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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 09/2017

software

I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS) as well as the category of the App.

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

September 2017

  1. iOS/Games – We’ve all heard and encountered 3D in the visual space and there are opportunities to experience 4D by watching a 3D video or movie while undergoing physical and olfactory sensations, bringing the experience closer to life and closer to you. Imagine bringing a game experience closer to your physical being? It probably is not too new of a concept, but MightyCast has brought it to fruition in a game that excites and entices. Mighty Maru is an adventure game where you take on the role of one person out of a couple. They are students and have been separated while attending a peaceful protest. One ends up free to seek help, while the other is hauled away to the infamous Gorge prison. As a player you become either Brynne or Thierre. You can enhance your experience tenfold by purchasing and using a Nex Band, which integrates with the game and allows you to interact and play using it. Free on the App Store
  2. iOS/Education – Independent development team, Preschool University LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Letter Free Phonics 1.0, their educational app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app helps children build their phonemic awareness of words by helping them focus on the individual sound of the first letter at the beginning of a word. Letter Free Phonics 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. A convenient in-app purchase of $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) is available as an upgrade, allowing 6 more words per letter. The in-app purchase is free until September 30th. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Health & Fitness – Fat Cigar Productions Ltd today is proud to announce the soft launch of Wonder 7 Minute Workout 1.0, the company’s supercharged fitness app developed exclusively for iOS devices. Designed for women, Wonder is the original 7 Minute Workout, but supercharged. With this best-in-class app, anyone can do simple, easy-to-perform exercises at home, outside, or at the gym. Designed for women it is best-in-class. If you want a super effective workout Wonder is it! Now in soft launch, Wonder 7 Minute Workout 1.0 is currently Free (Reg. $3.99 USD or equivalent amount in other currencies) and now available in Australia and New Zealand exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. It will be coming to the rest of the world in the next few weeks. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Business – Independent developer, Theodore Garnett is proud to announce the release of Auto Sleuths 1.2, an update to his auto service and repair solution developed for iOS and Android devices. Get help for all your automotive needs from the convenience of your mobile device! Auto Sleuths is an innovative app that provides automobile buyers and owners with a simple and convenient platform for connecting with a qualified auto technician for pre-purchase inspection. Auto Sleuths 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Utilities – Today EuclidIQ, LLC has updated UptiiQ 2.0, their popular video tools mobile app with three major new features for videos creators, including a new tool to add custom watermarks to videos. In addition, UptiiQ users will be able to post their video creations not just to personal Facebook new feeds, but to business pages and group as well. Support has also been added for Vimeo, in addition to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. UptiiQ 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. The new UptiiQ features are available free to all users, as well as, ten free minutes of video uploads per month. Additional minutes may be purchased, or users can subscribe to an unlimited upload package for $2.99/mo. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Games – Vella Games B.V., a mobile game developer, today is proud to announce the launch of Emoji Match 4 on the Apple App Store. Emoji Match 4 is a spin on the popular ‘match’ puzzle genre. The chosen emoji characters are among the most used emojis worldwide. Users are challenged to match 4 or more emojis, while at the same time, trying to avoid matching 3 emojis because that will cost points. Emoji Match 4 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. To celebrate the release of Emoji Match 4, Vella Games has created a free iMessage Sticker Pack (iOS 10 ) featuring the core characters of the game. The sticker pack is included with the app and directly available after downloading the app. Emoji Match 4 (v1.0)
  7. iOS/Productivity – Telos Mobile proudly announces the release of Telos Second Phone Number Unlimited Texting & Call 2.1.0, an important update to their second phone number app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. For mobile professionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs, a business phone number is a necessity to separate business phone calls and personal phone calls. To get a second phone number for work, there’s no need to carry two phones or register with a mobile phone company for a second SIM card. The easiest way to get a business phone number is to download Telos, an app for a second phone number with unlimited calls & texts. Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity Category. Download from iTunes
  8. macOS/Utility – iMobie, a leading-edge software developer for iOS and Android, today is proud to announce a release of their flagship product AnyTrans V6.0 with Free iOS Mover. Available for both Mac and Windows, now users are completely Free to transfer the most types of Android data to iOS, to iTunes, even to iCloud. Adopting the cutting-edge technology, it helps all Android user transfer almost all data seamlessly to iPhone, or just some of them with an easier way. Furthermore, AnyTrans also provided with 2 more Free yet awesome features Media Downloader & iCloud Manager for them to enjoy a more comfortable experience while using iPhone. iOS Mover, Media Downloader and iCloud Manager are completely Free features in AnyTrans, and you can download it from iMobie officical site. Free iOS Mover Feature
  9. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.3, their highly customizable TV application developed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Users can directly access their favorite TV channel and watch diverse films, news, programs from their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch anywhere and anytime. Visualize Global TV 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.3
  10. iOS/Games – Looking to take your mind off things? How about off the ground and into the air above. Planes Control by Rarepixels will give you that chance! If you thought controlling air traffic was a breeze then you are in for a real shocker. Planes Control gives you the opportunity to become the controller of the metal birds that we hear flying above us. You have to master tapping on the aircraft and dragging each one, drawing a safe flight plan. Each aircraft has a different landing zone so it is vital that you direct each flying machine to its designated runway. No sweat right? Well, actually there will be quite a bit of sweat involved. After a short and helpful tutorial, you dive into your new day job. Here is what you have to look out for: First, proximity warnings- planes will flash red to indicate the danger zone, quickly redirect the planes to avoid a crash and bang. Second, the aircraft will turn white once it has a defined landing path- this is a fantastic guide. Last, avoid those obstacles! Free from the App Store
  11. iOS/Games – Flight Systems LLC is proud to announce the release of Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2 for iOS and Android devices, a new mobile game that mocks Donald Trump. The game features a Trump Super Power which allows you to deport enemies in the masses. As if Trump doesn’t have enough problems, he now faces off with Howard Stern Wack Packer Beetlejuice, in this new mobile game. Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Beetlejuice: Bad as Can 1.0.2
  12. macOS/Utility – KnowledgeMiner Software is pleased to announce the release of INSIGHTS 6 for macOS, a groundbreaking modeling and predictive analytics tool to forecast macroeconomic development in a powerful, new way. It is a major update to its critically acclaimed application that implements original self-organizing modeling technologies based on GMDH Deep Learning for forecasting complex problems in order to provide decision support. INSIGHTS 6 introduces Systems of Equations, a superset of Vector Auto-regressive Models, to allow model development from observation data of linear and non-linear interdependent systems and processes for easy multi-step ex ante forecasting. Accompanying examples such as forecasting the U.S., Japanese, or German national economies until 2021, compared to forecasts provided by the International Monetary Fund, demonstrate the power and productivity of this outstanding modeling technology.INSIGHTS for macOS is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, Professional, or Ultimate edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website. Academic versions can be purchased by contacting KnowledgeMiner Software directly.  Download Insights
  13. iOS/Business – Intraboom is the latest in collaboration software, the simple all-in-one solution for businesses. The platform is organized around “groups” which can be created for teams, projects, and your entire personnel. Just invite whoever you want to the group – within your company or outside of it – and that’s where you’ll make magic together. Store documents. Share files. Post deadlines. Discuss. Assign tasks. And Intraboom will keep everything organized in one place. You spend less time looking for stuff. And more time doing stuff. It’s as simple as that. It’s as simple as Intraboom. Free on the App Store
  14. iOS/Entertainment – Renowned international app developer, Button Software Technology Co., Ltd. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Becolor 1.0, their new gifted coloring book for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. With several great and innovative features and full of colors, this coloring app is ideal for artistic and creative adults. Becolor 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.  Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Games – DrMop Games today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Cookie Clicker Save The World 1.3, the company’s new game title for iOS, Android and Facebook. Cookie Clicker Save the World is targeted at raising awareness of climate change in a fun and challenging gaming environment. Players are gradually introduced to various climate issues and what can be done to help, such as recycling, using wind power and more. Cookie Clicker Save The World 1.3 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon today announced the release of Noteflow Digital Notebook 1.0 for iOS11 on the iPad and iPhone. Noteflow is designed to replace pen and paper. It works like a digital notebook, but goes way beyond that. Use it for taking notes, annotating PDFs, sketching and visual thinking. There are two editions of Noteflow. Noteflow (Standard Edition) is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. Noteflow has many additional features, and is available for $14.99 (USD) or equivalent local currency. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Productivity – In the United States, numbers with area code 213 are in high demand and lots of people find it hard to get a 213 phone number. Telos allows users to get a second phone number with ares code 213 and many other hard-to-find area codes like 408, 832, 510, 855, 877… Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Social Networking – Remember those crazy scenarios from Black Mirror? Being spied by unknown people, getting threaten by someone else you’ve never met, even don’t have any idea which number he or she’s calling from like this. Ensuring a private calling for yourself by having private numbers is your first start. CoverMe 2.7.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Social Networking – How would you protect private texts & messages after iPhone X’s FaceID? A newly biometric technology called “Face ID” was displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the Steve Jobs Theater on Sep. 12, 2017 in California. It uses a 3D scan of the user’s face for authenticating and unlocking their device. It also replaces Touch ID for Apple Pay too. But, this high-tech did raise security and privacy concerns.  CoverMe 2.7.4 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Coverme iTunes
  20. iOS/Social Networking – BD Global Community AB has recently launched the latest version of its app, Blinddate.com 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The platform gives a new twist to the popular online dating scenario by giving users an opportunity to know the personal and psychological aspects of potential dating matches. The blind dating platform requires users to take a personality test and basis the personality type, suggests compatible profiles to the users. Blinddate.com 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. In-app purchases for subscriptions are available. Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Productivity – Qrayon is pleased to announce the launch of Text Editor 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app is a native plain text editor that’s fully integrated with iOS’s new file system. Text Editor does one thing and it does it well: edit plain text files. Text Editor by Qrayon 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Text Editor by Qrayon 1.0
  22. iOS/Music – LastThink today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of In & Out Online Radio 1.0, the company’s highly customizable new internet streaming player developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. From now on you don’t have to tune to the right station you want, as finding your favorite station is simply a click away. In & Out Online Radio was created to stream live broadcasts from different countries which run as smoothly as possible.  In & Out Online Radio 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Our Live Radio is frequently updated, new features and various stations are added. Our professionals are always there to update the app by adding features, broadcasts, so that you get delighted with all the extra features that have been included in this version. In & Out Online Radio 1.0
  23. iOS/Social Networking – Available today for iOS 11 and Android devices, Hyperapptive, Inc.’s social video alarm clock app WakeMe offers a new experience for everyone who has a difficult time waking up in the morning. WakeMe allows a user’s friends and family to send personalized 15-second videos that play when the user’s alarm goes off. WakeMe aims to keep users socially connected with the people they care about and motivate them to start their day in a positive way. WakeMe Social Alarm Clock 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social networking category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Productivity – NeoNet Corp today is proud to announce the release of CREATEit 2.3, designed specifically for the iPad, to provide the user with an intuitive and versatile tool set to easily present new ideas to an audience. You can simply add captions and graphic items to your photos for sharing or, AirPlay to an AppleTV, to dynamically present your stories in a very unique and compelling way. CREATEit 2.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively in the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Business – App studio Qrayon today introduced Resume Star 2 for iOS, which produces a professionally typeset PDF resume right on your iPhone or iPad. It is a full-featured resume generator app, with an interesting twist: You only pay for the software if you land the interview. Resume Star 2 (v2.2) is now available in the App Store worldwide in the Business category. It is free to download and completely unrestricted to use. You can create and send as many resumes as you need. There are no ads or limits on functionality. Only after you get called for an interview do you need to pay Qrayon using a secure in-app purchase. It’s $14.99 (USD) for a standard purchase, and if you had an especially good experience, you can choose to pay $24.99 as a bonus. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Productivity – Limitless Computing(R) Inc., an award-winning leading provider of 3D mobile Augmented Reality (AR), today announced SightSpace(R) Pro 4.0 for immersive and interactive visualization of 3D models in real-world environments for Apple and Android users. SightSpace Pro provides an Augmented and Virtual Reality experience for all major 3D modelling software, including Trimble SketchUp, Autodesk, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Solidworks, and .DWG. SightSpace Pro 4.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Education – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Learn Turkish language 1.0. If you want to learn Turkish or just tend to improve it, then this educational app is just for you. Learn Turkish language 1.0 app is an app for practicing Turkish. It’s a free tool for Turkish learners. Learn Turkish provides Turkish language teaching materials to meet learners’ needs. Learn Turkish language 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Learn Turkish language 1.0
  28. iOS/Health & Fitness – Intelligent Design SIA, a small studio located in Europe, today is pleased to announce the release of Live Running Simulator 1.0, its unique mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Live Running Simulator enables runners to race against other runners from various parts of the world, in real-time. The app optimizes technologies such as GPS and augmented reality to give runners an option to compete either with the CPU or with other runners, in different race categories (such as 400m, 800m, 1,500m and so on). Live Running Simulator App is currently available for Free (with in app purchases) on the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Games – Drugi Kat, the makers of 7 Planets game, today is pleased to announce the release of BloksOut 1.0, their fun new arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. BloksOut is retro game influenced with games from Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum like Krakout, Arkanoid and Breakout but in new colourful design with one handed gameplay. BloksOut 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games (Puzzle, Arcade, Entertainment) category. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Games – SCALE-1 PORTAL, an immersive application developer, today is proud to announce the release of Ghost Blasters 2, an highly immersive ghost hunting game in augmented reality for the iOS 11 ARKit platform. Ghost Blasters 2 turns the mobile device into an ectoplasmic energy radar revealing hidden ghosts in the real world. The player has to find & catch the ghost through epic first-person view battles. Ghost Blasters 2 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Social Networking – When will you need disposable numbers? When you need to contact someone for Airbnb, blind date and craigslist, but you don’t want to exposure yourself and your personal info and phone numbers to others online. CoverMe 2.8 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Music – myTuner Radio team has been working hard during the last months, to give our users the ultimate experience when it comes to listening to the radio, to podcasts and music. Therefore, we are proud to announce that version 6 of myTuner Radio is now live for iOS and Android platforms, bringing you exciting new features and a revamped design. With myTuner Radio, users from any part of the world (even when they are abroad) can listen to more than 50,000 live AM, FM and Online radio stations from over 200 countries/territories and to 1 million podcasts. myTuner Radio 6 is currently available for Free for iOS in the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Reference – Vito Technology, the award-winning developers of the famous astronomical app Star Walk, and winner of the Apple Design Award 2010, today is pleased to announce the release of Satellite Tracker 1.0, the company’s new reference app for iOS and Android devices. With Satellite Tracker one can easily find out where satellites can be seen from different locations in the world, as well as get predictions for the passes. This app was made specifically for easy and comfortable real-time satellite tracking. This new Satellite Tracker app stands out among other satellite applications with its stunning visuals, attractive and easy-to-use interface. Satellite Tracker 1.0 is free (with In-App subscription), and available worldwide through App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes
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Apple Publishes User Guides

Apple has released iOS 11, Watch OS 4, tvOS and macOS High Sierra. Many have already updated their devices. I have already updated my iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

But what are the new features? You can learn them all directly from Apple. Official User Guides are available either on the web or in iBook format. Download yours and find out the latest features.

If you downloaded an iBook User Guide for an earlier version of the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch  or Apple TV, it should update with the latest version when you open it.

 

Device Web link iBook link
 iPhone  Page  iBook
 iPad  Page  iBook
 Mac  Page  iBook (MacPro with Touch Bar)
 Apple TV  Page  iBook
 Apple Watch  Page  iBook

 

Manuals for other Apple products are available from their website.


See my other macOS and iOS articles


 

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 07/2017

software

Free Software – I have been maintaining a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X. You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, OS X, tvOS) as well as the category of the App.

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

July 2017

  1. iOS/Photos and Video – Independent developer, Alexey Khutorschikov today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his popular photo editing solution for iPhone, that lets amateurs and professionals reformat, resize and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192 px and 4k respectively. Settings includes compression format, size in pixels, percent and ratio, resizing options, photo dpi and video bitrate. All processed photos and videos are automatically saved to app-specific albums and are available for sharing on results screen even after app reloads. Version 1.5 brings a lot of changes including the ability to create/edit/use Templates, more thoughtful and clear user interface, improved sharing and stability. Desqueeze 1.5 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Some features require upgrade to PRO version, which is available as in-app purchase for $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Books – Bound is pleased to announce the launch of “Cumulus,” an adaptation of the original novel by best-selling author Eliot Peper. Bound is a new mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, that combines serialized prose, art and audio with community features from the best storytellers in “geek genres” like sci-fi, fantasy and thrillers. The app is available for free in the iOS App Store. Bound 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – One-man studio birdboy games proudly announces the release and immediate availability of Super Color Cannon 1.1.3 for iOS and Android, a beautifully simple color based arcade game with a driving soundtrack requiring pitch-perfect timing and lightning-fast reflexes. Players take control of a cannon with adjustable shot color shooting down an endless stream of falling crystals with matching colored shots. A progress system rewards skillful play with trophies and level ups, unlocking powerful cannon upgrades, exchangeable cannon parts and an increasing bonus score multiplier. Super Color Cannon 1.1.3 is Free featuring one in-app purchase for disabling ads priced at $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). The game is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Lifestyle – Abson Developments Ltd today is pleased to announce the release of Sleep like a Baby 1.0, the company’s new lifestyle app developed for iOS and Android devices. Achieve a better nights sleep for you, your baby, and your family. Sleep like a Baby 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Sleep like a Baby 1.0
  5. iOS/Games – We have seen the memes and videos all over, it’s the latest craze! The Floor is LAVA is a game in which players have to escape imaginary lava on the floor by standing on objects or furniture. Is this how The Floor is LAVA – Original Game works too? Let’s find out! The game opens with some simple instructions on how to get started. You simply tap on the left or right side of the screen to move a long-legged, boy character. Introduced at the same time are two booster icons, a snowflake to freeze furniture and the other is to slow time. Tapping to begin, one quickly realizes that little blue icons represent different types of furniture, and you need to tap left or right to survive the red liquid enemy! Free now iniTunes. Download from iTunes.
  6. iOS/Games – If you are looking to try out a new-age logic game that requires no sweat, then look no further than Bounce Control! If you just heard the opening sounds of this game, you would not guess that it had anything to do with puzzles. Actually, you would think a game of pool is being played. Well, that is not what this physics game is about. Bounce Control requires you to control and steer a falling ball. Sounds simple right? But, while the ball falls you need to harness gravity and energy in such a way that the falling ball manages to hit every obstacle in the game block. The game is free from iTunes. Download from iTunes.
  7. iOS/Utilities – Xtreme Media Works is proud to announce the release of PlayerXtreme Media Player 7.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV devices. The app is designed specifically to enhance the movie watching experience. With this new update, PlayerXtreme can now intelligently use meta information of movies and present a poster view. The feature to add folders from remote server to library and some playback and battery usage improvements are also part of this build. PlayerXtreme Media Player – Movies & streaming 7.1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. An Apple TV version is also available. Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Entertainment – epcsht LLC is proud to announce the release of Little Movies 1.0, their movie discovery app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Want to watch a movie but can not decide what to watch? Here’s Little Movies to help out with daily suggestions! Get daily movie suggestions from a variety of genres. Quickly check their synopsis, casts, IMDb scores, trailers and create a watchlist. Little Movies 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Food & Drink – SynchroLife Limited, managing company of the artificial intelligence based restaurant recommendation mobile app “SynchroLife” has announced a token crowdsale to back the development and implementation of blockchain technology and an original cryptographic token based on Ethereum into the SynchroLife platform. After the success of the beta release of the SynchroLife mobile app for iOS and Android in Japan, the service has opened globally, with a focus on East Asia. SynchroLife plans to further develop and grow the existing SynchroLife service into a blockchain based decentralized restaurant recommendation platform to provide trustworthy restaurant information and reviews worldwide by rewarding reviewers with tokens. The token crowdsale will start August 3rd, 2017 12:00 noon GMT. Further details regarding the token crowdsale will be announced soon on the official website. SynchroLife: Social Restaurant Reviews & Good Food 3.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Utilities – Saa-z Innovations Inc is proud to announce the release of CockatooMoji – Premium Cockatoo Emoji and Stickers, the company’s new entertainment title developed exclusively for iPhone and iPad devices. Let us help you get your phone into U2 mode and make it easier to celebrate everything that is great about your Toos and you ‘Too’ lovers. CockatooMoji has 80 emojis ranging from Funny emoticons, Love, Guilty/ Sad/ Angry emotions, Dancing and Lol / cool text images, and can be used through iMessage, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other chat apps. To celebrate our loving Cockatoo Pets, the full version of CockatooMoji – Premium Cockatoo Emoji and Stickers 1.0 is now free with 20 Emojis and for limited time the in App Value pack of 60 more emojis for only $1.99 (USD). The app is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities / Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Games – CapableBits today is proud to announce the release of Look Right Agency 1.2.9, an update to their popular game title developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Welcome to Look Right, the first virtual travel agency with the thrilling non-linear journey. The story is told in a chat format, where users’ answers define the story twists. So you can play it several times having different events, locations, and in-game media. Look Right Agency 1.2.9 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  12. iOS/Photo & Video – Utopia Editorial LTD is pleased to announces TipTap Video 1.0.1, an update to the company’s first video editing app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Tip Tap Video is the first video editing app aimed at helping everyone become a videographer and tell their story with just a tap on the screen. TipTap Video 1.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  13. iOS/Social Networking – Families, friends, bands, artists, co-workers, teams, fraternities, and all other groups of any size that want an innovative, easy-to-use and extremely secure way to share content, can now head to the App Store and download the unique new app SecureTribe. Developed by Just Two Dudes, SecureTribe 1.1 is an advanced social network that lets users create two kinds of content sharing groups, which the app refers to as “tribes”: private tribes and public tribes. SecureTribe 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Entertainment – People of all ages – from young children to senior citizens and everyone in between – who have ever dreamed of bringing their drawings, paintings or sketches to life, can now turn their fantasy into reality by downloading the delightful and creative new Wonder Painter. Created by Beijing Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd., Wonder Painter uses patented creative augmented reality (AR) technologies to bring high-tech and art together, and unleash the imagination in every user.  For a limited time to celebrate the app’s launch, Wonder Painter 1.4.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from iTunes
  15. macOS/Lifestyle – illumineX delivered EyeSpy 2.0.1 to the Mac App Store today, a new spin on the classic toy in which cartoon eyes watch your mouse cursor as you work. EyeSpy includes free original cartoon characters developed in cooperation with professional artists as well as new characters available as In-App Purchase. Collections of new characters known as ArtPaX are also available. All characters can be easily shared with your friends via Messages, Twitter, Facebook and any sharing platform supported by macOS. EyeSpy 2.0.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category. After you download EyeSpy, simply double-click the EyeSpy Guy character to open the Character Settings panel, where you can select new characters, download additional free characters, and purchase characters as an In-App Purchase. Download from Mac App Store
  16. iOS/Social Networking – Instant messaging has become a de facto method of communication throughout the world, but Almost-Live With (ALW) has taken it to new frontiers and in the process, gained a significant number of new users to participate in this vibrant, real-time communication platform.  ALW – Almost Live With 1.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  17. macOS/Utility – Independent developer DigiDNA is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iMazing Mini, their free macOS utility that offers automatic wireless backup of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iMazing Mini is free and is available for macOS worldwide exclusively through the iMazing website.  iMazing Mini
  18. iOS/Shopping – Orange Tree Technologies Private Limited is proud to announce the release of Mr. Milkman 1.6.5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Happiness is when every morning you can open your front door to find your milk waiting for you. You begin your morning with a fresh cup of tea/ coffee and enjoy a full delicious bowl of cereal without a single worry about running out to buy milk or getting the kids to school on time. Mr. Milkman 1.6.5 is free and is available worldwide through the App Stor ein the Shopping category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Food & Drink – BigDish is proud to announce the release of BigDish – Restaurant Discounts 2.6.15 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. BigDish is a reservation app that lets users make instant reservations on discounted seats at its partner restaurants. Depending on the day and time, discounts range from 10 to 50%. This lets users save money on dining out whilst filling up otherwise empty restaurant seats.  BigDish – Restaurant Discounts 2.6.15 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food & Drink category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Productivity – Cloud Hidden Designs, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3, the easiest and most enjoyable way for Apple iOS users to brainstorm with the people they text with. Previously, ideas were mixed in with other text messages. With Wicked Brainstorm, however, a group’s ideas can all automatically be gathered together, while allowing users to collaborate within Messages. When a Wicked Brainstorm collaboration has been completed, the Wicked Brainstorm list can be transformed into a checklist and a group vote can facilitate the process of determining the best ideas. Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3 is completely Free and available worldwide exclusively through the (iMessage) App Store in the Productivity category. It ships with dozens of stickers that can be modified to reflect a user’s font and color preferences. Wicked Brainstorm 1.0.3
  21. iOS/Games – Conceptis today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Battleships 1.0 for iPhone and iPad, a challenging single player puzzle game based on the classic game many of us used to enjoy as children. A typical Battleships puzzle consists of a 10×10 grid containing a hidden fleet of ten known ships. The only information is numbers telling how many ship segments are in each row and column, and some given ship segments in various places in the grid. The object is to discover where all ten ships are located in the grid. Discover the ships – solve the puzzle!  Conceptis Battleships 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Additional volumes are available via in-App Purchase.  Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Business – The latest product from innovative app design company Limepresso is already making waves. Logo Maker Shop puts the power to create bold and beautiful logos in the hands of business owners and marketing departments everywhere. Companies can now forfeit the expense of costly designers, thanks to Logo Maker Shop’s pre-loaded, editable templates. Even those with limited creative skills will be able to benefit from the user-friendly interface that the app provides. Logo Maker Shop 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.  Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Navigation – Codiant Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd is proud to announce the release of NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1, their Augmented Reality app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Sometimes the most important places, cool stuff, locations in an unfamiliar city get hidden in a plain sight. In order to fix this location-aware issue, Codiant brought Augmented Reality to rescue. NearBy AR is a map-friendly app where you can find the great eats, ATMs, hospitals, picture-worthy sights, and much more nearby. NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. NearBy AR – Augmented Reality 1.0.1
  24. iOS/Games – Redi Games is proud to announce the release of Pepperoni Madness 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The game is the latest release by Polish gamedev studio, Redi Games. The mobile game is aimed at all fans of tasty Italian pies and logic games. The player gains points by aligning as many matching pizza slices as they can. The game boasts a fun, unlimited gameplay mode as well as three funky boosters – hungry kid, pizza box and pizzanado – which are guaranted to add some extra spice to the game! Pepperoni Madness 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Independent developer Advenworks is proud to announce the release and availability of Birdy Party 1.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Birdy Party offers a daily dose of disco and challenge to iPhone users. It ingeniously combines match-3 games and 2048 swiping to give the player a unique experience. With more than 10 hours of free to play challenges, Birdy Party won’t let its players get bored with its rewarding new trials added every day. Birdy Party 1.0.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Food & Drink – OneTable is proud to announce the release of OneTable 1.0.13, their new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, which allows users to explore available Shabbat dinners by city, search and filter for specific dinners, sign up to attend a dinner, and even manage dinners they are hosting. Everyone can find the right Friday night dinner, whether that’s roasting challah over a campfire, toasting with rose on a rooftop, or anything in-between. OneTable is here for however you Shabbat. OneTable 1.0.13 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Food and Drink category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Education – Ahoiii Entertainment is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals 1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Inspired by classical lift-out puzzles, the educational game Fiete Puzzle is very easy to play. The intuitive controls and large puzzle pieces are ideal for infants. Fiete Puzzle – Kids Games with Animals 1.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Photos & Video – InfyOm is proud to announce the release of InfyPics – Best Photo editor frame collage maker 1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app offers hundreds of blending backgrounds/frames/magazines, collage layouts up to 6 photos and hundreds of single image layout editor, hundreds of text-overlays and millions of possible photo effects combinations, thousands of stickers to consume with lots of various categories with scrapbooks. InfyPics – Best Photo editor frame collage maker 1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Business – OrangeTreeApps, LLC recently launched the L-Card Pro app that introduces eco-friendly, affordable, electronic business cards on the go. The app is welcomed by professionals who are finding it increasingly cumbersome to carry paper cards. The app will solve this problem effectively by allowing users to create, carry, share and manage unlimited business cards electronically on their smartphones and tablets. L-Card Pro 1.1 is available for a Free download with Online Subscription at iTunes app store in the Business category. There is also a Web app version. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Social Networking – Big Fire Innovations, LLC is excited to announce the official launch of Let’s Grub 1.05.04 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, the first and only mobile app that makes dining meet-ups quick and easy. Let’s Grub is a comprehensive mobile app that simplifies the process of getting together in social situations. When it comes to grabbing lunch, meeting for drinks, or setting dinner plans, Let’s Grub fills a void where other options have fallen short. The process is simple: Search – Invite – Eat.  Let’s Grub 1.05.04 is free and is available worldwide in the App Store in the Social Networking category.  Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Games – 23 Ra Games is pleased to announce the release of Zombie Raider Of Ra 2.0, their exciting game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Zombie Raider Of Ra is an 3D action game for mobile phones that boasts simple controls and amazing gameplay. The main goal of the game is run as many meters as possible, but the game offers much more, such as collecting achievements or rivaling other players. Zombie Raider Of Ra 2.0 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Social Networking – Hirshmania! LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of TV Yapp 1.0.9, their new social networking/chat app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. TV Yapp was developed specifically for people who love talking about TV but hate spoilers. TV Yapp 1.0.9 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. TV Yapp on the App Store
  33. iOS/Productivity – Independent developer, Michal Kos is pleased to announce the release of a new version of an iOS app Quick Notes. Simple and efficent app for writing notes that you want to access anywhere, anytime in your Notifications Center or on Apple Watch. Quick Notes – Notes with widget 2.0.1 is available for free with In-App purchase unlocking all features. It is available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  34. macOS/Photography – Romanian professional software company, Day 1 Solutions SRL announces the launch of their multimedia app Image Cleaner – Duplicate Photo Finder and Remover 1.0, for macOS. After a few successful macOS apps like: Icon Plus, Perfect Face and Image Crop with over 10K users, this new vision of the company offers more flexibility for their users to uncover many different layers of their needs. Image Cleaner – Duplicate Photo Finder and Remover 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Download from the Mac App Store
  35. iOS/Games – Ovilex Soft, the global leader in 3D driving simulator apps with more than 100 million downloads and a Facebook community that recently added its 750,000th fan, announced today that its much-anticipated new title Driving School 2017 is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. There is no cost to download the app. Driving School 2017 Version 1.2 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes

Apple watchOS 3

New watchOS is loaded with new features, though none seem to be earth shattering. I updated my Apple Watch late last week (I always give a new release a couple of days to settle down before I download) and have experienced no problems. Nor have I found any significant (though Apple says version 3 is up to 70 time faster) performance improvements [8, 12]. Apple has promised improved performance with this release, but I have not used any Apps yet that reflect that. I do agree that Apps do load much faster than before.

 

Some New Features:

  1. Breathe App added to health and fitness
  2. Heart Rate App added
  3. Home App – for HomeKit connected devices added
  4. Emergency one-touch calling  by holding the side button [5, 6] – This is set up through the Apple Watch App on your iPhone
  5. Sharing of health and fitness progress [5]
  6. Watch faces manage by Watch App on iPhone [5, 10, 12, 13]
  7. Use scribbled handwritten responses to messages [5]
  8. Improved Reminders App with Siri integration [3]
  9. Digital Crown – double-click to return to last App, Single-click to return to the home screen; turning the crown uses Time Travel, zooms, scrolls [4]

 

Significant changes:

What are the significant changes I see?

  1. Glances are gone, control center added [5]
  2. Dock for frequently used Apps – Used this a couple of times, but for me it is not a major change [5, 10, 12]
  3. Ability to unlock Mac running Sierra  – I hope to use this everyday as soon as I get Sierra installed [5, 12]

 

Should You Upgrade?

At this point I say that you should definitely upgrade! Operation of the watch is snappier so that alone is worth it.

 

How to Upgrade

First, upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10. When that has been completed, place your watch in the charging cradle (it needs to already be at least 50% charged). The iPhone and Apple Watch should be in close proximity for the software download by Bluetooth. On the iPhone go to Apple Watch App >> My Watch >> General >> Software Update [8, 9, 10]. This will begin the 561MB update. It took me about 90 minutes when I updated my Apple Watch, but I have heard that the update for some users took much longer.

References

  1. 65+ new Apple Watch features in watchOS 3
  2. How to use watchOS 3: Tips, tricks and hidden tweaks
  3. Using the all-new Reminders app on Apple Watch
  4. How to use the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown in watchOS 3
  5. Apple Watch: 11 new features in WatchOS 3
  6. How to add an emergency contact to your Apple Watch
  7. WatchOS 3 Is Here
  8. Your old Apple Watch will feel brand new with watchOS 3, out now
  9. watchOS 3 Update Released for Apple Watch
  10. Three Tips for watchOS 3
  11. watchOS 3 touches down for the Apple Watch; here’s how to upgrade
  12. watchOS 3 update for Apple Watch now available
  13. Top 15 watchOS 3 Features and Interface Changes