Maintaining a budget can be complicated and time-consuming. Consider apps to help you keep your finances on track, pay your bills and save toward a goal. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on her recommendations for virtual accountants in your pocket.
The service for helping people and companies manage their social media profiles gets more cash while also announcing a new acquisition.
Apple retail stores will begin offering the financing plans starting on August 20, according to employee training materials seen by 9to5 Mac.
Since last July, about 28 million consumers have opted to finance their phone rather than go the subsidized route.
New funds come eight months after the 4-year-old social-sharing startup closed a $225 million round.
The new payment option is only available in the US and UK -- and only on Apple's website at this point.
Led by a list of prominent VCs, the new round of funding gives the 4-year-old company a valuation of $1.75 billion.
The company's venture round will be led by DST Global, according to Recode's Kara Swisher. Other VCs, including Google Ventures and Shasta Ventures, will also join the round.
For a lot of people during this time of year, "managing finances" really means attempting to not go broke. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi helps you take control of your finances in a more tech savvy way with apps that can track your spending and even make budget recommendations.
The DIY mobile network is now selling a range of 20 phones -- and you can borrow from other GiffGaffers to pay for them.