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CNET’s Sree Sreenivasan Helps Cut Through The App Clutter

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Smartphones and tablets like iPads have changed our lives, whether you’re using an app to play a game or do serious work.

However, there are millions of apps to choose from and all those choices can be overwhelming and expensive.

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from CNET, stopped by the CBS 2 studios to explain how to save time and money on these apps.

Sreenivasan explained that at Apple’s iTunes store, there are more than 46 million apps downloaded a day. The selection can feel overwheliming.

Sreenivasan suggested consumers check out download.com,  a CNET site, which has Editor’s Choices across each platform. Sreenivasan also recommended appolicious.com, which he calls an “app discovery center.” The site also tracks which apps are on sale, which can help save you money. Mobilewalla.com tracks apps by categories, so if you’re looking for apps sorted by “games” or “education” it can be helpful.

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Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert, appearing every Wednesday morning at 6:50 am to discuss ways to save you time, money and aggravation. He is also a social media blogger for CNET News. He is a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. You can find him onTwitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteE-mail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.