Apps and updates: Splashtop 2, Square Card Reader, iBank, JamUp Pro, iHeart Radio, and more

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A slew of popular apps either updated or launched on the App Store recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our usual round-up below. Today’s crop includes Splashtop 2 going Retina, iBank launching on iPad, Square Card Reader adding more payment collection options, and much more.

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Splashtop 2 by Splashtop for iPad:

This $1.99 app, which allows users to access a Mac or Windows PC through an iPad, rolled out version today. The update added a new, simpler interface for finding “your computer without configuring IP addresses or port numbers.” It also included Retina display support, improved responsiveness, enhanced security, and the ability to access computers from anywhere without having to input Gmail account or configuring routers. Splashtop 2 rates 4.5-stars, based on more than 21,500 user reviews, as of press time.

iBank Mobile by IGG Software for iPad:

This $14.99 app, which lets users track day-to-day spending by monitoring account balances, just launched today for the iPad. The software first debuted on the Mac and iPhone, but now iPad users can manage their finances through an innovative interface, with access to automatic updates, investment tools, and tech support. iBank Mobile rates 4.5-stars, based on more than 10 user reviews, as of press time.

Square Card Reader by Square for iOS:

This free app updated to version 2.3 today. The app accepts credit cards on any iOS device with a free Square Card Reader for just 2.75-percent per swipe for Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover (no contracts, monthly fees or merchant accounts), but its newest upgrade includes the ability to “enable staff to collect payments on your behalf using their mobile phone.” It also features various bug fixes and improvements. Square Card Reader rates 3 stars, based on more than 10,000 user reviews, as of press time.

JamUp Pro by Positive Grid for iOS:

This $9.99 app rolled out version 2.0.0 yesterday. 9to5Mac previously reviewed JamUp Pro, check it out: Review: ‘JamUp’ multi-effect guitar app for iPhone & iPad. The update adds tone sharing to “share and download artist and user presets,” Griffin Technology StompBox support, 64 slot preset manager, Octave and Cry Wah effects, and new bass and boutique expansion packages. The latest version also features ultra low latency with 50-percent improvement, Phrase Sampler, and continuous speed adjust in iTunes JAM player. JamUp Pro rates 4.5-stars, based on nearly 10 user reviews, as of press time.

iHeart Radio by Clear Channel Management for iOS:

This free app, which is an all-in-one digital service that lets users find more than 1,000 Live Stations or create commercial-free Custom Stations, updated to version 4.2.1 yesterday. The app now boasts song lyrics, player enhancements, and more Live Stations. iHeart Radio rates 3 stars, based on more than 162,000 user reviews, as of press time.

Atari’s Greatest Hits by Atari for iOS:

This free app updated to version 1.5.2 today. It includes Missile Command and 100 classic Atari games. Atari only listed “Atari 40th Anniversary Update” in the version details, because it is offering these free classic games to celebrate its anniversary. Atari’s Great Hits rates 2 stars, based on more than 1,000 user reviews, as of press time.

Belkin @TV for iPhone and Belkin @TV for iPad by Belkin International:

These free apps unveiled @TVPlus tech today, which works with @TV hardware, so users can watch live and recorded TV on mobile devices via Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G. While the app is complimentary, the box will cost $150 when it arrives in mid-July. There are no ratings for either version of the app as of press time.

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