to the company’s popular destination library developed for iOS and Android devices. Global Dive Guide aims to inspire and enthuse the diving community, enabling users to experience new destinations and plan their dive trips with information at their fingertips. The app invites users to interact by sharing their dive adventures through Facebook and Instagram. Global Dive Guide 1.2.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports category.  Download from iTunes
  47. *** iOS – Within just a few minutes of using Cloud NET Inc.’s phenomenal new no-cost note taking app Wonder Notes, users can expect to ask an unusual, but certainly appropriate rhetorical question: “how on earth did I manage to survive without this?” Unlike other note taking apps that typically fall somewhere between tedious, dreadful, and just plain brainless, Wonder Notes truly earns its name by offering users plenty of tools and features for capturing information wherever they are: in a board meeting, on a flight, waiting in line, at 3:00 am after a profound epiphany – there’s no limit. Wonder Notes 1.3.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  48. *** iOS – The millions of kids and parents who already love Edujoy Entertainment’s Educational Games for Kids, along with those who have yet to discover why the critically acclaimed and globally popular app has earned more than 20,000 5-star reviews, can now celebrate the arrival of the newest version 2.25. Educational Games for Kids 2.25 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  49. tvOS – Kwalee today is proud to announce the worldwide launch of Time Monkeys 1.0.2, their new 3D action adventure developed exclusively for Apple TV. Time Monkeys was designed by Andrew Graham and is his first original title since the global hit Micro Machines games. It features an innovative time rewind co-op gameplay mechanic, enabling players to build up an army of gun-wielding ghost monkeys. Featuring 36 levels of stunning arcade quality graphics, 25 heavy duty weapons, a huge variety of enemies, bosses, and a mixture of combat, stealth and puzzle gameplay, it is the definitive arcade shooter for Apple TV. Time Monkeys 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  50. *** iOS – Qrayon is proud to announce the release of Doodletime 1.0, their creative app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Doodletime is a fun way to get a payer’s creative juices flowing. Each time a player starts the App, they get a random word (like “banana”) and 60 seconds to doodle it. But instead of just another static picture, the result is a neat 6-second timelapse video that can be shared on Vine, YouTube, or anywhere the player likes. Doodletime 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  51. iOS – Ivanovich Games today is proud to announce the release of Cosmic Challenge 1.0, their new game title developed for iOS and Google Play devices. The space racing game developed by Kohda Interactive, a finalist in the 2014 Playstation awards, is now available on mobile devices. Cosmic Challenge stands out for its addictive gameplay, incredible graphics and especially for its powerful circuit editor, which players from the game’s multi-platform global community can enjoy. The most challenging multiplayer space race competition awaits you! Cosmic Challenge 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store and Google play in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  52. *** iOS – Independent developer, Adrian Ramirez today is proud to announce the release of Spiritual Me 1.5.1, an important update to his popular mobile app that helps users meditate and achieve a refreshed spirit. The new version of the app is free to download and offers four new routines that can be unlocked. The app guides users through exercises that enable them to practice meditation while being inspired by nature, art and scripture. Spiritual Me 1.5.1 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  53. iOS – ToNewDigital announces its launch of SamuraiSword 1.0, their game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, an initiative under e-Learn Assess and Improve program, based on CCSS (Common Core State Standards(R)) and big data analytics. With the launch of a new series of educational games for the iPad/iPhone, the games are intended to improve computational fluency for early childhood learners. Computational skills are one of the most essential skills for the overall success of a child. SamuraiSword 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. SamuraiSword 1.0
  54. *** iOS – Presentek Software today is very pleased to announce the release of Flipdeck 1.0, their new productivity and lifestyle mobile app for the iPhone. Flipdeck makes it easy and fast to organize and repeatedly send frequently shared information from a mobile phone. The app can be downloaded for free through June 20th, 2016. Flipdeck 1.0 is Free through June 20th, 2016 (normally priced at $2.99) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  55. iOS – The popular iOS game development studio WITLS, today is excited to announce the release of Rescue Birds – Slingshot and Power Balls 1.0, their new game title for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes App Store. Rescue Birds is a 3D action game for everyone, where your goal is to rescue captured birds by breaking cages with a slingshot and different power balls. The gameplay is very interesting as it presents different backdrops and themes as you level up.  Rescue Birds – Slingshot and Power Balls 1.0 is free and available worldwide through the Apple App Store in the Games category. There is an in-app purchase available in the game for those who want to unlock all the 100 levels.  Download from iTunes
  56. iOS – iThinkdiff today is very pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Njump 1.0, the company’s new game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. In Njump, players must guide Ninja by making the right jump at the right time to avoid enemies and obstacles. Players will be challenged by interval complexity, serving to improve the their problem solving skills, reflexes and decision taking ability. Njump 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  57. *** iOS – Bluewave Solutions today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Tell my Dad i’m good in Math 1.11, their educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. At Bluewave Solutions, we are reaching out for the parents who want to engage their Kids in math, who want to sharpen their math skills and to followup with their progress during this experience. The app is a simple old fashioned math operation skills tests math app. It provides training with random exercises about different simple math operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division) in different types of formats, through a simple but not complicated interface to give the kids maximum focus. Tell my Dad i’m good in Math 1.11 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. It is a serious App to master math skills, and it is for free as it is from parents to parents.  Download from iTunes
  58. iOS – Kuralsoft today is proud to announce the release of Best Gin Rummy 6.2 for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). Best Gin Rummy is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Best Gin Rummy is based on a popular two-player card game, adapted into the touch-screen era through aesthetic game layouts, animations, graphics and sound effects. This game includes single-player and multiplayer games.  Best Gin Rummy 6.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Includes In-app purchase to remove advertisements. Download from iTunes
  59. iOS – Bedrock Code LLC today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of BC Blackjack 1.0, their new mobile app for playing and practicing realistic casino blackjack on iOS devices. 3D rendered full sized cards, chips and table as well as its realistic card dealing, chip stacking and paying of bets help make BC Blackjack one of the most casino-like blackjack apps in the App Store. BC Blackjack also includes a built in trainer and basic strategy cards which can help players practice and learn basic strategy. BC Blackjack 1.0 is free to download and play. Start a new game at any time. Upgrade to the Pro version via in-app purchase for $3.99 (USD). The Pro version allows higher limit tables, the ability to change table settings, removes ads, allows practice modes and more. BC Blackjack is available exclusively through Apple’s iTunes App Store in the Games > Casino category. Download from iTunes
  60. iOS – Nine months after the release of seventeen year old Ashley Burnett’s iOS & Android game “Type In Time”, it has hit the charts in key markets such as the UK, USA and Australia. Type In Time is a mobile game, developed by the seventeen year old over the summer when he was just sixteen years old. He has marketed it as the “World’s Hardest Mobile Game” due to the aim of the game. In Type In Time, a three letter word pops up and you have to type that word in just one second. If you manage to type the word, you get a point and the process repeats. If you don’t manage to type the word in time, you’ll be presented with a game over screen.  Type In Time 2.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  61. *** iOS – Scala Web Ltd is proud to announce the availability of NO.Tify.ME 1.4, their task manager app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Made for the sole purpose of ensuring that your busy schedule doesn’t mean you overlook work to be done, NO.Tify.ME is a task manager app that helps you finish all your tasks by sending you regular reminders and alerts. Designed for simplicity and ergonomic in its usage, NO.Tify.ME is meant to be a virtual assistant that will help the user meet deadlines and due dates. NO.Tify.ME 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  NO.TIfy.ME 1.4
  62. *** iOS – ExtremeSneakList is proud to announce the release of ExtremeSneakList 1.0.2, for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The app is the most user-friendly application for selling and purchasing sneakers online. ExtremeSneakList 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  63. iOS – OrionArts PL updates its one-minute killer running game “I am Barbarian” by raising the difficulty bar. Replacing its randomized obstacles with a fixed sequence of even more tightly-paced death traps and new environments, the game is set to evoke a stronger sense of nostalgia among the fans of retro platform games. It is also made available for the Windows platform following the content renewal.  I am Barbarian 2.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  64. iOS – Independent developer, Tomer Arkin today is pleased to announce the release of Guess the animal 1.0, his new simple and fun iOS game. Perfect for toddlers, kids and adults alike, players reveal the tiles and guess the animal behind it. Discover hundreds of amazing HD animal pictures from all around the world. A large range of animals such as dogs, rabbits, fish, birds, insects and many more cute pets in this beautiful animal game. If your an animal lover this game is for you! Guess the animal 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Guess the animal 1.0
  65. *** iOS – TouchIT Technologies Holdings Inc today has announced the launch of CommuteMaster 1.0, their mobile app for both iOS and Android Devices. CommuteMaster is an app that notifies and updates users on what commute issues they may face on their way to and from their place of work. The app gives users a clear and precise understanding of possible delays for both road and train commuters. The app will do the checking for users so they don’t need to look up a map or a timetable. The app will monitor the route in real-time, notify users of of any disruptions, and where possible, suggest an alternative route. CommuteMaster 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category.  Download from iTunes
  66. iOS – Funcity today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of CarsBattle 1.2, the important update to their entertaining alphabet car-themed battle game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. CarsBattle is a casual battle game where the goal is to become the sole survivor from 100 armed cars. CarsBattle 1.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  67. *** iOS – Cogitare Pty Ltd today is proud to announce the release of Kiismet 1.1, a minor update to their unique mobile app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Kiismet helps to bridge the modern and spiritual worlds to provide individuals and organizations the inspiration they need to find their paths to success. By tapping into universal positive energies, Kiismet guides users along their personal journeys to find their future, realize their destiny and ultimately achieve harmony that leads to renewed energy and success. It provides both individuals and organizations the direction to find answers to the most challenging problems they face in life with a simple yet comprehensive user interface. Kiismet 1.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Users may receieve Angel Advice for only $0.99 (USD).  Download from iTunes
  68. iOS – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Golf Island v1.0 for iOS and Android. Golf Island started life in 2011, but when Full Fat paired with Electronic Arts in 2013 to develop King of the Course PGA Tour Golf, the game was put on ice. In early 2016 development on Golf Island resumed, and the game is now ready to tee off! Golf Island 1.0 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in Games, Sports and Arcade categories. Download from iTunes
  69. *** OS X – AprendeXojo is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Hide, their free utility application for OS X, which is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to temporarily hide all the clutter of the OS X Desktop.  Hide is free, and is available for download through the AprendeXojo website. Download
  70. *** iOS – Internet Design Zone, developer of KidloLand Nursery Rhymes For Kids, is pleased to announce that the app KidloLand has crossed the milestone 4 Million downloads. In May 2016, the app crossed 2 Million downloads each on iOS and Google Play. In over two years, KidloLand app has evolved into a complete toddler and preschool package. It also won the Spring 2016 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award this May. KidloLand 14.8 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes

Free iOS, tvOS and OS X Software 4/16

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I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. Those titles which are NOT games are marked by “***” at the beginning of the description. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS).

This is NOT a curated list. All I know about these titles is what you see below. None have been tried or tested.

April 2016

  1. *** iOS – Karolina Demianczuk, a 21-year-old student, aims to move Millennials out of the digital world. Her App, ‘Spontime’, helps to make spontaneous plans with friends and enjoy more time together in real life. Although Spontime is not out yet, college students massively sign up for its pre-release version and Angel Investors top their bids, valuing the startup at $3 million. Spontime will be available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store. Sign up at the Spontime website to be the first one to get Spontime when it’s out. Spontime
  2. iOS – Brainvire has come up with new upgraded version of Crazy Wheel 1.2, their mobile game application. The current version has more than 40k downloads and 3700 positive reviews across the world, and the number is increasing day by day. We are happy with these numbers and want to share our feelings globally.  Crazy Wheel 1.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store.  Download from iTunes
  3. *** iOS – Chillax Corp today is proud to announce the release of AidMaid 4.1, a maintenance update to their popular lifestyle app for iPhone. AidMaid aims to make any community a safer place to live in. The app enhances personal safety and enforces values of community service, caring, helping, and becoming a watchdog all for the sake of personal safety. Version 4.1 adds more rewards, minor bug fixes and improvements to the app. AidMaid 4.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  4. *** OS X – Eltima Software has recently released a new version of its widely popular Elmedia Player for Mac – version 6.5. The biggest update is it supports AirPlay now. This means you can stream music and videos from any AirPlay device (Mac, iOS, Android devices) to player or you can go the other direction by streaming content from a Mac with Elmedia installed to another Mac with Elmedia or any other AirPlay app. Multiple handy options for excellent video files playback were added to new version of Elmedia Player too. Free version available  There is also a PRO version of Elmedia Player, which costs $19.95 and offers more possibilities
  5. iOS – Perfectrix Technologies today is pleased to announce the release of Arrow Fire 1.0, a high quality tap-to-shoot strategy game developed for iOS and Android devices. Arrow Fire is a skill based archery game that everyone from children to grown-ups will be able to enjoy. Arrow Fire 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS – Worldwide fans of Ovilex Soft’s astonishingly realistic and massively entertaining 3D driving simulator apps, including Bus Simulator 3D, Truck Driver 3D, Train Driver 15, and several more, can now feast their senses on the latest and arguably the greatest addition to the roster: Driving School 2016. Driving School 2016 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS – Designed by the word-obsessed developers at BigBelly Productions, Trivia Search is a brand new addictive word game with an exciting twist. The game challenges you to find the hidden word using hints and clues provided within each trivial type question. Unlike any other word-based app on the market, Trivia Search combines the interest of quiz questions with the challenging aspects of a word game to create a truly unique and stimulating smartphone and tablet experience. Trivia Search 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS – Light Pillar today is proud to announce the immediate availability Scribo – Head to Head Word Challenge 1.0, their latest word-spelling game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Scribo(TM) adds some devilishly addictive twists to this all popular genre! 2 friends compete with the same set of 19 random letters with only 48 seconds to spell as many words as they can! Now rinse and repeat over 3 frantic rounds of word-blindness, hair-pulling mayhem and you have the most addictive word game on the block. Scribo(TM) 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games/Word category. Download from iTunes
  9. *** iOS – People heading out on a cruise vacation, regardless of whether it’s their first trip on the open water, or their 100th nautical voyage, should make sure that they pack the new ultimate cruise companion app: Cruise Commander. Developed by Valentin Sandu and available at no cost from the App Store, Cruise Commander has been specifically designed to make any cruise experience easier, more enjoyable, and more memorable. Cruise Commander 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS – Mobile games publisher, LITE Games today is thrilled to announce the release of Daily Chess Puzzle 1.3.2 for iOS and Android, the first two-step chess puzzle app in cooperation with Germany’s leading puzzle creator, Stefan Heine. Historically, chess puzzles go back to the Middle Ages and have been solved by countless chess players around the world since that time. The objective in a chess puzzle is to checkmate the black king in two moves. As of today, chess players no longer have to rely on newspapers for chess puzzles, but instead can solve new chess problems every day with the mobile app, no matter where they are. Daily Chess Puzzle 1.3.2 can be played entirely for free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  11. *** iOS – Taha Consulting today is very pleased to announce the release of NutriGuide 1.3, a nutrition information app developed for iOS and Android devices. NutriGuide helps users to interpret food labels while shopping food products especially if they prefer Vegetarian, Kosher or Halal diet, want to avoid GMOs, and more. The app can filter out 8 most common allergies and aid in controlling long term health conditions by setting thresholds on intake of sugar, sodium and fat. Users set their preferences & triggers, scan the label, and get instant results based on product’s ingredients. NutriGuide 1.3 is currently available for free, for both iOS and Android through the iTunes and Google Play store in the food and drink and Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  12. iOS – Developer Ashley Burnett is proud to announce the release of Type In Time 2.2, an important update to his challenging game for iOS and Android devices. Developed when he was 16 and released when he was just 17, Type In Time is a challenging mobile game by teenager Ashley Burnett. The aim of the game is simple – you have just one second to type the three letter word that appears. The game pulls a random word from a list of 600 three lettered words and displays that word to the user. The user then has to type that word within one second or they lose the game. If they do type the word within one second, their score goes up and they are then presented with another word to “type in time”. Type In Time 2.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  13. *** iOS – Veleza is proud to announce the release of Veleza 1.5.9, an important update to their mobile beauty app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The Veleza mobile app enables a community of beauty lovers to get and offer unbiased advice, as well as help members discover products best matching their skin type and personal needs. Veleza 1.5.9 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  14. *** iOS – Lucky Clan today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Top Camera 2 1.7, its new photo/video app developed for iOS. Top Camera is back! Here is the 2nd version of award winning photo/video camera/editor app for iOS. What’s changed? Just everything. Here is the most advanced photo/video camera with unified photo/video editor. Top Camera 2 1.7 is free for a limited time. Normal price is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  15. *** iOS – KeepSolid, a security and productivity apps developer, is proud to announce the release of Free VPN 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices. This is an app to stay protected, private and anonymous online without spending a dime. When connecting to Wi-Fi networks in crowded places, like coffee shops, airports and exhibition spaces, be sure to activate Free VPN and enjoy fast, smooth and the most important safe web browsing.  Free VPN 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  16. *** iOS – Purple Goldfish is proud to announce the release of Gym Bag 1.0, their all-in-one workout and nutrition utility app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app optimizes and streamlines workout and nutrition routines by counting sets, timing rests, calculating which plates to use, and calculating macronutrient and creatine intake recommendations. Gym Bag 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  17. *** iOS – Velvet Rock Apps today introduces Notesero 1.0 for iPhone, their brand new notes app that safely backs up the users data to iCloud and offers password protected folders to keep notes private and away from prying eyes. With a beautifully polished interface and seamless iCloud syncing, Notesero is perfect for day to day use. Notesero 1.0 for iPhone is free with an In-App Purchase and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Productivity & Business categories. Download from iTunes
  18. *** iOS – AlertFilm Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of AlertFilm 1.3.1, an update to their popular movie discovery app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. AlertFilm makes discovering and enjoying streaming content simple by combining all the content from all the streaming platforms. AlertFilm 1.3.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  19. *** OS X – Eltima Software today is proud to announce the release of Commander One 1.5, the newest version of their dual-panel file manager for Mac. It serves as a great alternative to Finder, Mac’s default file manager, and other popular apps such as Total Commander for Windows. Although Commander One is relatively new on the market, it has already recommended itself as a great file management solution and has been acknowledged by a number of respected weblogs and portals.  Commander One 1.5 is compatible with OS X 10.9+. The app has two editions – free and paid. The latter is known as PRO Pack and costs $29.95 (USD), the additional functionality it offers is available for 15-day trial for free. Both editions are available for download from Eltima’s official web-site. Commander One 1.5
  20. iOS – Space Crescent LLC, the team behind Hamad & Sahar and Fanajeel Game, is proud to announce the release of Balloons Ninja 2.0, an update to their fun-to-play arcade game developed for iOS and Android devices. To please his master, Mr. Sensei, players help Sho to master the Balloons Ninjutsu and to become a true balloon ninja warrior in Japan. In this new challenge, your task is to survive the wave of balloons. You do that by jumping from one balloon to another. You must break the record of the previous Ninjas. Enemies will join the game to distract you from reaching higher scores. Balloons Ninja 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Balloons Ninja 2.0
  21. *** iOS – Project J Ltd is proud to announce the release of Fy 2.1 for iOS, its innovative new discovery app for iOS. Driven by a vision to create a beautifully simple, easy-to-use mobile shopping experience, Fy offers customers a mix of the world’s hottest jewellery, accessories, watches, stationery and tech accessories all in one place. Fy 2.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS – Silentmakers is proud to announce the release of Zero Plus 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, an addictive free counting puzzle game for children and adults. Simply count the zero dots in the line and click one from the available options. Try to answer faster to get more points. Play this challenging count game with different speed levels. Speed will increase as one advances through the levels. Zero Plus 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS – Spiel Studios today is thrilled to announce the up and coming release of Galaxy Run 2 – Endless Loop, the new sequel to its immensely popular franchise. Galaxy Run 2 takes forward the One-Tap gameplay from its predecessor and converts it into a 3D Endless Runner with rotating and twisting platforms. In Galaxy Run 2, players need to help get Rez and his new found friends home. Tap to Jump between platforms and run as far as you can and compete with your friends in this challenging and addictive game. Compatible with iPhone and iPad and optimized for iPhone 6S and 6 Plus, Galaxy Run 2 will be free, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category this Thursday, April 7th. Galaxy Run 2
  24. *** iOS – StoryWorth, Inc., an online service which makes it easy to collect and privately share family stories across generations, launches the new StoryWorth iOS app today for iPhone and iPad on the Lifestyle category in the App Store. StoryWorth 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. After a free 30-day trial, a year of StoryWorth starts at $39 (USD), and hardbound books of stories gathered start at $34. Any stories written during your free trial are yours to keep. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS – Bantasy, Inc today is pleased to announce the release of Bantasy 1.0.4 for iOS and Android, a free and entertaining Daily Fantasy Sports Game unlike any other. Players can never lose a dime because Bantasy is not gambling. While FanDuel, DraftKings and other ventures are struggling to obey the law, and putting their users at risk, Bantasy stays above it all. You don’t use real money. Enjoy the thrill of daily competition with quick results, while playing like a high roller!  Bantasy 1.0.4 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS – Conceptis today introduces Conceptis Cross-a-Pix 1.0 for iOS, a new brain-bending puzzle game that lets you reveal hidden pixel-art pictures by pure logic deduction. Cross-a-Pix, also known as Campixu, PoliPix and Crazy Paving, is a fun and addictive region-filling puzzle. Each puzzle consists of a blank grid, divided into various regions, with clues to the left of every row and at the top of every column. The object is to reveal a hidden picture by painting squares and filling regions according to the given clues. Conceptis Cross-a-Pix 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS – SpiritBomb, an indie game development studio, today is proud to announce the release of NOVA Strikers 1.0.10, its flagship game for all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. NOVA Strikers is a sci-fi arcade flyer & shooter game which lets you play as a squad leader to fight against hordes of cyborgs invading the galaxy. The game aims at casual and mid-core gamers who prefer simple, fast paced arcade-style gameplay. It also aims at rewarding frequent players with permanent progressing upgrades. NOVA Strikers 1.0.10 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  28. *** iOS – Busy IT managers, directors, administrators, and all other tech professionals who want to save time, save money, stay informed and get organized, can now head to the App Store and download IT Managers App: the must-have new toolkit by I Work Smart Ltd. Available at no-cost, IT Managers App features a suite of essential tools and portals that have been specifically designed to address the everyday workflow needs, goals and challenges of IT professionals, regardless of whether they work in small startups or large enterprises. IT Managers App 1.3 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  29. *** iOS – Independent app developer, Fabrizio Bernasconi is proud to announce the release of Search Out 2.2, an important update to his app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices that quickly searches within Contacts and Calendar Events. It overcomes the limitations of research using Spotlight (included with iOS 9). Search Out 2.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The free version offers limited search. The full version is available as a convenient in-app purchase for only $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from iTunes
  30. iOS – Indie game developer, Jeffrey Yim, one of the developers of the Apple featured game Mechanic Panic, today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of High Fives 1.0 for iOS, a new puzzle game about combining colors and numbers. High Fives’ simple, accessible, gameplay can be summarized as combining numbers to increase their value, until two fives match, creating High Fives. High Fives 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  31. *** OS X –  Indie developer, Jendrik Bertram today is pleased to announce the release of iFlicks 2.4 beta, a major update of iFlicks 2 for Mac OS X. iFlicks has integrated video muxing and encoding capabilities, so that users can choose the best option to quickly import their video files into iTunes. They can add metadata to Movies and TV Shows to make their iTunes library look awesome and even update existing videos by dragging them from iTunes to the iFlicks window. iFlicks 2.4 beta is free during the public beta. Purchase and Download iFlicks 2 (MAS)
  32. *** iOS – xNeat, a startup founded by an ex-Microsoft employee and his wife, today is proud to announce the release of Fraction Calculator 1.0.6, an iPhone/iPad app that eases doing calculations with fraction, feet and inches. Fraction Calculator 1.0.6 is Free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Fraction Calculator 1.0.6
  33. *** OS X – iFotosoft Photo Stitcher is a professional photo stitch application that lets users make panoramas in few clicks. The application is currently available on Mac Store. The Mac version allows users to select different stitch modes to create panorama, the automatic algorithm provides the effective way with the optimal results and multiple editing tools to perfect panoramas.  Free and Pro version Direct Download
  34. iOS – Independent developer, Evgeny Radokhlebov is proud to announce the release of Craziest Duck 1.1.8, an important update to his entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Craziest Duck is a 2D shooter with randomly generated levels, lots of firearms and some RPG elements. It’s a story about duck that was on a vacation while some space invaders landed on the planet. Your mission is to fight against evil and defeat homeland! You’ve got a good amount of weapons to do so. Craziest Duck 1.1.8 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  35. *** iOS – iAppsTechnology has announced Best Greeting Cards App 2.0, its amazing eCard app developed for iOS devices. A picture paints a thousand words. This app will simplify the creation and sending of eCards for all occasions to greet your friends, family and loved one’s. Personalize the eCards with pre-loaded beautiful templates and meaningful messages.The eCards can then be saved as wallpapers, sharing via email and social media. The Best Greeting Cards App 2.0 is FREE and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Best Greeting Cards App 2.0
  36. *** iOS – Showzee, a UK based start-up, today launched Showzee 1.6, a new iPhone app that makes it easy to share beautiful mini stories based around your interests and experiences. Showzee allows people to share their experiences and discover new ones in a community of friends and others who share their passions. Showzee 1.6 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Showzee 1.6
  37. *** OS X – Idea2Inspire is happy to announce the release of Desktop Bible Free 1.0.1 in the Mac App Store. This is the free edition of the very popular Desktop Bible app for Mac OS X. This free version comes with Kings James Bible Version and every bit of Desktop Bible in terms of features and functionalities. The only thing that is missing in the free version is that 48 Bible Versions.  Desktop Bible Free 1.0.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Reference category. Download from Mac App Store
  38. *** iOS – MobiBlossom Solutions Inc. today is proud to announce the release of FabSwapp 2.0, an important update to their item swapping app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Trade your pre-loved stuff with other people nearby. Fabswapp is an eco and financial friendly way to keep your closet constantly changing by being part of the local item swapping community. FabSwapp 2.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  39. *** iOS – Today, Juicy Bits, maker of three App Store Best of the Year award winners and two Editors’ Choice apps, released Bez 1.0 for iPad Pro. Bez (a nod to Pierre Bezier’s eponymous curve), is a powerful vector graphics editor that makes it easy to create beautiful and precise art on an iPad Pro. With full support for Slide Over, Split View, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil, Bez is a flexible and professional tool for designing high-quality illustrations. Bez 1.0 is currently available for free on the App Store. A single “Unlock Everything” in-app purchase for $7.99 USD enables all premium features. Bez runs on iPad and iPad Pro with iOS 9.0 (or later). Download from iTunes
  40. iOS – Intelligent Apps, LLC today is pleased to announce the launch and immediate availability of Cubes 1.0, a challenging new puzzle game specifically designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Available exclusively in the Apple Store, Cubes is an innovative and challenging puzzle game designed so that people of all ages will enjoy. The game allows players merge cubes to create a new and more colorful cubes. Its game play challenges players to reach The Rainbow cube. Cubes – Addictive Puzzle Game 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Board & Puzzle) categories. In-App purchases are available to remove ads. Download from iTunes
  41. *** iOS – appxs limited is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of RAMS Manager 1.0, their risk assessment app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. In business today, safety is paramount. Gone are the days, and rightly so, when it was seen as “unfortunate” because there was a fatality down at the local steelworks. Everybody has a legal duty to ensure that they comply with health and safety laws, whether we are the owners of the facility where the work is due to take place or we are the person responsible for completing the task. RAMS Manager 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  42. *** iOS – Independent developers, Phil Hudson, Levi Wigchert and Justin Holmes are proud to announce the release of Mixmatic 1.0.2, an update to their popular music discovery app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Mixmatic gathers thousands of quality mixes, organized by genre, to help users discover the best mixes out there. The web version of Mixmatic was previously featured on Product Hunt’s frontpage. Version 1.0.2 fixes an Analytics issue. Mixmatic 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  43. *** OS X – Since it’s release, Remote Buddy Display has made a considerable splash in the media and in living rooms around the world. It has been widely received as one of the most innovative Apple TV apps to date and highlights the potential of this little new box as a platform for apps beyond just games and on-demand video. The tvOS companion app for Remote Buddy allows users to see, hear & control their Mac from their Apple TV using the Siri Remote. Remote Buddy Display is a free app and available now on the Apple TV App Store. Search for “Remote Buddy Display” on the Apple TV to download it. Licenses for Remote Buddy for the Mac are sold separately and not included with the Remote Buddy Display app. Remote Buddy Display 1.1
  44. iOS – Bluevr, Inc. is pleased to announce availability of Letteroo 1.0, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Letteroo is a fun and entertaining word puzzle game with engaging gameplay. Letteroo is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  45. *** iOS – SHELF is proud to announce the release of SHELF Cosmetics 1.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, their app that is digitalizing the social experience of cosmetics. Overwhelmed at the Nail Salon? Feeling lost in the beauty aisle? The solution is simple: SHELF, the one stop-shop for all your beauty needs. SHELF Cosmetics 1.4 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  46. *** iOS – “Kidz Learn Applications” is happy to announce the release of “Kidz Fun 25” for iOS, Blackberry, Google Play Android and Amazon Kindle. “Kidz Fun” is an educational application intended for kids between ages 3 and 5. This application has 5 menu options for kids, to choose from including – “Alphabets”, “Numbers”, “Songs” and “Stories”. Kidz Fun 25 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Kidz Fun 25
  47. *** iOS – Finally! There’s a new and potentially life changing app designed for people around the world who love the idea of social media, but are hesitant to share their personal thoughts, moods and feelings for fear of being ignored, mocked or attacked: Paralign. Paralign 3.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  48. *** iOS – Independent developer, Marc Braun is proud to announce the release of XCubes 1.0.1, his new multidimensional spreadsheet app developed for Apple’s revolutionary iPad device. XCubes was designed specifically with the aim to be an innovative and breakthrough solution for demanding users. Originally developed for Windows PCs, XCubes has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the advanced features of the iPad and iPad Pro. While most traditional spreadsheet apps are limited to a flat row/column format, XCubes features “cubes,” which allow building and editing in two or more dimensions. XCubes 1.0.1 is free for a limited time, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  49. *** iOS – The Lim brothers are pleased to announce the release of Map List 1.0 today, an iOS app that allows users to create lists of their favorite locations. Aimed at users who like to be organised, Map List can help users track locations of any type of place, for example their favourite restaurants to try, bars, or friends places. Simply search for the name or type of place and add it directly to the list. This simple app also allows users to add notes, ratings, and other details for each saved location. Map List 1.0 is free with an in app purchase to remove advertisements, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Map List 1.0
  50. *** iOS – Lake Effect Solutions, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Snapeas 3.0, an important update to their popular iOS book creation program. In addition to the Apple Pay enhancements to the previous version, this iteration introduces native support for all iPad devices. Creating a book on an iPad is a truly pleasurable experience. With all pages visible at once, no scrolling is needed to see the entire book on the screen. Snapeas 3.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. The app creates a book from 20 to 24 user-selected photos, with optional captions and title page, and uploads it to the Snapeas web site where it is printed and bound into an 8 by 8 inch linen hard cover book and mailed to the user. A special promotional price of $19.95 includes free shipping, with expedited shipping just a few dollars more. Download from iTunes
  51. iOS – Independent developer, Gordon Roberts today is proud to announce the release of Tanks and Turrets 3, the latest open field style tower defense game with retina graphics for iOS and Android Devices. In Tanks and Turrets, players must defend their medieval village from invading Tanks using futuristic weapons. This classic defense-style game offers 10 different Turrets to defend your lands. It features 10 Maps with 3 difficulty levels, offering many hours of gameplay. Level up your Turrets to advance and compete with Game Center achievements and Leaderboards. Tanks and Turrets 3 (v1.0) is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  52. *** iOS – Capable Bits today is proud to announce the release of Photo Transfer App 1.0 for iOS, their new advanced transfer app with live photos and videos support. Supporting all the latest technologies and features of the platform, Photo Transfer App allows you to transfer, backup and share your videos and photos (including Live Photos) privately, quickly and in full resolution. Easily free space on your device with Photo Transfer App. The app features a beautiful as well as easy-to-use interface.  Photo Transfer App 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Photo Transfer App 1.0
  53. *** OS X – KnowledgeMiner Software today is pleased to announce the release of Insights 5.0 for OS X, a major update to its critically acclaimed application that implements original self-organizing modeling for classification, diagnosis, and forecasting problems of complex nature for decision support. Following the principle of Occam’s razor, the app now develops complexity minimized predictive models from observation data, autonomously, and it generates new knowledge in form of explicit model equations that describe the data, mathematically, for further analysis, interpretation, and theory formulation purposes. Insights extracts all information needed for model development from the observation data, exclusively, why it is increasingly recognized as a superior alternative and supplemental tool to established assumption based confirmatory science approaches for complex modeling. Insights for OS X is available as Free, Student, Advanced, or Pro edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website. Until April 30, 2016, promotional prices with up to 75% discount are provided. Academic versions can be purchased by contacting KnowledgeMiner Software directly.  Insights 5.0 for OS X
  54. *** iOS – Flotrak Ltd is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Flotrak 1.1, the important update to their popular music loop creation and sharing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This app is the first of its kind, which allows anyone to create music loops, known as “flo’s” which are 30, 60, and 90 second music loops which include beautifully created artwork, created directly within the iOS app. Flotrak 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.  Download from iTunes
  55. *** iOS – MySpecialDays is pleased to announce the availability of their free app for iPhone, iPad and Android. MySpecialDays makes special days even more special, with deals and other gifts, delivered by email, on or before the days that are special. Users choose from businesses like restaurants, jewelers, hotels, entertainment, florists and more, then specify what days are special such as Mother’s Day, anniversary, birthdays, National Pet Day, Christmas, and dozens more! My Special Days 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  56. *** tvOS – Today, IOSPIRIT GmbH is proud to announce the immediate availability of Remote Buddy Display 1.1 for Apple TV. Since its release, Remote Buddy Display has made a considerable splash in the media and in living rooms around the world. It has been widely received as one of the most innovative Apple TV apps to date, and highlights the potential of this little new box as a platform for apps beyond just games and on-demand video. The tvOS companion app for Remote Buddy allows users to see, hear & control their Mac from their Apple TV using the Siri Remote. Remote Buddy Display is a free app and available now on the Apple TV App Store. Search for “Remote Buddy Display” on the Apple TV to download it. Licenses for Remote Buddy for the Mac are sold separately and not included with the Remote Buddy Display app. Remote Buddy Display 1.1
  57. *** iOS – Patook LLC today is thrilled to announce the release of Patook 1.4, an update to the company’s popular social networking app developed for iOS and Android devices. Patook is a unique user-friendly app that focuses on matching singles and couples for strictly platonic friendships. It uses an innovative system trained on years of data to identify messages that are considered flirty or inappropriate. Whenever a user attempts to send such a message, they are notified that it will not be delivered. Patook 1.4 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  58. iOS – KerCodex today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of 7 & 17 version 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. 7 & 17 is an addictive game where falling dice rapidly fill the screen. Your mission is to clear them out by aligning three dice that add-up to 7 or 17. If they are of the same color, you’ll even get a bonus! 7 & 17 offers a nice mix of strategy and speed, and with Game Center support you will be able to challenge your friends or aim for the 10 achievements. 7 & 17 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Strategy & Dices) categories.  Download from iTunes
  59. iOS – HowzUr App is proud to announce the release of Wrong side adventure 1.0 their very addictive car game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can download it for free from the App Store. In this game, you can control your car by accelerometer mechanism so that the car moves in the direction in which you tilt your mobile. While controlling your car you need to avoid collision with vehicles coming from front. At the same time you can collect the useful powers too. That makes it great fun to play the game and score more and show your skill to the world. Wrong side adventure 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download
  60. *** iOS – Bluewave Solutions is proud to announce the release of Tell my Dad i’m good in Math 1.10, their educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. At Bluewave Solutions, we are reaching out for the parents who want to engage their Kids in math, who want to sharpen their math skills and to followup with their progress during this experience. The app is a simple old fashioned math operation skills tests math app. It provides training with random exercises about different simple math operations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division) in different types of formats, through a simple but not complicated interface to give the kids maximum focus. Tell my Dad i’m good in Math 1.10 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. It is a serious App to master math skills, and it is for free as it is from parents to parents.  Download from iTunes
  61. *** iOS – People who don’t want to deal with long waits at the doctor’s office or emergency room, especially if they’re on an important business trip or having a fun vacation, can now easily, rapidly and securely connect with a physician via their iPhone or iPad thanks to InstaDOC, an innovative new no-cost app created by InstaDOC LLC. InstaDOC 3.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Download from iTunes
  62. iOS – The new “Alphabet First Writer Tracing” app teaches children how to write cursive and uppercase letters, in a fun and effective way. The benefits of this new educational game app go beyond writing, because learning to write in cursive stimulates the brain like nothing else. Alphabet First Writer Tracing 4.5.2 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The free app is complete with all the letters of 4 games. Download from iTunes
  63. iOS – Alima Studios is proud to announce the release of Alima’s Baby Liam (Virtual Baby) 2.1, an important update to their virtual baby app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Baby has to be attended as if he was your own real baby. His responsive body changes as you feed him and gestures will change as well according to his happiness, health, and hungry, in an environment designed with colorful 3D cartoon graphics. Alima’s Baby Liam (Virtual Baby) 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  64. *** iOS – FanLyfe LLC today is proud to announce the official release of FanLyfe 1.1, an update to its video based sharing app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. FanLyfe allows sports fans to post and upload videos directly inside their favorite team’s feed on game day, and the opposing team’s feed as well. FanLyfe lets users have control of the community-based content published on their team’s feed and allows interaction with other fans through video. FanLyfe 1.1 is a free app and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Sports Category. Download from iTunes
  65. *** iOS – Drivers around the world who have fallen in love with GeniusApps Technologies’ extraordinarily useful lost car finder app, TrakCar. And people who have yet to download this must-have app to their device, can head to the App Store and download the latest version at no-cost. TrakCar answers a question that millions of drivers around the world have nervously asked for decades after roaming across parking lots at the mall, airport, beach, or anywhere else: “where did I park my car?” TrakCar solves this age-old riddle with a patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that automatically detects when a user shifts from driving to walking, and as such remembers the exact location of where their car is parked. TrakCar 2.2.1 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Download from iTunes
  66. iOS – smuttlewerk interactive is happy to announce the latest triple patch, featuring cross-playability between the three games of their “Battlle” series of games. Many people played a Battleship-style game at least once in their lives – be it in school or at home. These memories can be refreshed, thanks to smuttlewerks games Fleet Battle, Air Battle and Space Battle. Since the first release of the flagship of the series in 2013, Fleet Battle, the games were downloaded more than 2 million times. All games are free to download with ads as monetization measure. The ads can be removed by paying a small amount of money. Download from iTunes
  67. *** iOS – Qrayon today released Cardflow 2.1 for the iPad, a major update to their popular digital index card App. Cardflow 2.1 adds major new features including the ability to insert links to web pages and online videos, and create tappable hotspots to navigate between cards. This can be used for mind-mapping and to create interactive experiences without any coding. Links continue to work in exported PDFs, which can be shared with colleagues and friends. There are two editions of Cardflow. Cardflow (Standard Edition) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Cardflow has additional features, and is priced at $9.99 USD (or equivalent local currency). Download from iTunes
  68. iOS – Novasoft LLC today is proud to announce the release of Save Dan 1.0, their new game title developed for iOS and Android devices. Bon vivan, millionaire and poker player Dan Bilzerian has been attacked in the cyber world by sexy zombies! These villains want him as much as the long-legged beauties in real life, but unlike the cuddly girls Dan is surrounded with at all times, these creatures are bloodthirsty. Only you can help him out! Avoid and gun down bloodthirsty zombies! Choose from an array of destructive weaponry and put them to use in locations throughout America! When you play Save Dan, you can expect to hold your breath for action packed moments! Save Dan 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  69. iOS – Independent games- and app-developer, iParty! Mobile is proud to announce the worldwide release and availability of Conundrums 1.7.2 to the iOS(R) digital App Store. Available as a Free download and compatible with the Apple iPhone(R), Apple iPod touch(R) and the Apple iPad(R), Conundrums offers fun and thought provoking entertainment and discussion for friends and families. Conundrums 1.7.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.Download From iTunes

Some free iOS and OS X software 03/16

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I have put together another list of free software for iOS and OS X. You may find some of these of interest. Those titles which are NOT games are marked by “***” at the beginning of the description. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS).

This is NOT a curated list. A;ll I know about these titles is what you see below. None have been tried or tested.

  1. *** iOS – LadyPlans Limited is proud to announce the release of LadyPlans 1.0 for iOS, a new time and a task management app for women by women. LadyPlans empowers women to anticipate and plan their priorities, from daily tasks to life-changing events. Based on ready-made lists of events and tasks, as well as a content specifically designed for women, LadyPlans allows women to manage a large range of events and checklists (e.g.: holidays, birthday, celebrations). The app is particularly useful for busy women who plan a lot on their mobile phones during down times (e.g.: morning commute, breaks at work, watching a movie in the evening), for themselves and their loved ones (e.g.: working moms). For a limited time, LadyPlans 1.0 is Free and available worldwide, in English and French, exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Free the first couple of months following the app launch, LadyPlans will be available in the Premium version for less than $2.00 (USD). Download from iTunes
  2. *** iOS – Wyari Pty Ltd has released Keep Close Pictures 1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. If you have friends or relatives in other parts of the country or the world and would love to easily send them photos of your latest trip, the family growing up, parties etc. then Keep Close Pictures is the solution for you. Keep Close Pictures Free 1.3 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Keep Close Pictures is a product in the Keep Close family, check out Keep Close Contact and Keep Close Contact Carer. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS – Mobile game publisher Thumbspire & Indie studio Neonchimp Games are proud to announce the release of Spiral Splatter 1.0, their new puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that will push a player’s problem-solving skills to the limit. Spiral Splatter is a brain-bending arcade puzzle game that will push your hand-eye coordination to the limit with nonstop, mind-boggling puzzles! Spiral Splatter 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A $1.99 in-app purchase is available to remove ads. Download from iTunes
  4. *** iOS – Individuals and teams who require powerful group tallying and data analysis can now benefit from extensive new features in the recent update to CountUp – The Connected Counter (a.k.a. CountUp) for iPhone and Android – developed by Countup LLC, version 2 is now available via the App Store or Google Play. CountUp – The Connected Counter 2.8 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  5. *** iOS – Nektony has announced the launch of interPhotos 1.0, a brand new app that could free up gigabytes of space on you iPhone and iPad. interPhotos offers the most efficient means to cleanup storage on your iPhone or iPad. interPhotos 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. The app is free to find photo copies, in-app purchase provides you with ability to search for duplicate videos. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS – Haypi Co. Ltd.’s iOS hit Haypi Adventure: Kingdom of Glory is newly updated to version 1.6.0. This thrilling war strategic MMO is based in the Age of Discovery. The game offers a magical travel to the past, where conquering territories only depended on the commander’s bravery and the fleets’ power. Players can become Ship lords, Conquer Seas and Fight in Alliances.  Haypi Adventure: Kingdom of Glory 1.6.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  7. iOS – Icon matching game fans looking for the next ultra addictive app to play all day, and sometimes, all night, can head to the App Store, and dive into the insanely fun Litza Pizza-Match. The app is available at no cost. Created by acclaimed developers Apps Genie Limited whose other iOS releases include PhotoLab, Cave Boy Dash, and several other titles, Litza Pizza-Match is simple to play, tough to master, highly entertaining and as noted above, thoroughly addictive. Litza Pizza-Match 1.0, the ultra addictive new icon matching game that is simple to play, tough to master and insanely fun, is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS – Devarai, an indie developer of brain-building games and puzzles, has released Crossword Pro 1.2 its latest crossword puzzle app available now on iOS and Google Play. Both versions are free to play and loaded with user-friendly tools and features. Crossword Pro 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from iTunes
  9. *** iOS – Photomyne Ltd., a growing startup company, has announced the release of Photomyne 3.1, an important update to their popular visual storytelling tool developed for iPhone, iPad and and iPod touch devices. One of the top 20 paid photo apps on the App Store, Photomyne invites users to quickly scan entire photo albums, save and share them with friends and family. Photomyne 3.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS – The indie game studio, Bright Newt, specializing in top match 3 games, announced today the debut of Viva Stampede, one of the best match 3 games to hit the App Store to date. Like most easy puzzle games, it is simple to learn but difficult to master. Viva offers a nonstop blitz of cute zoo animals (if you’re into that kind of thing). Players help Mr. Zookeeper line up three or more identical animals vertically or horizontally and earn tons of tokens along the way. They can then redeem tokens for fun Powerups. The simple, addictive match-3 gameplay, quirky theme, excellent design, and fun in-game reward system make for a very satisfying experience. Viva Stampede – Match Three Puzzle Game 3.4 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Viva Stampede – Match Three Puzzle Game 3.4
  11. iOS – codeDependent Software today is happy to announce the release and immediate availability of a free version of Carl Can Divide 1.0, their new entertaining and educational game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This free version comes with two levels available for play. Additional levels are optional as a single in-app purchase that will unlock all levels for a full version experience. Carl Can Divide 1.0 is free , and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Additional levels are available via a handy in-app purchase.  Download from iTunes
  12. *** iOS – Chackapps today is proud to announce the release of BuddiesBill 1.8.1, an important update to their group payments app developed for iOS devices. BuddiesBill helps you manage the payments made by different people for trips or social events, offering an intuitive and easy way to use the app with a simple and clean interface. Simply create an event and add the amounts paid by everyone and a small description. The app will tell you later how much everyone paid and will help you perform the calculations. Version 1.8 includes the shared budget feature.  BuddiesBill 1.8.1 is free and is available exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category worldwide. Although the app is free, Premium features and unlimited payments can be unlocked with an in-app purchase.Download from iTunes
  13. *** iOS – Blue Eyes Innovation LLC today is proud to announce the release of Samaritan 1.0, their new navigation app developed for iOS devices. Samaritan is a must-have App that helps make driving safer. The app automatically detects accidents and sends out distress alerts – based on user’s health condition – from iPhone and Apple Watch that may make a difference in a life and death situation. This feature works best with companion Apple Watch that gives the ability to determine user’s health in a timely manner. Samaritan 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.  Download from iTunes
  14. *** iiOS – Plum Inc. has recently released iPlum US Phone Number Call SMS 2.0.3 in Android and iPlum – U.S Phone Number with HD Quality Calling & Secure Texting 3.0.11 in iOS, a free international calling and texting app which is now available on the Google Play and iTunes App Store. iPlum creates and assigns a United States phone number for your phone or tablet for an incredibly low $1 monthly fee, and offers free 30 international calling credits, good in more than 200 countries. iPlum – U.S Phone Number with HD Quality Calling & Secure Texting 3.0.11 is currently available for Free worldwide through the iTunes app store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  15. *** iOS – MK Art Technology Inc. has announced the release of Ghost Chat – Secret Anonymous Text Messenger 1.2, a secure message app which is now available on the iTunes App Store. Technology in the mobile environment creates a world of data at your fingertips, but it’s not always data that you want the world to have in return! Social media platforms, e-commerce, private messages and other sensitive information need increasing levels of protection in today’s digital world, and Ghost Chat is ready for the challenge with the security that seals off your texts/messages. Ghost Chat – Secret Anonymous Text Messenger 1.2 is currently available for Free with In-App Purchases and available worldwide through the iTunes app store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS – Independent game developer, Yusuf Turk has announced the release of Shade Combo 1.0, his fast paced puzzle game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Players combine lighter shade ducks (or other objects) to turn them into darker shades and combine darkest ducks to make them disappear. Combining them rapidly in a row starts the combo counter. The score for each move is multiplied by your combo. Faster you play without a wrong move, higher your score gets. Every 10x combo earns the player a Combo Point which they can use to unlock more colors, shapes and power-ups. Power-ups give player opportunities to make even higher combos. Shade Combo 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  17. *** iOS – PPL Development Company LLC has renamed their popular lifestyle app Subliminals Work to Subliminal Work 2.2, and now they are offering sweet deals for new users: 20% OFF top 10 best sellers. Subliminal Work – Positive Thinking Affirmations for Stress Relief & Subconscious Mind Training 2.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. A Mac version is available through the Mac App Store. Download from iTunes
  18. *** iOS – After the paid version, G-Power Team today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of KiKi’s Sand Painting Free 1.0 on iPad. Parents who have little kids above 4 or 5 years old are perfect to try this app. KiKi’s Sand Painting uses beautiful sands to paint fun coloring pages of animals, dinosaurs and fairy tale characters. Little kids who start to learn about color and painting will find this coloring book interesting and innovative. There is no need to prepare glue, sand, paper, just your iPad is enough. KiKi’s Sand Painting Free 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. This free version has Animal theme preset for the free use, with 12 kinds of animal templates for kids’ choice. The other two themes Dinosaurs and Fairy Tale Characters are In-App Purchase items. KiKi’s Sand Painting is for iPad now. In the future they will release an iPhone version to make it more accessible on mobile. KiKi’s Sand Painting Free 1.0
  19. *** iOS – SoundWeaver 1.0.2 – The all in one music player for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, by Oh Ju Shin – is exclusively designed for audiophiles who shuffle around with different applications to satisfy their music needs. It is a single station where people can get all their songs delivered to. With one tap on the SoundWeaver app, audiophiles and any consumer can discover and listen to free music from multiple applications such as SoundCloud, YouTube, and iTunes. After collecting all the music from different applications, SoundWeaver organizes them into a single library for a user intuitive and friendly experience. SoundWeaver 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS – People who are fed up with ordinary and predictable casino apps that become boring and repetitive in about 60 seconds, can finally get the lasting excitement, fun, challenge and thrill they crave with Apps Genie Ltd.’s phenomenal new app Zeus the Thunderer Greek God Casino (a.k.a. Zeus Slots). To celebrate the app’s launch, for a limited time it’s available at no cost from the App Store. for a limited time, Zeus the Thunderer Greek God Casino 1.0 (a.k.a. Zeus Slots) is completely Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS – Qrayon is proud to announce the release of Slideshow Karaoke: Presentation Improv Game 1.0 for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Slideshow Karaoke, aka Powerpoint Karaoke, is a popular party game among the Biz/Tech crowd, and has taken Silicon Valley by storm! Slideshow Karaoke: Presentation Improv Game 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. There is also a tvOS version available for the Apple TV through the tvOS App Store. You can mirror the iOS App to an Apple TV or download the separate native Apple TV App. Slideshow Karaoke: Presentation Improv Game 1.0
  22. *** iOS – People who like the fun, speed and convenience of social media apps – but are concerned about having their personal details harvested by strangers, companies or even cyber criminals – can now get the communication features they want without compromising their privacy with the new app InnerGroup by developer Santo Porpiglia. InnerGroup 2.12, the unique new social media app that lets users share secure, end-to-end encrypted texts, videos, pics and audio, is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  23. *** iOS – Edtech Entrepreneur, Dr. Ahmad Hammoud has announced the release of Play.My.Way 1.1, an update to his popular educational app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Play.My.Way is the first mobile application which was developed to combat the problem of kids heavily using smart devices, in a way which is reasonable, logical. This app presents a Win-Win situation for both parents and kids. Play.My.Way 1.1 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  The first chapter of each subject is for free. You can buy each subject for 1$ for full acess on all chapters. We are working on new subjects and languages for the near future. Download from iTunes
  24. *** iOS – Letstrak, leading UK provider of live fleet vehicle tracking solutions and mapping features, announces the development of their first mobile application for portably monitoring an extensive fleet. Letstrak are eager to extend the capabilities of their live tracking, mapping and reporting services for fleet management to more easily-accessible platforms, and cite the delivery of their mobile tracking app as the result of this ethos. Letstrak 1.1.6 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  25. *** iOS – PNN Soft is proud to announce the release of OBD Car Doctor 1.8 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices that in connection with the OBD-II adapter will show all inner troubles. OBD Car Doctor is iOS mobile application that connects to vehicle’s on-board diagnostic computer using OBD-II via Bluetooth / Wi-Fi, regardless the car communication protocol, car brand or a model (supports U.S. cars since 1996; European since 2003 (diesel since 2004), Japanize since 2005). The app gives wide opportunities for the on-board diagnostics of the car.  OBD Car Doctor 1.8 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS – Mobile gaming studio WeGame Corp is proud to announce their new game 1313 : 1010 Hex Puzzle Game 1.03, a new free-to-play puzzle game for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. 1313 is a simple, addictive, infinitely endless, and easy to learn and fun to play puzzle game for all ages. 1313 : 1010 Hex Puzzle Game 1.03 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS – Drugi Kat, the makers of 7 Planets game, today is pleased to announce the release of Cookies and Candies 1.0, their fun new brain teaser developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Cookies and Candies is addictive puzzle brain teaser that appeals to kids, teens and adults. In this fun-to-play game, players slide colorful and sweet cookies and candies to match 3 or more of the same type and you will soon get into the amazing world of fun. Cookies and Candies 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Puzzle, Arcade, Entertainment) category.  Download from iTunes
  28. iOS – Indie game developer, Code2Game is pleased to announce the release of SwappyDots 1.3.5 for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. This updated match-3 puzzle game includes new modes of play, adding more fun and additional challenges to the game. SwappyDots is not your typical match-3 puzzler and offers refreshing gameplay and cool new features. SwappyDots 1.3.5 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  29. *** OS X – Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2, an important update to their popular break reminder app for Mac OS X. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user’s own personal preferences. Time Out 2 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request. Download from the Mac App Store
  30. *** iOS – YOUMOBTOO today is proud to announce the release of Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights and Tours (With Off-Line Map) 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights and Tours is a complete travel guide, packed with high quality graphics and information of Prague’s main tourist attractions. Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights and Tours off-line map enables you to simply locate and find Historical Sights and Monuments, with the ability to access information in 10 languages. Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights & Tours (With Off-Line Map) 1.0 is Free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Enjoy! Prague Historical Sights and Tours 1.0
  31. *** iOS – After the huge success of the app myTuner Radio, an outstanding hit with 20 million downloads worldwide on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Desktop and Mac OS, AppGeneration has decided to launch another contender for music lovers. Music by myTuner is launched today for iOS to fill in a major gap in the market, since users want to listen to their favorite songs without any restrictions, but don’t want to subscribe to a paid service. The app seamlessly links users to YouTube playlists, letting them enjoy their favorite songs, artists and albums, for free. Music by myTuner(R) – Free Player and Streamer version 1.0 is currently available for Free, for iOS on Apple’s App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  32. *** iOS – MXO, LLC is proud to announce the release of MXO Pulse 1.2.1, their social networking app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Unlike other social apps, which are mainly aimed for casual dating or flirting, the app is designed to connect university students based on their mutual interests and allows them to exchange campus buzz. Pricing and Availability: MXO Pulse 1.2.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  33. Indie developer, Screen Implosion is proud to announce the release of Downhill* Chapter One 1.1, an important update to their game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. Downhill* is an endless free fall on a minimal landscape full of strange sculptures and environments. A game with extraordinary graphics and addictive gameplay.  Downhill* Chapter One 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  34. *** OS X – VeprIT is excited to launch Photo Sense 2 Beta, a public preview of its flagship product. Photo Sense is a powerful, but very easy to use non-destructive batch photo enhancement solution for Mac. It improves photos automatically, and then lets the user adjust results and apply creative effects quickly and easily. It offers efficient batch processing tools, enables image settings synchronization, and supports user presets customizing the automatic processing and defining various image settings, including metadata. Photo Sense ensures that great results are obtained quickly and easily while saving a lot of time and money on learning, purchasing, and using professional photo editing software. During the final development period Photo Sense 2 Beta is available for free at the product webpage. The length of this period is not defined yet, depends on the remaining development effort, the amount and nature of user feedback. Expecting at least about 3 months. Photo Sense 2 Beta
  35. *** iOS – Appollo LLC is proud to announce the release of PikShare 1.0.4, an update to their social networking app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. PikShare uses your device’s location to generate PikShares from other users and sort them into the appropriate global or local feed. Never take another group pic ever again. Take a PikShare to effortlessly share the photo with everyone in the group, who can save it directly to their device from the local feed on the app. PikShare 1.0.4 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  36. *** iOS – Petralex is a hearing aid application that offers the same principles as a conventional wearable hearing aid – offering an increased ambient noise volume via the users mobile device and headset. Developed by IT ForYou, the app has been identified in a recent comparative study as being the most effective & feature-rich hearing aid app currently available for either iOS or Android devices.  Petralex 1.4.5, the innovative hearing aid app that offers users high-quality audio processing for hearing improvement, is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Medical category. Download from iTunes
  37. *** iOS – TableAir, UAB is proud to announce the release of TableAir 1.5.3a2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Available today, the TableAir app is designed to help the first time user of a standing table to make an easier and healthier transition to standing more while working. It also benefits advanced users by creating the optimal sit-to-stand schedule to follow. Compatible with any standing desk on the market, TableAir app suggests sitting and standing intervals based on various case studies and recommendations from ergonomics experts. TableAir 1.5.3a2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  38. iOS – SnowPopcorn brings to the mobile market an incredible new title. A dungeon crawling, real time party -based, intense, action RPG called “Dragon Encounter.” In the game, you control one or three heroes as you proceed through various levels, defeating various enemies and bosses. Along the way, you level up your characters and collect different and various kinds of equipment, which you can put on your characters to make them stronger. Dragon Encounter 1.2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games (Role Playing) category.  Dragon Encounter 1.2.0
  39. *** OS X – Jumsoft, a developer of high-quality applications and designs for OS X, presents a significant update of its Toolbox application for MS Office for Mac. The latest version of the application includes hundreds of new templates and illustrations for Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Toolbox for MS Office provides thousands of templates and illustrations for creating professional and exciting content ranging from posters and business cards to slideshows and infographics. The in-app capability allows users to purchase these by piece, by category, or by set. Furthermore, the first item in each product category is available at no charge. Toolbox for MS Office 2.2.4 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category.  Download from the Mac App Store
  40. iOS – Independent developer, Jeremy Jones is excited to announce the recent release of FlippyCoin 3D 1.0. The game is a complex – flip a coin simulation. See how many heads you can get in a row. The coin-flipping physics are satisfying and the game escalates with every flip of heads.  FlippyCoin 3D 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Game category. Download from iTunes
  41. *** iOS – We Have Kids today is proud to announce the release of The Eat What app, available for Android and iPhone systems, gives you all the details you need about what you’re eating, whether you’re grocery shopping, cooking, or dining out. When a user wants to know more about a product’s ingredients, they need only scan the bar code for immediate access to the most important information about the item. In addition to the extensive database of nutrition information, the latest version now includes all the latest news and feature stories about nutrition, diet, and healthy eating.  Eat What is currently available for Free with in-app purchase and Paid version at a cost of $1.99 (USD) with in-app purchase at iTunes App Store in Health & Fitness category.
  42. *** iOS – Independent developer, Roman Aleksandrenko today is proud to announce the release of Habitloop 1.0, his new habit development app officially available for iPhone users on the Apple Store. Habitloop provides the means to achieve goals and build habits successfully, enhancing happiness and healthiness. The app promises to deliver serious benefits to users, giving them the means to craft the lifestyle of their dreams. Habitloop 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  43. iOS – Futujoy team, who are known by their successful game “the Wonder Cat,” today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Rednum 1.0, their new game title for iOS devices. Rednum is a brand new kind of logical game with elements of “3-in-a-row” gameplay. The common idea of the game is based on the fact that any composite number can be decomposed into prime numbers. For example, 6 = 2 x 3 and 8 = 2 x 2 x 2. Rednum 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Rednum 1.0
  44. iOS – Indie developer, David Zobrist today introduces Finger Dungeon 1.0 an innovative game title for iOS and Android devices. Finger Dungeon is a one-touch game and your job is to hold your finger on the screen as long as you can. Make your way through the currently 14 levels of the finger labyrinth. Triggering levers, turning off traps and collecting coins. As you reach new levels, new tiles and creatures will appear in the maze, so be careful and don’t look back. Finger Dungeon 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Finger Dungeon 1.0
  45. iOS – NikSan Tech today is proud to announce the release of Aim Dots 1.0, their new game available now for iOS and Android devices. Aim Dots is a single tap game which makes the player addicted. Just aim and fire at enemy dot. Game has 300 challenging missions. It is a game about concentration. Try to hit as many enemies as you can, and take the lead on the worldwide leaderboard. This game is perfect for players looking to improve their concentration and timing. Aim Dots 1.0 is a free application available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Aim Dots 1.0
  46. iOS – Roajer, an entrepreneur couple, announces today the launch of A Treasure of Egypt 1.0, their new casino game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The developer included all the popular casino games in one app with the idea to play all the games without leaving the app. The app is available for free as both an iPhone and an iPad version in the app store.  A Treasure of Egypt 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  47. iOS – Independent developer, Lance Ulmer is proud to announce the release of Ultimate Tag 2.0.1 for iPad, a brand new spin on an age old game. Separating itself from the majority of mobile games, Ultimate Tag supports multiple players (up to four) on one device. Guide your player away from your friends and family all while dodging obstacles in the level. Gameplay and art has been designed to be comical, making it fit right in at a family game night or a party. With several game modes, difficulty and play style are adjustable to make sure everyone has fun. Ultimate Tag 2.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A Premium version with access to all maps and modes is available as an in-app purchase for $1.99/1.49 GBP/1.99 Euro. Download from iTunes
  48. *** iOS – Indie developers, Pablo Epscopo, Williams Olivera and Sebastian Martnez today are thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Recordify 1.0, their new app that allows Slack users to send instant voice messages via Slack on iOS devices. Introducing features never before presented on the Slack app for iOS devices, Recordify enables its users to avail the same level of ease and convenience while sending an instant voice message. Recordify helps simplify the use of Slack in everyday life, making it more time efficient and more interactive on a human level. Recordify 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  49. *** OS X – iMobie Inc., a company dedicated to providing solutions for Apple users, today is pleased to announce the release of MacClean 3, still for Free. Not just cleaning junk and optimizing any Mac, MacClean 3 now can also secure Mac users’ privacy and protect their Mac from all types of security threats, including malware, spyware, worms, scareware, adware, malicious cookies, etc. With this one single free app, users can keep their Mac clean, fast and secure as easy as 1-2-3. MacClean 3 is completely free of charge. No catch, no hidden costs, no in-app purchases. To utterly facilitate your review and writing, iMobie has prepared a comprehensive resource page with detailed info about MacClean 3 (including full features introduction, FAQs, etc.) and a handful of hi-def graphic materials you may need online. Download MacClean 3 for Free
  50. iOS – Simon Briggs Consulting Limited is proud to announce the release of Berry Smooth 1.0. their free match-three game for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. Developed in the UK, it features 100 challenging levels of puzzling fun and spectacular combo bonuses for all the family to enjoy. It’s the smoothest, most delicious puzzle game out there. Berry Smooth 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  51. *** iOS – East Coast Pixels, Inc. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of CurbAppeal, a Real Estate photography app developed for iOS devices. CurbAppeal is designed for Airbnb hosts or professional realtors who need to take compelling photos to promote their properties in the rental or sales markets. Photos are the primary marketing materials for online real estate sites and good photography results in increased rental frequency or more purchase offers.  rbAppeal 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Enabling export for a property set is a $4.99 USD in-app purchase (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from iTunes
  52. *** iOS – Irish start up, Emojitones Technology Limited today is proud to announce the release of Emojitones 2.0, their popular app utility developed for iOS and Android devices. For a quarter of a century the world has text messaged in silence. Emojitones is a full-featured text messaging platform that transforms emojis using the power of sound. Emojitones 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category.  Download from iTunes
  53. *** iOS – Ultralab Apps today is excited to announce the release of Gifstory 1.0, its new GIF Camera and Editor developed for iOS devices. Gifstory is a simple and powerful tool for those who wish to capture and share what’s happening in their lives every day in the form of animated GIFs. With Gifstory, captivating short clips are fun and easy to shoot, edit, store, and share.
  54. *** iOS – Ultralab Apps today is excited to announce the release of Gifstory 1.0, its new GIF Camera and Editor developed for iOS devices. Gifstory is a simple and powerful tool for those who wish to capture and share what’s happening in their lives every day in the form of animated GIFs. With Gifstory, captivating short clips are fun and easy to shoot, edit, store, and share. Gifstory 1.0 is Free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Gifstory 1.0
  55. *** OS X – Shortly after MailButler’s release, Feingeist Software GmbH has announced that their Apple Mail assistant will now offer one more feature: Email Tracking. With this new option Apple Mail users will always know if the recipient has actually opened their email. MailButler
  56. iOS – Word game lovers who want to engage in an epic battle of wits against family, friends and other players around the world, can now head to the App Store and download Graphite Fusion’s challenging, fun and massively addictive Lettermash. Lettermash starts by presenting all users with a 5×5 grid of letters (25 letters in total). From there, users proceed in a turn-by-turn manner to connect adjacent letters, and spell as many words as possible during the time allotted. The app is available at no cost. Lettermash 1.1.6 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  57. *** iOS – PepBlast Motion Pictures presents PepBlast MP Slide Show Maker with Music 1.3.33 for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The app is the ultimate tool for creating professional slideshows and movies out of your image and music collections. You can personalize your efforts to truly make them your own by using a range of free styles and backgrounds at your disposal. It takes only a matter of minutes to make a short movie, thanks to the intuitive layout of the interface and the minimal learning curve demanded. Whether you want to create simple picture slideshows, full motion video out of your image collection or select music, this tool offers everything you need to get professional results in minimal time. PepBlast MP Slide Show Maker with Music 1.3.33 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.  Download from iTunes
  58. Hi Rawr Studios is proud to announce the release of Letters : Unscramble the Word Guessing Game 1.0, their new game title developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. This strangely addicting game is all about unscrambling the letters to guess the word. Letters comes with many different types of Pop Culture categories such as Celebrity, Brands, Music, TV, Movie, Sports, and Characters. Great for those people who really love to play guessing games, puzzle games and other types of board games, Hi Rawr Studios is a great choice to try and consider. Letters : Unscramble the Word Guessing Game 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Letters : Unscramble the Word Guessing Game 1.0
  59. *** OS X – Reezaa today is proud to announce that PDF Password Remover 1.5, their popular PDF utility for Mac OS X and Windows PCs, is available for free for a limited time. Users find that a number of the PDF files they receive or download cannot be printed or converted. PDF Password Remover removes the PDF restrictions from those files, allowing users to make better use of the PDFs. PDF Password Remover 1.5 is available free for a limited time, and is available worldwide through the PDF Password Remover website. The app will return to its normal price of $29.95 USD at the end of the promotion on April 10 2016. Download PDF Password Remover
  60. *** iOS – Cheery, an app with a cheery demeanor is here on iTunes just at the right time to promote positivity in your life. With the rise of social media and 24-hour news, there is a lot more negativity in the world. People post negative, hateful, or hurtful content and comments. Why do they do it? Attention is one reason, which is very common for people who feel no one listens to them in real life. Other reasons include wanting to fight, disagree, stir-the-pot or just being unproductive and bored. Cheery Network 0.9.18 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  61. *** iOS – Updown Technologies, Inc. today is excited to announce the official release of Updown Fitness 1.5.0, their free personal workout trainer developed for iOS and Android devices. This interactive and smart app creates customizable workouts from a database of 1500 exercises that can accommodate any user. Updown allows individuals to exercise at any location at any time, no matter the experience level. Updown Fitness 1.5.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.  Download from iTunes
  62. *** iOS – Remo Software today is proud to announce the release of Remo Duplicate Photos Remover 1.2, an update to their popular app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. In a word, Remo Duplicate Photos Remover was developed specifically to find, and remove duplicate images on any iOS device. Remo Duplicate Photos Remover is a simple, useful and well thought out app with minimal user input. Version 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  63. *** iOS – Ninox Software GmbH today is thrilled to announce the release of Ninox Database 1.6.0, a new and improved version of its globally acclaimed database-powered business app maker for iPad. Ninox enables anyone to rapidly create robust, fully-functional databases for business or personal applications. Ninox Database 1.6.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. A version for Mac is also available from the Mac App Store. Download from iTunes
  64. iOS – 1Games today is pleased to announce the release of Dinos Online 1.1, its new mobile game developed for iOS and Android devices. Dinos Online is in the Game category and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play store or through the company website. The game reviews are very favorable, with a current rating of 4.3 with a total of more than four hundred review to date. Dinos Online 1.1 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  65. *** iOS – Creekcats LLC is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Il Menu Dice 2.1, an important update to their free English to Italian menu translator for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. More than just a word translator, the app is designed to make ordering from a menu easier. An entire column of a menu can be translated at one time, and results are presented in bold type with each line of the original menu immediately followed by its translation, so the traveler can point to what they want to order. Users simply take a photo of the menu, crop as needed, and tap “Translate.” Il Menu Dice immediately handles the translation, resulting in an understandable menu for users to read and order from.  Il Menu Dice 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  66. *** iOS – Tap Get Pte Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of What Time 1.0, their new social networking app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. What Time was designed to let you chat about what you’re doing in-the-moment (such as: “Party Time”, “Coffee Time” or even “Sexy Time”) in ephemeral chat groups that automatically close when that event is over. It’s a perfect way to have quick group chats without getting stuck in whatsapp groups that are impossible to leave – i.e. chat group hell. What Time 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Currently What Time works with Facebook contacts, adding support for other networks is planned for future updates. Download from iTunes
  67. *** tvOS – Magnin & Associates has announced its popular Model Railroad Set 1.0 (iOS) is now also available on Apple TV. Relive the childhood joy of playing with a virtual model train set.  Model Railroad Set 1.0 is free and and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. The optional Train Builder Kit is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) via in app purchase. Players only need to purchase the Train Builder Kit on iOS or Apple TV to be able to use on both. Model Railroad Set 1.0

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Have you Heard about MyApple Magazine

Updated 12/30/15

Have you Heard about MyApple Magazine

MyApple is a new digital magazine dedicated to the world of Apple. It is the result of a collaboration between the staff of Apple World Today and the Polish Apple website MyApple.pl. The first issue was made available in October, and the second is also now available. The magazine (as a PDF file) is available for free download from MyAppleMagazine.com. You can download the issues from that site and/or sign up to be notified by email when future issues are available. Support for the magazine through Patreon is requested, but not required.

The magazine contains several short articles on all aspects of the world of Apple – services, history of the company, review of new software and hardware. Similar content is available from numerous blogs, but this is nicely packaged and allows easy off-line reading.

I have downloaded the first two issues and loaded them into iBooks for reading. I have only read the first 25 pages of issue 1, but so far I am impressed with the quality of the production. These are fairly lengthy magazines (80 and 75 pages respectively) with no advertising.

If you are interested in the world of Apple, this is a great opportunity to supplement your information reach.

12/30/15 Update – Issue 3 is now available for download.


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Apple TV Gets Three More channels

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Apple added three channels to the Apple TV today:

  • CBS All Access
  • Made to Measure
  • NBC

CBS All Access includes 7,500 episodes of CBS shows on demand. It will give access to new episodes the day that they are broadcast. It will also include some support for local CBS stations. A free trial is available, but CBS All Access will normally be a $5.99 per month fee.

Made to Measure (M2M) is free and exclusive to Apple TV and focuses on the fashion industry.

The NBC channel is free, though some content will require a cable subscription.  Most programming will be free to anyone. The NBC Channel will have access to full episodes of NBC programs.

I checked my Apple TV3 and all three new channels are present.

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The Apple TV Continues to Evolve

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The Apple TV just keeps getting better, at least for 2nd and 3rd
generation unit owners. In early June Apple added the National
Geographic channel to the Apple TV. Some of the content is free,
while on-demand content requires authentication through your cable provider. The channel includes streaming content from National Geographic, as well as on-demand viewing of program episodes. Both National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild programming is available on the new channel. Available programming categories include: Adventure, Animals, History, People, Science, Technology and Travel among others.

In other news, Apple has confirmed that the Apple TV will be at the
center of it’s home automation effort with HomeKit. With HomeKit you will be able to control any HomeKit-enabled device from any
manufacturer. Support for HomeKit was added into version 7.0 of the Apple TV (3rd generation only) software. Devices are then remotely controlled with your iOS device running the HomeKit App. To put HomeKit to use in your home you will need an Apple TV (or third party hub), an iOS device with 8.1 or later installed and of course HomeKit compatible devices. Apps or Siri can then be used on the iOS device to control HomeKit compatible devices. Apple is maintaining a list of devices compatible with HomeKit here. More
about the Apple TV’s role with HomeKit is expected from Apple’s WWDC 2015 which opens Tomorrow.

It had been speculated that a new, updated Apple TV would be
announced at WWDC, though now the rumors are saying that it is being delayed. While I am looking forward to the updated unit, I am glad that I purchased a 3rd generation Apple TV a couple of months ago at the reduced $69 price. We are finding that the access it provides to photos, home videos and movies stored on my Mac Mini is well worth the cost.

Showtime will join HBO in July with a $11/month service that circumvents cable. This will enable more users to be “cord cutters” and do away with Cable. Even without the anticipated digital programming service for the Apple TV that will hopefully be
announced in detail soon, the Apple TV has made significant
improvements in market share this year, growing from 5% in Q4 2014 to 10%  in Q1 2015 according to the Adobe Digital Index.

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New Channels Added to Apple TV, YouTube Dropped From Older Models

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May 5 found two additional channels available on the Apple TV – USA Now and CBS Sports. to users in the US, and Shomi and Crave TV for users in Canada. Unlike some of the other spots channels, CBS Sports does not require a a subscription. USA Now provides access to the USA network programs, but a cable subscription is required.

Google also dropped support for the YouTube channel on 1st and 2nd generation apple TVs and pre-iOS 6 devices. YouTube disappeared from several other older devices from other manufacturers as well.

The rumor mill is still full of predictions of an updated Apple TV and a new Apple TV Remote, most likely to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference June.

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New Addition to the Apple TV Lineup

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On Monday April 27, 2015 Apple added NBC Sports Live Extra to the lineup of channels on the Apple TV. Live sport events are streamed on this channel. Some programming is available without a subscription, but the live events will require a companion subscription on a cable network.

I am not much of a sports fan, so this addition is of little value to me, but I am glad to see that Apple continues to enhance the Apple TV product.

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