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PayPal (Best App for Personal Payments)

PayPal (Best App for Personal Payments)

March 24, 2010 | Comments: 1
Send and request money from your iPhone, just as you would on the PayPal website. The cool bit: “Bump” phones with a chum to send money straight to their account.

Foodspotting (Best App for Photo Foodies)

Foodspotting (Best App for Photo Foodies)

March 18, 2010 | Comments: 1
If you’ve got an eye for food and an appetite for photos, Foodspotting offers a fun way to discover what’s on nearby tables.

Siri Assistant (Best App for Personal Concierge Service)

Siri Assistant (Best App for Personal Concierge Service)

February 22, 2010
This personal assistant understands and handles your spoken-word requests for dinner reservations, movie and concert tickets, taxis, weather info, restaurant tips, and more.

RunPee Mobile (Best App for Mid-Movie Bladder Breaks)

RunPee Mobile (Best App for Mid-Movie Bladder Breaks)

January 20, 2010 | Comments: 1
If your enthusiasm for cinema is bigger than your bladder, RunPee helps you get relief without missing crucial movie moments. For current films, this font of golden advice lists scenes when it’s safe to leave your seat.

Glympse (Best App for Sharing Your Location)

Glympse (Best App for Sharing Your Location)

December 10, 2009 | Comments: 4
Glympse lets you share your location privately with one or more friends for a brief window of time, a “glympse.” There’s no network to join: Choose a contact, and they get a text or email with a link to view your location, no special software required.

Gowalla and Foursquare (Best Urban Social-Networking Games)

Gowalla and Foursquare (Best Urban Social-Networking Games)

December 8, 2009 | Comments: 2
Gowalla gives you and your pals colorful passports to fill with stamps as you roam your city (or anywhere in the world). Check in to announce your location and let your entourage know where you are, including your Twitter and Facebook cronies. Foursquare nabs an honorable mention for its competitive spin on social activity.

Cocktails+ (Best App for Cocktail Recipes)

Cocktails+ (Best App for Cocktail Recipes)

December 4, 2009 | Comments: 1
This carefully crafted encyclopedia of liquid wisdom provides recipes for over 2000 classic and contemporary cocktails.

SitOrSquat (Best App for When You Can't Hold It)

SitOrSquat (Best App for When You Can't Hold It)

October 27, 2009
When nature calls, it’s SitOrSquat to the rescue. The database of public restrooms steers you to the closest porcelain oasis, including photos and ratings from a network of concerned citizens.

Wine Steward (Best App for Selecting a Wine)

Wine Steward (Best App for Selecting a Wine)

October 9, 2009 | Comments: 3
Don't know syrah from sangiovese? Wine Steward helps you out, suggesting wines to match what you're eating. The app knows an astounding number of dishes, offering wine pairings for food as varied as beef wellington, orange cuttlefish, bread pudding, or bacon and eggs. (Honorable mentions go to wine apps Cellar Rat and Cor.kz.)

MeetMe (Best App for Choosing a Meeting Spot)

MeetMe (Best App for Choosing a Meeting Spot)

October 8, 2009
Forget juggling busy schedules; the toughest part of setting a meeting or having a coffee is often just figuring out where to do it. Halfway between you and them is good, but um, what’s a good place in that neighborhood? MeetMe is a practical little app that answers exactly that question. Give it two addresses, and it shows places near the middle mark.

Local Concerts (Best App for Finding Local Music)

Local Concerts (Best App for Finding Local Music)

September 25, 2009
Tune into Local Concerts’ gigantic collection of music listings to find upcoming concerts just about anywhere in the world. Use your current location to find nearby events and music venues, or ask the app to give you results for any other town or city, indispensable for the traveling rocker.

OpenTable

OpenTable

July 7, 2009
OpenTable is a reservation service for booking tables at participating restaurants. The app finds places in most US states and several international cities, but it's at its best in the biggest cities where lots of restaurants have signed up.

Artnear Pro

Artnear Pro

July 6, 2009 | Comments: 4
Quick, it's an art emergency! When you're struck by the sudden urge to admire some art, this global guide to the art world shepherds you to the closest venue.

Loopt

Loopt

July 6, 2009
Discover the capers and coordinates of your whole crew at a glance. Loopt lets you and your pals announce where you are and what you're doing...

Now Playing

Now Playing

July 2, 2009 | Comments: 1
The only thing missing from this full-featured movie app is the popcorn. Now Playing lists every movie on screens in your area, complete with trailers and a huge collection of published movie reviews.

Yelp

Yelp

June 30, 2009
Yelp.com is the kingpin of grassroots review resources, featuring 6 million reviews of businesses across the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.

Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon

June 29, 2009 | Comments: 1
Shake up your dining routine (literally) and discover new tables in your city. Give your iPhone or iPod Touch a shake, and this app's wheels whir to provide a random restaurant pick, complete with reviews and user votes.
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