New and notable apps for iOS and OS X - December 15 edition
It has been busy in the App Store with a handful of new apps such as Google Maps, Amazon Instant Video for the iPhone and Scrobbler from Last.fm. We also have a handy list of games from earlier this week. Grab a cup of joe and check out our list of notable apps from the past week below!
OS X Apps
Ensoul Contacts [OS X, Category: Social Networking, $4.99] Automatically match Faces from iPhoto or Aperture libraries with your Contacts. Effortlessly enhance, crop or rotate images for the best fit. Assign HD full-size photos to all your contacts.
Drum Beats+ for Mac [OS X, Category: Music, $4.99] Drum Beats+ is a simple and fun collection of on-demand beats for stress-free jamming and songwriting accompaniment.
Tweetifier [OS X, Category: Social Networking, $1.99] Tweetifier is a simple app to keep track of your mentions and followers on Twitter.
Hourly News [OS X, Category: News, $2.99] Hourly News is a simple app that lives in your Mac's menu bar and plays the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when clicked.
Strum [iOS Universal, Category: Photo & Video, Free] Turn your life into a music video.
Foundd - Find the best new movies [iPhone, Category: Entertainment, Free] Foundd is an easy and free way to find amazing movies.
Foldify [iPad, Category: Entertainment, $1.99] Foldify lets you create, print and share foldable 3D paper creations.
Audiobus [iOS Universal, Category: Photo & Video, $0.99] PicsPlay Pro is a universal photo editor with optimized user interfaces for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch devices.
Adult Mad Libs [iOS Universal, Category: Entertainment, Free] Adult Mad Libs is the newest version of the classic word game, all grown up.
Retromatic HD [iPad, Category: Photo & Video, $3.99] Retromatic HD lets you adorn your photos with 17 retro-style filters, 11 background images and 30 retro-style ornaments.
Televised [iPhone, Category: Entertainment, $1.99] Televised makes it easy to keep track of your favorite TV shows.
History Channel [iPad, Category: Entertainment, Free] Pawn Stars. American Pickers. Swamp People. Now you can watch your favorite History Channel shows wherever and whenever you wan on your iPad!
A&E [iPad, Category: Entertainment, Free] Watch full episodes and clips of your favorite A&E series including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, The First 48 and many more.
Lifetime [iPad, Category: Entertainment, Free] Full episodes and clips of your favorite Lifetime series, including Project Runway, Dance Moms, Army Wives and many more
SeatGeek [iPhone, Category: Entertainment, Free] SeatGeek makes it easy to find the best deals on sports and concert tickets.
Clutch Shopping [iPhone, Category: Lifestyle, Free] Clutch lets you find deals, give gifts, and share these finds with your friends and family.
Party Monster - Queueing DJ [iOS Universal, Category: Music, $1.99] Party Monster is a simple DJ app for parties and road trips.
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter