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CNET News Video: Keep your New Year's resolutions

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CNET News Video: Keep your New Year's resolutions

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New year, new you. That is, if you can stay on top of your resolutions and see them through the next 12 months -- not easy for anyone to do. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on how a little technology can keep you committed to your most challenging resolution.

There are a lot of apps and web-based tools out there to help you follow through on your goals. The trick is to find one that agrees with you both in tactic and in style. Otherwise, it won't be likely to use the tool. For those people who like the idea of social motivation, download Everest, a free app for iPhone users. The interface is lovely and easy to use. Set your goals and identify the steps. The Apple sends you regular reminders to keep going, it even record photos from your journey. Within the app you can follow other users to cheer them on toward their goals and they can do the same for you. If you're motivated by money, then check out the website 21habit.com. So named because supposedly, it takes 21 days for something to become a habit. Just a short term goal and pay 21 bucks. For every day that you stick with your program you get $1 back. Each day you fail, $1 will be donated to charity. For the visually inclined, download the free Don't Break the Chain or the $3 daily goals. Both that you create goals and then track them on a calendar. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.

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