Fresh iPhone Apps for June 20: Flipboard update, Whisper update, FUUSIO

Jun 20, 2012
Games

Well-loved reader app Flipboard has just received a big update, fixing bugs and adding audio feeds to the already beautiful reader app. It leads today’s Fresh iPhone Apps, followed by Whisper, a social network that encourages users to share their secrets anonymously. Finally, we have FUUSIO, a logic-based puzzler with 200 challenging levels. Flipboard update […]

Well-loved reader app Flipboard has just received a big update, fixing bugs and adding audio feeds to the already beautiful reader app. It leads today’s Fresh iPhone Apps, followed by Whisper, a social network that encourages users to share their secrets anonymously. Finally, we have FUUSIO, a logic-based puzzler with 200 challenging levels.

Flipboard update (iPhone, iPad) Free

One of the most lauded reader apps in the iTunes App Store is Flipboard. It started its life as a sort of RSS feed aggregator for the iPad, bringing in news articles and intermingling them with Twitter timelines, Facebook updates and other articles and social media in a fairly beautiful magazine-like presentation. The app has since jumped to the iPhone and continues to receive accolades and strong reviews.

Flipboard’s latest update brings a whole lot of bug fixes interspersed throughout the app. It also recently got a big content update, adding new capabilities that include new audio features. You can now link Flipboard to SoundCloud and browse through recommended audio feeds, and the app also is compatible with Readability, so links and articles can be saved for later for easier reading.

Whisper update (iPhone, iPad) Free

Back in January, Frank Warren, the postcard curator behind the online community art project known as Post Secret, was forced to take down the iOS app related to postsecret.com because of abusive posts within it. Whisper is making an attempt at becoming what Post Secret was, allowing users to share anonymous secrets in an online community by combining text with photos.

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Whisper creates a social network in which users can view others’ secrets and leave some of their own, as well as make comments on various offerings and share them through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr – all anonymously. The app is something of a combination between Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, making it easy to create artistic and creative posts and discuss them with other users.

FUUSIO (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Logic puzzles get pretty complex in FUUSIO, a game that will tax your brainpower. Each level of the game has a simple premise of combining colored squares to make complete ones. Each level is based on a grid, with colored squares forming portions of a larger one. Your job is to combine the right patterns of shapes to create complete squares, but FUUSIO gets a whole lot more complicated with the addition of lots of other squares that can alter your shapes and move them around the grid.

FUUSIO includes 200 levels, with more to be added later, according to its developers. It scores players based on the speed with which they finish each level, and includes 3×3 and 6×6 levels for increased difficulty. There’s also Game Center support, which packs leaderboards and achievements.

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