Color Zen WHAT IT DOES: This soothing puzzle game combines music and colorful shapes while you work your way through the levels. It's also designed to be color-blind friendly. COST: Free. PHONE SPECIFICATIONS: For Apple and Android devices.
Evernote WHAT IT DOES: If you find yourself without a notepad,
Pandora WHAT IT DOES: Create your own radio stations based on songs or bands you enjoy. Pandora will take your favorites and play suggestions based on the type of music you listen to. While the app itself is free, listening time can be limited for cell phones. It is unrestricted for computers or iPads. COST: Free. PHONE SPECIFICATIONS: For Apple or Android devices.
Photo Grid WHAT IT DOES: Take your personal photos and make them into a collage with this easy app. Choose a collage pattern, pick your photos, change background colors and designs, and use the special effects tools. Once you've created a collage, you can share it on social media sites or email it to others. COST: Free. PHONE SPECIFICATIONS: For Apple and Android devices.
PostalPix WHAT IT DOES:
Smartphones, with ever better storage capacity and pixel technology -- not to mention the convenience factor -- have become, for many, their primary camera. Whether traveling or taking snaps of the family at home, the issue of how to translate digital images to those you can put into a frame remains. Cue PostalPix. Download the free app and get photos printed and mailed directly to your home. This part costs money, with fees varying depending on the size of the photo and what it is printed on. COST: Free. (Pay for photos that you want printed.) PHONE SPECIFICATIONS: For Apple and Android devices.
Ringtone Maker WHAT IT DOES: If you've ever wanted to create a ringtone or alarm from one of your downloaded songs, this is the app for you. Ringtone Maker allows users to upload their songs and create melodic snippets that you can assign to individual callers or as a general ringtone or alarm. The easy-to-use interface allows you to choose a song, move the start and end bars through the tune's timeline, and save your creation to use. COST: Free. PHONE SPECIFICATIONS: For Android devices.
Sleep Cycle WHAT IT DOES: Not sure you're getting an adequate night's sleep? Track it with this app from the programmers of
TED WHAT IT DOES: TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a unique app that offers talks on a wide array of subjects, each one delivered in 18 minutes or less. For example, one minute you could be fascinated by the master puppeteers that created the horses for
Urbanspoon WHAT IT DOES: Search restaurants by types of food, locations and even user reviews with this appetizing app. Restaurants are given stars based on how well users rate them. And, if you can't think of a place to go for dinner, simply shake the phone and get a few suggestions. COST: Free. PHONE SPECIFICATIONS: For nearly every phone.
Zombies, Run! WHAT IT DOES: This running program will have you sprinting and screaming. It's a game that throws you into a world where zombies are chasing you. Along the way, you can earn weapons and other items to help you. There are more than 60 different missions available. COST:
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