App collection: Bear, Fortnite, Things 3, Halide, Jamf, more!

The iOS and Mac App Store are updated daily with new apps and updates from existing software and it's hard to keep track of everything. AppleInsider highlights some of the more striking app changes that occurred last week.

Highlights of this week are updates for Bear, Halide, Jamf, PCalc, Things 3, OmniFocus 3 and new items in Fortnite.


Version 1.6 of the iOS version of Bear gets support for Siri and Siri Shortcuts from iOS 12, and adds the ability to search and view last week's notes, take notes with specific titles and tags and other actions, only of vocal prompts.

With a new Quick Nav option, users can quickly move a document that can be called by tapping two fingers in the Editor with any finger. Swipe with two fingers in the Editor to skip the menu and go directly to the navigation.

There are also changes to the headband, more transparent synchronization for Bear Pro users, scrolling and saving cursor position when changing notes, new themes, 16 additional TagCons and 14 iMessage stickers.

Download it for iOS: free. Requires iOS 9.0 or later.

Halide 1.9

In addition to the new Tech Out feature from last week, the photography app Halide has been updated to take advantage of the hardware features in the new iPhones and software devices in iOS 12. The new addition of the tent pole is what Halide Portrait Matte calls, which use Apple's segmentation. The iOS function that allows you to adjust the blur in the background is adapted here to help with fine details such as hair.

This update also adds Siri shortcuts and the company gives the exle you can use: "Hey, Siri, first the shutter" – and Halide takes a picture.

Download it for iOS: $ 5.99. Requires iOS 12 for the new features


Device management service Jamf has been updated to support iOS 12 and tvOS 12 and reports that it will be for MacOS Mojave y when it is released on September 24.

Jamf is a large-scale management service that allows companies to handle dozens, hundreds and thousands of iPhones or other Apple devices for their staff.

In the Jamf Pro version, the updated and enhanced features optionally include the AutoFill feature of iOS 12. This is the Apple feature that can provide information from iCloud Keychain or a password management from a third party. With Jamf, your company's IT staff can limit the function of minimizing the sharing of sensitive data.

Download it for iOS and Mac: Jamf website. This is a large-scale business service and a business service with agreed payment levels, but prices start at $ 2.99 per month per device.


PCalc is one of the gems of both Mac and iOS: it is an extremely powerful calculator. It is also always at the forefront of new iOS features: it even added some Augmented Reality options when Apple introduced ARkit for the first time. Now it is taken over from Siri Shortcuts and that is done with its typical thoroughness and even cleverness.

You can not use Siri shortcuts to pass information to an app: you can only use it to start items or request details. But if you type a number somewhere on your iPhone and then copy it, PCalc will use it as if you entered it in the app. So for example, copy "1,000", and then you can use Siri Shortcuts to ask PCalc to convert it from dollars to euros.

Download it for iOS: $ 9.99. Requires iOS 12 or higher for the new features.

Things 3

Things 3 is one of the most powerful To Do apps for iOS and Mac. One of the reasons why it is so good is that it continues to use new Apple features to improve how you get your tasks in and out of the app. The goal is to make it quick for you to enter a new task and at least as quickly to see what your next task is.

This update has several solutions, but it is mainly about adding Siri shortcuts. You can now add a new task or view a list of your tasks with just a voice command. Things have worked with Siri for a long time, but it has always been a bit of a mess and this is like having direct access to Things.

Download it for iOS: $ 9.99 for iPhone, $ 19.99 for iPad. Requires iOS 12 or higher for the new features.

OmniFocus 3

OmniFocus is one of the most powerful To Do apps available and has also added Siri shortcuts. One of the app's best-known features is the Prognosis view, which tells you everything that is happening today, the tasks you need to perform, tasks you can do, and all your calendar meetings. You can now just say "Prediction" to Siri Shortcuts and see all this information.

There are other minor updates and fixes. Note that the features of this release appear on the 24th of September in the separate Mac version.

Download it for iOS: from $ .99. Requires iOS 12 or higher for the new features.


The Battle Royale-like game with construction elements has two changes that apply to the massive multiplayer mode in version 5.4.1.

The Playground section has won the Spiky Stadium, which creates an arena when thrown. There are no defined rules for the use of the stadium, so it can be used for practically any type of game that players can think of using the built-in functions of the game.

For standard gameplay, Port-a-Fortress can help users spend a lot of time building, instantly creating a high position wherever it is thrown. Just start it and a tower appears with sufficient protection and with relatively easy access from the top to all sides.

Download it for iOS: free. Requires iOS 11.0 or later.

Download it for macOS: free (but with optional paid passes and a PvE approval).

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