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'App-y New Year'

Source : BUSINESS_STANDARD
Last Updated: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 20:22 hrs
A photo illustration shows a picture of a flower taken with the photo-sharing application Instagram on the screen of an Android mobile phone in Los Angeles

You might love them or hate them, but you just can't ignore them. We have an app for practically everything under the sun, and these are some you can't do without this New Year

Don't Panic
It's not possible to know every road in the city and network drops can render your phone's GPS non-functional. But this app, for the iOS and Android, stores all details on your device and will guide you safely home from that New Year bash. Price: $9.99 (Android for one year; Rs 1,350 for all India maps on iOS)

WeChat
Wish to sing Happy New Year to your friend? Just press a button, sing, and presto, your friend receives it in another part of the globe. Want to make new friends? Just shake your phone and be connected across the globe with anyone shaking their phones at the same time. Or pick up messages from others in a bottle. Price: Free for Android and iOS

Reading Lens
Straining your eyes to read the menu in that dimly-lit restaurant? This nifty app for the Windows Phone lets you magnify text and with the phone's flash throws light on the fine print. Price: Free

Evernote Food
Loved that spread your friend served up at the New Year bash? Just click a photo to preserve the memory. You can also use this app to find out recipes for the dish you liked and chart out your culinary adventure. Price: Free for Android and iOS

BlackBerry Protect
If you're a BlackBerry user, you needn't fret if you've deleted your boss's contact details in your drunken stupor. There's a backup of your data on the cloud and you just need to retrieve the info to get back all the details. Price: Free.


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