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6 Great New Apps

By Bob on July 18, 2013 4:27 AM

Looking for the next great app? Here are 6 you should really check out.

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1. Uber
The taxi cab alternative (ride in style, and book trips via smartphone) works great. Open the app and reserve your car and it'll arrive in 5-10 minutes (most cities).
Cost: FREE

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2. Height Finder
Use this app to figure out what your height is above sea level - whether you're standing on top of Charlotte Mountain in Cranfills Gap, Texas or on the streets of New York.
Cost: FREE

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3. Trapster
Got a heavy foot? Use this app to avoid speed traps.
Cost: Free

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4. Pictwo
This app (Apple iOS only) lets you merge two pictures into one. You get a lot of the features of Photoshop for less than a buck.
Cost: $.99

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5. SoundHound (Apple and Android).
You can even hum a song and this app will tell you what it is.
Cost: FREE

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6. Meal Snap
Dr. Oz even likes this app (Apple and Android). Just take a photo of your food and let it calculate the calorie count of each item. Kinda pricey, but worth the weight (apologies for the pun).
Cost: $2.99

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