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Use Normal to target power-hogging apps

This 99-cent iOS utility calls out the apps that are killing your battery and provides help with extending its runtime.

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Get started with Instagram's Hyperlapse app

The new app helps you create time-lapse videos using your iPhone.

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Start your Android camera from the lock screen with Snapshot

This app can open your camera app from the lock screen if you hold the device in landscape orientation and press the power button.

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Use TapPath to open links with specific apps on Android

You're probably familiar with the Android pop-up window asking which app should be used to open a specific type of link. If you want to skip seeing it, check out this app that will let you communicate your app choice with a few quick finger taps.

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How to leave a tip that expires in the new Foursquare

Foursquare Tips aren't always relevant forever. Set an expiration date on your tip if it relates to a promotion.

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How to (temporarily) restore Messages in Facebook for iOS

Don't want to give into Facebook and download its Messenger app? Use this temporary workaround to continue using Messages in the Facebook app.

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How to send Facebook messages without the Messenger app

Not happy that Facebook now forces you to use its Messenger app? Here's how to beat the company at its own game.

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8 essential apps for back to school

Time to hit the books, but not without a few apps to help you out this school year.

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The easiest way to discover when apps go on sale

By combining AppZapp and IFTTT you'll never miss when an app is marked down to free again.

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Teach Google Now new voice commands with this free app

The free Android app Commandr helps you carry out common phone tasks using a few spoken commands and Google Now.

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11 apps that help you save money

Heading back to school this fall? These apps will help you save money now and throughout the year.

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Three apps every iMessage user needs

Sometimes words just aren't enough to express your true emotional state in an iMessage conversation.

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