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Verbs 2.0 for iPhone brings push notifications

Verbs, an instant messaging client for iPhone, has been updated and brings the availability of push notifications via an in-app purchase. You can also stay logged in for up to 7 days.

Verbs boasts of its beautiful UI and supports GTalk, AIM, and MobileMe. It has many neat features like the ability to view downloaded Text, PDF, Office and iWork documents and Instapaper, Droplr, and CloudApp support. Additionally, heres all the new features included in the update:

  • Enable Push Notifications and stay logged in for up to 7 days, available through simple in-app purchase (Verbs Pro).
  • The text entry field in the chat grows with text.
  • Send chat logs via email.
  • Send links in received messages to Instapaper for reading later.
  • Horizontal swipe action in the chat view to switch between chats.
  • Tap and hold the unified accounts cell to sign in/out of all accounts.
  • Pinch gesture to zoom out a conversation.
  • Faster buddy list scrolling.
  • Now displays AIM buddies "Mobile" status with blue icon.
  • Shows buddy presence above the chat previews.
  • Fixed the delay when the buddy list favorite header is tapped.
  • Resets the keyboard to display alphabets after sending a message.
  • Fixed issues with uploading pictures taken from camera.
  • Bug fixes and better memory management.

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$2.99, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]

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You may soon be able to run multiple iPhone apps on your iPad with a new jailbreak tweak [jailbreak]

A new jailbreak tweak may soon allow you to run multiple iPhone apps on screen at the same time -- on your iPad. iOS hacker Aaron Ash has written a tweak that will allow you to do just that.

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Instacast for iPhone updated, adds Airplay, drops iOS 3 [Updated with iOS 5 warning]

Instacast, a podcast subscription manager, has received a big update that includes many new features such as AirPlay support, chapter lists, continuous playback, and optimized UI elements. Alas, Instacast no longer supports iOS 3.

  • Dropped support for iOS 3
  • Added Download Waiting List
  • Added resuming downloads after connection loss
  • Added putting downloads on waiting list when switching from WiFi to 3G and 3G not enabled
  • Added chapter lists if available
  • Improved scrubbing and seeking
  • Added cloud based image scaling service
  • Added continuous playback
  • Optimized some user interface elements
  • Added Video AirPlay support to enhanced podcast player
  • Removed option for System Player
  • Added new sort options to episode lists
  • Made Replay after Pause optional
  • Added sending websites to Instapaper and ReadItLater
  • Made Auto-Cache optional for audio and video separately
  • Added Auto-Clear option when a new episode is loaded (now default)

UPDATE: Instacast has blogged about their iOS 5 roadmap. In the short term, iOS 5 users should stick with Instacast 1.2.2, but things should be in order by the time iOS 5 ships. [Instacast blog]

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$1.99 - iTunes link]

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Starbucks for iPhone updated with new look and eGifts

Starbucks for iPhone as been refreshed with a new look and brings the ability to send eGifts via email or Facebook. You can now also transfer balances between cards within the app.

  • Refreshed look and feel with our new logo and improved performance.
  • Pay with your Starbucks Card using your phones, reload and transfer balances on your Cards.
  • See your My Starbucks Rewards level and star balance.
  • eGift functionality lets you send a gift to friends and family using your iPhone.
  • Customizable navigation lets you use the app just the way you like it!

If you pick this one up, send me an eGift and let us know what you think! Screenshots after the break.

[Free - iTunes link]

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Tweetbot for iPhone updated with many improvements

Tweetbot for iPhone has been updated to 1.3 and brings new features and improvements such as the ability to view local trends and translate direct messages.

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Fight against zombies with Zoombie Digger World Tour for iPhone and iPad

In Zoombie Digger World Tour, you must defend United States, Australia, Russia, and Mexico against zombie attacks. Don't let their cute appearance fool you, these zombies are quite evil!

  • many evil, but incredibly cute zombies
  • multiple ways to kill the zombies
  • unique bosses
  • combo system to max out your score
  • more than 75 levels, increasing in difficulty
  • 12 cities with famous sights
  • 16 kinds of weapons
  • 10 kinds of super-weapons

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the trailer and screenshots after the break.

[Free, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, June 30

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Rhythm Guitar: Play guitar with your iPad! [$2.99 for iPad - iTunes link]

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UPDATED: Facebook for iPhone sneaks in UI changes in recent update

Facebook for iPhone received an update today, and despite being absent from the release notes, profile pages have received a UI change. The change brings uniformity to the app in that you will find Share Photo and Write Post buttons across the top of profile pages. These are similar to the Photo, Status, and Check-in buttons on the news feed.

Here are the traditionally cryptic release notes that Facebook did include with the update:

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Google+ iPhone web app gallery

Google+ is the search giant's take on a social network, and while it will get its own iOS app eventually, it's already got it's own world-class web app (would you really expect anything else from the company that's defined the modern web?). Here's a quick look at it, primarily the profile, circles, and friends elements.

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Tumblr for iPhone updated with new look

Tumblr, the popular blogging platform, has updated its iPhone app with a new look and new features. You can easily manage multiple blogs, read and reply to messages, and more.

  • A beautifully simple new interface for managing multiple blogs.
  • Improvements to Dashboard browsing.
  • Improvements to posting, including landscape editing.
  • Read and reply to Messages.
  • Find followers via your address book.
  • Sign up on your iPhone.

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Screenshots after the break.

[Free - iTunes link]

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