Yo raises $1.5 million in another round of funding

Yo raises $1.5 million in another round of funding

The incredibly simple app Yo has raised $1.5 million in an additional round of funding with investors, just weeks after it raised $1 million in an initial round of funding. The fact that Yo now has a multimillion dollar valuation is somewhat mind boggling, given that the app performs one minor action: it allows you to send a Yo notification to other users that have the app installed. 

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Apple names ‘Cinamatic’ as its free App of the Week

Apple names ‘Cinamatic’ as its free App of the Week

Apple has announced that Cinamatic is its App of the Week, meaning that the short film app has gone free for the next week. Cinamatic, from the makers of Hipstamatic, regularly goes for 99 cents on the App Store. We’ve got a brief rundown of the app ahead. 

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Facebook introduces Mentions app for actors, athletes and other public figures

Facebook introduces Mentions app for actors, athletes and other public figures

With nearly 800 million people connected to public figures on Facebook, it can be difficult for actors, athletes and other public figures to interact and communicate with their fans on the social network. To improve that experience, Facebook on Thursday announced availability of its new Mentions app for public figures with verified pages in the United States. 

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Hours is a new app to help you stay focused in your daily routine, from Apple Design Award winner Tapity

Hours is a new app to help you stay focused in your daily routine, from Apple Design Award winner Tapity

Getting into a routine can be a good thing, but sometimes it can mean that you don’t find yourself being as productive as you once were, either. Keeping motivated can be hard, but luckily there’s a new app for that. It’s called Hours, and it’s from the developer Tapity, which has won Apple’s Design Award.

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Best New Games: ‘Red Ball 4,’ ‘Walkr,’ ‘Zombie Commando’ and more

Best New Games: ‘Red Ball 4,’ ‘Walkr,’ ‘Zombie Commando’ and more

We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Red Ball 4, LetterHero, Ball Bird, Battle Fleet 2, Walkr and Zombie Commando. 

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Google finally releases Google Analytics app for iPhone

Google finally releases Google Analytics app for iPhone

Google has finally released the official Google Analytics app in the App Store, so website owners and app developers can finally check real-time statistics of their websites on their iPhone.

There have been a number of free and paid third-party apps for Google Analytics, but as far as I am aware they did not provide the real-time stats.

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‘Cut the Rope’ updated with new ‘Pillow Box’ content pack

‘Cut the Rope’ updated with new ‘Pillow Box’ content pack

Chillingo released an update for its iconic Cut the Rope game this afternoon, bumping the app to version 2.4 with a new “Pillow Box” content pack. The new version of the game is available now on the App Store, and we have further details ahead. 

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Kim Kardashian’s iPhone app could net her $85 million this year

Kim Kardashian’s iPhone app could net her $85 million this year

Kim Kardashian could be around $85 million richer by the end of this year, thanks to a simple three-week-old iPhone app. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood launched on the App Store in June, allowing iPhone and iPad users to join Kim in a celebrity adventure, date and dump other celebrities and more. 

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Overcast Podcast app now available after long wait, features Smart Speed and Voice Boost, plus more

Overcast Podcast app now available after long wait, features Smart Speed and Voice Boost, plus more

Some applications get a lot of attention as they are being built, and for anyone who is a fan of listening to podcasts, Overcast is one of those apps. After a long wait, with plenty of hype along the way, the application is now available in the App Store.

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Scribd updated with redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing and more

Scribd updated with redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing and more

Scribd for iPhone was updated this afternoon with a new look and other features, including a redesigned book description page, horizontal browsing from book to book in collections, streamlined library management and an all-new color palette and fonts throughout the app. The update pushes the app to version 3.6.0. 

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