Notable apps and updates, January 21

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.

macOS has announced Mac mini Compute Cloud (MC2) is now on Apple Silicon M1 servers, an Internet cloud service renting on-demand compute capacity using dedicated Apple M1 Mac’s Compute Cloud combines the hardware and software advantages of a dedicated Mac mini server with the low cost and instant deployment of cloud computing. With provisioning of a new 2020 Apple M1 Mac mini on demand iOS, macOS, web, and database developers now have a dedicated solution for cloud computing that does NOT share hardware resources or use virtualization.

All Mac mini MC2 instances feature Apple first-generation M1 processors with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, 16-core neural engine, integrated unified memory, and all-flash SSD storage starting at US$100 per month. You can compile iOS or macOS apps remotely with Xcode, run web applications, publish databases, or share files.


Darkest Black has introduced Healthy Shoes, a running shoe tracker developed exclusively for iPhones.

It allows anyone to track how far they have run in their favorite shoes, automatically. Healthy Shoes requires iOS 14or later. It’s free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.