Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 25, 2017

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

Mug Life is a new, free app that allows you to instantly create “photo-real clones” of friends, family, and celebrities. All it takes is a photo. Download community animations and paste them to any photo, or just have fun playing with faces.

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B-Eng has introduced Secure Web 1.0, a WPA2 protection app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The $4.99 app is designed to protect against the KRACK-attack, which takes advantage of a flaw in the WPA2 protocol, which is used in any wireless connection.

macOS Apps/Updates

Econ Technologies has announced ChronoAgent 1.8.0, which is ready for macOS High Sierra. The ChronoSync/ChronoAgent combination allows anyone to synchronize files between two Macs, back up Macs to a Mac server, or even maintain a bootable backup over a network. 

Version 1.8.0 now recognizes APFS volumes while offering improved file backup and sync performance. In addition to a few bug fixes, ChronoAgent 1.8.0 also includes more reliable startup, better statistics reporting and an updated manual.

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ChronoAgent 1.8.0 works on macOS 10.8 or newer and is available for $14.99. ChronoSync, the multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clone, and folder synchronizing, is designed to work on macOS version 10.10 and newer. Full working trial licenses are available, or you can purchase ChronoSync for $49.99. 

ChronoAgent allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device so you can access or transfer your data! Full working trial licenses are available, or purchase ChronoAgent for $14.99. ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that monitors Macs running ChronoSync or ChronoAgent. ChronoMonitor is available in the Apple App Store for $3.99.

TechSmith Corp. has released Snagit 2018, the latest version of its screen capture and image editing software for Mac and Windows. 

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The newest version offers new grab text, smart move, and text replace features. Other improvements include updates to the desktop video recording feature. Snagit 2018 allows for higher frame rate desktop recording for smoother, more professional recordings, as well as better quality webcam capture and better stability. And, it does it all using fewer CPU resources than ever before, according to the folks at TechSmith. 

Snagit 2018 costs $49.99 for new users. Users with previous versions of Snagit can upgrade for $24.99.