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Popular Reddit app BaconReader makes its way to the iPhone

BaconReader for Reddit, which has long been popular on Android, has made its way to the iPhone. iOS 7 ready, BaconReader lets you easily navigate posts, pictures, links, and comments from across Reddit.

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Snapseed for iOS updates with new HDR Scape filter, pre-iOS 7 users beware

Part of today's Google+ event announcements centered on Snapseed, and some new features coming to the Google acquired photo editing software. Of all of them, one much touted new feature was the HDR Scape filter, and the iOS application has just been updated with all the newness. But if you're not on iOS 7 you should tread carefully.

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Google+ for iOS to get background image sync and full resolution uploads

Announced at this mornings Google+ event, Google+ for iOS is in line to get pretty substantial update for those of us who use the service for backing up our photos. Thanks to iOS 7, Google+ will soon be able to auto sync your photos in the background, instead of needing to have the app open as is currently required.

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Microsoft updates Bing for iPhone, adds the iOS 7 razzle dazzle

Bing may not be the first app you think to install on your iPhone, but anyone who does use it is in for a treat with the latest update. Microsoft has pushed an iOS 7 styled redesign for their search platform out into the App Store, that also combines the company's new yellow flavored Bing branding and styling.

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Studiometry 11 gets brand new interface, more

Oranged Software has released a major update to the desktop version of its Studiometry client and project management tool for small businesses. Studiometry 11 features a brand new, easier to use interface, along with 120 new features and improvements. This version also transitions Studiometry to Cocoa on the Mac.

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BBM adds 20 million new users since going cross-platform

No matter how many claims of "no-one cares" we might hear, there are clearly tons of people who do care about BBM. BlackBerry has today provided some figures for the first proper week of cross-platform life for their messaging platform and it looks like good news all round. BBM now has 80 million active users, having gained 20 million since launching on Android and iOS. And those are some good numbers.

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Amazon's Matchbook service gives you cheap/free Kindle copies of print books

Amazon on Tuesday launched Matchbook, a new benefit for Amazon customers that provides you with access to inexpensive (or free) Kindle versions of print-edition books you've bought through Amazon. The service is launching with 70,000 titles, and works with your back catalog of past Amazon purchases, all the way back to 1995. Matchbook-qualifying titles are available for download for $2.99 or less.

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Ryan Jones on directing Weather Line for iPhone

Weather Line is an impeccably designed, delightfully crafted weather app that comes from another one of those director, developers, designer trios that seems to be working so wonderfully well lately. The director for Weather Line, Ryan Jones, was gracious enough to expound on why the world needed another weather app, what iOS 7 allowed them to do with it, and what his role entailed.

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Buffer suffers a hack, spammy messages going out on users Facebook accounts

Buffer, a handy app for cross-posting to multiple social networks, has experienced an unfortunate hack that is spamming some Facebook accounts. The Buffer team is aware of the issue, and is currently sending out emails explaining what's happening:

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BBM for iPhone line ups over, fast access now for everyone

When BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone debuted there was a waiting list to gain access. That's always a good way to mitigate against massive server loads, but not a great way to satisfy everyone who wants on now, now, now. Well, looks like the waiting list is a thing of the past, and millions of downloads later, the gates are wide open for anyone and everyone who wants in.

If you haven't tried BBM for iPhone yet, now's your chance. If you have, let me know what you think.

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