Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 24, 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

Guilherme Rambo has launched BrowserHub 1.0, a web browser based utility developed for Mac OS X. 

The app sits between links and the web browsers installed on the system, so users can create rules that determine what browser should be used depending on the context. You can create simple rules based on the URL and select a browser to open links matching those rules. Rules can be created based on protocol, host, path, file extension or app.

So, for instance, the next time you click on a link in Mail, and the link matches that particular rule, it will open on the browser defined for that kind of link. Examples of rules that could be created with BrowserHub include: "open all YouTube links in Chrome," "open video links in VLC," or "open my bank's website on Internet Explorer in Parallels." The rules are created on an interface similar to Mail's rules preferences.

BrowserHub 1.0 is being offered at a special launch sale of $9.99 and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. A demo is available at the product website.

iOS Apps/Updates for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Yusuf Turk has introduced Shade Combo 1.0. In the free game, players combine lighter shade ducks to turn them into darker shades and combine darkest ducks to make them disappear. Combining them rapidly in a row starts the combo counter. The faster you play without a wrong move, higher your score gets. Shade Combo features both timed  and endless modes, as well as Game Center integration.

Eightythree Technology has debuted Stream - Cloud Music Player 1.0. The $1.99 cloud music player lets you listen to music directly from your cloud storage like Box, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, OneDrive and Yandex.Disk. Stream will also help you to download your beloved music for offline playback, as well as transfer music files to iOS local storage from your computer using WiFi connection.


Abe Balsamo & Co. has announced Arrhythmias 3.13, an update to their proprietary medical app. An ECG for your phone that has passed FDA validation, the $0.99 app helps to diagnose and treat medical problems, allowing medical practitioners to make peer-reviewed decisions. Version 3.12 has been updated with a new color scheme.

PlayRaven has created Robocide, a galactic adventure and brand-new micro RTS (real-time strategy) game. The free app lets players traverse the galaxy with a legion of robots at their command in order to fight against an imminent robot invasion.