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Find the best Black Friday 2018 deals with these apps

Black Friday is not for the faint of heart. People start lining up outside of stores in the wee hours of the morning in anticipation. Once the doors open, it's everyone for themselves. The masses of people might be incentive to stay home and grab those Cyber Monday deals instead.

Snagging sales is the main goal. Having these apps in your arsenal for the Black Friday frenzy might help you get more bang for your buck.

1. The Black Friday app

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Siri Shortcuts updates in iOS 12.1 include weather, alarms, timers, and more

The new iOS 12 Siri Shortcut feature is a useful tool that lets users create routines and workflows with voice commands. The new iOS 12.1 update takes Siri to the next level with the ability to set timers, alarms, photo automation, and get the latest weather.

Now "Get Current Weather" and "Get Weather Forecast," are available for use in Siri Shortcuts so can make sure you know if it's raining as part of your morning routine.

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New York Public Library releases 'The Raven' on Insta Novels for Halloween

In honor of Halloween, the New York Public Library (NYPL) is launching Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" as an Insta Novel on Instagram (iOS, Android).

"The Raven" is the third installment of the popular Insta Novel project that turns classic literature into Instagram Stories. Poe's narrative poem was originally published in 1845, telling the dark tale of a mysterious raven visiting a distressed lover who slowly descends into madness.

"'The Raven' includes a unique series of animations produced by... Read More »

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Shine self-care app mixes '90s nostalgia and meditation to help you fall asleep

There's something about '90s pop culture that's comforting. Somewhere among the iconic films, the wild fashion, the cartoons, and the music, the '90s were a special time. A simpler time. We were counting down to the new millennium, but things didn't move as fast as they do now.

The Shine app thinks this love of the '90s could help people relax. Now you can listen to in-app audio track retellings of your favorite '90s movies like She's All That, Clueless,... Read More »

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Are dating apps responsible for a rise in sexual assaults? Not likely

Charlotte-Mecklenburg authorities in North Carolina are blaming dating apps like Tinder for a recent rise in sexual assaults. The police in North Carolina told ABC 11 that there have been 20 reported cases of sexual assault after using a dating app in Charlotte. In 2017, only 15 cases had been reported.

Police said the reported assaults were connected to apps like Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Hinge, and Plenty of Fish.

"I don't find any company responsible for anything that happened," CMPD... Read More »

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How to find free places to fill up your water bottle using the Tap app

Billions of plastic water bottles are purchased every day according to Tap. About 80 percent of the bottles thrown away wind up in oceans and landfills.

"At this rate, the amount of single-use plastic ending up in our oceans will outweigh fish by 2050, unless we make a change," Tap's website said.

To combat the pollution, the Tap (iOS, Android) app locates refill stations to top of your water without extra plastic. The app generates walking directions... Read More »

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Best apps to help you cook for the holidays

There's nothing like holiday food. The kitchen counters, table, and fridge are crowded with dishes and platters of every kind. Families usually go all out, from the meal prepared to the table settings.

If you're manning the kitchen this holiday season, here are some apps to ensure you create a meal your family won't soon forget.There's nothing like holiday food. The kitchen counters, table, and fridge are crowded with dishes and platters of every kind. Families usually go all out, from... Read More »

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3 anti-Tinder apps that are changing online dating

Dating can be tough. Even though many people turn to dating apps to make it easier, there are still plenty of pitfalls to watch out for. What if the person you're talking to doesn't respond? What if your match is catfishing you? Possibly the worst of all is getting inappropriate pictures or messages you didn't ask for.

Tinder (iOS, Android) has had people swiping right since 2012, about the time smartphones started getting popular.

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Best apps to help you shop for the holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time but can easily become stressful when you think about all the gifts you need to buy, food to cook, and places to be. Gifts, in particular, can put a serious dent in your bank account, no matter how early in the year you start buying.

We've rounded up some of the best apps to make elbowing your way through a crowded mall as easy as possible.

1. Wish

Why leave the house at all if... Read More »

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Wolf + Friends lifestyle app connects moms raising special needs kids with a community of friends and experts

Wolf + Friends (iOS) founders Carissa Tozzi and Gena Mann noticed a need for community among moms raising special needs children. They created one with their app named after Tozzi's son, Wolf.

"We felt that moms raising special needs kids felt isolated," Tozzi told Download.com. " We knew we were going to fill a need."

Through the app, moms can connect with other local, like-minded women raising kids with special needs like autism, ADHD, sensory processing issues, developmental delays, Down... Read More »

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