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App Smart

Apps to get the most out of your smartphone

I confess to being one of those ‘‘never reads the manual’’ people, mainly because of impatience. This is true for nearly everything from Ikea furniture to the mystical script in the instructions for my robot vacuum cleaner.

For folks like me, the arrival of touchscreen smartphones was a dream because they’re meant to be incredibly easy to use. I can pick one up and understand it ­instantly.

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