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Mailbox, Snapchat, or other apps logging you out repeatedly? Suspected bug in iOS 7 background refresh could be to blame!

Like much the internet, we're getting flooded with messages from people who're finding themselves repeatedly logged out of Mailbox, Snapchat (we don't judge!), and other apps following the iOS 7 update. Not only can that be tedious, but in some cases the apps demand the entire setup process be repeated, which can be a showstopper. A bug in Apple's new background update API could be the culprit, according to Ellis Hamberger at The Verge:

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Giant Comet releases Flint for iOS, Campfire never looked better

If you're a frequent user of the Campfire group chat software, you may already be aware of Flint, an until now Mac only client. Developer Giant Comet has now released an iOS 7 designed version of Flint for iOS, and it looks stunning. Better still; you can get it currently for 50% off the regular price.

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Overcast for iOS gets teased, new podcast app coming from Marco Arment later this year

Marco Arment needs little introduction – he created Instapaper and The Magazine and is a member of our Hall of Fame – and his next project will see him tackle the world of podcatchers. At the XOXO Festival in Portland, Arment revealed he's been working on a podcast client for iOS that he's calling Overcast:

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BBM for iOS: Hands on and first impressions!

Update: BlackBerry has pulled BBM for iOS from the App Store and halted the roll-out

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for iOS has begun rolling out across the globe, and while it will only hit the U.S. at midnight, as usual New Zealand got it first. Our own Richard Devine, whose had more than his fair share of BlackBerry devices, switched stores, loaded it up, and went hands on, and he's got his first impressions in the video above.

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Apps of the week: Fleksy, Vert, Tunein Radio and more!

What a week we've had. iOS 7 releasing, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launching, it's been busy, but the best kind of busy. So, what better way to unwind a little than with another selection of great apps! Here's what the iMore writing team has been using this week.

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Google Translate adds handwriting input, seven new languages

Google has updated its Google Translate app for iOS to version 2.0.0 - the first change to the app in a year and a half. Google Translate is still free and is available for download from the App Store.

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Google makes Quickoffice free

Quickoffice, the mobile productivity app acquired by Google last year, is now free. Quickoffice lets you create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on iOS devices.

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Google Wallet app now available for iPhone and iPod touch

Google continues to expand its portfolio of iOS applications and today has launched Google Wallet for iPhone and iPod touch for the first time. The app that originated on Android as an NFC payment service has undergone some changes of late, including its debut now at last on iOS. It comes after a revamped Android app launched earlier this week.

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Billings Pro now lets you create and manage invoices on your iPad

Billings Pro, which helps you create professional invoices, has come to the iPad. The iPad version of Billings Pro has all of the features of the iPhone version, and takes advantage of the iPad's increased screen real estate to provide the best experience possible.

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Sony shows off PS4 second screen app, use your phone as a game controller

Over at the Tokyo Games Show, Sony has been showing off its new second screen PS4 companion app. The app, while demonstrated on a Sony Xperia Z1 – not surprisingly – will be coming to iOS as well as Android to offer an integrated experience between your smartphone and your shiny new PS4 when it arrives later this year.

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