Notable apps and app updates for April 18, 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.

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

Entropy Global Investment Inc has introduced Ray Detect 1.0, a laboratory-tested mobile app that turns any iPhone into a real radiation detector. The $2.99 tool uses the smartphone camera sensor to test for gamma-radiation and X-rays. Features include sharing results, maps, support for Apple Watch and operation without calibration, Internet connection or external devices.

The Lim brothers have launched Map List 1.0. The app can help users track locations of any type of place, such as, for example, their favorite restaurants. Map List is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Marc Braun has debuted XCubes 1.0.1 for the iPad. It’s a free (for a limited time) spreadsheet app that uses "cubes," which allow building and editing information in two or more dimensions. XCubes offers Microsoft Excel compatibility.

Capable Bits has created Photo Transfer App 1.0. The free app allows you to transfer, backup and share your videos and photos (including Live Photos) privately, quickly and in full resolution.

Gordon Roberts has rolled out Tanks and Turrets 3. In the open field style tower defense game, players must defend their medieval village from invading Tanks using futuristic weapons. Tanks and Turrets is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

tvOS Apps/Updates for the Apple TV

Magnin & Associates has driven out Bumper Car Mania 1.0 for the Apple TV. The $1.99 game features three different types of gameplay. The normal rink has a barrier down the middle. There is also an open rink without the center barrier. And with Sumo-style, players can knock opponents out of playing area.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

BeeSoft has released ProTA 4.1, an update to the stock market charting and technical analysis application for OS X. 

The tool empowers casual investors as well as veteran market technicians to chart, analyze and optimize their trading ideas. ProTA provides more than100 indicators, line studies, smartlists, chart templates and trading models are built into ProTA's one-click browser. Version 4.1 now provides fundamental analysis.

ProTA is Mac OS X and requires Mac OS X 10.7 or higher. Version 4.1 is a free upgrade for all ProTA 4 users and is available immediately for download at BeeSoft online. A demo is available for download. Pricing starts at $99 for a one-year activation code.