This week's collection includes updates for iTunes Remote, a rewritten version of iPastels 3, the release of Pokemon Quest, changes to Darkroom, and the addition of pets to Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
Audio Hijack 3.5
Rogue Amoeba's latest version of the Audio Recording Utility focuses on Internet radio streaming and adds a new broadcast output block that allows audio to be sent to Shoutcast and Icecast servers. The company suggests that podcasts and other content can be streamed simultaneously with the recording.
A second new block is the Input Switch block, which lets you switch the audio feed for a recording or stream between two inputs. For example, a live feed with the block between iTunes and a microphone can be switched.
Get it for macOS: $ 59. Requires macOS 10.10 or later
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
The iOS Warner Bros., PortKey games, and Jam City titles have been added. Players can choose their animal companion for their Hogwarts-based adventure.
Up to four animals can be owned by one player in the game, one each from cats, owls, rats and toads that stay in their dorm. A pet can be equipped at the same time and give players an energy boost from time to time.
Get it for iOS: Free. Requires iOS 10.0 or higher.
Nobyte's iPastels 3 for iOS and macOS is a completely rewritten application that simulates aspects of pastel painting, including soft pastels, oil pastels, pastels, and color blends.
The key to the new version is an updated user interface that makes it easy to get started. The new Metal-based engine also uses the graphics architecture of Apple, which resulted in a faster app compared to previous versions.
Other enhancements include a color palette with scrollbars, controls for changing the current stroke during the application in the project, and a more intuitive way to assign a different tool to the finger when using Apple Pencil in iOS.
Get it for iOS: Free with advanced features for $ 4.99. Requires iOS 11 or higher.
Get it for macOS: Free, but with advanced features for $ 6.99. Requires macOS High Sierra or higher.
Darkroom version 3.6 for iOS image editor adds a new frame tool to the collection that encapsulates the image in a frame for Instagram and other image-related social purposes. The Frame tool has a content-aware feature that selects the frame color based on the image and a selection of frame insertion presets that frame the position of the photo for a variety of different formats.
A premium addition: Duotone Filters draws on black and white photography and revives a grayscale image with contrasting colors.
The app also has a new privacy setting for enabling and disabling embed data when exporting photos. With the new option "Scroll down", the user is automatically guided to the end of the roll, where usually the newest images are located. Finally, image loading and caching has been redesigned to improve overall performance.
Get it for iOS: Free. Requires iOS 10.0 or higher.
Mirror to Mac
With the new app, iPhone and iPad owners can mirror their screens on a Mac without installing a dedicated macOS client. Instead, Macs only need to use Google's Chrome browser.
On the iOS side, people first need to enable Screen Recording in the Control Center and then launch Mirror to Mac
Get it for iOS: $ 4.99 Requires iOS 11 or later
version 4.4 Apple's app to remotely control iTunes Over a network, a new look has been added to iPad and iPhone, as well as a new app icon that harmonizes it with other icon designs.
Another change is support for the iPhone X, which allows it to work on Apple's flagship smartphone. The update also includes the usual stability and performance improvements that are expected from software updates.  Get it for iOS: Free. Requires iOS 9.0 or higher, with iTunes 12.7.5 recommended to work on the Mac.
Pokemon Quest is the latest game based on the popular collection of creatures. It is an unusual finish with a graphic voxel style, where everything consists of cubes.
On Tumblecube Island, players explore the area and collect Pokémon, create a team, and set the creatures to fight. Simplified controls mean fighting is dealt with by tapping, while basic building mechanics can be used to decorate the player's home and make his expeditions more useful.
Retrieve for iOS: Free with in-app purchases. Requires iOS 9.0 or higher.
Parallels has created a collection of tools that allow Mac and PC users to perform various tasks. The suites, called toolboxes, consist of a variety of one-to-one tools that are designed to make every user more productive.
Parallels Toolbox's Presentation Pack helps set up a computer for presentations by changing various settings, opening multiple applications and files simultaneously with one click, and eliminating unwanted distractions.
Designed for marketers, vloggers, and other video professionals, the Screen and Video Pack includes on-screen and voice recording tools, video conversion, downloading source video from various services, and creating GIFs.
The purpose of the system and diskette package is to improve the performance of the computer, including recovering disk space by deleting junk files and freeing up RAM.
Get it for macOS: From $ 9.99 a year for every package or $ 19.99 a year for the entire collection.
Explaining All Whiteboard
Apple has been talking a lot about the classroom in recent weeks, and on the AppleInsider Podcast we talked about some of the challenges facing Apple has faces in education. Here Everplain Everything Whiteboard explains the app to bring ideas to understanding. At its core, it's a whiteboard app that also offers screencasts. Drag and drop images, PDFs, PPT, Web sites, and other resources you need to tell your story. Like Prezi, it uses an infinite canvas. So, instead of moving the slides linearly, you can zoom out or in to drill down, making the transition between the information part of how ideas build on each other. It is a well-maintained technique. Comment, manipulate, tell and screencast. And it works with Apple Pencil when you comment on an iPad that supports pencil.
Get it for iOS: $ 9.99, with in-app subscriptions. Requires iOS 9.1 or higher. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
A Color Story
A history of color has been around for a while, and it's one of the photo apps we really enjoy using. It has 100 filters, 40 moving effects and can save custom filters from your editing steps. It was rebuilt to support the iPhone X. At that time, Instagram raster preview and scheduling and batch editing were added. While it's not a lightroom, when someone says, "Can you make the image pop?" That's the tool we work for. There are many photo apps on iOS, but that's one of those we reinstall on a new phone first.
Retrieve for iOS: Free, with in-app purchases. Requires iOS 8.0 or higher. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.