Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 13, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for Mac OS X and iOS.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

SecureMac has introduced MacScan 3, the next generation of its anti-malware software for Mac users. 

It protects against trojan horses, keystroke loggers and adware. Automatic malware definition updates are designed to ensure that you're protected against the latest threats. MacScan 3 includes a streamlined user experience, new features, and major improvements to speed and stability.

MacScan 3 requires Mac OS X 10.8. It’s available for $49.99/year. Each MacScan subscription includes protection against the latest malware threats, automatic cleaning of blacklisted tracking cookies, product updates, knowledge base access, online tech support, and security advisory notifications. 

A 30-day trial of MacScan 3 is available for download directly from SecureMac. Existing MacScan users may be eligible for discounted pricing, including free upgrades for those who purchased MacScan 2 within the last three months. Existing users may check their upgrade eligibility and learn more by visiting SecureMac online.

iOS Apps/Updates

Jonathon Lau has introduced Moframe 1.0. It’s a photo animation app that takes advantage of Facebook's newly launched Profile Video feature. Users pick from one of 16 fun animated designs, select a photo and then set the resulting personalised video as their profile picture. The animated photos can also be posted to a Facebook wall, or shared on Instagram. Moframe is a free download, but optional video packs are available for purchase. 

ZealTopia Interactive has launched Iron Quest 1.0. It’s a $0.99 role-playing gamethat combines mining simulation, item crafting, and strategic turn-based battle gameplay. The game features over 100 items and weapons to be collected and crafted, and a plethora of heroes.

I&C Soft has announced Fantasy Beat 1.0. It’s a free rhythm-RPG game with a “frenzied tempo to make you swing your sword in the middle of a horde of demons.”

Tina Gong has released Golden Thread Tarot 1.0, which gives users the ability to apply digital or physical tarot cards as a mirror to self by using a data-centered approach. By logging cards and spreads, they can purportedly reveal repeating patterns of thought and common emotional reactions to what the cards tell. Golden Thread Tarot is free, but a companion printed deck is optional for $42.