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50 Great Apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry

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11. RedStamp

Fusing the old world with new technology, RedStamp lets you create and mail personalized cards, thank you notes and invitations right from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Select a design, type a message and perhaps import a photo, and then RedStamp will print a high-end yet eco-friendly paper postcard and mail it directly to your list of recipients, postage included. The free app offers more than 400 templates to start with. (iPhone)

12. SoundHound

Ever heard a great song on the radio, in a store or during a movie and had no clue who sang it? With the free SoundHound app, simply hold the smartphone up to the speaker and within seconds you'll see the name of the song, including artist and album information. In many cases, you can buy the song immediately — and the app offers related YouTube videos, lyrics and tour dates for the artist. (Android, iPhone, Windows phones)

13. Spotify

For the uninitiated, Spotify is a music streaming service that lets you listen to millions of high-quality tracks on your PC — including the option to share what you're listening to with your Facebook friends. To use it on your mobile device, you'll need to upgrade to the premium version ($9.99/month), which includes many additional features, removes advertisements and offers an offline mode when you don't have an Internet connection. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)

14. Flixster

Love movies? The free Flixster app can help you figure out what to watch — and where. The app offers high-quality trailers and video clips for the hottest box office and DVD releases, plus critic and consumer reviews, and more. You can even see local show times and purchase tickets on the spot from theaters that sell tickets online. Flixster can also link you to your Netflix account or help you rent or buy movies via iTunes. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone)


15. OpenTable

A must-have for foodies who like to eat out, OpenTable is an app for restaurant reservations. Free to use, simply search for restaurants based on parameters you choose — location, cuisine, date/time and price range — and then book your reservation with a tap or two. You'll receive a confirmation email and can earn OpenTable rewards points, which can be redeemed for discounts at select restaurants. (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows phone)

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