Rabbit: Launching today in closed beta, Rabbit is a new video chat and content sharing app– initially available exclusively for Mac– that has been getting a lot of attention. The app lets you chat with an unlimited number of people, create and customize chats, as well as watch movies, listen to music, and share content in chats in real-time. If you are a pre-teen who hasn’t heard of Google Hangouts, you might want to check this out.

Rabbit is kind of like a virtual living room. It runs in the background on your computer just like Skype, so you can always find your friends online and invite them to watch a movie or listen to music at any time. You can share this content directly from your computer, or you can use the Rabbit “SharePad” of integrated content sites to instantly launch TV shows, videos and music you want to watch and listen to with your friends.

Foursquare version 5.4.3: Foursquare gets an update today that brings improvements to check-in notification settings including an “Always” option to get notifications for all check-ins, as well as new “Nearby” and “Off” settings to apply to specific users.

✓ Choose “ALWAYS” for close friends and family you always want to keep up with. You’ll get notifications for all their check-ins, no matter where they are in the world. ✓ Choose “NEARBY” for friends you’d like to hear about from time to time. We’ll only notify you when they’re close by. ✓ Choose “OFF” for those acquaintances you don’t really want updates from. And that bike messenger friend who checks in at every spot on his route.

TomTom version 1.13: TomTom updated the majority of its iOS navigation apps today. On top of the most up to date map data, users can also now backup and restore settings and stored destinations from iCloud. With today’s update TomTom is also providing a free 30 day trial to its HD traffic subscription. In addition, the app now includes compatibility for iPad mini.

Borderlands Legends version 1.1.0: 2K’s Borderlands Legends (and the HD iPad version) is updated today with new features including a new sniper mode, new enemy and mini boss types, night versions of the Wasteland map, iPhone 5 & Game Center support, new Eridian Weapons, and more.

Cut the Rope: Chillingo’s popular Cut the Rope title gets 25 levels with the new Lantern Box and floating paper lanterns as a new gameplay mechanic. The HD version gets the same update.

Skype version 4.5:

✓ Skype automatically reconnects a dropped call when your WiFi or mobile network reception is poor ✓ General fixes General fixes and improvements One-to-one chats now appear in the correct order

Letterpress- Word Game version 1.3.1: Fixed the “Played Words” button when the game is over for people who haven’t upgraded. Viewing played words while a game is active still requires the upgrade (that’s the way it’s worked since 1.0). Honest mistake. PLEASE FORGIVE ME. And if you haven’t upgraded yet you definitely should, because I like money.


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