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Find your dream apartment and pay your rent with Lovely

Editors' note: This review was updated on February 28, 2014, to cover new features added in the latest version of the app.

Lovely (Android|iOS) is a sleek apartment-hunting app that streamlines the process of finding a new place to rent. It grabs classifieds from rental sites, property management firms, and its own rental database, giving you a wide variety of places to choose from, which helps up the chances you'll find your dream abode.

There's an Android and iPhone-only app, plus a tablet-friendly web site for the iPad where you can search for rentals by location, contact … Read more

Apps for keeping New Year's resolutions

A new year brings new goals, new aspirations, and new opportunities to grow financially, physically, and mentally. Instead of breaking your resolutions as soon as you make them, start the year off strong with these helpful apps -- and make the most out of 2014.

"The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them."

Any.do

Android/ iOS

Any.do tops the list for any productivity enthusiast, thanks to its ease of use, powerful autofill, and clean design. Any.do digs deep to integrate your task with your phone's capabilities. For example, if your task is … Read more

The 15 best video games of 2013

2013 was a major year for video games. Some of the generation's most anticipated titles finally had their day in the sun. But alas, only a select few games can be mentioned in the "best of" conversation.

Sure, 2013 was a standout year for blockbuster titles, but it was also the stage for a smattering of independent games and their small development teams.

So which titles made this year's list? Check out the gallery for the top 15. Not seeing your favorite game of 2013? Yell at me about it in the comments section below.

No … Read more

Manipulative kids now posting holiday wish lists online

Shame is a powerful driving force.

It can lead you to actions you'd never thought possible. It can make you become someone you didn't think you were.

It can even make you buy your entitled, snotty children gifts you know they don't deserve.

This fear is being exacerbated by an apparent new trend in parent-child relations. It seems that kids are now posting their holiday wish lists online, with a view to telling their parents: "Get me all of this. Or feel forever publicly shamed."

In research commissioned by cash-back shopping company Ebates, 26 percent … Read more

Review: Lists for Instagram is perfect for sorting and searching through photos

Lists for Instagram is a fairly stripped-down Instagram browser, but it is useful because of how it sorts through content that is frequently convoluted and hard to get through. For those with large lists of people they follow or a lot of categories or saved lists on their Instagram accounts, it is a very useful app, and generally it is very easy to use.

When you first log in to Lists for Instagram, you can see examples of popular lists among users, but to actually interact with any content, you'll need to connect to an Instagram account. Logging in … Read more

Review: Organize Me Personal Task Manager & To Do List is option packed

Organize Me Personal Task Manager & To Do List is a powerful organizational tool for your iPhone that allows you to keep track of various tasks, save photos and voice to a note, and more. While there are some issues, namely with the interface and the lack of labeling amid so much iconography, the app works very fast and offers a large number of options -- surprisingly so for a free app.

When you open the app for the first time, you are greeted with a tutorial screen that offers to show you how to use the majority of the … Read more

Review: CompList offers a number of list types with limited customization options

CompList is a list creation tool with a couple of small twists, allowing you to create custom list types from a menu of options. The custom lists are at times useful and in other cases a bit redundant; and while the setup is a great idea, the interface and feature set can be limiting when it comes to more robust list management needs.

When you open CompList for the first time, you'll find five options for different types of lists, from a straight text list to a countdown list, as well as options to automatically update lists or copy … Read more

15 more must-see iPhone 5S slow-motion videos

The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size.

Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their initial weekend with the device. Now we've put together another 15 that show off what people are doing when slowing down videos to a fourth of their speed.

Read on to get up to speed with the weird world of slow-mo.

There are tons of slow-motion skateboarding trick videos, but this is the first we've seen where the skater begins the … Read more

How to easily create a list of your Android apps

Having a list of the apps on your Android device can be helpful at times, for yourself and for others. Maybe you're setting up a new device and can't remember all the apps you've installed or someone you know has asked you for app recommendations for their new Android phone. You could go directly to your list of apps on Google Play, but that list can contain apps you've downloaded, then uninstalled.

To get a current list of apps installed on your Android device, use a new app called List My Apps. When you launch List … Read more

AngelList snags $24M, ups assault on traditional tech funding

Venture capital, in its relatively short history, has been a small world.

Many times, a company gets funded because a venture capitalist knew where to look, or a company knew how to reach a VC. While there are some cold-call success stories, many would say there is a sense of exclusivity that exists in the industry.

AngelList, a 3-year-old network that matches investors with tech startups, has sought to change that. On Monday, the company announced it's raised $24 million to help it do so.

Originally started as a blog called Venture Hacks, the goal was to teach startups … Read more