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Evernote today is releasing a dramatically updated 2.0 version of Hello for iOS, the app for remembering details about the people you meet that first launched just over a year ago in December 2011.

The Hello 2.0 app has a host of new features, including business card scanning and “Evernote Connect,” which uses audio tones to transfer information among phones that are in proximity to each other and running Hello. The whole idea, Evernote CEO Phil Libin said in an interview this week, is to make the usage of Hello more natural and fulfill its original promise to be a dramatically rethought kind of address book.

“Personally, I’m really bad with names and faces and context, and it’s a persistent thing,” Libin said. “The technologies I’ve used before are address books, but they’re alphabetical lists of people. You don’t remember people alphabetically — you want the context…

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