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The 10 apps every college student needs to have

From finding cheap books to organizing your class notes, these apps are essential for freshman year.

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Seven hiking apps for hitting the trails

Strap on your hiking boots and use these apps to help pack supplies, find routes, and stay safe.

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Dateless on Valentine's? These 6 apps let you celebrate singlehood

Instead of moping around on February 14, use any one of these apps to live footloose and fancy-free.

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Mobile accessories buying guide: Find the right extras for every phone

Here are some easy gift ideas for every phone owner on your list, featuring everything from cases to portable power to fun add-ons.

No time to waste: 9 apps to avoid long waits

Hate to wait? Get in line. And then get through that line as quickly as possible thanks to these handy apps.

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Review: Four Bluetooth speakers that fit in your bag

A compact Bluetooth speaker lets you enjoy your music anywhere your legs will carry you, without the hassle of wires. We tested four comparably priced and sized models: the Beats Pill, Braven 650, CubEdge Edge.Sound, and Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder.

Review: TelyHD Business Edition: Run meetings from any HDTV

The TelyHD Business Edition enables big-screen Skype videoconferencing on a small budget. It's worth a look for SMBs that conduct regular remote meetings.