The iOS and Mac App Retailer are consistently up to date with new apps and updates to present software program every day, and it is troublesome to maintain observe of all of it. AppleInsider highlights a number of the extra notable app adjustments which have taken place over the past week.

This week’s highlights embody updates to Bear, Halide, Jamf, PCalc, Issues three, OmniFocus three, and new gadgets in Fortnite.


Bear iOS

Model 1.6 of the iOS model of Bear positive aspects help for Siri and Siri Shortcuts from iOS 12, including the flexibility to go looking and look at notes from the final week, create notes with particular titles and tags, and different actions simply from vocal prompts.

A brand new Fast Nav choice lets customers shortly transfer round a doc, which will be summoned by tapping two fingers within the Editor on any notice. Swipe with two fingers within the Editor to skip the menu and to get straight to navigating.

There are additionally adjustments to header linking, extra clear synchronization for Bear Professional customers, scroll and cursor place saving when switching notes, new themes, 16 further TagCons, and 14 iMessage stickers.

Get it for iOS: Free. Requires iOS or later.

Halide 1.9

Detail from photo taken in Halide

On prime of final week’s new Tech Readout function, the images app Halide has up to date to reap the benefits of options within the new iPhones and software program ones in iOS 12. The tent pole new addition is what Halide calls Portrait Matte which makes use of Apple’s segmentation. The iOS function that permits you to modify the blur on the background is right here tailored to assist with advantageous particulars corresponding to hairs.

This replace additionally provides Siri Shortcuts and the corporate provides the instance you could name out “Hey, Siri, first the shutter” —and Halide will take a shot.

Get it for iOS: $5.99.Requires iOS 12 for the brand new options


Slide showing Jamf's device management plans

Machine administration service Jamf has been up to date to help iOS 12 and tvOS 12 and stories that will probably be prepared for macOS Mojave when that releases on September 24.

Jamf is a large-scale administration service that lets firms deal with dozens, tons of and hundreds of iPhones or different Apple units for his or her workers.

Within the Jamf Professional model, the up to date and improved options embody optionally proscribing iOS 12’s AutoFill function. That is the Apple function that may provide to enter info from iCloud Keychain or a third-party password supervisor. With Jamf, your organization’s IT workers can restrict the function to reduce sharing delicate information.

Get it for iOS and Mac: Jamf website. This can be a large-scale firm and company service with pay tiers to match however pricing begins at $2.99 per thirty days per gadget.


PCalc on iPad

PCalc is likely one of the gems of each Mac and iOS: it’s an especially highly effective calculator. It is also at all times on the forefront of recent iOS options: it even added some Augmented Actuality choices when Apple first launched ARkit. Now it is adopted Siri Shortcuts and executed so with its typical thoroughness and even cleverness.

You may’t use Siri Shortcuts to go info to an app: you possibly can solely use it to launch gadgets or request particulars. But if you happen to sort a quantity wherever in your iPhone after which copy it, PCalc will use that as if you happen to entered it into the app. So copy “1,000”, as an example, after which you should use Siri Shortcuts to ask PCalc to transform that from to Euros.

Get it for iOS: $9.99. Requires iOS 12 or later for the brand new options.

Issues three

Things 3 on iPad

Issues three is likely one of the strongest To Do apps for iOS and Mac. One purpose it is so good is that it retains exploiting new Apple options to enhance the way you get your duties into and out of the app. The goal is to make it quick so that you can enter a brand new To Do and at the least as fast to see what your subsequent job is.

This replace has sundry fixes nevertheless it’s primarily about including Siri Shortcuts. Now you can add a brand new job or see a listing of your To Dos with only a voice command. Issues has lengthy labored with Siri nevertheless it’s at all times been slightly little bit of a fudge and that is like gaining access to Issues straight.

Get it for iOS: $9.99 for iPhone, $19.99 for iPad. Requires iOS 12 or later for the brand new options.

OmniFocus three

OmniFocus's Siri Shortcuts

OmniFocus is one other of essentially the most highly effective To Do apps out there and it, too, has added Siri Shortcuts. One of many app’s best-known options is its Forecast view which tells you every little thing occurring at this time from duties that it’s essential to do, duties that you might do and in addition all of your calendar conferences. Now you can simply say “Forecast” to Siri Shortcuts and see all of this info.

There are different minor updates and fixes. Be aware that the options of this launch are coming to the separate Mac model on September 24.

Get it for iOS: from $39.99. Requires iOS 12 or later for the brand new options.


The Battle Royale-style recreation with building parts has gained two adjustments that apply to the mass multiplayer mode in model 5.four.1.

The Playground part has gained the Spiky Stadium, which when thrown, creates an enviornment. There aren’t any outlined guidelines to the stadium’s use, permitting it for use for virtually any sort of recreation gamers can provide you with utilizing the sport’s built-in features.

For traditional gameplay, the Port-a-Fortress can save customers from spending an excessive amount of time whereas constructing, by immediately making a tall vantage level wherever it’s thrown. Simply launch it, and a tower seems with loads of safety and with relative ease of entry to all sides from the highest.

Get it for iOS: Free. Requires iOS or later.

Get it for macOS: Free (however with elective paid passes and a PvE marketing campaign).

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