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Summer weather is here, bringing with it outdoor activities, bathing suits and other motivators for many people who want to get healthy and get in shape.

Your smartphone phone can help you eat healthier, according to 16 percent of smartphone users surveyed. By looking up nutritional information before purchasing food or ordering at a restaurant, you have the opportunity to make healthier choices.

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Were you lucky enough to unwrap a new - or upgraded - mobile device this holiday season? Mobile devices were popular gifts for the holidays, with tablets leading wish lists and smartphones ranking in the top five, according to a recent survey by the Consumer Electronics Association. Recipients of a new tablet or smartphone will be able to use their mobile device in a variety of ways at work, home, school and play - once they figure out how to use all of the bells and whistles on their new gadgets!

Your mobile phone simplifies and organizes your life, keeps you connected and informed, helps you achieve your personal and professional goals and allows you to enjoy your downtime. Get the most out of your new device with these tips from U.S. Cellular:

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The start of a new year is around the corner, and it's the perfect time for a fresh start. Whether your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, get better organized or save money, experts say making a daily effort will help you accomplish your goals over time, and your smartphone can serve as a handy tool to help you on your journey.

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With so many things to juggle in the fall, stress can rise as fast as the temperatures drop. Between managing the family's busy schedule, getting back in the school routine and following your favorite sports, it can be hard to find time to relax. In order to help families simplify and organize their lives, U.S. Cellular offers 10 ways a smartphone can help reduce stress during this busy season.

It can be a little overwhelming trying to plan ahead and keep track of multiple schedules while constantly on the go, but a smartphone is a great tool to help you stay organized and it can also be a source of fun and stress relief when you need to take a moment for yourself.

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It's fall, which means school is back in session, the leaves are changing colors and some of your favorite television shows are finally returning after a too-long summer hiatus. Many people are excited to catch up with the 'Modern Family' gang, 'The Walking Dead' zombies and the new cast of 'Dancing with the Stars,' and they don't want to miss a moment of their beloved shows while on the go. Luckily, smartphones and tablets are the perfect tools to stay connected, informed and entertained wherever you go.

With the 4G LTE network available through U.S. Cellular, customers can tune into 'The Middle' while in the middle of a flight and keep up with the Kardashians while they're keeping up with their errands. Cutting-edge devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 allow users to catch all of their favorite sitcoms along with the news or even the big game from anywhere.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 22:26

Top apps for students heading off to college

As the end of summer nears, college students and parents will soon be heading out of their driveways with cars filled to the brim with dorm room supplies. A visit to most any college campus in the United States will confirm that the majority of college students rely on their mobile phones. In fact, a recent study of campus mobile phone users found that 53 percent owned smartphones, but few take advantage of the many advanced features these phones offer (Test Kitchen Research Reports).

Whether you are a first year college student or returning to school, students often have to learn how to juggle work, school, and their social lives. A smartphone is a perfect tool to help students stay on track, balancing their classes and entertainment, as well as keeping in touch with Mom and Dad back home.

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It would have hard to guess 10 years ago that we would be using cell phones to help us save money on goods and services today. Such shopping techniques using smart phones and tablet computers are becoming increasingly popular, and thanks to numerous applications ('apps' in mobile phone vernacular) you can use your mobile devices to not only find what you need but also to save quite a bit of money.

Whether you want to save money on gas or reduce your travel expenses, there's probably an app that enables you to do it. In fact, no matter where you are, you can consult your smart phone or tablet to reduce the price of just about anything, including items you shop for on a daily basis.

Many of these shopping apps scan barcodes and subsequently find detailed information about specific products, redeemable coupons, and also search the best price for a product in your area, either at a local store or online. Once you've found the product you're looking for, you can download another app to keep track of your finances.

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With kids out of school and home for the summer, many families are planning their summer vacations. If staying close to home for vacation is your preference, there are plenty of applications in Google Play that can help you find things to do right here in Maine, including places to stay and the cheapest gas to get there. With the 4G LTE network through U.S. Cellular in the Bangor area, which is the first 4G LTE network in Maine, you can get what you want when you need it while traveling. Cutting-edge 4G LTE devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, allow you to access thousands of cool apps to enhance your trip so you and your family will enjoy the journey.

The following apps are great for vacationing in the state of Maine:

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