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The 10 apps every college student needs to have

From finding cheap books to organizing your class notes, these apps are essential for freshman year.


Seven hiking apps for hitting the trails

Strap on your hiking boots and use these apps to help pack supplies, find routes, and stay safe.


Six smokin’ apps for grillin’ at your next BBQ

It's summer, which means it's barbecue season. Use these apps for recipes and grilling tips.

Eight apps to make spring cleaning feel less like a chore

It still won't be fun, but your so fresh and so clean (clean) home will thank you.


Survive spring break (and have a blast) with the help of these apps

Find a last-minute hotel deal, stay sun safe, and relax.

single person apps

Dateless on Valentine's? These 6 apps let you celebrate singlehood

Instead of moping around on February 14, use any one of these apps to live footloose and fancy-free.

iPhone stocking stuffers

Mobile accessories buying guide: Find the right extras for every phone

Here are some easy gift ideas for every phone owner on your list, featuring everything from cases to portable power to fun add-ons.

Job Hunting Apps

Six essential apps every job hunter needs on their phone

Looking for employment today is all about personal connections, freelancing, and moving quickly. These apps give you a high-tech way to find your dream gig.

Love conquers all on these 11 highly unusual dating sites

They say there are plenty of fish in the sea. And that sea is very, very weird.


Five fantastic free apps for fantasy football fans

If your team is struggling, don't throw in the towel—the info in these apps can help you turn it all around.

Fall wardrobe refresh: Apps for buying and selling clothes

If you can't find the time or the nerve to deal with your local thrift shop, try taking your second-hand civvies online.

No time to waste: 9 apps to avoid long waits

Hate to wait? Get in line. And then get through that line as quickly as possible thanks to these handy apps.

Seven free apps for finding stellar live sounds

Audiophiles and superfans alike will appreciate these apps that keep you in the loop on live music.

Seven apps for playful cats

Bring your cat toys into the digital age with a few feline-friendly mobile apps.