On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a short 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 iOS and Mac OS X:
iOS Apps / Updates
Feeling the need for speed? Need for Speed: No Limits is a freemium street racer with in-app purchases that was updated a few days ago to bring players tournaments against other players in which prizes include performance parts and exclusive cars (like the Toyota Supra). You can even take part in a special limited time event against Snoop Dogg.
It's a classic for the iPhone and iPad, so it's no wonder that it's back at the top of the charts again. Minecraft: Pocket Edition ($6.99) has been updated to add The Nether and all of its inhabitants, ocelots, golems, and flower pots, among other goodies.
OK, I have to express ignorance in YouTube phenomenon PewDiePie, but he's apparently done so well as to become a millionaire and have his own game. PewDiePie: Legend of the BroFist ($4.99) has been scraping in a lot of money for its namesake through a sidescroller adventure that is apparently as goofy and manic as his videos.
Mac OS X Apps / Updates
Octagon (free with in-app purchases) has been a hit on other platforms for a while, and now it's available for the Mac. It is, as the App Store banner proclaims, a minimal arcade game with maximum challenge.
Along with upgrading a Mac to a new OS version comes a lot of concern about disk space, which is probably why Disk Doctor ($2.99) is doing well in the Mac App Store right now. This utility is one of several that analyze your disk for files that are taking up more than their fair share of space, then let you delete them if you so choose.
Our final OS X app of the day seems to be doing well in the Mac App Store since Apple's improvements to the Mail app in El Capitan don't appear to have impressed many people. AirMail ($9.99) is an alternative to Mail that is fast, intuitive and works with just about any email server out there.