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You don't necessarily need the help of a wearable or a smartwatch to help track your steps and monitor your activity — most modern-day smartphones have all the sensors and hardware you need to keep an eye on how much (or little) exercise you're getting. Here are nine apps up to the task of improving your fitness, no extra devices required.

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Even if you get the privilege of a rather clunky entertainment system built into the seat in front of you, having to sit inside a aerial tin can for a stretch of several hours is always a struggle. Thankfully, your most dependable gadget can help the time to (quite literally) fly by, even without Wi-Fi.

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The best way to get along in a foreign country is to know the local lingo. But if you don't, your smartphone can help you cheat your way through. The instant picture translation feature rolled into Google Translate last month is only a tap away, though you shouldn't take everything it says at face value.

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"Rational expectations" is a term commonly thrown around by economists trying to work out why people do stuff. It's based on the idea that individuals weigh up the pros and cons of a certain action, and use that to make a decision. It's one of the fundamental underpinnings of a free market economic model, but as this app proves in miniature, it's also bullshit.

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How are you going to be spending your 2015? More work and less play? More time outdoors and less time on the couch? With such a broad range of time-tracking apps and services now on the market, you can monitor where all of your hours, minutes and seconds go like never before. Here's our pick for some of the leading options currently available for web, desktop and mobile.

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The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives that will free you from their boring grips.

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Self-destructing media! Not exactly hitting Da Vinci-levels of innovation, but an intriguing enough concept going by the popularity of Snapchat. Instagram, the other heavyweight in the "must photograph everything and spam it to my friends" space, has released a competitor of sorts called "Bolt". The roll-out however is being done gradually, with Australia the latest country to get access to the app.

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If you have been frustrated with the hugely successful and extremely difficult game Flappy Bird, here's a tutorial that will teach you how to beat the hell out of it. It's actually really easy once you learn this technique.

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BlueStar is a smartphone app that helps diabetics track their glucose readings, analysing patients' blood glucose readings and coaching them on medical and behavioural changes they can make to minimize the disease's impact. But good luck finding a download link on BlueStar's site — it's the world's first prescription-only smartphone app.

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Snapchat just rolled out a big update with a bunch of new features, the most important being Replay. Now, every day brings a one-time chance to review the most recent message in your stream. If that makes you think twice about what you've been Snapchatting, maybe it's time to re-evaluate your life.