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10 Things You Didn't Know About Angry Birds

In early 2009, Finnish mobile game company Rovio decided to develop a game around an employee’s sketch of an abstract, wingless, and agitated bird. Two years and 350 million downloads later, Angry Birds is a bona fide global phenomenon.


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Workout Apps that Actually Work

The market is filled with apps that make empty promises to take your workout to the next level. If you're interested in an Android workout app that actually works as hard as you do, check out these add-ons for your smartphone:

Cardio Trainer
Cost: Free, with extras for $2.99


The free version of the CardioTrainer adds these features to your Android phone:


  • GPS-enabled routing superimposed on a satellite-quality map


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Android Workout Apps that Actually Work

Android Apps to Help You Plan a Better Vacation

No traveler worth their frequent flier miles can be tied to a cumbersome laptop or tablet. Smartphones are much more in line with the philosophy of “packling light.” Plus, with a smartphone you can take advantage of cheap ticket rates and make accommodations on the go.


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Android Apps for Planning a Vacation

Upgrade Your Life While Downsizing Your Budget

Cricket has partnered with personal finance and savings expert Robert Pagliarini (@rPagliarini) to offer easy tips to help people stretch already-tight budgets.


“As the economy struggles to recover, people are looking for new ways to save money,” said Pagliarini, author of The Other 8 Hours, Six-Day Financial Makeover and a certified financial planner. “But no one wants to cut all of the fun and entertainment out of their lives, especially with deeply personal devices like cell phones and electronics.”

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