Notable apps and app updates for July 6, 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

Abson Developments has introduced Sleep like a Baby 1.0. This free app is designed to help babies feel as if they're still in the safety and comfort of an enclosed space by replicating those sounds and noises.

macOS Apps/Updates

Zevrix Solutions has announced Graphic Inspector 2.3, a feature update to company's quality control solution for images and vector files. 

The utility is deigned to solve the problem of quickly finding files with specific resolution, color, spot channels, fonts and other attributes. The app can also search metadata, report image compression, and save search criteria in workflow specific presets. Version 2.3 lets users find images with specific bit depth and adds a new search operator for numeric values.

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix website for $19.95. It’s free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. A demo is available for download. Version 2.3 is a free update for users of version 2.x and $10 for earlier versions. Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.5-10.12 (some features require macOS 10.7 or later).

Cisdem has released Cisdem Data Recovery 4.1.0, an update of their data recover software for macOS that recovers different file types from different devices. Features of the upgrade include:

  •  Optimized deep scan with faster scan, more files recovery and more supported formats;
  • Optimized code of application to reduce memory footprint;
  • The ability to show files counts of every format and category, and total size of list files to be recovered.

A single user license for Cisdem Data Recovery is $49.99. A demo is available for download.

The Software Hub has announced Screenshot Auto-Rename 1.3, an update to its screenshot capturing utility for macOS. 

It will name your screenshot according to the snapped window's name, or alternatively gives you the option to manually choose the destination folder and rename the screenshot before it is saved. If you don't want to save the screenshot, you can snap it directly to your clipboard. In version 1.3, users can now select their default folder.

Screenshot Auto-Rename 1.3 requires macOS 10.6 or later. It costs $5.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

iMobie has rolled out PhoneRescue 3.4, an update to their iOS data recovery software for Mac and Windows users. 

Fully supporting the latest iOS 11, users can now download and restore iCloud backups in iOS 10.3 or later. With a tweaked user interface, PhoneRescue 3.4 also offers a choice for users to flexibly download what they want for recovery.

You can can buy PhoneRescue from the iMobie online store. A personal license costs $49.99, and a family license is $69.99.

AirBeamTV has launched version 2.0 of their macOS screen mirroring apps for smart and connected TVs. The apps support all major TV brands, including Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast. 

Users now have the option to play video files directly from Macs to TV. The new modern user interface provides a better look and feel, and easier and faster access to all the settings, according to Jan van Ottele, co-founder and CEO of AirBeamTV.

The 2.0 upgrade is free for existing AirBeamTV customers. For new users the cost is $9.99. The app requires macOS 10.10 or higher and is available at the Mac App Store.

DRmare has revved DRM M4V Converter, an iTunes DRM removal tool for macOS (10.8 and higher) and Windows, to version 2.0. 

It’s designed to help iTunes users control and enjoy their digital media more easily and freely by completely removing DRM from iTunes videos and converting the M4V movies, TV shows and iTunes Extras to DRM-free formats and popular devices for playback. Version 2.0 reportedly features 30X faster speed in converting iTunes M4V to the lossless MP4 format.

DRM M4V Converter costs $44.95 for a single-user license and $89.95 for an unlimited license with “lifelong” free software upgrades. It’s available at the DRmare Online Store.