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FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 11/2017

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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. 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.

November 2017

  1. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is proud to announce the release of TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.0, their new RPG title for iOS and Android devices. Getting surrounded by hordes of enemies and dodging bullet hell is not the only way to play a Shooter game. In TAP Shooter: Sky Battle, you summon a horde of allies to surround and destroy monsters! You will power up your hero and allies with Incremental clicker gameplay, and go forth to annihilate the Devil Army! TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  2. iOS/Social Networking – App developer Antonio Michahil recently released Viral! 2.1, the latest version of the social networking app. Version 2.1 brings new and improved features, offering social media enthusiasts a novel way to connect through creative and entertaining videos.  Viral! 2.1 is currently available for Free on the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  3. iOS/Games – Kalypso Media Group today announced the release of The Orient Express, a gripping, story-driven adventure for iPhone and iPad. In The Orient Express, players take on the role of investigative reporter Heidi Price. What begins as nothing more than a story for The Globe newspaper soon sees Heidi trade in her notepad for a magnifying glass and venturing across 17 locations in search of a murderer. The Orient Express 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The Orient Express 1.2
  4. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of their another cool new game, Cookie Soccer 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Cookie Soccer is a leisure game inspired by pool. It’s easy to play, but hard to master. Cookie Soccer 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  5. iOS/Games – App Eminence LLC today is proud to announce the worldwide release and immediate availability of Avoid the Void 2K18, a uniquely addicting app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game challenges players to swipe their finger to guide the blue ball in collecting the Fish. Avoid the black void to stay alive. Sounds easy? Think again! You have ample opportunity to collect as many Fish to get the best score in the world. Avoid the Void is a super addicting and simple game that is quick to play on the go or when you only have a few minutes. Avoid the Void 2K18 is free for a limited time, exclusively through the App Store in the Game and Entertainment categories. Take advantage of the free launch special and download the new Avoid the Void 2K18. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS, macOS/Games – Pixel Knights Ltd. has announced the release and immediate availability of Heavy Steel: Mech Warriors 1.0 for the iOS, Android, Windows and macOS platforms. Pixel Knights Ltd. released their latest game from their gaming studio based in Pwllheli, North Wales, UK. Following on from the success of their previous games, Stackimals, ZombieGP, Geiriau Gwyllt, Christmas Chaos and Halloween Havoc, this game heralds the new age of 3D gaming for the company and a more mature game compared to previous releases. Heavy Steel 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes Download for Mac
  7. iOS/Lifestyle – Welcome to NextLook Hairstyles, the cutting-edge iOS app where hairstylists share their creations and users find their NextLook. The app is free to download on the App Store and is on its way to becoming the next Instagram for hairstyles. Users can filter hairstyles to match their preferences and favourite the hairstyles they like most. The app also allows users to browse the work and booking information of stylists both in their area and around the globe. Professional hairstylists can create a following by developing a portfolio showcasing their daily creations. NextLook Hairstyles 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from iTunes
  8. iOS/Games – Neonchimp is proud to announce the release of its latest game Crashbots 1.0 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Take control of the latest line of robots and test their fighting capabilities, agility, and endurance in various arenas filled with dangerous obstacles, booby traps and enemies. Free from the iTunes store. Download from iTunes
  9. iOS/Games – Game Scorpion Inc. is proud to announce the release and availability of Action Racing 3D Ultimate Race 2.1, the important update to their mobile racing game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Now available for all major mobile marketplaces, Action Racing 3D Ultimate Race is a mobile racing game boasting incredible 3D levels and gameplay. Action Racing 3D Ultimate Race 2.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  10. iOS/Travel – Inadrive Inc., a startup entrepreneurship specializing in ridesharing and advertising, today is proud to announce the inaugural release of Inadrive and Inadrive Web Platform, one of the best new innovative apps to hit App Store to date. Inadrive is new, one-of-a-kind innovative payment free ridesharing and ultimate digital video advertising App, all in one. Inadrive 1.2 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  11. macOS/Photography – Everimaging Science and Technology Co., Ltd is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1, an important update to their easy-to-use yet powerful photo editor for macOS. The app offers powerful photo editing tools, which include batch processing of images, a collage maker, fifteen 1-tap photo enhancements, and much more. Fotor Photo Editor 3.4.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. Convenient in-app purchases are available for $3.99 USD per month or $11.99 annually to access Premium features, which include more photo effects updates, packages of frames, and much more. Download from Mac App Store
  12. iOS/Shopping – The last thing anyone wants to deal with these days is remembering more and carrying more. We carry electronics and we carry stuff in our bags, to the point where it gets difficult to find what you’re looking for in the very moment that you need it. I’m talking about all of those credit cards you tote around and any of those store membership or frequent shopper cards. If you are like me and you never want to miss out on deals, then you have plenty of those cards. It’s remembering that you have one and knowing where to find them that counts. My Cards – Wallet is your digital keeper of cards that are important to you. It can store credit cards, loyalty cards, membership cards, SIM cards, business cards and personal cards. It’s your go to source to keep important information at your fingertips. Download for free from iTunes
  13. iOS/Productivity – Ever wanted to create your very own chat bot? Mic-Apps Ltd, has announced the released of UBOTS – Universal Chat Bots 1.4, its latest app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The new mobile application embraces the current craze for bots and artificial intelligence by providing an ingenuous platform to create and share fully customised chat bots. UBOTS – Universal Chat Bots 1.4 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category.  Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – If you remember how fun it was to play I Spy with friends and family, looking around a room in which you were all gathered or out somewhere where you could pick things that were conspicuous. Now, you can play with friends and family online. How, you ask? You simply take photos of people, places and things with enough in the background to give you ample items to pick from that are not dead giveaways. As I described above, O findit is a game that is played between two players. It’s all online and it’s powered by the pics that you upload into the game. When it’s your turn to challenge your opponent, you pick your photo and then you pick the item within the photo that they have to find. Download for free from the iTunes Store
  15. iOS/Reference – Democracy works best when voters are well informed and hold their elected representatives accountable. Today, Pterosaur Design is proud to announce the launch of Our Congress 1.0.1, an iOS app designed to make it easy for voters to follow the work of the U.S. Congress and contact their representatives. Our Congress brings together data from government entities and nonprofit organizations to put a wealth of information about congress at users’ fingertips. Our Congress 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Games – Digital Legends Entertainment is proud to announce Afterpulse 1.8.1, the award-winning game enjoyed by over 10 million players globally, App Store Editor’s Choice and top 25 games of the year is back on the App Store worldwide on November 9th (and Google Play Store later in November). Afterpulse 1.8.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  17. iOS/Lifestyle – Car buying has never been easier. If you are in the market for a used car, then you have to download Seez R. Yes, it sounds like Cesar, and that what you’ll call this app, every time you use it. You don’t even have to be in the market for a car. You might be out doing something and come across a car that strikes your fancy. If you take a pic of it using Seez R, Seez R will give you the details behind it and will let you know what it’s worth. If it’s currently for sale, you’ll find that out, too. Seez R is an app that currently showcases cars for sale in the Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and general U.A.E. region. The hope is to make versions of the app available elsewhere, so everyone around the globe can get in on the fun and the deals. Download for free from iTunes
  18. iOS/Music – Fans of the guitar learning app CoachGuitar can now head to the App Store and download version 5.0, which is now compatible with iOS 11 (64-bit devices). The app, which has been downloaded more than 6 million times, remains compatible with iOS 8 and above.  Offered in 11 languages, Coach Guitar 5.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Music category. Download from iTunes
  19. iOS/Photo & Video – Busivid Send Video, a messaging app that lets users easily include trackable video in all their communications, officially launched in the Google Play and Apple Store today. Busivid’s unique capability to send multiple videos in a single playlist with recipient view tracking and minimal upload times places the app as a leading business tool for app users. Busivid Send Video 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  20. macOS/Productivity – Foundry376 is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Mailspring, a desktop email client designed for macOS High Sierra. With modern features like unified inbox, snoozing, reminders, templates, offline search, and support for Gmail labels, Mailspring will breathe life back into your tired inbox! A clean, modern interface and six built-in themes make Mailspring a perfect fit for macOS High Sierra, and mail rules and customizable keyboard shortcuts bring inbox zero within reach. Say goodbye to Apple Mail and discover a better way to manage your email. Mailspring is free and is available exclusively through the Mailspring website. For more information, visit the Mailspring website. Download Mailspring
  21. iOS/Photo & Video – Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management on the film set, today launched their new iOS app: PocketControl for ARRI Cameras. PocketControl is the first iOS app that enables users to remotely monitor and control their ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI AMIRA camera from their iPad or iPhone. The app connects to the camera via Wifi, and uses ARRI’s Camera Access Protocol (CAP) to give users remote access to the camera functions. By remotely monitoring and adjusting the camera settings, the implementation of camera decisions becomes faster and more responsive. PocketControl for ARRI Cameras is available as a free download in the app store. The free download includes all monitoring capabilities of the app. The control features of PocketControl can be added via an in-app purchase after download. The in-app purchase is available for $169.99 USD. PocketControl currently works with the ARRI Alexa Mini and ARRI Amira cameras with SUP 5.1 or newer. For iPhone and iPad, iOS version 9 or newer is required. Download from iTunes
  22. iOS/Education – CleverBooks today is proud to announce the release of Augmented Reality (AR) based Geometry App for Primary Education for iOS and Android devices. The AR Geometry App aims to get children interested in the potentially boring and dry subject of geometry by engaging them through augmented reality and gamification to bring geometry to Life while providing interactive and engaging learning. It is an innovative educational tool used as a supplementary aid to any existing primary math curriculum for schools around the world to support children age 7-11 y.o. in their learning process, help them develop cognitive and critical thinking. CleverBooks Geometry 1.0 is available for educational purposes free of charge globally through the App Store and Google Play in the Education category. The app ships with a set of PDF flashcards in order to promote equality in education and supplement existing curriculum in any country in the World. A 100-page first-ever Geometry workbook with AR, packaged flashcard and a fun interactive game are available on the market to accompanying that helps children connect shapes to the real world to follow. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – Back in 2015, a brilliant new 3D simulation app called Farmer Sim invited people around the world to put on a pair of overalls and grab a pitchfork, and experience the challenges, risks, opportunities and rewards of being a real farmer. Fast forward a few years, and the app’s creator Ovilex Soft has taken the experience and fun to a whole new level with the release of Farmer Sim 2018 for iOS and Android. Farmer Sim 2018 (v1.3.0) is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  24. iOS/Games – Rapid Turtle Games today is excited to announce the release and immediate availability of Farming Dead, an idle zombie game for iOS devices. Farm zombies for fun and profit in this relaxing idle simulation game! Players start from the bottom with a cute zombie and with big dreams of achieving zombie domination. They need to tap n’ swipe to collect viruses, spawn zombies, buy upgrades and to repeat these steps. It’s simple as that. There are many hilarious zombies to unlock and humorous upgrades to buy. Farming Dead 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  25. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is proud to announce the release of Tap Fly Hero 1.0, their super addictive but irrigating arcade platform game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. In Tap Fly Hero, an ordinary man named Jim appears as a superhero, flying through a wonderful but ridiculously dangerous adventure. Tap Fly Hero 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Games – Element Cell Game Limited today is proud to announce the release of TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.2, an update to their fun to play RPG title for iOS and Android devices. In TAP Shooter: Sky Battle, players must summon a horde of allies to surround and destroy monsters. You will power up your hero and allies with Incremental clicker gameplay, and go forth to annihilate the Devil Army. Advance across various realms to save the world. Collect pets, artifacts and equipment to help your clause. TAP Shooter: Sky Battle 1.2 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Games – After the original Twisty Board was one of the smash hit games of 2016 (and early 2017), the game was selected by Apple as “Best Arcade Game Of The Month,” developers at LHD Games were faced with the challenge of how to improve an experience that was so well received by reviewers and gamers alike. Twisty Board 2 (v1.0.2) is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Travel – Independent developer, Madeline Odom today is pleased to announce the release of Jet Journal 1.1, a new mobile application that combines social networking with travel experiences. Users are able to document their trips by creating and posting to journals. They can write entries, add photos, pin locations and save ideas. Users have unlimited options to customize their journals. They can add additional authors to a journal, allowing multiple people to create posts and share ideas, or they can keep a journal private for their personal use. Users can follow other travelers or search for places and pin them as ideas for a future vacation. Jet Journal 1.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Download from iTunes
  29. iOS/Lifestyle – Independent developer, Tomohiro Yamashita has released Albums 1.0.4, a maintenance update to this useful Lifestyle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Simple and very easy-to-use, Albums helps you organize and manage the album contents of your iOS Photos library. You can browse images, edit albums and folders, manage and delete images. All actions are linked to Photos App of the iOS.  Albums 1.0.4 is free and displays an ad banner. You can remove the ad for only $0.99 (USD). It is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Lifestyle – Designed with the sole purpose of helping you keep your family on the same page, Social Graces 1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices is innovative and intuitive, making it one of the best on the market. This app was designed by a mom for parents who want transparency and accountability when it comes to behavior expectations, the development of life skills, manners and responsibilities for their kids. And best off all, everyone knows the expectations including your kids.  Social Graces 1.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Photo & Video – Sending texts is fun. Sending fun text messages is even better. Make your messaging say more with Mayu – the one and only messaging animation app that’s super easy to use and a blast to receive. Your friends and family will love what you send! To start, download the free app and then explore. Immediately, you’ll be prompted to provide access to your photos. I would select Yes if you want Mayu to be able to send photos from your device’s library. From there, you’ll see a screen full of pictures. These are some beautiful shots that Mayu has collected and provided for your use. Download from iTunes
  32. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is pleased to officially announce the release of Color Pop! Slide Puzzle 1.0.1 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices, a new brain-burning game that is now available through the App Store and Google Play all over the world.  Color Pop! Slide Puzzle 1.0.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Photot & Video – DM Apps has released Foto Collage 2.0, an update to their popular app developed for iOS devices. Foto Collage allows anyone to create amazing photo collages using a simple to use toolset with lots of options. This free app features multiple pre-designed photo grids, different colors and texture backgrounds the user can choose from. Instantly and easily create great looking collages and easily share them via social network platforms. Foto Collage 2.0 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Download from iTunes
  34. iOS/Social Networking – FlyLand Software, a French-American start-up that stands out for excellence in the area of designing Apps for iOS and Android proudly announces their new app called Splasher!. The App is a social network that uses both geolocation and augmented reality. Splasher! 1.3.3 is currently available for Free at iTunes App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  35. iOS/Utilities – Eltima Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of PinDrive 1.0, its latest app for iOS devices made with ARKit. PinDrive is a useful pocket helper for drivers that everyone will find rather handy when trying to find their vehicle among a huge number of parked cars: in a parking space near a shopping center, business center or sports arena. With PinDrive you will get to your transport fast and easily.  PinDrive 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Download from iTunes
  36. iOS/Productivity – Jumsoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Toolbox for MS Office 1.0, a new addition to their wildly popular productivity suite for iOS devices. Jumsoft’s Toolbox for MS Office is one of the most powerful and most popular Microsoft Office productivity template applications on the Mac App Store. It contains a total of over 30,000 unique items inside, and has been an irreplaceable tool for many users of Microsoft Office for Mac for years. As more and more users shift to iOS devices as their daily drivers, Jumsoft are making sure to bring this rich collection of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates, adapted for productivity on iOS. Toolbox for MS Office 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Productivity category. It offers some items in all categories free-of-charge for users to try and use, while the rest can be purchased for $0.99 – $4.99 (USD) per item. Frequent users will appreciate the availability of purchasing complete content categories for $9.99, and get an even better value by purchasing the whole Toolbox bundle for just $19.99 (USD). Toolbox for MS Office 1.0
  37. iOS/Photo & Video – DM Apps is proud to announce the release of PIP Camera – Photo Effects 3.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, their photo effect creator with multiple overlay and text options for images. Choose between 12 different frame styles and 28 different artistic filters transforming your images into masterpieces. PIP Camera – Photo Effects 3.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Download from iTunes
  38. iOS/Games – Wulum Creative Technology Ltd. today is please to announce the release of Saving Christmas – AR 1.0, its first Augmented Reality App, for iPhone and iPad. Saving Christmas – AR is about helping Santa deliver christmas presents. To do this, you have control over a drone that is in charge of dropping presents over houses marked with floating trees on their roof. Of course, there is a catch; you have to deliver all presents before Christmas is over. Saving Christmas – AR 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Soon we’ll offer extra content that users would purchase if wishes.  Saving Christmas – AR 1.0
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macOS & iOS App Sale – SimpleumSafe 2

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Product Announcements – Simpleum Media GmbH of Hamburg, Germany is proud to announce the release of SimpleumSafe 2, a new version of their encryption application developed for iOS & macOS. SimpleumSafe 2 was developed with Extreme Secure Synchronization – continuously encrypted. Even if the synchronization data was stolen from the cloud and the password became public, it is not possible to decrypt the data. SimpleumSafe goes one step further, because encrypting alone is not enough. The data remains encrypted while it is viewed or edited.

Simpleum Media GmbH halved the price of their software to facilitate the access in the encryption also in terms of price from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Now Everybody Can Encrypt:
SimpleumSafe for iOS is an easy-to-use app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data and a file manager for iOS. Thanks to proven AES-256 encryption technology which is also used by governments, banks and industrial enterprises, all kinds of digital information are well protected against attacks from the Internet and access by unauthorized persons. Whether private or professional data ” the protection of one’s own digital life is a priority and is a question of the responsible handling of personal and professional information.

* Private users who want to protect their data
* People who must take care about professional secrets
* Professionals who must protect personal relevant data
* People entrusted with confidential information such as doctors, lawyers, tax consultants and more (“confidentiality”)

Why Choose Simpleumsafe?
Nowadays it is not enough “only” to encrypt your data to be protected. If you want to view or organize the encrypted files, they also must be protected. It is important not to leave any trace on the system, and even if a Trojan looks over your shoulder, it cannot copy all your files to the Internet.

SimpleumSafe goes a different way than most other encryption programs. After authorization with a password, the files are not provided in the file system. Otherwise they would be completely vulnerable from this moment on. SimpleumSafe makes its own file system and has its own finder. Thus the files remain encrypted for the entire time.

Features:

  • New: Synchronization of Safes between different devices (Mac, iPad, iPhone) with following synchronization types: iCloud or Wireless (without Internet)
  • Simple and intuitive usability
  • No technical knowledge is needed for encryption
  • Security made in Germany
  • Strong encryption with AES-256. All files in a Safe are encrypted
  • Organize your files as you like it (create folders, rename, copy, move, duplicate, trash, delete files)
  • Picture Viewer
  • Show file content for Microsoft Office and iWork, PDF, Images, Text, Videos, Audio and more …
  • Mark files and folders with tags
  • Add files from any App which supports Action Extensions or the new Document Provider Extension
  • Export files by using Share-Button or Document Provider Extension
  • Number of files and size is only limited by the free space of your device
  • Unlimited number of Safes
  • New: Add photos and videos from photo library directly from the App
  • New: Take photos or capture videos directly from the App and store them securely. Without detours.
  • New: Import contacts and notes
  • New: Screen protection when in background
  • New: Access files in Safe from the new iOS 11 Files App
  • New: Supports Face ID for iPhone X

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • Wireless synchronization needs at minimum iOS 11.1
  • 30 MB

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.11 El Capitan or higher
  • Wireless synchronization needs at minimum macOS 10.13.1
  • 77 MB

Special Price:
SimpleumSafe 2 for iOS is available from Black Friday (24.11. 2017) until the end of Cyber Monday (27.11.2017) for the promotional price of $3.99 USD (instead of $7.99) in the App Store – in German and English. SimpleumSafe – best next generation encryption app – strong encryption, easy-to-use.

SimpleumSafe 2 for Mac is available from Black Friday (24.11. 2017) until the end of Cyber Monday (27.11.2017) for the promotional price of $17,99 USD (instead of $35,99) on the Simpleum website – in German and English. And in the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. SimpleumSafe – best next generation encryption app – strong encryption, easy-to-use.

macOS & iOS App Sale – Xwavesoft

Product Announcements – Xwavesoft of Odessa, Ukraine follows the established Black Friday tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products such as Be Focused, Focus Matrix, Cloud Outliner, Daily Habits. From Wednesday, November 22 through Tuesday, November 28, all Xvawesoft’s productivity applications will be offered at 60% discount on both iOS and Mac App Stores.

Since everyone has a tight schedule and always pressed for time, Xwavesoft team are delighted to introduce applications where the latest productivity principles and techniques are incorporated to keep people more efficient. These apps increase personal productivity and helps to focus on things that really matter naturally organizing plans, projects and ideas in a clear way for faster goal achievement and better results.

Pricing and Availability:

  • Be Focused Pro (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Be Focused Pro (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
  • Christmas Gift List (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
  • Focus Matrix (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Focus Matrix (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
  • Cloud Outliner (iOS) – $2.99(USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Cloud Outliner (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
  • Daily Habits (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
  • Guest List Organizer (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Guest List Organizer (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
  • Chrono Plus (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • Chrono Plus (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
  • eXtra Voice Recorder (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
  • eXtra Voice Recorder (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
  • Magic Cutter (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Wednesday, November 22 through Tuesday, November 28.

iOS New App Release – Mirror for Samsung TV

Product Announcements – After the global success of its screen mirroring products for MacOS, AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released the Mirror for Samsung TV app for iPhone and iPad. This unique application mirrors the screen and audio of your iPhone or iPad to any Samsung Smart TV. No additional hardware needed and you can mirror any app on your iPhone or iPad to your Samsung TV.

Airplay Mirroring has been around on since WWDC 2011, however only for iPhone and iPad users who also have an AppleTV. AirBeamTV is the first company worldwide who made it possible to mirror screen and audio from iOS devices to Samsung Smart TVs.

To start screen mirroring, customers need to download the Mirror for Samsung TV app from the App Store. Before using the app, Screen Recording should be enabled in the iPhone Control Centre. The Company provides a video tutorial and a step-by-step guide on how to do this. After enabling Screen Recording in Control Centre, users can use the app to select their Samsung TV, which will be automatically discovered on the local network. After selecting, a user can slide up Control Centre from within any app, long press screen recording and start mirroring.

“At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that they have extended the functionality of the ReplayKit framework”, explains Demid Borodin, co-founder and Director of Video Technology. “This extended functionality opened the door for us to bring our popular Mirror for Samsung TV app also to iOS. Before iOS 11, we only supported macOS, now everybody with a modern iPhone and iPad can directly mirror to his Samsung TV.”

Mirror for Samsung TV runs only on newer iPhones (from iPhone 6S onwards), any iPad Pro and recent iPads (from the 5th generation onwards) which run iOS 11. Due to the processing power needed for screen mirroring, the app can not be downloaded by older iPhones and iPads. The app works with any Samsung Smart TV from 2012 onwards.

“Since our launch of the Mirror for Samsung TV app for macOS back in May 2016, we had numerous requests from customers who wanted to have the same functionality on their iPhones and iPads”, says Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO. “Today, I am really excited to announce that we can finally deliver this addition to our Screen Mirroring products. Now you can just use your iPhone and your Samsung TV to share any app on your TV with your friends and family.”

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone 6s or later and 5th generation iPad or later
  • Samsung Smart TV from 2012 onwards
  • Requires iOS 11.0 or later
  • 42.9 MB

Mirror for Samsung TV 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 10/2017

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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. 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.

October 2017

  1. macOS/Health and Fitness – Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.3, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. 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 2.3 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.
  2. iOS/Music – Once you are setup, you can go to town creating all sorts of playlists and then saving songs however which way you want. To search you go to the Explore Music screen. From here you can type in strings related to what you are looking for in the search window or you can select the Trending screen and find songs based on different charts, like Spotify Top Charts, Hot New Hip-Hop, Billboard Hot 100, and iTunes Top 100. You can also explore different music genres as well. Playlists are what really bring things together. You can create a plethora of playlists and keep you songs at the ready. Creating a playlist is easy and going back in to edit them is just as effortless. Move songs around and spread them across several if you want. Download for free from the App Store
  3. iOS/Travel – TBD Limited has released My Mechanic 1.3.14, a minor update to their revolutionary travel app for iPhone. My Mechanic offers a location-based way for motorists to connect with a network of skilled mechanics in real-time. Offering a 24-7 service, motorists can obtain roadside or home assistance in seconds for all types of vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, vans and trucks. Mechanics can be found based on the service required and GPS allows users to see their distance to the mechanic, and even see the mechanics live location as their are en route to assist. My Mechanic 1.3.14 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Travel category. Service providers offering mechanical or car wash services can request to be added to the My Mechanic network. A dedicated app for service providers is also available. Download from iTunes
  4. iOS/Entertainment – LastThink today is proud to announce the release of Visualize Global TV 1.5, 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 1.5 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Visualize Global TV 1.5
  5. iOS/Productivity – It is not wise to give out your phone number to a person you have just met or leave it on websites. It is possible that you receive unwanted calls and annoying spam texts from time to time. However, it does not mean you can do nothing with the dilemma. Whether you’re putting up a car on Craigslist, selling your old sneaks on eBay or renting out your room on Airbnb, it is a good way to use a disposable phone number to contact strangers without having your personal number revealed. Telos 2.1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Download from iTunes
  6. iOS/Photo & video – Mobile smartphones have become the first point of contact for the new generation of computer- savvy social media users, but social media platforms still remain mostly desktop-centric. Chayne Let’s Lynk recently released the Chayne app, a mobile-centric platform for seamlessly sharing photos and video with old friends, new friends and people around the world. Chayne 2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Photo & Video category. Download from iTunes
  7. macOS/Games – CrazyBot Corp. is proud to announce the release of CrazyBot, an important update to the best Bot for Pokemon GO. Offering multi-language support, CrazyBot features an amazing A.I. to captch Pokemons, including auto select best ball and razzberry. Best Pokemon Bot Ever! For a limited time, CrazyBot for Pokemon GO, is now free. Download CrazyBot
  8. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Blocky Bronco v1.0, the company’s new arcade game title for iOS and Android. Go wild in a frantic mechanical bull riding game with hilarious bails. Take the bull by the horns and hold on tight, launching into a world of pain as you smash objects in an active, physics-controlled environment filled with fun. Saddle up and become a bronco riding champion in this ridiculous ragdoll game! Blocky Bronco 1.0 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Arcade and Action categories. Download from iTunes
  9. macOS/Utilities – Solesignal today released an update to SmartBackup 4, the SSD optimised backup and cloning utility for macOS. The software features a custom SSD optimised multi-thread capable sync engine which can take advantage of the full speed of modern SSD/Flash based storage. When copying between SSD/Flash Volumes, version 4.1.3 is up to twice as fast creating a new bootable clone of macOS compared to other utilities. SmartBackup 4 is now available for free from Solesignal online. Download SmartBackup
  10. iOS/Productivity – Open Screen Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the latest version of Archisketch, a scale-aware sketching app for the iPad. A significant and highly requested feature found in Archisketch 2.7.1 is the ability to calculate areas of both regular and irregular shapes. All manners of Archisketch users will be able to gain benefits from this new feature, whether you are an Architect who needs to know the area of a building or site, an interior designer interested in the amount of flooring tiles required, or a landscape designer determining how many perennials to order. In Archisketch 2.7.1, such information is easily obtained by simply selecting a closed shape and tapping on a button to reveal its area. Archisketch 2.7.1 is available immediately from the App Store as a free download for use with up to 50 shapes in two projects, with an in-app purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for a price of $9.99 (USD). Download from iTunes
  11. iOS/Education – Good School Tools is pleased to announce the release of GSTools 1.6.1, an important update to their popular educational app for iOS and Android devices. GSTools provides a suite of tools for the High and Middle school administrator. Each of these tools improves school safety. All work together seamlessly. GSTools 1.6.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  12. macOS/Developers – PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 1.3.9 of Event Taps Testbench, its free developer utility for exploring Apple’s Quartz event taps on macOS. Version 1.3.9 of Event Taps Testbench incorporates new PFiddlesoft PFEventTaps Framework 1.5.5, and it fixes a minor bug. Download the free Event Taps Testbench developer utility from PFiddlesoft online. Download Event Taps Testbench
  13. iOS/Games – FreneticGamez today is proud to announce the release of Golf Maestro 1.0, a one touch golf game for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Android. You play through the different golf courses with simple one touch control to get the angle and the Power of the shot, along the way when you play you can climb the ranking and unlock colour, trails and other styles for your golf balls. Golf Maestro 1.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  14. iOS/Games – Full Fat, a leading games developer for mobile devices, today is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Spin a Zoo v1.2, a game for iOS and Android. Spin a Zoo is a cute game about collecting animals from around the world and building a zoo – an unusual idea with originality, mixing elements from tapping games, building games and a claw grabbing machine! Spin a Zoo 1.2 is free to play, available worldwide on the App Store in the Games, Family and Simulation categories. Download from iTunes
  15. iOS/Social Networking – Independent developer, Alain-Serge Nagni today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Connexion – Connecting Singles 3.5.0, an important update to the popular popular dating app developed for iOS and Android devices. Connecting Singles remains among the best, simplest, smartest, safest and most rewarding dating apps available. Connexion – Connecting Singles 3.5.0 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  16. iOS/Photos & video – Ultralab Apps today is happy to announce the release of Plans! Your Perfect Feed 1.0.0 for iOS, the latest addition to their range of feature-rich tools for social media enthusiasts and professionals. Plans! Your Perfect Feed was created specifically to help Instagram users preview and map out their feed to see how good individual posts match together and to maintain a consistent and recognizable style. With Plans! it’s incredibly easy to keep one’s Instagram updates organized, schedule posts and draft captions, shuffle around feed images with intuitive gestures to achieve a perfect overall feed look. Plans! Your Perfect Feed 1.0.0 is currently on promotional sale and is available for Free worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.  Plans! Your Perfect Feed 1.0.0
  17. iOS/Games – Global mobile game publisher ZPLAY is glad to announce that 10K Taps 1.0 is going to be out on iOS and Android all over the world on Oct 19th !  With the pure pursuit to found the simple addictive gameplay, a small young studio from Siberia started their journey of making super casual games. 10K Taps is an attempt to make a game with the only one mechanic, speed tapping, and remove everything else. The main character is just a cube but we tried to add emotions to it through sounds and animations.  10K Taps 1.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from iTunes
  18. iOS/Games – VOLV LLC is proud to announce the release of Black Operations 2 (v1.0), their brand new generation of Black Operation series for iOS and Android devices. Black Operations 2 is an excellent example of action-packed strategy game with multi-touch controls. The unit silhouettes are detailed, well animated, and move smoothly. Explosions are nice and lifelike, with debris flying everywhere. The sound is top-notch, with excellent background music and event sounds that make the game more exciting.  Black Operations 2 (v1.0) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Black Operations 2 (v1.0)
  19. iOS/Games – People searching for a fun, challenging and unique new interactive game that wonderfully blends fantasy of adventure – and adds stunning graphics and great sound – can now head to the App Store or Google Play, and download Finleys Rescue by Omitus Games. Finleys Rescue 1.5 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from iTunes
  20. iOS/Educational – People of all ages who want to easily and enjoyably learn a new language anytime and anywhere through their smartphone or tablet, can now head to the App Store or Google Play and download the latest version of Play and Learn LANGUAGES by SHIFT Interactive. Play and Learn LANGUAGES 2.9 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category.  Download from iTunes
  21. iOS/Games – Wicked Genius Media is proud to announce the release of Ice Scream Rush 1.1, their entertaining game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Do you have what it takes to beat your friend’s high score? Ice Scream Rush 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Ice Scream Rush 1.1
  22. iOS/Business – Shadow Forms 1.0.2 is the latest creation of innovative app development company Neon Room who were looking to bring business documentation into the mobile age. They realised that while mobility allows workers greater efficiency, old-school documentation like form-filling quickly sees tradespeople, project managers, council workers and business operators retreat to paper and pen. Shadow Forms 1.0.2 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Download from iTunes
  23. iOS/Games – An arcade game by nature, Cubic Climb is a jump game where your play piece is a cube and your objective is to keep climbing, no matter what. What you will see come your way are other cubes of various sizes From these you will catapult your cube higher and higher. How do you do this, you ask? You get three controls that sit at the bottom of the playing screen: Move left, Move right and Jump. If you need to jump up to reach a cube, you can move your cube upward and then move left or right, as needed. The controls themselves can be configured to appear at all times, or just when you need them. When you get super comfortable with the game, you will just know by touch and feel where the controls are. Free on the App Store
  24. macOS/Productivity – Graphic Node have launched the innovative DesiGN Market – Templates app, which will become one of the largest productivity and graphics templates marketplaces on the App Store. DesiGN Market – Templates 1.0 is a free-download on the Mac App Store and allows trying out any 5 items free of charge. After that, unlimited access to the app’s regularly updated content is unlocked via a subscription plan – either $4.99 (USD) per month, or $29.99 annually. Download from Mac App Store
  25. iOS/Health & Fitness – Deedal Studios Inc. today is proud to announce the release of Baby Mozart 2.28, an update to their popular children’s music app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Baby Mozart combines soothing, entertaining, and developing into 1 simple app. Being new parents is no easy task. Luckily with technology advancements, there are tonnes of Apps available to make parents’ lives easier, such as white noise apps for a good night sleep, children music apps for toddler entertainment, educational apps for baby brain development, etc. Baby Mozart 2.28 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Download from iTunes
  26. iOS/Social Networking – Pen Pals Inc. has announced the official launch of Pen Pals for iOS, their flagship social networking app designed to connect people around the world through one-on-one conversations. Pen Pals(R) enables users to meet new people in a fun and authentic way by distributing their messages to other users in various countries. Gone are the public posts designed to get a “like” or the swiping left of profiles. By breaking these artificial silos other social media outlets put users in, it allows everyone to be themselves and genuinely engage with each other as if meeting face-to-face for the first time. Pen Pals 2.0.4.1 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  27. iOS/Social Networking – Real Caller is pleased to announce the release of Real Caller 6.3, their reverse lookup app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Real Caller is one of the best apps that are available in smartphone markets at the moment. A Caller ID with Reverse Lookup feature, Real Caller, is definitely meant for everyone who wants to keep their personal and professional separate and want to maintain privacy. Real Caller 6.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  28. iOS/Reference – Independent developer, Adam Gasiewski is proud to announce the release of Translatr – Camera Translator 1.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app offers instant translation of the world around you. Translatr – Camera Translator 1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the the Reference category. Translatr – Camera Translator 1.2
  29. iOS/Business – As life gets busier and more complicated, individuals and businesses alike need innovative tools to get the most out of each day – which means that conventional scheduling apps are out, and brilliant new solutions like All N 1 are in. All N 1 is a next generation multi-functional scheduler that integrates customer tracking, employee tracking and promotions. Users can also track total earnings (weekly, monthly and yearly), and generate reports that can be emailed. ALL N 1 (v1.7) is Free is for users who wish to make up to 10 appointments per month, and available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. Those that want to exceed this amount can purchase a subscription that can be paid monthly or yearly. Either subscription option allows users to create an unlimited number of appointments. Download from iTunes
  30. iOS/Education – Since 2004, more than 100,000 students in the U.S., Canada and around the world have relied on the groundbreaking step-by-step video lessons from Math Tutor DVD to dramatically improve their skills in basic math, algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, engineering, statistics and more. Now, the creators of that best-selling program – which has earned a remarkable 9.7 out of 10 aggregate rating from nearly 700 verified reviews on TrustPilot – have made their learning library available anytime and anywhere through a new app called Math and Science Tutor. Math and Science Tutor 1.0.4 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes
  31. iOS/Music – Daikyouju Labs today is pleased to announce the release of Ukulele Tuner Pro Lite 1.0 for iOS, an innovative app that combines speed – thanks to its high responsiveness – with precision, design and an intuitive interface that makes it easy to use. A great app for professional musicians and ukulele lovers. Tune your ukulele with precision and ease! Ukulele Tuner Pro Lite 1.0 is Free (No ads included) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Ukulele Tuner Pro Lite 1.0
  32. iOS/Social Networking – This Halloween join the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Hunt on PaigeeWorld. The Hunt is on! There are over 50 pumpkins hidden on PaigeeWorld. The pumpkins have been created by PaigeeWorld community members from around the world. Find pumpkins hidden throughout the store by solving riddles, puzzles and codes. All pumpkins have a riddle path to find them as well as a codex path. You will need to solve both riddles and codes to find them all! PaigeeWorld (v3.4) is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. Download from iTunes
  33. iOS/Education – ndependent developer, Nuno Palmeirim today is proud to announce the release of BestOfPainting 1.0 for iOS and tvOS, a new art app that lets anyone own the most famous artworks in the world and enjoy them anytime in their iPhone and iPad. BestOfPainting showcases more than 6000 carefully selected, stunningly detailed 4K full screen paintings. The app offers an easy way to learn and enjoy the art of the great Masters, from Early Renaissance until the end of the XIX Century. estOfPainting 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Download from iTunes

Control Your Dongles

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Tech Tip – We all have so many dongles, cables and other accessories these days to carry along with our phones, tablets and laptops. It is often difficult to control all of these small items. Certainly there are several solutions that you can buy that are designed for the purpose, but we often have unused items laying around the house that offer a ‘free’ alternative.

For so many of us over the age of 40, the most likely option is an old eyeglasses case. But there are other containers that will fill the need – small boxes, jewelry boxes and various bags. While I was first introduced to this idea by my wife who was using an old eye glass case for her cables, I have seen the ‘life hack’ idea elsewhere since then.

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While these containers are on the small side, they will contain and control a variety of items that you want in your computer bag. In the photo above I am using an old jewelry box, a plastic cream cheese container from The container Store and the box that my AirPods came in. It is much easier to find one of these containers than digging through your computer bag trying to find a specific dongle or thumb drive.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 09/2017

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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. 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

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.


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Will Your iPad Take iOS 11?

Tech Tips – iOS will be generally available on September 19, but not all iPads are compatible. Officially Apple declares these models compatible: all models of iPad Pro, the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 5th generation and iPad mini models 2-4 [1].

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if you don’t know what model of iPad you have, you can look at the back of the iPad. At the bottom beneath iPad, in very tiny print, is your model number. I found it difficult to read, so I used the camera on my iPhone to zoom in on the text, take a photo and then read the model number through the resulting photo. Apple lists the model numbers for each iPad [2] and I identified mine as an “iPad Air 2” which is eligible for the upgrade.

What’s important in iOS 11 [2,3]?

  1. New Dock
  2. New App Switcher and Control Center
  3. Being able to open a second task (for multi-tasking) directly from the Dock
  4. The New Files App – almost a filesystem
  5. Drag and drop text, photos and files between applications
  6. A native screen recorder
  7. Improved password management
  8. iPad Pros will get document markup using the Apple Pencil
  9. Inline drawings for Notes and Mail
  10. Document scanning
  11. Indoor maps

 

References:

  1. iOS 11 – A giant step for iPhone. A monumental leap for iPad.
  2. Identify you iPad Model
  3. 11 Ways iOS 11 Makes Your iPad Even Better

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