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ZDNet App Wrap: November 19, 2012

We look at the apps for Xbox SmartGlass, My next car, Duolingo, AAMI Claim Assist, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, Melbourne Zoo, Skype, and Nokia QR.

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(Credit: Microsoft)

Xbox SmartGlass

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Take control of your Xbox from your mobile device with SmartGlass.

SmartGlass claims to allow easy navigation of the Xbox — though we saw at least one CNET editor struggle with its definition of which way is the correct way to swipe to move content left and right.

The ability to type without having to traverse the console's on-screen keyboard is a definite bonus.

To work properly, the Xbox and mobile device should be on the same subnet.

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(Credit: NSW Fair Trading)

My next car

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

This app out of NSW Fair Trading provides a method to keep track of used cars that you may be interesting in buying.

It includes a loan calculator, debt check to see whether the car was stolen or has money owning on it, an inspection checklist, and other advice.

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(Credit: Duolingo)

Duolingo

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

From the creators of reCAPTCHA, this language-learning website has made its way to iOS. Not only does the website and app offer free language learning, it also performs crowd-sourced text translation at the same time.

Languages that are currently supported are Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and English.

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(Credit: AAMI)

AAMI Claim Assist

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Here's something that a member of the ZDNet team wished they had last week: an app to help out with insurance claims.

The app guides users through the company's claims process, and includes GPS lookup for time and location, support for a variety of accident types, and auto-saving of data entered.

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(Credit: Amazon)

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos

Platform: Android

Price: Free

If you've ever thought of taking the power of Amazon's web services and removing all of the useful stuff so that it is no better than any other photo-sharing app, then fear not: Amazon's already done that.

This app gives users 5GB to store photos on Amazon from Android devices.

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(Credit: Zoos Victoria)

Melbourne Zoo

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

We've always wanted Gorilla Talk reminders, and this app offers that, as well as the ability to check out Melbourne Zoo.

Maps, audio talks, and different ways around the zoo — it's better than that sweaty crumpled paper map we used to carry around.

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(Credit: Skype)

Skype

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

Shelled out for an iPhone 5 and sick of seeing black bars around Skype? Then you are in luck, as the app was released with iPhone 5 support this week.

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(Credit: Nokia)

Nokia QR

Platform: Windows Phone 7

Price: Free

Here at the ZDNet App Wrap, we try to bring you the best applications from each and every mobile platform available.

This is the best app we could find on Windows Phone.

We're sorry.

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