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Briefly: Humin app's early access pre-launch, Epicurious 4.0

updated 12:35 pm EST, Tue January 21, 2014

Social relationships-focused contacts app debuts its Early Access Program

Humin, a new social contact organizing app, has launched its Early Access Program for beta users today. The app aims to provide users with a more organic method of organizing contact information from one's standard address book and various social media accounts. Humin uses natural language for users to search for contacts by way of relationship to the user -- where they met, what job they hold, and more. Contacts appear on the app's main screen as "Recent and Suggested," and a search box lets the user find whomever they wish to get in touch with.

Each contact consists of an overview of the data Humin has about that person, culminated from various connected accounts -- including LinkedIn and Facebook. Contacts can be categorized as "stranger," "acquaintance," "friend," "close friend" or part of one's "inner circle," to aid in Humin's contact search suggestions. Currently available to US users who request access, Humin runs on iOS exclusively.

Epicurious revamped for iOS 7: offers new look, free recipe syncing, new categories

Cooking resource app Epicurious has been updated to version 4.0, offering an overhauled interface and the addition of new free features. Featuring a Cook Mode on the iPad version of the app, users can follow recipes with the use of voice-activated commands, keeping one's hands free while cooking. Fonts have changed, and larger images have been added, providing a clearer recipe following experience. Epicure's database holds more than 30,000 editorially-tested and member-rated recipes, with its Recipe Box syncing feature now included for free web saving. Epicurious is free to download through iTunes, and requires iOS 7.0 or later.

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