Notable apps and app updates for October 10, 2015

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 iOS and Mac OS X:

iOS Apps and App Updates

Sure it's Saturday, but that doesn't mean that the little ones have to stop learning. Endless Alphabet ($6.99) is a fun app to teach those 5 years old or younger their alphabet and also build vocabulary. The game has been updated for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, now providing 3D Touch support -- the level of touch pressure applied to letters and words makes them respond differently. 

Curious (free with in-app purchases) is designed for the lifelong learner. Whether you're interested in learning how to drum, code Python, or make a bangle bracelet, Curious has something for you. As soon as I'm done exploring CSS3, I plan on watching the live parkour lesson. There's now an Apple Watch app to tell you what's on Curious TV both now and coming up.

And I just couldn't pass up this one without snickering. Potty Time with Elmo ($2.99) wants to help your little ones learn how to use the toilet... hopefully, they won't have an accident on your expensive iOS device while learning. 


Mac OS X Apps and App Updates

Keeping on the theme of education (see what I did there?), there's a lot available for your favorite personal computing platform, too... and I don't mean Windows 10. If you'd like to learn more about El Capitan, check out MacMost's Video Guide for El Capitan ($7.99). Everything from desktop basics to maintaining your Mac is covered. 

Regardless of what you think about Microsoft, one of the best apps out there for taking notes and organizing your digital life is OneNote (free). It's especially useful for taking class notes, doing research for papers, and keeping a detailed to-do list. It's cross-platform, so notes you create on your Mac can be be viewed on iPad, iPhone and even Apple Watch. Awesome!

I'm proud to say that my wife is one of those people who memorizes things very well. She's even memorized the Periodic Table of the Elements. If you're taking Chemistry, need to study for science tests, or just want to be able to show up your spouse in knowing the Periodic Table, consider getting the free Chemistry - All The Elements app. Who knows, maybe you'll be playing bar trivia tonight and someone will ask a question about Fermium... Breaking Bad fans can have fun looking up Bromine and Barium.