Notable apps and app updates for April 4, 2018

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

Tasa Graphic Arts has announced three new iPad apps that provide an introduction to the theory of plate tectonics. The $2.99 Discovering Continental Drift app introduces Wegener's continental drift hypothesis. The $1.99 Probing Earth's Interior app describes the internal structure of Earth. And the $2.99 Discovering Plate Tectonics app illustrates how studies of the ocean floor led to the discovery of the plate tectonics theory. All are available at the Apple App Store.

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macOS Apps/Updates

Obvious Matter has released Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS. The app is designed to help you clean up old and unused files from your computer. 

With it, you can browse through your old stuff and preview a file's contents. Then you can decide if you want to archive or delete a file using keyboard shortcuts. Fossils supports previewing a large number of file types, including images, movies, PDF, Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers, Keynote documents, zip files, and more.

It requires macOS 10.12 or later. Fossils costs $4.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

iMobie says its data recovery software, PhoneRescue 3.7.0 for both Mac and PC, is now able to recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords. 

For those iPhone users who forgot their iTunes backup passwords, the utility can purportedly help them get access to their encrypted backups no matter how complicated the password is, as well as restore photos, messages, contacts and other essentials from the backups successfully.

PhoneRescue costs $49.99 for a personal license, and $69.99 for a family license.You can purchase licenses from iMobie’s online store.

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