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ZDNet App Wrap: 4 October 2011

There are always cool new apps coming out, so it's hard to keep up. <i>ZDNet Australia</i> brings you a taste of some of the apps that have surfaced or been updated recently.
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NoBloat

Price: $1.35
Platform: Android

If you've ever thought to yourself, "Gee whillikers, my Android phone sure is full of preinstalled apps I will never use," then NoBloat is for you. All you have to do is select the apps that you don't want, and hit Delete — and, in case you're concerned about whether or not you're deleting something important, the app will automatically put a back-up on your SD card, so that you can reinstall the app whenever you like. You can also set up a blacklist to quickly get rid of apps that you don't want when you install a new ROM. There are some disclaimers, so make sure you read them on the app's download page before installing.

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BuySmartQLD

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone)

BuySmartQLD provides information about consumer rights, helping shoppers with refund rights, warranties and lay-bys. It's also got an option to record receipts and set reminders for the expiry dates of gift vouchers and warranties.

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Lonely Planet Offline Translators

Price: $5.49 (introductory offer)
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

Lonely Planet Offline Translators translates words that have been typed into the app. It works while offline; no data needed. It's launching in eight languages, to start with: French, Spanish, Tagalog, Iraqi, German, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

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Better Health Channel

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad)

The Better Health Channel app is a repository for information about diseases and treatments. It also provides first-aid information and the contact details of doctors, dentists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

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NavTrack Navigation Australia Edition

Price: US$49.99
Platform: BlackBerry

NavTrack does GPS navigation and tracking. Users download the app, and use their mobile to find any address in Australia. The app shows them where they are in real-time, using 2D and 3D interactive maps, and also provides voice instructions. It also shows where colleagues and friends are.

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SanDisk Memory Zone (beta)

Price: Free
Platform: Android

This app, still in beta, allows users to manage and back up both local and cloud memory, moving files back and forth from the memory card to cloud services, or from the cloud directly to the phone, using a graphical interface rather than folder structures. The app also allows users to secure fields through a password-protection feature, so you have peace of mind knowing that your videos, photographs, music and other files are not only available, but they're available only to you.

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eHarmony

Price: Free
Platform: iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android

Aww ... some of you are single, surely. Aspiring lovers can sign up for eHarmony using the app, and can complete a relationship questionnaire. They'll then be sent daily matches. You have to be over 18 to use the service. Happy hunting.

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My Bus 2.0 Schedule Canberra

Price: Free
Platform: Android

This app provides a schedule for Canberra buses, and allows people to find the closest bus stop to their current location, or to a chosen point, telling them what time the next bus comes. The app designers are, however, waiting on GPS bus stop data from the government before implementing full functionality.

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