New and notable apps for iOS and OS X - January 25 edition
It has been busy in the App Store with a handful of new apps landing on iOS and OS X. Take a few minutes and check out our list of standout apps from the past few days!
Carrot [iPhone, Category: Productivity, $0.99] Amazingly simple to-do list that's also a virtual pet.
Vine [iPhone, Category: Social Networking, Free] Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.
InstaDuck [iOS Universal, Category: Productivity, $0.99] InstaDuck is the fastest and most beautiful way to search DuckDuckGo on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Stow - the modern packing list [iPhone, Category: Travel, $1.99] Stow makes packing lists simple by allowing you to quickly create and customize a list from a template.
Mobile Music Sequencer [iPad, Category: Music, $9.99] Yamaha's new Mobile Music Sequencer enables composers to combine a range of phrase patterns and create musical compositions intuitively, following the flow of composition, from phrases to sections and from sections to songs.
Gombby Channel [iOS Universal, Category: Entertainment, Free] Gombby Channel gives you access to a selection of the best episodes from Gombby's Green Island, the family-friendly educational and entertaining TV show.
Gombby Stickers [iOS Universal, Category: Entertainment, Free] Gombby Stickers offers a fun and entertaining way to interact with Green Island's characters and objects.
Write It Versus! [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] Unleash your creativity by fighting alongside Astro in Write It Vs.! A story generation and creative stimulation game where the pen is mightier than the sword.
Dingle Dangle [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] Meet the Dingles, furry little critters who live below the ground just waiting to be lifted to safety. With the help of a pirate's airship and his trusty grapple, use intuitive tilt controls to dangle your rope into deep, spike-filled underground burrows.
Cracking Sands [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $4.99] Cracking Sands is an action-packed racer featuring a band of merry lunatics driving small vehicles fitted with big guns.
Tumblewords [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] Tumblewords is an original blend of traditional word games and strategic puzzle games with a unique visual component involving some of our favorite artists.
Ghostbusters [iOS Universal, Category: Games, Free] There's something strange in the neighborhood, and New York City has called YOU to get the ghosts out of The Big Apple.
Banana Kong [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] A thrilling ride through jungle, caves and treetops.
Tennis in the Face [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $0.99] This is no Wimbledon, this is Tennis in the Face! Get ready for some hilarious ragdoll-smashing ball-bouncing action!
Mushroom Wars [iPad, Category: Games, $2.99] Mushroom Wars is a dynamic real-time strategy. Lead the Mushroom Army and mediate peace in the forest!
WordBox - Word puzzle game [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $1.99] Connect, tap and swipe letters together in any direction to form words. Complete missions, discover new game modes and bonuses, play with friends via Game Center and share your achievements in social networks.
NFL Quarterback 13 [iOS Universal, Category: Games, $1.99] The No. 1 sports game returns to the field for 2013 with explosive new content in the only Official NFL QB game.
OS X Apps
Star Wars® Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy [OS X, Category: Games, $9.99] Forge your Weapon and follow the path of the Jedi
PixelConduit [OS X, Category: Photography & Video, Free] PixelConduit is a video and graphics effects package designed for realtime performance and high color precision. Formerly known as Conduit Live and now available for free.
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