Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 1, 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 Mac OS X, iOS, and tvOS.

iOS Apps/Updates

Ultralab Apps has announced Birthday Stickers 1.0, a new addition to their collection of photo editing apps. It offers birthday themed photo stickers like candles, balloons, cakes and more. The $0.99 app also features a variety of 'happy birthday” wishes in different fonts.

Haypi has unleashed Haypi Monster: The Lost Tower 1.9.0, an update to their educational MMORPG. In the free app, players set off to climb up a magical tower, where hundreds of critters roam the lands on each level. Monsters of different rarity can be collected to fill in a monster encyclopedia.

Polaroid UV Alert is a free app for iOS devices and the Apple Watch that allows users to check the UV levels before heading outside. It notifies users when UV rays are high and radiation reaches dangerous levels based on location, and also lists nearby locations to purchase sunglasses.

Nuclear Nova Software has released Total Disc Golf, a free sequel to the previous hit Disc Golf 3D. In the game, you play the famous Birdie Links club while starting your career as a professional disc golfer, then unlock all of the prestigious tournaments and courses.

Mac OS X Apps/Updates

Maintain has served up Cocktail 9.2 (El Capitan Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running OS X El Capitan 10.11. 

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. This version adds ability to clear CoreDuet database and ability to view, rotate and delete archived Authorization, CoreDuet, Security and XPC Activity log files. It also adds OS X 10.11.2 compatibility and contains improvements on the "Clear log files" procedure.

Cocktail 9.2 (El Capitan Edition) requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 to run. Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10, Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9, Cocktail (Mountain Lion Edition) for OS X 10.8 and Cocktail (Lion Edition) for OS X 10.7 are available for download from the Maintain website. It costs US$19 for a single user license. A demo is available for download.

DEVONtechnologies has updated all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. 

DEVONthink 2.8.8 improves integration with Eastgate's Tinderbox and makes working with PDFs more comfortable. All editions fix a number of issues, e.g. with OS X El Capitan. The updates are free and recommended for all users.