Square Updates Cash App to Version 2.0, Adds Ability to Request Money From Anyone

Square has updated its money transferring app, Cash, to version 2.0. The update adds several improvements, like the ability to request or send money to anyone in your address book even if they do not have the app installed. The app has also received a makeover that promises to deliver a "faster sending interface". Other new features include the ability to import your address book, add notes to payments and receive push notifications for payments and requests.

Cash 2.0

Cash users have sent and received hundreds of millions of dollars through the app, according to Square. Square says people use their app to split dinner bills, group vacations and even pay for school supplies. Users can request money from up to 25 people at once, which is perfect for reminding the deadbeats in your fantasy football league that they still owe their entry fee.

Tiny Tower: Vegas Release Date Announced

It is going to be hard to top Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, but NimbleBit is going to try with Tiny Tower: Vegas. The new game in the popular Tiny Tower franchise will land on the Apple App Store this Thursday, August 28th.

Tiny Tower  Vegas

For those who have never played Tiny Tower, it is a simulation game where players can build their own tower filled with tiny pixel people known as “bitizens”. The goal of the game is the build as many residential and commercial floors as possible to attract bitizens to move in and work in your tower. The game's developer, NimbleBit last year teamed up with Disney Mobile and LucasArts to release a Star Wars-themed version of the game called Tiny Death Star.

AAPL Financial News Weekly Roundup: Shares Hit All-Time High, iPhone 6 Sales Predictions Up and More

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) trading showed some increased activity early last week as share prices closed at an all-time high of $100.53 on Tuesday. Previously the highest price was $100.30 (adjusted for the 7-to-1 stock split). The bump was likely due to optimism from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. In a note to investors, she wrote that iPhone 6 sales should be strong, but more interestingly, she expects Apple to ship 41 million iWatches by the end of the year, and possibly as many as 60 million. She also expects both products to enjoy healthy margins. Share price continued to rise for the rest of the week, closing on Friday at $101.32.

AAPL stock news roundup and outlook.

Morgan Stanley wasn't the only firm with a positive outlook on Apple. RBC analyst, Amit Daryanani, though he still holds his forecast at 56 million iPhone 6 sales before the end of the year, believes that new supply chain data could point to 70 to 80 million shipments by the end of 2014.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: iTunes 12 and Yosemite Betas Released, iPhone 5 Batteries to be Replaced, and More

Apple last Thursday released public beta versions of OS X Yosemite and iTunes 12 to members of the OS X Beta Program for testing. OS X Yosemite is expected to debut this fall and is expected to feature connectivity options to provide for continuity between desktop Macs and mobile iOS devices. iTunes 12 will have many new features including the new Family Sharing feature that will allow users to share iTunes and App Store downloads with up to six family members without sharing their accounts. Here are some of last week's other notable news and rumors:

Apple to replace faulty iPhone 5 batteries for free

On Friday Apple announced the launch of a free battery replacement program for iPhone 5 batteries. This was decided upon after it was discovered that a "small percentage" of batteries issued to handsets in the first five months after the iPhone

New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Star Wars: Commander, Pac-Man Friends and More

It was another slow week for App Store releases but there were a few noteworthy announcements made and trailers released this week. The biggest App Store news was the confirmation by the Pokémon Company that the the Pokémon Trading Card Game will be released to the iPad. This marks the first time a Nintendo-owned game will be ported to iOS.

Star Wars: Commander

Rovio finally announced an official release date to its Angry Birds spin-off Stella. The game will be available on September 4th. Nival announced its new RPG Etherlords will hit the App Store on the same day as Stella, and trailers for The Witcher Battle Arena and Mikey Boots were also released this week. You can see all of this week's trailers at the bottom of this page.

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